Church News April 2016

By Barbara Wayland

The 2016 Trinity Chamber Series kicks off with two concerts this month. On Saturday, April 2 at 5 p.m. we have a very special event presented by the Chamber West Woodland Quintet.

Entitled Classical to Klezmer, this concert is a family event featuring music both adults and children will love. This is our first concert organized specifically for the children and we hope to make a children’s concert an annual event.

Then on Sunday, April 24 at 5 p.m. the Bergamasca Recorders return with a new concert, In These Delightful Pleasant Groves. Come tap your feet as you feel the urge to dance to madrigals, pavanes, galliards and tangos.

Rumor has it that Porgy and Bess, goddesses Flora and Daphne and perhaps King Henry himself may be there. Come enjoy the sweet strains of recorders small and large, sundry melodious drumming and strange reedy instruments that liken to insects buzzing softly through the trees.

Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and Bev Mar and Pastor Jean are busy planning the annual event.  Weather permitting, the celebration will take place at Lighthouse Park at 4 p.m. If Lighthouse Park is too wet or windy, the event will take place at the community center.

Signs will be posted on the community notice board at Tyee and Gulf as well as at Lighthouse Park. You are encouraged to bring your favorite musical instruments, join in the dancing or offer a prayer.

Bring a snack to share, or just drop by. This is a family event and there will be craft activities for the children. A variety of activities are in the planning stages and there will be information about things you can do to help the planet. Please plan to attend.

We continue to have the Youth Philosopher’s Cafe; in April it will meet the second Saturday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. The discussions have been fascinating and live music and refreshments have added to the enjoyment.

Youth between the ages of 15 and 20 are welcome and encouraged to come give it a try. Those attending agree upon discussion topics and new ideas are always welcome.

The Power of Music: A Saturday Night Event is on the third Saturday of the month. In honor of Earth Day we invite you to join us in the Sanctuary on Saturday, April 16, for a showing of John Denver’s Wildlife Concert.

John performs a wide variety of hits from throughout his career in this special video concert, which was released shortly before his untimely death. The music will be followed by a gathering in the social hall for food, drink and lively conversation. We look forward to seeing you there!

Finally, since this month the paper comes out on Good Friday, I still have time to remind you that the Good Friday service, led by Pastor Jean, will take place at 11 a.m. The Easter service is at the usual 11 a.m. hour with Father Chuck officiating.

Happy Easter, everyone!

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