AN INVITATION TO CELEBRATE
Please Join us for the 100 th Anniversary Celebration of
The Lititz Church of the Brethren
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Special program featuring a DVD presentation with the former pastors.
SPECIAL 100th ANNIVERSARY WORSHIP SERVICE
Sunday, May 4 at 9:00 AMm Earl K. Ziegler will be preaching on the theme Cocoon Thinking versus Butterfly Living. Former pastor, Clem Rosenberger, will be the worship leader. Greetings will be shared by judicatory and government representatives. Joel Gibbel will be recognized for his nine month service as a student intern. Former ministers are expected to be in attendance. A soup and salad luncheon will follow the Sunday school hour. All are invited to attend.
The Lititz Church of the Brethren was chartered on January 10, 1914 and continues as a vital congregation in this 100th anniversary year with the theme: Following in the Footsteps of Jesus…A Century of Ministry….A Future of Promise.
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.
MUSIC CELEBRATION SUNDAY & ALL-CHURCH PICNIC SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 1
A combined worship service is scheduled for Sunday, June 1 at 9:00 AM in the sanctuary as part of our annual Music Celebration Sunday. The worship service will include music by the Praise Team, the Bell Choir, Angel Choir and Adult Choir in addition to congregational singing and other special music. Rebecca Achenbach will tell a children’s story and a meditation by Janet Myers entitled “The Heart of the Matter” based on Ephesians 5:15-20. An all-church picnic is scheduled for 11:30 AM following Sunday school with food, fellowship and games for all ages.
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