April 14, 2019

Reported to the congregation April 14th by Barbara Bitzer,

Coordinator of Worship and Music

Good morning, my name is Barbara Bitzer and I am a member of the Board as the worship and music coordinator. I want to share some items relating to our worship plans.

First as we enter Holy Week, I want to invite you to share the journey to the cross.  On Wednesday at 1 pm we are joining St. Matthews here in the chapel to conclude reading the Gospel of John. Bill would welcome anyone who can join him in this reading. 

On Thursday – known as Maundy Thursday – there will be a simple meal at 6 pm and liturgy remembering the last hours of Jesus before his trial and death. Please let Eleanor Brent know if you can attend. 

Good Friday worship will begin at 10:45 as the wooden cross is carried round the block. You are invited to join the procession or remain in the chapel.  

On Easter Sunday there will be an 8 am service in the courtyard (weather permitting) followed by breakfast and then our regular worship at 10am. I am sure it will be a glorious day of celebration.

The week after Easter, April 28, is often called Low Sunday but it will be far from that this year as the choir leads us in a celebration of music and readings to recognise Hayden’s leadership as choral director. This will be her last day as she leaves town for summer employment. I know you will not want to miss it!

But how do we move forward you may be asking. I am so pleased that Chris has agreed to continue in both roles, choir director and pianist until the choir breaks for the summer and then continue as pianist for most of the summer.  Meanwhile we will be seeking a permanent part-time Director of Music but need the present search committee to complete their work first.

Finally, a twist on the idea of Guess Who is coming to dinner.   At a recent worship cluster meeting of the local United churches it was agreed to hold Guess Who is Coming to Church on June 9th.  More details later but I am hoping that several of you would be willing to join me in attending an as yet unnamed church while Trinity may or may not receive some extra visitors! If this intrigues you please contact me.