THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
19 April 2015 -- 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
*Please rise in body or in spirit.
PRELUDE: Beside the Still Waters -- G. Walker
Beside the still waters, I will lay my body down, with breezes floating o’er me, and a garland for my crown. I will see the Light Eternal. I will breathe the open air. Beside the still waters, O Lord, please lead me there.
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTROIT: Through All the World Below -- Southern Harmony, arr. Amidon
Through all the world below, God is seen all around;
search hills and valleys through, there God's found.
The growing of the corn, the lily and the thorn,
the pleasant and forlorn, all declare God is there,
in the meadows dressed in green, there God's seen.
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L to R: Nicholas Catino, Dov Manski, Matt Plummer and Kendall Eddy.
NICK CATINO AND THE NICHOLAS CATINO QUINTET RETURN TO GUILFORD MAY 03rd
“Having taught music all over New York City and having visited countless school districts around the state, I know what a special arts program Guilford offers”, says Nick Catino. “This does not exist in many places, and seeing how unique it is, I am grateful for the musical experiences that Guilford provided to me.”
Nick’s Quintet, a new collaboration between five Brooklyn musicians, Nicholas Catino (trumpet), Matthew Plummer (trombone), Dov Manski (piano), Kendall Eddy (bass), and Matt Rousseau (drums) will present their unique style of jazz arrangements when they perform at The First Congregational Church of Guilford on May 03rd at 4pm. The group represents the first iteration of these longtime friends and collaborators.
“I am really looking forward to coming back to town, so that I can see the faces of all those at Guilford High who helped shape who I am as a person today. I’ve been composing specifically for this new ensemble and I’m eager to share my group’s music with my friends in my hometown community”, says Catino.
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“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.” -- 1 Corinthians 12: 4-6
Our journey will begin on Friday, April 10th! I, along with 90 high school students and 22 dedicated adults advisors, will embark on an incredible adventure. We will be working with a wonderful organization called ASP, Appalachian Service Project. Look it up online so you can picture where we will be at www.asphome.org.
Jonesville, VA is situated in the furthest western tip of the state of Virginia. We will be 20 minutes from Kentucky and 20 minutes from Tennessee. I am hoping we can go to the spot where we can stand in two different states with our hands in a third state!!
This Appalachian region, as are many, is poverty stricken: 25% live below poverty level. Families’ modest homes have been handed down from generation to generation and are often the only real possession they have. Home maintenance costs money, which is where we come in. We will volunteer over 4,000 hours of work during our week there, to help homes and families in desperate need of repair.
Our teens will not only have the opportunity to use their physical skills in repair and building work, but also connect one on one with locals, which can open us to life changing moments.
“It was a life changing experience for me – I did not want to leave – I saw love in their faces and I know we were making a difference. I learned to serve – I appreciate so much.” From a PF student
I am ever grateful to fantastic, experienced, and very knowledgeable adult advisors coming with me to Jonesville - and for the many people here in Guilford, behind the scenes, working to make this trip possible.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Pilgrim Fellowship program and mission trip! I can’t wait to get on the road and begin our adventure!
Please keep us all in your prayers!
Director of Pilgrim Fellowship