St. John's Herald - December 2014
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THANKSGIVING WORSHIP : TWO SERVICES
We have two different opportunities to worship and give thanks this Thanksgiving:
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 7:30PM at Hiss United Methodist Church. St. John’s, Hiss Methodist, St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church and Christus Victor Lutheran Church will unite on the eve of Thanksgiving to worship together. Offerings of canned goods are welcome.
Thanksgiving Holy Communion: Thursday, Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day, 10:00AM with our Adult Choir singing and Pastor Asplin preaching
Please see below for St. John's Lenten and Holy Week schedule. All are welcome! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Notes from the Organ Bench
One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, “For everything there is a season, a time for every matter under heaven; a time to…” While it talks about change, which I no not like, it speaks of hope-a hope for change and the change that hope brings.
Our grandson is now walking. After 13 months of lying, sitting and then crawling, with that first independent step our world and his has greatly changed. Though it was easier when he was limited, it is wonderful seeing the excitement on his face as he travels on his own and makes new discoveries. Change- but not in a bad way.
This newsletter covers February and March, a time when we will see change at St. John’s. With the “moving on” of our ministers and an interim coming, we begin to prepare for a new minister who will also be “moving on” to St. John’s. In March we will begin Lent, the “moving on” time ending with Easter. Change- but not in a bad way either.
When the Pastors’ letter came out, many of the choir children said that they were sad that the pastors were leaving. One of the children asked, “Since the pastors are leaving, are we still going to have choir?” Not sure where this was going, I responded, \”Of course. I’m not leaving.” Thank goodness her response was, “Good.” So, the music program will continue through the change.
To everything there is a season. Maybe these next two months will be a time for you to seek something new. In March, the Adult Choir will begin working on the year’s Good Friday Cantata. We will again be presenting We Remember Calvary, a tenebrae service which moves from light to darkness symbolizing Christ’s journey to His crucifixion. The service includes many familiar hymns. During Lent Adult Choir rehearsals will begin after the Wednesday evening Lenten services, with focus on the cantata beginning at approximately 8:15.
The Children’s, Tween and Handbell Choirs have grown, but new members are always welcome. Instrumentalists are also welcome. You may contact me through e-mail at email@example.com, by church phone 410-665-1234 x. 14, at home at 410-838-5256, on in person at church on Sundays. However you decide to weather the change, remember to keep
Making a Joyful Noise,
Director of Music
Michelle Evans is the new St. John's Herald newsletter editor. The next edition of The Herald will be the April edition. Please send your newsletter items to Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15. Please include information for April.
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