The Tuesday Evening Study Group will meet on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm in the lower lounge. Beth Hochstetler will lead us in the study of Cloud of Witnesses – the Community of Christ in Hebrews by Melissa Bane Sevier, Chapter 6. If you would like more information or need a ride, please call Barbara Deaver at 973-3819.
This week the choir sings the anthem, “A New Magnificat,” by Carolyn Jennings. The anthem combines the text of Mary’s Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) with the Song of Hannah (1 Sam. 2:1-10). The similarity between these two biblical texts is brought into sharp focus: the two mothers, one from each testament, sing to each other about the graciousness of God’s salvation. Jennings is professor emeritus at St. Olaf’s College, Northfield, Minnesota, where she taught for many years.
The Adult Lunch will resume Thursday, March 15, 2018 in the church library, at 12:30 p.m. Please join other Westminster attendees for a potluck lunch and fellowship. Please bring a dish to share as we enjoy each other’s company and make new friends.
Gregg Bleam is an award-winning Landscape Architect practicing in Charlottesville. He will be speaking about his involvement with the team designing a memorial garden to be built on the lawn across from the UVA Corner recognizing the Enslaved Individuals who built and sustained the University in its early years.
Please call Dana Eastman (540) 294-9633 if you need a ride or have questions.
Lent & Easter happenings at Westminster
Sunday, March 18—Fifth Sunday in Lent, worship services, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 21—Lenten communion service, 7:00 p.m.
Worship with communion, Taizé chants and readings.
Sunday, March 25—Palm/Passion Sunday, worship services, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Children and youth are invited to join in the procession of palms to begin our journey into holy week.
The One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be collected—bring in your fish banks!
Thursday, March 29—Maundy Thursday, dinner 6:00 p.m., worship 7:00 p.m.
Soup supper followed by worship with the Last Supper dramatized in tableau.
Friday, March 30—Good Friday worship service, 6:00 p.m.
Tenebrae service with sung lamentations, candlelight, and Psalms.
Sunday, April 1—Easter, worship services, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Celebrate Christ’s Resurrection at 8:30 with communion and at 11:00 with reaffirmation of baptism. Between the services enjoy brunch and participate in the flowering of the cross.
On Friday, March 16, at 7:30 pm, the Westminster Organ Concert Series presents an organ recital by Jonathan Schakel. The program will include music from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, as well as works by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Dieterich Buxtehude, Jacques van Oortmerssen and Naji Hakim. The concert is free and open to the public.