NEWS: JUBILATE DEO DEBUT!
Our new youth-led praise team “Jubilate Deo” or “J.D.” debuted on March 11th. They were fabulous! In a rotating leadership,
each of the young people in J.D. will take turns
choosing the music and leading the praise
two Sundays every month. With their beautiful voices,
J.D. members aim to be powerful witnesses to God’s love in our lives.
On Sunday, May 20th,
during the 9 a.m. worship service, the youth of Second Congo will be putting on a musical production of
"Jonah and God." All are welcome!!
Greetings from Rev. Barbara Kershner, Interim Pastor
From the warmth of our welcome, to the inspiration of our worship, the delight of our young people, the embrace of our caring, and the diversity of our mission that we offer, you will want to see what we are all about. We invite you to visit us. We'd love to have you as part of our Church family. We welcome all!
It will be a really fun presentation. Join us!
It was a HUGE success!
Thanks Norm . . . we love you!
— Music Notes —
The adult choir is looking for more members! We are very happy to welcome part-time members or occasional members. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 and Sunday mornings at 8:15. But if you can't make it to Wednesday rehearsals, feel free to just come on Sunday mornings! Or just visit once to see what it's like. Singing in our choir is lots of fun and it's good for your health, too!
— News from Christian Education —
Sunday School welcomes you all, so bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors, friends! We will have a great year learning to follow Jesus, serving our church and community, sharing Bible stories, and making music. Many thanks to our devoted teachers. For 5 years of serving as Sunday School superintendent we give thanks to Kathleen Igoe. We welcome Janet Holmgren as new member and new superintendent. Blessings for a great year.
Pastor Barbara is also starting a group for those young people who wish to be confirmed, to reaffirm their baptism and to claim the Christian faith for their own. We will find a time to meet that works with everyone’s crazy schedules ! We will learn what it means to be a practicing Christian in today’s multicultural world. We will have time for questions, prayer, community service, and fun. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have 12 or 13 year olds in your house !
Adult study opportunities: We had a small but mighty Bible study group this past August and we read through the Psalms, all 150 of them !! Did you know they are divided into 5 books within the Book of Psalms? Did you know that the psalms were written by many different authors including King David, Asaph, the Korahites, Moses, and lots of unknown writers? Did you know that many of our favorite hymns are based on psalms? Did you know that although the psalms invite us to thank and praise God, others express sorrow, anger and frustration at the injustice of the world? Did you know that Jesus quoted one of these ‘sad psalms’ as he hung on the cross? (Psalm 22) Take time to read and pray a psalm today.
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