Join Us for Worship

Keystone gathers to worship every Sunday at 10:30am. All Are Welcome!

Christian Education & Professional Childcare every Sunday 10:00AM-12:00PM.  See Families page!

 


Saturday Dec. 24- Christmas Eve worship

7 PM  @ Keystone

Come share this beloved candlelight hour celebrating the Christmas story with poems, and carols, as we worship the coming of the light of Christ.  Children join families in the pews.  All welcome! 

Led by Rev. Rich & Rev. Lauren, Scriptures: Jo, Music- Elliot & Yigit, Poems- Kate S., 

Christ Candle Lighters: Leo, Mike, Lauren.

Sunday December 25 Christmas Day worship

10:30 AM @ Keystone

Hark the Herald Angels Sing!  Come celebrate ‘Joy to the World’ in Keystone community, friends new and old, as ‘Good Christian Friends Rejoice!’  All welcome!  For this festive service of Carols, Poems, sharing Communion, as we ‘Go Tell It on the Mountain!’

Led by Rev Rich, Rev. Lauren, Scripture Reader: Lisa, Music Leader- Elliot, Accompaniment- Yigit

 

Usher- Barb, Communion- Barb w Lauren, Rich, Coffee Host- Jo, Children’s Ministry- Anita.

 


Meet our Music Team

Elliot has been singing in front of the Keystone congregation for six years and serving as the Music Director for the last four. He has been singing for five years with the premier ensemble the Esoterics, a local contemporary choral a cappella group dedicated to new music under Eric Banks. He has also assisted teaching for four years in Viva Vocalists, an acting and singing class for pre-professionals lead by Shawna Avinger, which recently partnered with the Esoterics as their education program. In addition to Keystone, Elliot also works as Operation Specialist at Verizon Wireless and participates in a growing leadership program in his spare time.  

Elliot has been singing in front of the Keystone congregation for six years and serving as the Music Director for the last four. He has been singing for five years with the premier ensemble the Esoterics, a local contemporary choral a cappella group dedicated to new music under Eric Banks. He has also assisted teaching for four years in Viva Vocalists, an acting and singing class for pre-professionals lead by Shawna Avinger, which recently partnered with the Esoterics as their education program. In addition to Keystone, Elliot also works as Operation Specialist at Verizon Wireless and participates in a growing leadership program in his spare time.
 

Yiğit Kolat is a composer whose works have been recognized by a prestigious array of international organizations, including the Bogliasco Foundation (2016 Edward T. Cone Bogliasco Fellow in Music), the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award (1st Prize, 2015). The complicated political and social environment of his native Turkey is a recurring theme in his diverse output. Kola earned his DMA at the University of Washington, studying with Joël-François Durand.

 

Advent season- four Wednesdays of contemplative prayer- at Keystone  

Wednesday November 30- 7-8 PM Fireside Room, Battson Hall

Spacious meditative prayer time to begin season of Advent.

with Rita Peterson & Rev. Lauren.

 

3 Wednesday eve services:  Holden Prayer @ Keystone sanctuary

Elliot Kraber, Music Coordinator

Kate Froese, Accompanist

Rev. Rich & Rev. Lauren

 

Wednesday December 7, 7-7:30 PM

Wednesday December 14, 7-7:30 PM

Wednesday December 21, 7-7:30 PM

 

Holden Prayer is brief thirty minute evening service with lots of singing, scripture, and reflective time.  Come as you are, for some peaceful contemplation, at the end of your day. 

 

Holden Village is a Lutheran (and quite welcoming of all) retreat center in the Cascades that started this lovely prayer service.  Many of the hymns we sing in Sunday worship (green Gather hymnal) were written by Marty Haugen who once took a sabbatical in the Holden Village in 1986.  He composed Holden Evening Prayer  while he was there.  Its a vespers (evening) service, that is now done in many many places.  Years back (maybe eight years ago?) at Keystone, Melissa and Eric, who were serving as year long young-adult interns, began this practice, which we continue to cherish, as a shelter in what is all too often a season of too much scurrying.

 

Make a date to come breathe deeply with others at Keystone for any and all of these Wednesday evenings.  Bring a friend!  All ages welcome!

 

For more info, contact:  lauren.cannon@keystoneseattle.org

church office:  206-632-6021.