The First Sunday in Lent – February 22, 2015
Mass at 11:00 AM. Readings: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-14. Pastor George Detweiler will preside and preach.
On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures and to use them as lenses through which to view baptism. First Peter connects the way God saved Noah’s family in the flood with the way God saves us through the water of baptism. The baptismal covenant is made with us individually, but the new life we are given in baptism is for the sake of the whole world.
Bach Vespers at 5:00 PM on Sunday
Each Sunday in Lent, Bach Vespers presents a three-fold meditation on lamentations with an organ recital, word and song, and a featured concertized work. A reception follows downstairs in the Community Room. All are welcome.
Music for Sunday
Prelude: Sonata III in A Major, I. con moto maestoso – Felix Mendelssohn
Offertory: Jesu, Grant Me This, I Pray – Charles H. Kitson
Communion: Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences – Henry Purcell
Postlude: Sonata III in A Major, II. Andante tranquillo – F. Mendelssohn
#319 O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days
#788 If God My Lord Be For Me
#321 Eternal Lord of Love, Behold Your Church
We have wonderful concerts coming up this month. Everyone is invited!
Tonight, Thursday, February 19, 7:30 PM – House of Time presents “Mozart and Prague.” The music of Reicha, Krommer, and Mozart will be performed. $35 general/$20 senior/$10 student with ID.
Tuesday, February 24, 12:00 PM – Julliard415, the students from the baroque instrument program at Julliard, will perform various pieces from their repertoire.