African Drumming

On Saturday, April 13, at 2pm, Gustaff Besungu will be performing at Concordia Lutheran Church, 211 North Main St. Gustaff is a Baha’i musician, author, performer and Djembe player born and raised in Cameroon-Africa residing in Key West Florida. Mark your calendars, and we will see you there!

Easter Semon 2013: Your Father’s great pleasure

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! Jesus, the rabbi of Nazareth, died on the Cross but has come back to life. Despite everything we know about death, God raised him to life again. On the Cross, Jesus willingly sacrifices himself for sins he was innocent of. Because of this forgiveness, the cosmic death sentence is taken away from us. We can take joy in and celebrate new life today and new life in the world to come.

One question that terrifies Christians about this story is: “So what?” Continue reading “Easter Semon 2013: Your Father’s great pleasure”

Easter Services 2013

These three services begin our observance of Easter, the rising of Jesus Christ from death. When God raised Jesus from death, we are given new life, new birth and new opportunity for joy in this world and in the next.

All are welcome to join with us in these celebrations of music, word, symbol and sacrament!

Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, March 30, 7pm
Early Worship, Sunday, March 31, 8am
Later Worship, Sunday, March 31, 10am

Holocaust Memorial on April 15

The Greater Concord Interfaith Council’s annual Holocaust Memorial will be on Monday, April 15. This year’s observance will focus on the Holocaust in Czechoslovakia. From 11am to 1pm, volunteers will read names of Holocaust victims at Eagle Square off of Main Street in Concord. At 6pm, Temple Beth Jacob (67 Broadway) will host a service.

Rabbi Norman Patz will speak at the service. Rabbi Patz teaches theology at Montclair State University in New Jersey and is an expert on the Czechoslovakian Jewish community. One of Temple Beth Jacob’s Torah scrolls comes from the communities of Kolin and Nymburk, Czech Republic where it was rescued 50 years ago after confiscation by the Nazis. The service will also include music, poetry, candle-lighting and reading from the Holocaust Torah Scroll.

Charity Dinner on April 9

Reservations for the Concord Female Charitable Society’s Annual Meeting and Turkey Dinner ($16) on Tues. April 9, 6 pm, at Heritage Heights, should be made no later than April 1. Musical entertainment follows the meeting.  Contact Barb Ashworth or Janet Cumming, board members, for tickets.