Watch this message in which Lynne shares how we can continue deepening our faith during this time when we are not gathering at the church. Click here for links to a family worship serves, church school lessons for children, information about technology that can be used to gather remotely and a link to the Faith and Family class on Sunday. .
Lynne shares some of her thoughts on caring for ourselves and our families in this time of uncertainty in this video message. For a list of good Christian education resources for families, adults, kids, and teachers, please click here.
February 26, 2020, at 6:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.
As the season of Lent begins, I would like to invite you to an Ash Wednesday service at Westminster. Our Ash Wednesday services are brief — 20-30 minutes — and include music, prayer, liturgy, and the imposition of ashes. As in previous years, we have two choices: 6:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. If you’re on your way to work or are a morning person anyway, stop by the sanctuary for a brief service at 6:30 a.m. Then, join other morning worshippers for a cup of coffee or tea and a pastry in the Gathering Place. If this seems a little early, you’re welcome to our evening service at 6:30 p.m. Either way, the time of Ash Wednesday this year should be etched on our minds! Just remember…6:30.
The 40th anniversary concert of Westminster’s Organ Concert Series features Zephyrus Early Music Vocal Ensemble, directed by Megan Sharp and organist Jonathan Schakel. This special anniversary concert, “Lutheran Choral Vespers” will include music by Praetorius, Scheidemann & Scheidt.
In prosperous North Germany during the Renaissance, afternoon vespers in Lutheran churches were occasions for lavish musical productions featuring choir and organ. In this concert, Zephyrus performs some of the finest 17th-century music written for vespers, with chants from Franz Eler’s Cantica sacra, elaborate choral works by Schütz and Praetorius, and organ music by Scheidemann and Scheidt.
Zephyrus is a non-profit vocal ensemble based in Charlottesville, that is dedicated to the performance of music from the medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and modern eras.
Come enjoy a traditional service of Lessons & Carols led by the Choristers and Singers choirs. Readings and carols retell the story of Christ’s birth, with candlelit singing of Silent Night. Gather for a potluck meal and carol singing in fellowship hall afterward.