Saturday January 18, 2020
First Congregational Church of Webster Groves
Sample Chapel at 6:00 PM
Saturday Night Light (SNL) Worship Services are innovative Jazz worship experiences. Also called, “The Jazz of Preaching,” with SNL we attempt to demonstrate through message, song, and word how Jazz and worship complement each other and in many ways are two sides of the same coin. These worship services encourage participation from everyone in attendance though singing, dancing, holding hands, prayer, call & response style jazz preaching and whatever else the Holy Spirit moves us to do.
On the first and third Saturday of each month we highlight an influential Jazz composer, affectionately referred to as a “Jazz Disciple,” and shine light on how their contributions to society are a modern Gospel. It is our hope and prayer that by comparing modern composers to the ancient writers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we may reveal the timeless truths contained in ancient scriptures and become better equipped to apply these truths in our daily lives.
The SNL Jazz Ensemble is bassist Laylah Williams, sax and keyboard player Tayari Chamber, keyboardist and vocalist Jameson Falconer and percussionist Todd Merriweather. We love our new liturgical tradition of mixing things with new people to create something new. For it is written, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19)
Watch this space for information coming soon about our 2020 SNL schedule!