This Weekend at Centenary
Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm: Remember and Recommit Workshop
The last workshop in our series "Remember and Recommit: Christian Faith and the Modern Civil Rights Movement," will be held at Centenary and led by Rev. Jim Melson. All are encouraged to attend, even if you haven't been to one of the previous workshops in this series. The focus of this workshop will be the year 1967. Through a combination of worship, presentations, video clips and small group sharing, we will remember the witness and sacrifice of so many 50 years ago during the Civil Rights Movement and recommit to discerning and following God's ongoing call for racial justice and reconciliation in our time.
Sunday, April 30
8:40 am - Informal Worship Service
10:00 am - Sunday School for all ages
11:00 am - Traditional Worship Service
Senior Pastor Matt Bates will preach "Walking the Way" based on the scripture reading Luke 24:13-35
12 noon - 5th Sunday Reception
Join us after the 11:00 am worship service for a reception. Donations of simple finger foods would be appreciated.
About Sunday's Music
Choir, Trumpet, Harp and Organ - Oh My!
We have a spectacular anthem for you this Sunday. Around the beginning of the 20
century an English-born American composer, William Charles MacFarlane (1870-1945), penned a setting of the hymn-canticle Christ, Our Passover, Is Sacrificed for Us. This piece became quite popular in ensuing years in American churches probably due to its audience appeal and its relative ease of preparation by the musicians.
The hymn-canticle Pascha Nostrum is often used during the Easter season. The title is Latin for "Our Passover" and the text consists of the words of several verses of Scripture: 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, Romans 6:9-11, and 1 Corinthians 15:20-22.
The construction of the piece is simple: fanfare introduction by the trumpet and organ (which is used exactly the same note-for-note as the interludes between sections and the final coda); full choir singing fortissimo almost throughout alternating with a solo quartet accompanied by the harp. The construction is indeed simple but oh the effect! And ... there are not many sacred choral pieces in the literature which take the sopranos up to a high B-flat and hold it there for 6 beats! Get ready to be blown away - fasten your seat belts.
Director of Music/Organist
A Challenge from Bishop Lewis to Read the Bible with Her in 2017
This week's readings:
2 Kings 23-25
1 Chronicles 1-2
1 Chronicles 3-5
1 Chronicles 6
1 Chronicles 12-14
You can now register if you are joining Bishop Lewis in her challenge to the Virginia Conference to read the Bible in entirety in 2017. The short poll allows you to add your name as well as district (Richmond) and your home church (Centenary).
Tuesday, May 9 at 6:00 pm: Quiche Dinner and Fellowship
This annual event will be held at the home of Mary E. Vetrovec. Bring a quiche, a salad, or a dessert to share.
Friday, May 19 and Sunday, May 21: "Mozart's Requiem"
The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale will be performing "Mozart's Requiem," as well as two other Mozart selections, on Friday, May 19, at 7:30 pm at River Road Presbyterian Church (8960 River Road in Richmond) and on Sunday, May 21, at 3:00 pm at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church (201 Henry Street in Ashland). If you would like to attend, see Nancy or Vic Grand (phone 804-276-5362 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Tickets are also available online at www.cvamc.org or call 800-838-3006.
Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 pm: Theatre Outing to A Bad Year for Tomatoes
A group from Centenary will be attending a Huguenot Community Players' production of A Bad Year for Tomatoes by
Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Dam, and settles down to write her autobiography. She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on to her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter.
Huguenot Community Players is located at Huguenot United Methodist Church (10661 Duryea Drive in Richmond). Tickets are $12 each. Sign up on the bulletin board across from the kitchen.
Attention All Class of 2017 Graduates
If you or someone in your family is planning on graduating from high school or college this spring or summer, please call the church office at (804) 648-8319, or send us an email at email@example.com, by Sunday, May 21, with the following information so that we can announce it in the bulletin.
1. Name (first, middle, and last)
2. Affiliation (child of, grandchild of, etc.)
3. School attended
4. Future plans
Thanks so much and congratulations, graduates!
Saturday, June 3 at 8:45 am: Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event
We will meet at Centenary to pack meals for Rise Against Hunger! Mark your calendars. Invite family and friends. Have fun while serving a good cause.
Please Remember in Prayer
Dear Centenary Family,
We wish to thank you for your prayers, cards, calls, and visits during Jack's surgery and rehabilitation. The love and support of our church family means so much and is greatly appreciated.
Jack & Nancy Hill
Ryland Bailey, Sr. and family (in the loss of his brother)
Joe Ciucci Jr.
John Ford (in the loss of his father, John C. Ford, Sr.)
Jack Hill (currently at Lucy Corr Rehab)
Jack & Lois Hinerman
Inez Johnson (friend of Vic and Nancy Grand)
Julie and Stephen Lee and family (in the loss of Julie's mother, Judy Brannon)
Neil Shingleton and family (in the loss of his brother, Will Shingleton)
Wendy Tisdale (friend of Agatha and Christina Kidd)
P.C. and Carol Yerby (parents of Mary Mismas)
Celebrating Birthdays in April
Photo of the Week
It was a beautiful day on Thursday for Centenary's 40th Annual Golf Classic at the Hollows Golf Course.
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