There’s lots going on for Holy Week and Easter. Tomorrow evening, join us at 8pm for our Maundy Thursday service, with the story of the Last Supper and Christ’s passion. We’ll celebrate in communion together. Bring some bread and wine or juice to share in this meal. You can join us at the same links that we use for Sunday morning.
Following that, we’ll have our Good Friday reflection via our podcast. If you haven’t tuned into these yet, you can go back and listen to previous episodes, there are some really great personal reflections from our members. You can start now as a practice for Holy Week.
On Sunday, I’m looking forward to meeting with many of you for our outdoor, in-person sunrise service! I know that not everyone will be able to attend, because we are still in the throes of the pandemic, so we’ll greet this resurrection day with prayer that all of us will be able to gather in person one day soon.
Following that, we’ll meet online at 11am as usual for our live streamed Easter service with the brass ensemble. Our reflection will be on the words of Jesus found in the Gospel of John after the resurrection – that Jesus is going to be with God. What does this mean for us who are still here on Earth? We’ll take a look at the way that the resurrection is an embodiment of the good news for all of us.
Lesson: Isaiah 25:6-9, John 20:1-18
Message: “Resurrection and Family”
We continue our worship on both Zoom and Facebook Live. For login information for Zoom please contact Chris at Chris@newtonchurch.org
Zoom Link: UPA Sunday Morning Worship
Facebook Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.com/
It would be great to share these links with your friends. Bear in mind that we cannot share the Zoom links publicly (to keep from being Zoom bombed), so please share it person to person rather than posting it on Facebook/Twitter, or other public social media. It’s fine to share the Facebook link broadly and publicly. Also, please share our Lenten devotional podcast with others to get the word out about what we are doing. We have a new episode coming at the end of the week.
Blessings and peace,
11:00am Easter Service
Prelude: “Air on a G String” J. S. Bach
“Ave Maria” Schubert
Anthem: “The Angel Rolled the Stone Away” African Am. spiritual
Meditation: “Sheep May Safely Graze” J. S. Bach
Postlude: “Allegro con brio in G” Boyce
Brass Fanfare: “Canzona per Sonare No. 4” Gabrieli
Andy Koskela is a native of Colorado Springs Colorado where he began playing the trumpet at the age of 12. After High School he was accepted in to the United States Army Band Program, where he served on active duty for 7 years (2001-2008). Andy joined the Massachusetts Army National Guard 215th Army Band out of Fall River in 2009. While serving, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance in 2013.
Andy continues to perform throughout the Commonwealth and New England with a wide array of ensembles. From the Nebula Brass Quintet, wedding bands, theater orchestras, big bands, and even a silent film orchestra. He is currently serving his 20th year in the Massachusetts Army National Guard on active duty.
Samuel Costa is currently the director of bands at Ponaganset Middle School in Rhode Island. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Music Performance from Rhode Island College and has a Master’s degree in Music Education from Kent State University. He has been a musician for the 215th Army Band for 21 years, and has performed with the Cape Ann Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and the Cape Cod Symphony.
Caroline Cole is a trombone player with two decades of diverse performance experience, from Beethoven to Chicago (the band). She holds a Master’s degree in music performance from the Boston Conservatory. She currently works for the Massachusetts Army National Guard supporting the medical command, and honoring veterans at Army funerals as a live “Taps” bugle player.
Ryan Fossier is a Boston-based composer, arranger, conductor, and horn player. He has served as a musician in the Army National Guard (Missouri and Massachusetts) for 13 years. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Horn Performance and Composition from Missouri State University, and a Master of Music degree in Composition from the Boston Conservatory. He currently serves as Chief Ensemble Operations Coordinator at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Robert S. Needs is a computer programmer/IT support technician. He has been playing brass instruments for nearly 50 years. He is the principal tuba player for the 215th Army Band. His musical experience includes community ensembles, brass bands, rock bands, musical arranging, as well as 40 years serving in the 215th Army Band.
Easter Sunrise Sunday Worship
Our Easter Sunrise Service is on Sunday morning at 6:15am. This will be a great way to start our day of resurrection together. If you are planning on attending, please take the time to register so we know how many are coming. While we are not likely to pass the state of MA limits of 100 people in an outside gathering, we do need to make sure that we are wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Please plan on keeping one another safe as we look forward to the day (hopefully soon) when we can gather without restriction!
Please registrar for our Easter Sunrise Service https://signup.com/go/SLMTeWx
Maundy Thursday Service
Join us at 8pm for our Maundy Thursday service, with the story of the Last Supper and Christ’s passion. We’ll celebrate in communion together. Bring some bread and wine or juice to share in this meal.
Zoom Link: UPA Sunday Morning Worship. For login information please contact Chris at Chris@newtonchurch.org
Facebook Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.com/
It would be great to share these links with your friends. Bear in mind that we cannot share the Zoom links publicly (to keep from being Zoom bombed), so please share it person to person rather than posting it on Facebook/Twitter, or other public social media. It’s fine to share the Facebook link broadly and publicly.
Prelude: “Arioso in D Minor” Scarlatti
Meditation: “Benedicamus te” Couperin
Calling all students. Come join us for some Easter fun. We will play some games as we celebrate Easter. This Sunday at 10:00
Use link below. Zoom link is available at 10am on Sunday.
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting