Special to The PREVIEW
The ethereal sounds of the Native American flute will fill St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church this Sunday evening at 5 p.m. as local artist Charles Martinez offers his musical skills at Sunday Night Unplugged.
Sunday Night Unplugged is a monthly meditation service offered to the public free of charge that combines music, readings, and silence to create a setting of beauty and serenity. St. Patrick’s, located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd., welcomes all guests to come and enjoy this unique opportunity to meditate and enjoy beautiful musical offerings.
Charles Martinez, a native of Pagosa Springs, is no stranger to those who have visited Chimney Rock for the full moon ceremonies. He brings the authentic sounds of the Native American spirituality to the ancient site, taking visitors back in time through the beauty of his haunting music.
“The Native American flute is reminiscent of the sounds of nature,” says Fr. Doug Neel, rector at St. Patrick’s. “Charles plays with sensitivity and grace, evoking the spirit of God and bringing to mind the traditions of Native Americans who continue to hold creation in such reverence. He inspires us to renew our own commitment to the beauty God has provided for our pleasure, our sustenance, and care.”
Sunday Night Unplugged begins at 5 p.m. with quiet meditation and music. All are welcome to participate in this unique and beautiful service.
“We have guests from every spiritual background and walk of life,” says Fr. Neel. “Many who attend are visitors to our town, others attend the service each month. We welcome everyone and hope they feel comfortable and at peace among us.”