Like the radiant glow of many lamps brought together, Church of the Apostles' new album, Lumen (latin for "light" or "opening"), is the result of a massive work of collaboration by members of our community. Featuring the well-sung songs of our church and mirroring our Sunday liturgy's movement through gathering, word, meal and sending, Lumen invites us all into the luminous heart of one humble expression of Christ's church. In a world often scared to hope, we pray that this collection of original and traditional songs of the Church might be an invitation to gather around the illimitable and illuminating love of God.