We invite you to visit Sunday morning, 4949 Caroline St.
Here is a preview of this coming Sunday's service.
Adult Education (2nd floor, Building B)
This Sunday, April 21, John Schuster will lead a discussion on the poems of Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet who died a few months ago. Many of her poems are filled with Easter-like images of nature and life being replete with resurrection and joy. We will review several of her poems as well as other poets to celebrate that Easter is upon us.
Children & Youth Sunday School
The PreK class - Ages 3-Kindergarten will read the story Jesus is risen!, Mark 16:1-8. They will create a sunrise picture.
Elementary class - Grades 1-5 will discuss the story Walking on the Emmaus Road, Luke 24:13-35. They will discuss bible passages that talk about "walking with God."
Youth Group - The youth (grades 6-12) will meet at 10am with their mentors for Youth/Mentor sunday!
9 am & 11 am
This Sunday we celebrate Easter! As always, both services will be rich and beautiful. The second service is likely to be longer than an hour as it will contain five baptisms and a singing of Handel’s “Hallelujah.” Please consider coming to the first service if time will be a concern for you. We expect a larger than usual crowd for the second service, and invite you to move into the sanctuary, toward the stage where the choir will be seated, and to fill every seat. This will help latecomers and the ushers in adding additional seats if necessary.
As we begin the season of new life, we will read of the women coming to the tomb. We will hear with them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” I wonder what it would mean for our lives to begin to ask ourselves that very question.
- Laura Mayo
Joyce Courtois will sing at the 9 a.m. service on Sunday. “Spring Prayer” by Mary E. Caldwell is set to a poem by Charles Hanson Towne, American poet. It speaks of perceiving God in the beauty of nature. The final words of the song are, “Show me thy presence, O Lord, in all the flowers and the grass, that when awake the soft spring winds, I’ll hear thee pass.”
At the 11:00 worship, the choir invites all congregants who have sung Handel’s “Hallelujah” from the oratorio, “Messiah,” to join them in singing this joyous music. Bring your own copy, or borrow one of ours.
- Fran Avera