Centenary's Weekly Newsletter April 28, 2017
A Message from Centenary
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 th 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.

Stan Baker
Director of Music/Organist
A Challenge from Bishop Lewis to Read the Bible with Her in 2017
This week's readings:
April 28:   2 Kings 20-22
April 29:   2 Kings 23-25
April 30:   1 Chronicles 1-2
May 1:   1 Chronicles 3-5
May 2:   1 Chronicles 6
May 3:   1 Chronicles 7-8
May 4:   1 Chronicles 9-11
May 5:   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). Register here. 
Upcoming Events

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 vicgrand@verizon.net). 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  John Patrick.  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 cent.umc@verizon.net, by Sunday, May 21, with the following information so that we can announce it in the bulletin.
The individual's:
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.
Bobby Davis
Rebecca Enos
John Ford (in the loss of his father, John C. Ford, Sr.) 
Kim Golden
Mary Hazelgrove
Jack Hill (currently at Lucy Corr Rehab)
Grace Hinchman 
Jack & Lois Hinerman
Judy Holland          
Lila Irby
Ginny Jarvis
Inez Johnson (friend of Vic and Nancy Grand)
Joe Kokoszki 
Julie and Stephen Lee and family (in the loss of Julie's mother, Judy Brannon) 
Troy Nelson
John Seyfarth
Neil Shingleton and family (in the loss of his brother, Will Shingleton)
Phyllis Stump
Wendy Tisdale (friend of Agatha and Christina Kidd)
Jim Wickham
P.C. and Carol Yerby (parents of Mary Mismas)
Celebrating Birthdays in April

Vic Grand
Kevin Cooke
Patsy Wilson
Steven Cooke
Marjorie Landers
Luke Wolfe
Claire Hundley
Doug Wilson
Joe Speidel
Stephen Lee
Vicki Stump
Jessica DeVader
Jim Boice
Rebecca Wyatt
Nancy Cook
Michael Shelton
Kate Stottlemyer
Julie Landsdown
Lori Gregory
Benjamin Armstrong
Jack Hinerman
George Thrower
Chris Jun ker

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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