May 26, 2013
Memory makes us. If we couldn't recall the who's, what's, where's, and when's of our everyday lives, we'd never be able to manage. How can transforming our memories provide us with comfort, direction and peace? "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life" (Proverbs 4:23). Our sermon will explore the importance of transforming our memories and pay tribute to those in our lives who have given so much.
With Worship Associate April Stoltz
May 19, 2013
Our annual Spring Choral Service will feature the works of French organist and composer, Maurice Durufle. The Requiem, op. 9, was commissioned in 1947 by the French music publisher Durand and is written in memory of the composer's father. Our West Shore Choir joins the Holtkamp organ to present this dramatic choral work.
Featuring the West Shore Choir; David Blazer, Director
May 12, 2013
"We live between memory and hope..." wrote a theologian, "between past and future." We are the only species that can reflect on the past and mine its meaning, as well as anticipate the future and hope for its fulfillment. Navigating these two poles of our existence is essentially a religious task. This Sunday will feature a Ceremony of Bridging, which recognizes the passage of our Junior Church members out of high school and into the next phase of their lives. We'll also honor and acknowledge the role of mothers in our lives with a time of thanksgiving. The West Shore Choir and guest ensemble will provide the music.
May 5, 2013
Memory is a powerful but elusive dimension of our lives. It shapes our individual and collective identities. It worries us when memory isn't immediately responsive. In ways large and small, from statues to stick-it-notes, we seek to preserve memories. Yet there is a mercy in forgetting. Some things can be let go. Some things are best forgotten. We well explore the tension between memory and forgetting in this service.
The Free Spirit Band will offer songs by Billy Joel and John Mellencamp.