Music for March 1, 2020

Dear GCC Choir,
Please arrive at 8:45 for our 8:50 am rehearsal, this, the first Sunday of Lent. Lise is leading a service with a lot of music:
Deep Calls to Deep introit – by Mary Alice
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Amazing Grace – Kikuyu – the language of the people of the village of Kaiguchu, Kenya, friends of the Guilford Community Church since 2006.

Hakuna Mungu a Kikuyu song we learned from Wangari Maathai, founder of the Greenbelt Movement in Kenya.  Arr. by Andy Davis.
Now is the Cool of the Day by Jean Ritchie

This is My Song –  words by Lloyd Stone and Georgia Harkness set to Jean Sibelius's "Finlandia"

Here are Lise's notes on this Sunday's service:
This is the first Sunday in Lent,
and the beginning of the 40 days which lead to Easter.   The middle
school confirmation class will meet at 9am in the pastor’so ffice.
Worship this season will interweave climate justice with themes od
crucifixion and resurrection, beginning this Sunday with a send off for
the seventeen people heading to Kenya next week.  Rev. Lise Sparrow will
share some of the challenges faced by a small village in Kenya where
deforestation, flooding, and increasing heat have led to impoverishment
of the past few decades. The church has supported this village, named
“Kaiguchu” for its natural spring, for the past 13 years.  The children
of the church have prepared the story for the congreagtion and a special
sacrament of communion will be shared as a reminder of the global
connections which have been created through faith and mutual concern.
The choir, under the direction of Peter Amidon, will offer three
anthems, one with Amidon on guitar, telling the story of the deluge at
the time of Noah,  “Hakuna Mungu Kama Yeye” a swahili favorite of
Wangari Maathai, and “Now Is the Cool of the day by jean Ritchie.

See you Sunday at 8:45 am for our 8:50 am rehearsal.



Peter Amidon