Young Liturgists in Training!
Does your child enjoy reading? Would you like her or him to experience what it’s like to read scripture in worship in a low-pressure environment? Now’s the opportunity!
Rev. Wahlig will work with whoever is interested. Just send an email to email@example.com or catch him after worship and he’ll schedule a time to work with your child following either worship service, then together pick the best date for you.
Upcoming Sermon Series
Join us in worship on January 30, February 6, and February 13 for the upcoming 3-part sermon series called “Love, Faith, Hope.” Beginning with Paul’s famous “Ode to Love” in I Corinthians 13:1-13, we will follow as he reminds the Corinthians of the essence of the gospel. He reminds them - and us - of the unbreakable link between God’s love, our faith, and the hope we share, all just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Make a Joyful Noise at Sanctuary Choir
The Sanctuary Choir meets on Wednesday nights for rehearsals in the choir room from 7:15-8:00 pm. This group performs on average about 35 Sundays a year, with the addition of a summer "pickup" choir, which consists of any church member who is moved by the spirit to sing. With an average of 30-35 members each week, the choir performs weekly from September through June at the 9:00 am traditional service. Contact Kyle Weary for more information:
New This Year: Family Music Time
While there isn’t a definite start date for Children's Choir, they will be starting along with the Sunday School program, hopefully within the next few weeks. New this year will be family music time for the first 10 minutes of Sunday School in the gym. All children, youth, and families are welcome to participate! We are hoping to get our Children's Choir jump-started by offering this time for our families to make music together. All are welcome! The first song we will be singing is called "Step By Step." This song tells of our eagerness to praise God and to learn how to walk in His ways. This is true for all of us, no matter our age. We all strive to follow God and to be faithful to Him every day. Reach out to Tracy Wieseman for more information.
From a Mother’s Perspective: What the Choir Means to Me
My favorite Christmas music memory from 2021 was singing in the Christmas Cantata with both my son and husband. This truly made it seem like Christmas for all of us, and it was amazing to sing with live instrumentalists under Kyle Weary's direction. The choir members are always very gracious and welcoming and immediately helped us feel like family when we first sang with them. Music is wonderful therapy, especially in these uncertain times.
Submitted by Tracy Wieseman
Upcoming Events in Christian Education
The Christian Education Committee supports the worship life of our congregation by helping Silver Spring members and friends address our inherent hunger to know and love God with our minds as well as our hearts.
Here are some upcoming events from your Christian Education Committee:
- Start of Sunday School for children pre-K to 12th grade and also adults. The Christian Education Committee has chosen the “Seasons of the Spirit” curriculum and is waiting on its arrival. Watch Friday announcements for the start and further details about the course.
- Nursery care is back! Teachers are available every Sunday during both services to watch infants and toddlers in our preschool area. Nursery care is for children 0 – 3 years old.
- The committee is planning a Lenten project for Sunday School attendees during the Lenten season, which will result in gifts to be delivered to our members who are not able to attend services. Further details will be forthcoming.
The committee has room for two more members. If you would like to become a member and assist with building our curriculum and events for our Sunday School classes, please contact Scott Pepperman or Laura Shoop.
- Vacation Bible School is coming at the end of June! Watch for notices and information in the SSPC announcements and around the church coming soon.