Church News May 2015

Spring, glorious spring

I spent the last two and a half months away from the Point due to a family illness and now that I have returned I cannot help but gaze around in awe at all the beautiful flowers that adorn our bushes and trees.

The days were short and cold when we headed out and now we have returned to sunsets that hold off until 8 p.m., days of sunshine and a riot of color. It’s a glorious reminder of how blessed we are to live on this magical little peninsula.

The release date of this issue gives me one more opportunity to remind you of a fabulous concert this Saturday afternoon, April 25 at 3 p.m. entitled Vignettes of Canada. Performed by the Cowal-Earle Duo, the program features music by Canadian composers. Brilliant clarinetist Shawn Earle compliments us with this return engagement performing pieces from his doctoral recital for UBC accompanied by pianist Rory Cowal.

This is also a second concert here for Cowal, who accompanied trumpeter Ray Kirkham from the VSO here in February. Rounding out the afternoon will be a reception in the social hall immediately following the concert.

Sunday, May 24 at 4 p.m. the Chamber West Quintet returns for their fourth appearance in the chamber series. This excellent group of woodwind artists from West and North Vancouver and beyond performs at many venues in B.C.

“We are all looking forward to hearing the ensemble, they always select such wonderful pieces,” said concert series producer Lucy Williams.

On Saturday, June 13 at 7 p.m. the Trinity Community Choir under the direction of Tasha Neufeld will present its spring concert. The concert title is Potpourri, and it features a wonderful mix of songs and styles. Choir concerts are always crowd pleasers enjoyed by all ages. Get here early for this one; they usually play to a full house.

For several years now the church has maintained a website which can be viewed at pointrobertschurch.com. This website is an excellent resource for church news and events and is now featuring something new. Each Sunday we are doing a DVD recording of the sermon and posting these on the website.

These clips are approximately 15 minutes in length and can be found by clicking on the “Sermons” icon on the lower right hand side of the home page. These are very helpful if you miss a Sunday, want to hear a message that you found particularly inspiring or if you are just plain curious about what is talked about on any Sunday. There are no passwords, simply click on the page of the Sunday you would like to hear. If you have suggestions for the website, email them to tclc@whidbey.com.

Happy spring! See you next month.

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