More Information on Upcoming Events
Wednesdays, March 1-29
Please plan to join us in Covenant Hall each Wednesday for a simple supper and connecting through thoughtful conversation and interactive study. During the study, children from 1st to 5th grade may participate in chime choir, and activities will be provided for infants and younger children (those not interested in chimes may join the little ones instead). .Please sign up in advance.
KAIROS Prison Ministry
Saturday, March 18 - for four weeks
KAIROS Prison Ministry is starting four training Saturdays in preparation for April 20-23 4-Day program in Sussex II State Prison. We teach about 40 inmates a 10 lesson program and watch the Holy Spirit go to work! If you are interested in hearing more about this or want to "Come and See" the next training session then contact Vince Wisniewski.
Sunday, April 2
Celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem as we worship with palms and chancel choir. In-person and live streamed.
Thursday, April 6
Commemorate Jesus's Last Supper with the Apostles in contemplative worship with Communion. In-person only.
Friday, April 7
The choir and chamber orchestra will present selections from two popular and familiar requiems; “Requiem” written by the English composer John Rutter and “Requiem for the Living” written by the American composer Dan Forrest. A requiem is a musical work or mass for the dead. In this case it depicts the suffering and death of our Lord and Savior. This is the intention of most requiems that gives comfort to lost loved ones. In contrast, the “Requiem for the Living” emphasizes the hope of resurrection in a different way - it tells of faith and hope for those still living and looking forward to the resurrection. The two contrasting “themes” work well together to give us hope of this life and the life to come because of the Resurrection of the Son of Man - Jesus Christ.
The “movements” are:
I. Requiem Aeternam -(Kyrie Eleison) translated from Latin means “Grant them (Him) Rest
II. Pie Jesu (Pious Jesus who takes away the sins of the world)
III. Sanctus - “Holy, Holy, Holy”
IV. Agnus Dei - “Lamb of God”
V. “Psalm 23” “The Lord is My Shepherd”
We hope you will join us live to experience this service of hope as the choir, soloists, and orchestra lead you in the selections from these two beautiful requiems.
In-person and live streamed.
Community Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8
The community is invited to an egg hunt on church grounds to celebrate Easter. There will be hundreds of eggs and special prizes, plus games, crafts, free hot dogs and a bounce house. The event is designed for elementary age children and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and a parental signature will be required to enjoy the bounce house. Volunteers are needed for the event, please sign up.
Sunday, April 9
The Chancel Choir, Bells of York, Organist, Brass Choir and Percussion will lead the congregation in an encouraging Service of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. You will want to be present to experience the joy and triumph of the miracle of rebirth of our Saviour! Come early for a seat in the sanctuary to sing and to hear the word preached and sung. Take that excitement into your community and tell you neighbors of this loving miracle - our Resurrected Saviour - He Lives!
Thursday, April 20
Yorkminster is hosting a blood drive following safety protocols set up by the Red Cross. Please remember when you give blood you give the gift of life to someone in need. We always need help with set up, take down and sign in. Baked goodies are a plus. You may go online through the Red Cross to sign up for your appointment with Rapid Pass. This will expedite your sign in when you arrive. If you are not comfortable with using the online sign in just come in and we will be glad to help you. Blood counts are very low, the Red Cross needs your help desperately. Walk-ins are not necessarily taken but, exceptions have been made. It is up to the Supervisor of the Drive. If you can help, contact Patti Moore at 757-272-6698 or by email.
Monday, April 24
The group plans to visit the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Please contact Ginger Shriver to reserve a space and with ideas for future programs.
Coffee Fellowship – Before/After Worship
Traditional Service – 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School – 11:00 a.m.