Come join us at the All-Church Picnic! Parish Life will provide burgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, and beverages and the fee for the use of the pool. Please bring a salad to share, towels and swim suits and a chair or blanket. Pray for a warm, sunny day! For more information, see George Jacoby.
(preceded by the Tintinnabula Handbell Choir Concert at 6:00 pm)
Where: Grace Church Sanctuary
The choirs of Trinity Episcopal and Grace Church will combine to offer an evening service to celebrate Pentecost Sunday. The service begins at 7:00 pm and will include organ music, scripture, hymns and anthems in a variety of languages in a peaceful and reflective evening atmosphere.
An offering will be accepted towards the mission work at Trinity and Grace Churches.
Want to join us?
All are welcome to sing in the choir – rehearsals will be May 6, 13 and 20 from 11:45 – 1:00pm in Grace Church choir room.
Our wonderful handbell choir, Tintinnabula, will be joined by Jen Cohen on the steel drums to give a spirit-filled concert on Pentecost Sunday. Stay after the concert for the Pentecost evening service.
The Joyful Noise, Children’s Choir and Guest Musicians will offer their annual showcase on May 6th at 6pm with refreshments before, during and after! The choirs and soloists will perform music from Beauty and the Beast and other shows.
An offering will be accepted in aid of the HEAL foundation.
Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus, directed by Lucy Tenenbaum, will present their spring concert, “The American Songbag, Plus!”, includes traditional American folk music, popular music from the 1940s and 50s, and some other special “plusses” like “Jolene” by Dolly Parton and “Silvy” by Huddy Ledbetter (known as Lead Belly,) arr. with body percussion by Moira Smiley.
Accompanied by Lisa Knickerbocker Sears on piano, Glendon Ingalls on Bass Viol, and Mary Barron on Fiddle, the group of 18 women can make a real statement with choral music. There will also be a special entr’acte with Jonathan Pendragon, Magician Extraordinaire!
When: Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 4:00pm (Pre-concert talk at 3:30pm)
Where: Grace UCC Sanctuary
Directed by Alastair Stout
The Rutland Area Chorus and Orchestra will be joined by soloists Allison Devery-Steinmetz and David Castonguay to perform the Requiem, Op. 48, by Gabriel Fauré. Violinist Kevin Bushee will also join the orchestra to perform The Lark Ascending, a ‘romance for violin and orchestra’, by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Both pieces portray the optimism of the human spirit, and are dominated by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest. This will be a wonderfully reflective concert for post-Easter season.
A pre-concert talk by David Castonguay will be given at 3:30pm in the Grace Church Sanctuary. A post-concert reception will also be held in the Fellowship Hall.
* A freewill offering will be accepted in aid of the Grace Church Organ Repair Fund.
The Transcontinental Piano Duo
Elaine Greenfield & Janice Meyer Thompson
When: Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm
Where: Grace UCC Sanctuary
Elaine & Janice are delighted to share this program of familiar, relaxing, and fun-filled pieces with you. These pieces are some of the most beloved works for piano duet, which promise to be so welcome after our l-o-o-n-g Vermont winter. Please join us for this concert, destined to leave you whistling out the door.
A bonus…we always include a Q&A period, and really enjoy finding out what you would like to know about the program and our work as a Duo.
What to expect: Also know as the Service of Shadows, Tenebrae is a time in which we meditate on the Passion of Christ. During this evening’s service you will experience a dramatic form of the extinguishing of the Light.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. John 1:1-5
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. John 3:16