March 12, 2015
Taizé is a simple worship of repetitive prayer in song combined with reflective periods of silence. These songs and ample silence are means for those gathered, “with a common voice…to proclaim and respond to the Word of God.”
Taizé began in the eastern region of France in 1940 by Brother Roger. He dreamt of starting a community “on account of Christ and the Gospel,” and chose to do so in an area strongly marked by human distress. His home became a welcome spot for refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation and he was joined by other brothers from different Protestant denominations. By its very nature Taizé is an ecumenical community. Taizé’s vocation is to strive for communion among all. There are many beautiful elements of Taizé worship. Prayer around the cross is a way of expressing an invisible communion not only with the crucified Jesus but with all who suffer – all the victims of abandonment, abuse, discrimination or torture, all those condemned to silence. Icons contribute to the beauty of the worship setting as well as many periods of prayerful silence. Singing is one of the most essential elements of Taizé worship. Short songs, repeated again and again, give it a meditative character. Please join us for this wonderful evening of praise
March 13, 2015
The St. Marks Lutheran Church in Hudson, NY announces their March hospitality night on Friday, March 13 at 6:00pm. Come for the tacos, stay for the birthday bingo and fellowship! The church is located at 8 Storm Ave in Hudson, NY. For more information please call 518-828-9514.
Chapel Field Christian High School’s annual drama production. The production is a comedy/drama called Harvey. In this play, the main character, Elwood P. Dowd, sees a giant invisible rabbit, who happens to be his best friend. His sister Veta and a multitude of other characters want to lock Elwood up in an insane asylum, but somehow he mistakenly manages to elude the “nuthouse” and cause chaos among the family. It is a fun filled play that will have you laughing the whole way through, and will bring enjoyment and smiles to the whole family. Two shows one on March 13, 2015 and one on March 14, 2015.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt High School Presidents’ Players are presenting the Broadway hit musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at the F. D. Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 156 South Cross Road in Hyde Park, NY. The three performances are Friday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday March 14 at 2:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. This musical tells the story of a simple window washer who makes his way into the corporate high echelon, and includes such songs as “The Brotherhood of Man” and “I Believe in You”. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at the door, or in Hyde Park at Julian’s Deli, on Route 9G, just south of the high school, or at The Shipping Place, on Route 9, just north of St. Andrew’s Road. For more information, call Linda Senchak at the Hyde Park CSD Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 229-4000, extension 1801.
If you play an instrument, sing or recite poetry, come on out! Sign In is at 6:45pm
March 14, 2015
Evangelical Free Church is sponsoring it’s 25 annual Faithlift women’s conference. Date: 3/14/15. Place: Hope Church, 259 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA. Time: 9-4. Speaker: Judy Reamer. ASL interpretation available. No childcare. www.pittsfieldefc.org/faithlift for more information and to register, or call or email questions to413-442-1992 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Breakfast Meeting
What is a Life Chain?
It is a peaceful, prayerful event calling all Christians to be a witness to the sanctity of human life
by holding signs with gentle messages proclaiming Life! Come join us in Hopewell Junction – be a witness!!
HOW DO YOU FILL YOUR PITCHER?
Lessons from the Bible for Women
Guest Speaker – Jarene Pagliarulo
Music – Gentle Whisper
Are your responsibilities—perhaps as a homemaker, wife or mother, sister or
daughter, career woman, caregiver or church member—sometimes overwhelming?
Would you like a recipe for renewal?
Our speaker will draw on lessons from women and men in the Bible as well her
own experience as a pastor’s wife and as his caregiver the last few years of his life.
Adults $ 13 • Seniors $11
Children 6-12 $7
Children 5 & Under FREE
Half of the proceeds go to support the Deacons Fund which provides emergency cash for those in need.