Lititz Church of the Brethren

COMMUNITY GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE - APRIL 18

The Community Good Friday Service is sponsored by the Warwick Ministurium. This year it will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran church. The service will begin at 12:15 pm. The Warwick High School Concert Choir will be sharing musical selections. The speaker will be Pastor James Gable. The offering will benefit the Warwick Released Time ministry to school children.

HOLY WEEK–WEEK SERVICES - APRIL 14-18

Everyone is invited to the brief worship service and simple breakfast each morning during Holy Week April 14-18 in the chapel.  The worship services begin promptly each morning at 6:30 a.m. followed by a time for fellowship and a light breakfast at 7:00, provided by different Sunday School classes. This year our Holy Week services will focus on the theme "King by way of the Cross."  The focus of these lessons will highlight the person of Christ, His will for the church, His plan for salvation, and the events and perceptions which ultimately placed Him on the cross. 

EASTER SUNDAY WITH TWO SERVICES - APRIL 20
The Lititz Church of the Brethren will celebrate Easter Sunday with two services: A traditional service at 9am in the sanctuary and a contemporary service at 9:15 in the Family Life Center. The traditional service will feature the Adult Choir singing “The Day of Resurrection” by Mary McDonald and “Alleluia! Christ is Risen!” by Jay Althouse. Both anthems will feature the recently enlarged pipe organ, a brass quartet, and timpani. The Bell Choir will also provide music for the service. The members of the congregation are
then welcomed to join the choir to end the service with a singing of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah.

Bring cut flowers for the Living Cross which will be in the Gathering Area from 8:30-9:00 and in the Family Life Center from 9:00. The cross will return to the Gathering Area following Sunday School. The contemporary service will conclude with a brass ensemble playing ‘Christ the Lord is Risen Today’. Delivering the 9:00 AM sermon will be Bob Kettering is entitled, “What Do You Do When You Have Seen The Lord?”  Steve Hess will deliver the 9:15 sermon by the same title.

LANCASTER - FRANCONIA CHORAL SINGERS and ORCHESTRA - April 27 at 3:00 PM. Performing a concert in our sanctuary on Sunday, singing one of the best of Handel’s oratories entitle “Israel in Egypt” which will be performed by double choir, organ and orchestra. The conductor is Ralph Alderfer, organist- Marian Archibald and Concert Master- Stanley Yoder. This brilliant and lively work deals with the plagues in Egypt and the glorious deliverance of the Israelites through the Red Sea.

Tickets are $12 and available for purchase at the door.

LANCASTER CHAPTER of the AMERICAN GUILD of ORGANISTS - Saturday, April 26 at 7:00 pm. - Organ concert in our sanctuary.  Guest organist will be Nigel Potts who is organist and choirmaster of Christ and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in New York City. He is one of the most outstanding organists in the country. He will present a lecture in the morning on British Organ Music of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Tickets for the general public are $10 and can be purchased through the church office.  

WIDOWS' CLASS

Belinda Graybill will be leading a widows’ class entitled, "An Understanding Heart". Some of the topics that will be discussed are Close to God's Heart - looking into Scripture, Don't Put Me in a Box, Loneliness,  Grieving, Life is a Journey, Do I or Don't I - Making Decisions, $$$ Too Little, Too Much. It is a ten week session, beginning Tuesday, March 4 - May 13 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Lititz Church of the Brethren. Pre-registration is suggested. Any questions, please call Belinda at 626-4276

SUNDAY’S WORSHIP SCHEDULE

  8:45 AM    Music and Meditation   

  9:00 AM    Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary

  9:15 AM    Contemporary Worship Service in the Family Life Center

10:00 AM    Fellowship and Refreshments in the Fellowship Hall

10:30 AM    Sunday school – All Ages 

Music at Mid-Month

Music at Mid-Month is a concert series sponsored jointly by Moravian Manor Retirement Community and the Lititz Church of the Brethren as a service to our community.

May 18, 2014 – The Heritage Chorale - The Heritage Chorale, based in Lancaster, PA, will conclude our series. Listeners will be inspired by the rich and varied choral legacy that has been an integral part of our heritage. From madrigals to spirituals, all choral styles are represented. Their repertoire includes both a cappella and accompanied works. In addition to performances in churches throughout South Central Pennsylvania, The Heritage Chorale has performed at the Washington National Cathedral, Longwood Gardens and Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg. The chorale is directed by Barry Sawyer and accompanied by Anne L. Lefever. 

Tickets are not required.

The Music at Mid Month Schedule ... click here

Tuesday Tunes for the Organ

Lititz Church of the Brethren
300 West Orange Street
30-minute Organ Concerts

Every Second Tuesday of the Month
3:00-3:30 p.m.  

88 Rank, Four Manual Organ

05/13/14 Joy Ide, Director of Music/Organist, Lancaster Moravian Church

06/10/14 Eric Garner, student of Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman

Tickets are not required

The Tuesday Tunes Schedule ... click here