Worship will be shortened to allow time for the Congregation’s Annual Meeting; childcare will be available for infants through Pre-K. Items of business will include: hearing a report on the 2018 budget; election of three Trustees; approval of Pastors’ Terms of Call and receiving division reports for 2017. An additional congregational meeting will be scheduled in the spring to elect elders and deacons, etc. The Fellowship Committee will provide soup and beverage. Please bring bread, cheese, or fruit to share. Please join us for information, food and fellowship!
This week a quartet of singers will sing two anthems during the service, “Even Here” by Mark Miller and “The Call” by Suzanne Toolan. Mark Miller is an African-American composer and musician, and teaches at the Drew Theological School and at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. He is particularly concerned with justice and inclusion both within and outside the church. Sister Suzanne Toolan serves as resident liturgist at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, California.
You Are Invited
Sunday, January 21st at 3:00 pm
Sojourners United Church of Christ
1017 Elliot Avenue
In case of snow, sleet, or freezing rain, we will air any cancellation on local radio and TV stations. Bear in mind that there are Westminster Presbyterian Churches in many other cities—including Waynesboro, Lynchburg, and Richmond. Please be sure you hear the announcement for Westminster in Charlottesville.
In addition, our website will have up-to-date information: www.westminsterva.org. Any weather-related changes to the worship schedule or other activities will be posted on the main page of our website.
The church’s voicemail message will also announce any cancellations due to inclement weather. People who have specific responsibilities—like church school teachers, ushers, musicians, sound system engineers—should check one of the above resources if there is inclement weather.
We hope we won’t be having inclement weather on Sundays, but please keep this information in mind if bad weather comes our way on the weekend.
This week’s music continues with themes of Christmas. The Pastorale has four contrasting sections where you’ll hear a variety of the organ’s flute stops to illustrate “shepherds abiding in the fields”. Alexandre Boely, who wrote the closing Noel has set a French Christmas tune ‘Mon ame, dormez-vous’ (Do you sleep, my soul?) Listen for it in the pedal.
Jane Edmister Penner