This week the adult choir will sing a setting of Psalm 121 by German-born, American composer Jean Berger. Jean was born in Germany with the name Arthur Schlossberg. When the Nazis came into power in Germany, Arthur fled to France and changed his name to Jean Berger. He later moved to the United States and served in the US Army and became a US citizen in 1943. The organ music this week features French composers Louis Marchand and André Raison, and German-born composer Jean-Adam Guilain. Guilain was born Johann Adam Wilhelm Freinsberg around 1680, but moved to France and changed his name around 1700.
YOU ARE INVITED
TO A CLASS FOR INQUIRERS
AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS
Pastor Ken Henry
Sundays at 9:45 in the Church Library
March 12-April 2nd
We are delighted that you have been attending Westminster Presbyterian Church. Now, it is time to consider the next step. In this Adult Education series, we will explore together what it means to be Presbyterian and participate in this faith community. We will spend time listening, learning, and discerning. So whether you are ready to become a member or simply want to know more about what Presbyterians believe, bring your questions and plan to attend any or all the classes listed below:
New Member/Inquirer Class Schedule
March 12th Library, Class 1 “Sharing our Spiritual Journeys”
March 19th Library, Class 2 “A Discussion about American Presbyterian History and How The Church is Organized”
March 26th Library, Class 3 “A Panel Discussion with Members of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Listening to Their Experiences”
April 2nd Library, Class 4 “Meeting with Movers and Shakers at WPC.” Meeting leaders who make a difference and invite us to join them.
I hope you can join me for some or all of these classes. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
Faced with growing uncertainties and a restlessness about the future, this sermon series explores scripture passages which focus on uncertain outcomes and unexplored territory. Do you feel anxious about the future? Do you sense the social and political ground shifting beneath your feet? When we seem to be feeling our way day by day, attempting to put our trust in God, how does our faith comfort or encourage us? For several Sundays, we will glean from the Old and New Testaments how God’s people have always sought divine guidance when moving into uncharted waters.
Mar 5 1st Sunday of Lent, Exodus 14:10-31 (The Perils of Crossing the Red Sea) Ken preaching
Mar 12 2nd Sunday of Lent, Isaiah 43:1-7 (When you pass through the waters. . . ) Ken preaching
Mar 19 3rd Sunday of Lent, Matthew 6:25-34 (Do Not Worry? Or maybe we should.) Tracy preaching
Mar 26 4th Sunday of Lent, Deut. 30:15-20 (I have set before you life and death. . . choose life) Special Music Sunday!
April 2 5th Sunday of Lent, Isaiah 10:1-4; Luke 19:41-48 (Jesus cleanses the temple and Isaiah calls rulers and leaders to account for their actions) Communion; Ken preaching.
This week the Adult Choir and Choristers lead worship together. The Choristers will sing an African-American spiritual, Rise, Children, Gonna Praise the Lord. They have been experimenting with movement while singing this song. The Adults and Choristers will sing a traditional South African song for the offertory, Sizohamba Naye (We Will Walk With God) arranged by Terry Taylor. The opening organ voluntary is by German composer Heinrich Scheidemann, Praeambulum in G major. The closing organ voluntary is Ballo della Battaglia by Italian composer Bernardo Storace.
Are you a new member looking for a way to get involved? Maybe you are a long-time Westminster member looking for a new challenge, or a youth interested in music production or theater tech? Please consider volunteering as a sound system “engineer.” You can sign up for whatever dates you want (at either 8:30 or 11:00) with no long-term commitment. Training and mentoring will be provided by our experienced volunteers. This is an excellent opportunity to give of your time and talents to our worship experience. Currently we have a particular need for volunteers, so please consider helping out. Email Patty Vandever or Michael Costanzo to learn more or express interest.