This just in from Suzanne Higgins:
Good morning! We had quite a spirited discussion about the juxtaposition of good and evil in our lives. Thank you to everyone who could attend. Our group chose "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett, or "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn ," as our next selection, but both kits are not available until the end of September at the library. Consequently, I have a hold on "Pillars of the Earth" for October 1. Although we decided on November 5th for our next discussion, we may want to move that to the next week or two. I'll let you know when the kit is available.
Veterans' Haven North
The State of New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs operates Veteran's Haven North, a halfway house for homeless veterans, in Glen Gardner. The house is in constant need of consumable items which are presented to each new resident as they enter the program.
The following is a "Wish List" of their current most acute needs:
There will be a box in the church narthex labeled Veteran's Haven North for our donations to these men and women who have served. Thank you for your help.
Any questions can be directed to Judy Linger at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell number (772) 321-4885.
Love to bike ride? Would you like new friends to ride with? Want to explore new trails? A new biking group is forming led by parishioners Dale Dabour and Eva Lesniak! We will try to meet once a month in the nicer weather! We will ride for about 10-15 miles depending on the ability levels that are present. Our second ride will take place on Sat. Oct. 14th. Time and place TBD. If you are interested in joining us, please email Dale Dabour at email@example.com. All ages and ability levels are welcome!
Friday, September 29th at the Convent of St. John Baptist, Mendham,
Sister Victoria Michelle, SCJB will receive her final vows. Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith,
Bishop of Newark will be officiating, The Rev. Philip Carr-Jones will be participating in this
service. Reception following. RSVP – 973-543-4641 X3, firstname.lastname@example.org@csjb.org.
Please place any sample toiletries you collect during your summer travels in the basket on the table in the Narthex for Seamen's Church Institute. These will be used as part of their “Christmas at Sea” goody bag. Thank you, June Flipski.
Music benefits child development and adult health!
During the summer there is no choir activity at Church of the Holy Spirit, but it is time to start thinking about how you and/or your children can be a part of the songs of praise and the choir community. Choir is good for you and for your children!
You might be interested in these links:
The Junior Choir rehearses Wednesdays during the School Year. We will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, September 13th from 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Parents, please read the following and talk with your children to see if they might be interested. Fill out the linked form and hand it in to the church office or see Chris Williams on Sunday after the 10:00 am service.
Important information to consider:
Appropriate anthems for the age group
Unison and two-part singing skills
Music reading skills
Will make a joyful noise for the Glory of God!
SPECIAL MUSIC is planned for the Junior Choir to sing on Christmas Eve and Advent Lessons & Carols the Sunday before Christmas
The Senior Choir rehearses, starting in September after Labor Day, at 9:30 a.m. Sundays and then again for about an hour following the 10:00 service. The choir sings an anthem most Sundays at the 10:00 service. No special skill is necessary!
Find out all about the CHS Music Program on our web page under Worship.
Music for Sunday, September 24:
We're back! Senior Choir rehearsals at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Junior Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Prelude: Prelude and Fugue in e minor J.S. Bach
Opening hymn Praise, my soul, the King of heaven Hymn 410
Gospel Hymn O God, now we have wandered HSH-232
Offertory: 8 am O God, now we have wandered HSH-232;10 am Senior Choir To God, be Joyful W.A. Mozart
Communion music: 8 am O Dearest Jesus, what law hast thou broken Flor Peeters; 10 am Hymn 321,: Hymn 333; HSH-201
Closing Hymn God, my King, thy might confessing Hymn 414
Postlude: Fugue in C Dietrich Buxtehude
AudioFetch has been installed. For those needing hearing assist, this broadcast system works over our already existing wifi. You need only download the AudioFetch app on your smart phone or tablet and you will get live amplified sound through your ear piece. We ask members who have older unused smart phones to donate them - along with chargers etc, so members can use these dedicated devices.
This new program began in October. Students from local colleges in advanced music degrees in vocal and instrumental programs have been selected. Future programs will be announced here.
APRIL 30, 2017
Jimmy Reyes from Far Hills, New Jersey and studying cello at Mason Gross School of Arts performed with us for the April 30th 10 am service. He accompanied on some of the hymns and performed the Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff. He also played the Unaccompanied Cello Suite by J.S. Bach for the postlude.
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY - OCTOBER 30TH
Jimmy Reyes from Far Hills, New Jersey and studying cello at Mason Gross School of Arts will perform with us for the October 30th confirmation service. He will accompany the "Panis Angelicus" anthem sung by the Junior Choir and some of the hymns. He will also be performing the "Adagio" from J.S. Bach's organ Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C and the "Sarabande" from J. S. Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suite in C.
50TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES SEPTEMBER 25TH
We had four graduate students from Westminster Choir College in Princeton participating in our 50th Anniversary of our church on September 25th. Besides singing with the Senior Choir, they sang “The Prayer” by David Foster and the sopranos sang the lovely duet “The Flower Song” from Lakme by Leo Delibes. The singers were: Sarah Riddle, soprano; Rebecca Achtenberg, mezzo-soprano; Evan Stenzel, tenor; Aaron Eaves, bass.
April 3rd: Sarah Riddle from West Virginia and studying voice at Westminster Choir College in Princeton sang "Alleluia" and "Laudate Dominum" by W.A. Mozart, sang with the choir and with the hymns.
March 6th - Devenny Bennett from Bridgewater New Jersey and studying trumpet at Mason Gross School of Arts. She played "Andante" from Concerto in Bb by Joseph Haydn and "Minuet and Hornpipe" by G. F. Handel and accompanied on hymns.
February 28th - Wei Wang from Shanxi China and studying oboe at Mason Gross School of Arts in New Brunswick. He played "Drei Romanzen, Op. 94" by Robert Schumann and "Sonata I" by C. Saint-Saens. He also accompanied the Junior Choir's anthem "Come, My Way" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and accompanied on hymns.
February 21st - Raelee Gold from Texas and studying voice at Westminster Choir College in Princeton sang "Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not" from Cantata 21 by J.S. Bach and "I know that my redeemer liveth" from MESSIAH by G. F. Handel.
February 14th - Jimmy Reyes from Far Hills, New Jersey and studying cello at Mason Gross School of Arts. He played "Prelude" from unaccompanied cello Suite 1 and three "Gigues" from unaccompanied cello Suites 1, 2 & 3. He also accompanied the choir anthem and hymns.
December 13 - Catherine Heiba from Bridgewater New Jersey and studying clarinet at Mason Gross School of Arts in New Brunswick. She played "Introduction, Theme and Variation" by Gioachino Rossini and accompanied on hymns.
November 29th - Devenny Bennett from Bridgewater New Jersey and studying trumpet at Mason Gross School of Arts. She played "Aria" from Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Flor Peeters, "Andante" from Trumpet Concerto in Eb by Johann Nepomuk Hummel and accompanied on hymns.
November 22nd - Brian (Wei) Wang from Shanxi China and studying oboe at Mason Gross School of Arts. He played "Morceau de Salon Op. 288" by Johann Baptist Wenzel Kalliwoda and accompanied on hymns.
November 15th - Jimmy Reyes from Far Hills New Jersey and studying cello at Mason Gross School of Arts. He played "Sarabande and Prelude" from unaccompanied cello Suite 2 in d minor by J.S. Bach and accompanied hymns and the choir anthem.
November 1st: Sarah Riddle from West Virginia and studying voice at Westminster Choir College in Princeton sang: Ich will dir mein Herze schenken (Lord, to Thee My Heart is Given) from St. Matthew Passion and Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus by J. S. Bach.
October 25th - Raelee Gold from Texas and studying voice sang Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion from MESSIAH by George F. Handel and Font of Every Blessing by J. S. Bach.