Beginning or advanced musicians of the Parish have an opportunity to play/sing to the Glory of God during the summer months when the "Choirs" are on hiatus. Contact the Director of Music, Chris Williams (email@example.com), for scheduling or more information.
Music for Sunday, June 25:
Bouree and Menuetto (Sonata no. 4) by G. F. Handel, flute: Jane Roxbury
Siciliano (Second Sonata for flute and clavier) by J. S. Bach, flute: Jane Roxbury
Gavotti and Allegro (Sonata No. 5) by G. F. Handel, flute: Jane Roxbury
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.
APRIL 30, 2017
Jimmy Reyes from Far Hills, New Jersey and studying cello at Mason Gross School of Arts will perform with us for the April 30th 10 am service. He will accompany on some of the hymns and will perform the Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff. He will also be playing 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.
Episcopal Youth Event (EYE)
When: July 10-14, 2017
Where: University of Central Oklahoma
Who: 9th through 12th Grades (chaperones provided)
EYE17 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2017-2018 academic year and their adult leaders. The Episcopal Youth Event is the single largest gathering of young people in our church. Over two thousand young people gather to worship, pray and meet other Episcopalians from around the Episcopal Church. This event occurs once every three years. There is an application process but everyone who applies will not necessarily be chosen to participate.
2017 Episcopal Youth Event more information
July 10 - 14, 2017, 9th through 12th Graders
$800 per person
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Click here to download application (it was due in January)
Dominican Republic Mission Trip
When: July 18-25, 2017
Where: San Pedro, Dominican Republic
Begin: July 18th End: July 25th
Who: 9th through 12th grades and young adults (chaperones provided)
HOLY + FORMED
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It is our privilege to welcome new Christians through Baptism and also to continue to learn and togrow more and more into the likeness of Christ. From the Service of Holy Baptism, Book of Common Prayer pg. 302, we worship this way:
Celebrant: Will you by your prayers and witness help this child to grow into the full stature of Christ?
Parents and Godparents: I will, with God’s help.
AND After all have been presented, the Celebrant addresses the congregation, saying
Celebrant: Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support these persons in their life in Christ?
People: We will.
So the question is, “Can you ever stop being a child of God?” Since the answer is always NO, it means we are always capable of growing further into the fuller stature of Christ and helping others do the same. With the advice and support of the Diocese of New Jersey, we embarked last year on a journey toward being “Church” in an era when “Church” exists differently than in the recent past, yet the task of growing into the full stature of Christ is ever more important. Especially in a digital age, the project of formation as Children of God (at any age) is the vital purpose of a faith community.
Formation into the image of Christ takes place at every stage of life. The “Church” exists to support that formation and that formation is for the purpose of being Christ in a world needing Christ’s love, grace, mercy and hope. At this point in my life, I have not time for anything that is not about love, grace, mercy and hope. That’s all I want. And that’s all I want in a Church. If we are doing anything that isn’t that, let’s just stop.
Happily (and somewhat proudly) my priesthood exists within a community of other priests (that’s you -- ordained at your baptism) who are remarkable for their devotion, commitment, and sacrifice in conspiring to bring about more love, grace, mercy and hope in this world, so that the Kingdom of God might come on earth as it is in heaven. How else do you explain a marathon of Epiphany House Blessings, and the other veritable marathons of mission taking place all the time by so many fellow travelers with Christ?
What did we do at the Annual Meeting?
Last Fall we embarked on a journey we called Holy+Formed. It is a way of being church that connects us and integrates all we do across the church year in large themes. It is a way of ordering our common life. Basically, you caught the contagion of Christ’s love and so many of you are doing something about it. Holy+Formed gives us structure and a way forward together, as we do something about Christ’s love.
This Sunday, during service, we broke into working groups organized around themes that will be our focus for the year. Each of us chose the group to visit based on our interests and each group was guided by a vestry member. We listened and contributed our ideas for several minutes of project development time. This was a creative moment for the birthing of dreams and ideas.
The main themes for the next 18 months of parish life together across 2017-2018 are:
We apply the same elements, values and principles to each of the above themes.
Even if you didn't attend, your input and participation are welcome! Contact Father Phil or any vestry member to find out how you can be a part of what is happening.
Holy+Formed - Phil Talk #1 - A video introduction to the Holy + Formed Program
Holy + Formed - Phil Talk #2 - The Holy Formed modules for 2016-2017
Module 3 - November 7 - December 24 - PAPA PANOV
Our focus for this module will be on Advent and the Coming of Christ. Several Youth events have been scheduled, including a Young Culinary Angels experience and an introduction to the Jesse Branch and Crismons.
The Trinity Chorale Holiday Concert is scheduled for Sunday, December 4th, and will include Christmas arrangements by John Rutter, Larry Shackley, Trevor Manor and Greg Gilpin.
The culminating event will be the Papa Panov play to be performed on Christmas Eve.