The Westminster Organ Concert Series begins its 40th season of concerts on Friday, August 30, at 7:30 pm, with a recital by Catalina Vicens, a specialist in performance on historic keyboard instruments. The program, entitled “A Musical Pilgrimage from the Middle Ages to the Baroque,” includes some of the earliest known written keyboard music, as well as works by Conrad Paumann, William Byrd, and Juan Cabanilles. Ms. Vicens, originally from Chile, has performed throughout Europe, the USA, and South America, is a guest professor of harpsichord at Oberlin Conservatory and a Ph.D. candidate at Leiden University.
Autumn at Westminster means many things: the university begins its school year (and we have a new associate pastor for that ministry!), our regular worship schedule returns with Sunday services at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and the church school year begins with classes for adults, youth and children at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. On September 8 at 9:30, we’ll enjoy breakfast, information about many of our ministries; games for kids who will meet their teachers; plus photos and reflections from youth pilgrimage to the Tetons. Join us!
Recently, a group of 15 youth and adults head to the Grand Tetons on Pilgrimage 2019: The Grand Adventure. It has been a year in the making and much longer in the preparing. The group went hiking, horseback riding, visited Yellowstone, took part in an environmental service project, enjoyed cooking and singing around a campfire and sleeping in lux-yurts! Each day, the group gave thanks for moments of wonder and took part in times of silence and sharing.
We are grateful that WPC takes seriously the baptismal promise of caring for and nurturing the faith of its children and youth through its financial and spiritual support of this important part of the youth ministry here.
Click here to see highlights of Westminster’s recent musical in worship: A Table for Five…Thousand.