By Barbara Wayland
Easter this year falls on the first Sunday of April. A total of four services will be held at Trinity to mark this most important time on the church calendar.
The first will be Palm Sunday on March 29 at 11 a.m. Palm Sunday celebrates the return of Jesus to Jerusalem and will begin with a procession into the church. The Maundy Thursday service is April 2 at 7 p.m. and commemorates the Last Supper. On Good Friday, April 3 at 2 p.m., the crucifixion of Christ is contemplated, and Easter on April 5 at 11 a.m. celebrates the resurrection. Father Chuck Cannon will officiate on Palm and Easter Sundays, Jean Barrington will officiate on Maundy Thursday and Pastor Emeritus Ernie Loreen will lead worship on Good Friday. Please join us.
Days are growing longer, helped along by the onset of Daylight Saving Time. This always feels like being given more hours in a day and most of us begin to look for more to do. The Trinity Chamber Series is ready to help fill that need with three wonderful concerts this month.
On Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. the Trinity Community Choir joins with St. David’s Community Choir in a concert of ABBA tunes. Unlike the rest of the series, this concert takes place in Tsawwassen at St. David’s Anglican Church, 1115 51a Street. This is an evening the whole family will enjoy.
On Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m. we have the Capilano Flute Choir. This is the fourth appearance of this very popular group. They play a wide range of music and appeal to all listeners. This is the choir’s 21st season. Director Brenda Fedoruk is principal flute with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and a member of Vancouver’s esteemed Turning Point Ensemble. She is on the faculty of UBC, VCC, Capilano University, Douglas College and the Vancouver Academy of Music. This highly regarded group performs throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
Finally, on Friday, April 25 clarinetist Shawn Earle returns to Point Roberts. Pianist Rory Cowell will accompany him in a program of all Canadian composers titled “Vignettes of Canada.” You will not want to miss hearing these talented musicians.
Spring is the season of new growth and renewal. Many of us spend our spare minutes in the garden, clearing out the old and planting new. This is a good time to think of doing that with life in general, leaving behind habits that hold us back, renewing contacts we have let lapse and forgiving old grudges. Have a happy, prosperous and productive spring!