This Coming Sunday Morning...
We invite you to visit Sunday morning, 4949 Caroline St.
Here is a preview of this coming Sunday's service.
This Sunday, February 16, Linda Day will discuss Traveling in India, Session Two.
Children & Youth Sunday School
The PreK class - Ages 3-Kindergarten will use the Joyful Path curriculum to discuss inclusion and the story of Marian Anderson. Mark 12:28-31.
Elementary class - Grades 1-5 will use the Joyful Path curriculum to discuss inclusion and the story of Marian Anderson. Mark 12:28-31.
Youth Group - The youth group (grades 6-12) will meet with their mentors at 10 in the orange classroom to create-a-religion, a return to Christianity after several weeks of studying non-Christian traditions.
9am & 11 am
This Sunday we will join with hundreds of other churches around the world in celebrating Evolution Sunday. We find science and religion to be helpful companions. Let’s consider belief, challenges to belief, and mystery.
Text: Matthew 21-37 and 1 Corinthians 3:19
- Laura Mayo
A poem was found written on the wall of a basement in Cologne, Germany by Allied troops after World War II. This poem is a powerful statement of faith, and has been the basis for numerous choral compositions. At the 9:00 service this Sunday, the Covenant Singers will sing "Even When God is Silent," which uses a portion of the poem. It is composed by Michael Horvit, and was commissioned by Congregation Emmanu El here in Houston in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
At the 11:00 service, we will have the pleasure of hearing a clarinet duet by two Rice University students, friends of Covenant Member, Carol Penton. Thomas Frey and Taylor Isberg will play "Allegro agitato ma non troppo" from Duo No. 2 by Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838). Crusell was a Swedish-Finnish clarinetist and composer, considered one of the most reputable Finnish composers before Sibelius. At 16, he became the principal clarinetist of the Stockholm Royal Court Orchestra, and would continue his career to become the highest paid musician in the orchestra. Crusell’s compositional style was inspired by both German and French influences, and his work helped contribute to the development of the clarinet repertoire.
Thomas Frey is pursuing his Masters Degree at Rice University, where he also earned his Bachelor’s degree. During his time as an undergraduate, Thomas was a member of Loop38, The Transitory Sound and Movement Collective, and Opera in the Heights. He has performed outreach with the Houston Symphony and is currently a substitute clarinetist in the San Antonio Symphony.
Taylor Isberg is from Libertyville, Illinois. She made her professional orchestral debut with the London Symphony Orchestra as a Keston MAX Fellow in January 2019, where she performed with the LSO under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. She pursuing a Master of Music in clarinet performance at Rice University. She received both her bachelor’s and her first master's degrees from the School of Music, in addition to a minor in business administration from the Ross School of Business.
- David Lee