Posts from February 2020

Posts from February 2020

Alabama School Concert Choir to sing during worship

This Sunday, February 23rd, the 110-member concert choir from the Indian Springs School of Birmingham, Alabama, will perform the anthems during our 11 am worship service as part of their Washington DC area tour. Indian Springs is a private boarding and day school for students in grades 8-12. The New York Times described the choir’s Lincoln Center debut as “a superb projection that would have done credit to any professional chorus.” The choir has garnered critical praise for their sensitivity…

Lent 2020: MARKed by Christ

Mark’s brief Gospel shares numerous encounters as Jesus meets people in all kinds of life situations. In Mark’s Gospel, everyone matters. They may be very ill, very self-centered, very possessive, or very set in their ways (not unlike us.) Mark’s brevity demands our attention. And Jesus joins in their life’s journeys. He understands people all too well, undercutting self-defenses and delivering invitations (albeit challenging ones) to all who will hear. Can we allow ourselves to be touched by Jesus this…