Sunday Preview: May 11, 2014

Sunday, May 11, is the fourth Sunday of Easter. It is also the Festival of the Christian Home and Mother’s Day. The sermon series, Loving Large, continues at all services of worship. Invite a friend! 

At both 8:30am and 11am, the three hymns will reflect the multiple emphases of this week's corporate worship: the opening hymn "Christ Is Alive" reminds us that we are still in the joyous Season of Easter; the second hymn "Lord, I Want to Be a Christian" is a heartfelt prayer to God to remind us to show Christ's love in all areas of life; the closing hymn "Happy the Home When God Is There" is a salute to the secular observance of Mother's Day. 

The choral anthems at both services are based on texts that remind us that Christ's love is shown most clearly through acts of service to others.

At 8:30am, the closing organ voluntary will be played by guest organist Marya Fancey doctoral student in organ at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. At 11am, both voluntaries are based on ancient Easter Hymns: "Christ lag in Todesbanden" by Heinrich Scheidemann and a setting of the chant "Victimae paschali laudes" by Charles Tournemire.