“Every year the youth Sunday is one of my favorite Sundays of the year. From the youth who are speaking, to the ushers, to the musicians, all of you so well represent our church and the grounding and nurturing through the years all you have received in the way of shared spirituality, friendship and learning. Thank you for sharing your talents a messages you’ve learned with the congregation.” A congregation member
If you are participating in the musical this summer, July 10-16, you may want to consider auditioning for solo singing and/or speaking parts. Please contact Megan Sharp, Director of Fine Arts to schedule a time to meet. No preparation is necessary for the audition. One song will be taught, and we will read a scene. Everyone who participates in the musical has an opportunity to perform, the auditions are for those who are interested in solo speaking or singing parts.
What Shall We Do?
Faced with growing uncertainties and a restlessness in our culture and world, this season of Lent we will explore scripture, hear sermons, and listen to music focusing on uncertain outcomes and unexplored territory. You are invited to explore this theme by sharing your thoughts in writing about what it is like to be feeling your way into the future day by day while at the same time attempting to put your trust in God. How does your faith comfort or challenge you? Please consider writing for our Lenten devotional project. Personal reflections, poems, essays and song lyrics are welcome. Offerings should be 350 words or less, and are due to by Tuesday, February 21. You will have an opportunity to sign up in the Gathering Place after worship or on line at SignUpGenius.
Please feel free to use these Scriptural resources to guide your writing:
Preaching scriptures during Lent:
Luke 19 41-48
Another source for Scripture is the Daily Lectionary. Any of these readings can be used as inspiration. You do not need to sign up for a particular day. Once the writings are collected they will be organized into a booklet that can be used as a daily devotional during the season of Lent.
This week our youth shine in their musical leadership during worship. For the opening and closing voluntaries we will have a string quartet featuring Leah Patek on violin with Parker Sullivan, violin, Elizabeth Bambury, viola, and Carmen Day, cello. Nick Bird will play Chopin’s Nocturne in C-sharp minor for the offertory, and the Singers will offer anthems by Marty Haugen and David Blackwell. Winston Barham is our organist this week, and he will also share his skills on the piano as well. Winston will be joined by guitarists Anna Smith, Mark Outlaw and Joey Paulson, along with Elton Oliver on banjo. The service will conclude with the powerful hymn For Everyone Born by Shirley Erena Murray.