Music for October 6, 2019

Dear GCC Choir,
This Sunday is World
Communion Sunday.  We will be installing a peace pole made by Dwayne
Johnson, inscribed by Rachel Johnson, with artwork by Terry Sylvester.
We will be singing two anthems:
The Peace of the Earth Be With You (La Paz de la Tierre)
from Guatamala
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
my setting of the St. Francis poem
our communion hymn is
and there will be a special outdoor blessing of the new peace pole when we will sing
Here below is Lise's description of this Sunday's service:
Sunday
October 6 is World Communion Sunday and churches around the world will
be celebrating the connections created by our shared work for peace and
justice for all peoples. The Guilford Community Church will mark the day
by installing a peace pole made for the day by Dwayne Johnson. The pole
was inscribed by Rachel Johnson with words for peace in languages from
around the world where Guilford Church has significant connections.
Terry Sylvester also painted the flow of a river enfolding the pole to
mark not only our commitment to Christ—the Water of life- but the
commitment to protecting the earth and its water ways.

The
10am worship service for the day will include music under the direction
of Peter Amidon, reminding the congregation of our shared roles as
peacemakers, will include anthems “La Paz de la Tierra” and “Make Me a
Channel of Your Peace”, a Japanese hymn translated to English, “Praise
to God”, African favorite “Thuman Mina" and the African American
favorite “Ive Got Peave Like a River”. The service will close with the
blessing of the peace pole and the singing of “Let There Be Peace on
Earth”. Everyone is welcome.

The
children of the church will prepare for the day by adding blessing
notes of encouragement to the Clean Up buckets they have created for
people suffering in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. Nusery Care is
also provided.

I look forward to seeing you at 8:55 am for our 9:00 am rehearsal this Sunday.

Peace,
Peter

Peter Amidon