Phil played his original arrangements of two spirituals, Ride On King Jesus and There is a Balm in Gilead.
Richard played a stirring piano concerto, Allegro de concierto por piano by Enrique Granados, that made the church instrument sing and shout. But simultaneously to the concert was a silent auction which raised over $2,500.
And prior to the concert Lia had fund raised for the steeple fund.
Lia’s good friends manned the auction:
Not shown: Lia’s sister, Ann Nelson who was the usual backbone to the day’s proceedings. Fabulous refreshments were provided by church members with their grateful hearts for this beautiful occasion that raised enough funds to repair and paint the steeple and replace the 80 year old cross that was damaged in Hurricane “Sandy”.
What a wonderful morning! So many workers. Many lovely children.
Thanks to Julie, Kim, Sarah, Emily, Peter, Andrew, Janet, Seongmoon, Bob and Irene, Fran and Larsen’s fish market for ice, Kristine and Joe for the goats.
Arlene brought her wonderful friends with her. Jim Thomas sang an uplifting rendition of “There is a Balm in Gilead” . Susan Klein gave the children’s sermon which the adult congregation found riveting. It involved two farmers and a lost calf and a stream and a fence, an itinerant carpenter who just happened to be a peace maker and a bridge.
Arlene’s preaching was lively and timely as usual. We’re not to doubt our ability to carry on with our church mission. Doubt is not the opposite of faith but fear is, she reminded us.
It was a great night to introduce 11 neighbors and church members about Kimchi which is a Korean traditional fermented side dish.
Every one had a chance to make and taste it by themselves. And they took the Kimchi that they made home.
Thanks to God for the beautiful night sharing Kimchi with our neighbors.