Westminster Musical Week was a huge success and offered those in worship a rousing and wonderful experience of joy and praise. Thanks to all who made the week possible!
We had an amazing Westminster Musical Week preparing In the Image by Mark Burrows. Westminster folks of all ages, including several out-of-town grandchildren, came together for dinner each evening, sang, played games, prayed, painted and created. This list of participants includes those who prepared meals, lead rehearsals, created sets and props, coached speakers, and lead crafts. Those who had speaking parts and played in the band have been indicate behind their name. A project of this magnitude takes many hands, and we give thanks for all of those who took part.
Faith Andrews Bedford
Lydia Brawley-Magee, Artsy
Anne Clements, Literalist 1
Margaret Anne Doran, Poet
Annabelle Garth, Dancer
Aaron Heflin, MUCK 2
Leah Patek, violin
Jake Paulson, percussion
Joey Paulson, percussion
Jane Edmister Penner, Craftsy
Jonathan Schakel, piano
Paul Schakel, MUCK 1
Anna Smith, Drummer
Wyatt Spencer, Wow
George Stetkevych, Sleepy
Robert Stetkevych, Literalist 2
Andrew Stetkevych, You Know
Nancy Takahashi, bass
Emily Thomasclarke, Catalyst
Ellie Weikle, Environmentalist
This week is musical week! A large group of talented performers and back-stage magicians are working hard to prepare In the Image, a musical by Texas composer Mark Burrows, for worship this Sunday. As the composer explains, “In the Image features a group of people who have just experienced the story of the Creation. And now they’re starting to wonder what it really means to be created in the image of God. Through humorous, earnest exploration, they discover that being created in the image of God isn’t about physical appearance. It’s about creativity, faithfulness, responsibility, community, and the ability to find the good in things.” The musical features a choir, soloists, actors, violin, bass, percussion and keyboard and is great fun for everyone. We hope you enjoy it.
God created the heavens and earth from nothing. For those of us who will be recreating the heavens and the earth for the musical about creation, we will need more to work with. So, if you have odds and ends of fabric — or who knows what else — that might become bears or trees or fish or raindrops or clouds or flowers, please leave them in the box at the “In the Image” sign-up table in the Gathering Space between now and July 10, when preparations begin in earnest. Then come to worship on July 16 to see what they have become. If you have questions, call Carolyn Brown at 293-5895.
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.
“So faith, hope, and love abide, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.”
−1 Corinthians 13:13
Sustained by grace, we are called to serve Christ, share God’s love, and work for justice in a complex world.
Westminster follows the Presbyterian Book of Confession and is a confessional church. You can view/read the Book of Confession at the PC(USA) website by clicking on the following link: http://www.pcusa.org/book-confessions.