This Sunday evening, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. St. Patrick’s Sunday Night Unplugged service will feature contemporary Christian music artists Jason Rose, Kate Kelly and friends from Grace in Pagosa. They will bring their acoustical folk music style to enhance the contemplative setting of this monthly music and meditation service.
Each month, St. Patrick’s welcomes local musicians to share their gifts and talents with all who wish to come. The service is centered on worshipful music, meditation and prayer. Sunday Night Unplugged has become a welcome respite from the day to day activities we all face. This hour long service is simply a time to enjoy lovely music, prayer, silence, and a few meditative readings. The community is welcomed to attend, regardless of religious affiliation or preference. One person likened the service to sitting in a spiritual hot tub; relaxing, calming, allowing a time to be aware of God’s Spirit, and leaving one refreshed and ready to face the world.
Pastor Jason Rose is the music and worship leader of Grace in Pagosa, a free evangelical church in Pagosa Springs. He gained an early appreciation of music as a child thanks to his parents, particularly his mother, who nurtured and encouraged his musical education. His mother surrounded him with music, always singing, helping him with his piano training, and exposing him to many musical forms. Jason’s family also lived and traveled extensively in Europe and Africa, exposing him to a wide variety of musical styles and traditions.
Jason came to Grace in Pagosa over three years ago and has brought his own gifts and talents to the team of musicians who play there regularly. Jason’s newest album, “Call on Me,” along with previous music, can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby.com, as well as at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop.
Jason’s musical team has a strong commitment to providing inspirational music at church, believing that theirs is a ministry of praise and gratitude. They also enjoy jamming at each other’s homes and sharing their music in coffee shops around town. They have such a long history of playing together that they have developed a musical camaraderie that brings their music to life in a very special way.
“We have a sense of each other’s style. We know how to read each other, making our improvisations almost like a continuing thought or musical prayer,” says Kate Kelly, a well-known local musician and member of the musical ensemble.
Sunday Night Unplugged is a monthly offering at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd., next door to the hospital. The service begins at 5 p.m. All are welcomed.