Liturgical Ministries  
Church of the Resurrection
725 Cascade Drive. Sunnyvale, California. 94087

March 10, 2017  2nd Sunday of Lent

Welcome to the new Music Ministry Update for Church of the Resurrection!  This email will go out each week with resources and information for everyone in music ministry and also for all those music lovers in the parish who wish to subscribe.

This weekend we celebrate the 2nd Sunday of Lent and hear the beloved story of the Transfiguration.  While we continually pray for God's touch in our lives and personal faith renewal, this story has the power to sink deeply into us!  Transformation is a journey, a process - it does not happen at once.  As you listen to the Gospel this weekend, or read and reflect on your own, try to place your self there alongside the disciples that day.  Close your eyes and try to hear the sounds, smell the olive trees and the sea air, feel the warmth of the sun and the dust on your feet....   imagine...

The other message that calls out to me in the readings this weekend is the psalm.  Well, as a musician, I must admit that the psalm always holds great power over me!  Psalm 33, "May your mercy be on us, O Lord, as we place our trust in you."  This psalm is a gentle reminder of who is really "in charge!"  The verses tell us of God's love, compassion and mercy.  The melody and words wash over me like cleansing water!

Beyond the spiritual planning for the weekend, we of course have our music plans for this weekend and all the way through Holy Week.  Please find updated Lenten music line ups in our dropbox as well as Palm Sunday and Easter Vigil sheets.  Holy Thursday and Good Friday will be there soon! 
This year, we have the beautiful blessing of the richness and diversity of our parish ministry as we share the Vigil readings and music with our Tamil community.   Their group will proclaim one of the readings and psalms in their language.  You will see this noted on the Vigil planner sheet in dropbox.

Finally, I will see everyone at rehearsals!  We offer Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 4 pm.  Please keep your music 3 hole punched and in a black binder.  Everyone is responsible for their own music that you compile from the handouts at rehearsals, Mass and downloads from dropbox.

Thank you for your voices, instruments, time, love, and positive energy!  You are all a critical part of the Resurrection Community.   
Kathleen Faust
Music Director
Church of the Resurrection

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There is no second collection this weekend.

  Wednesday evenings during Lent, from 6 - 8 pm, the church of our diocese are all open to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation.     
Lenten Fridays At Resurrection
Mass - 8:15 pm
Stations of the Cross - 6:15 pm  (This Friday we will use the traditional Stations of the Cross.) 
Soup Supper - 6:45 pm
It's ADA time! Annual Diocesan Appeal  Last year we had 24% participation.  Fr. Noel is asking that the other 76% of our parishioners to participate this year too.  We all are in different economic circumstances and some are able to give more than others, but every single dollar counts.  Give what you can - Fr. Noel is asking us to, "give from the heart."  thank you! 
 The Parish Blog is updated regularly with various announcements, flyers, pictures etc.   
Thank you to everyone who helped out with food and muscle for the Cold Weather Shelter Dinner.  I heard that it was a wonderful success.  Bless you!  
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Music Ministry

I have created an updated DropBox for our music ministry.  Email me if you continue to have difficulties accessing our music.

rehearsals are on Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30 in the church.  If you are singing for the evening Masses on Saturday or Sunday, the rehearsal is at 4 pm before Mass. 

Chimers - chime 10 am Mass if 2 or more of you arrive early to set up the chimes, stands and microphones.  Thanks!

BB-16  is Breaking Bread (copies in pews and also in choir room)
S&S is the new Spirit and Song  (loaner copies in choir room)
CP3 - is the hardbound Choral Praise 3rd edition. (loaner copies in choir room)
If you borrow books for Mass, please return them after Mass.  Thanks!

Director of Music - Kathleen Faust 
Drop Box    

Revised Cantor Schedule as of 2/16/2017

Save the trees!  Come early for your Mass, prepared with your music.  We are weaning ourselves from lots of copies. Print your own copies at home from dropbox and SAVE them in a binder. Bring Choral Praise 3 and Spirit and Song to every Mass.     
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Music Director
Kathleen Faust