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May 26 -- Sunday School children meet with Nora Lee for music-making immediately after worship and then proceed to their classrooms.
FORUM -- Todd J. Barry will lead a discussion about his new book, Shoofly Pie with the Pastor, A Journey through Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Doreen Larson-Oboyski’s sister, Trish Evenwel, illustrated the book. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Welcome, Kevin Farrar to Bethesda House!
Kevin Farrar arrives tomorrow and will be “acting caretaker” while Kate and Caleb are away for one month. Please direct any caretaker inquiries to the church office for the time being. Kevin is entering the MDiv program at Yale Divinity School and will be studying Summer Greek. He will be one of those new students who will be living in Bethesda’s “large apartment” and embarking on a new partnership between Bethesda and the Divinity School which for now we are calling Bethesda House.
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Backpack items for
Lutheran Social Services (LSS)
At the New England Synod Assembly June beginning June 7, LSS is receiving items for children’s backpacks. Bring yours by next Sunday, June 2nd and place them the box in the narthex marked LSS Backpack items, and Bethesda’s Voting Members Pastor Keyl, Dianne Witte, and John Mitchell will deliver them. Items requested: Plastic rulers, pencil sharpeners, magic markers, composition books, crayons, 3-ring binders. Thanks!
Mozart’s Requiem at Bethesda June 2
The Bethesda Music Series invites you to a performance of Mozart’s sublime Requiem (completed by R. Levin) and other choral and instrumental music on Sunday, June 2, at 4pm. The hour-long program will held in the sanctuary. The Bethesda Choir will be joined by the choir of First Presbyterian Church, New Haven, as well as by soloists and orchestra, under the direction of Lars Gjerde and Patrick McCreless. We promise an afternoon of inspiring and beautiful music making! Mozart died before completing his Requiem. Mozart scholar and performer Robert Levin recently made a rarely heard completion of the work. A free-will offering will be collected to support the next season of the Bethesda Music Series. A reception will follow the concert.