Saturday, May 10, 2014: Diocese Saxony-Thuringia Event: This conference is called the “day of the co-workers in the congregations” and will be hosted by St. Trinitatisgemeinde, Leipzig. The conference is for the Saxony-Thuringia Diocese (or district) of LCMS partner church body, The Selbständige Evanglisch—Lutherische Kirche. It will take place from 10 AM – 4 PM on Saturday, May 10. The theme of the conference is “The image of the congregation – the image of the pastor,” and will address questions such as: “What do congregations demand of their pastors?” and “What do pastors demand of their congregations?”
- Please pray for this event, that it would be fruitful for all involved.
- Consider adding this event to the prayers of the church for Sunday, May 4, 2014.
Sunday May 18, 2014: Trinity International Concert Choir (TICC) Performs Renaissance to Rutter: The Trinity International Concert Choir will be performing their next concert at the Heiliggeistkirche (Holy Ghost Church) 19.30 (7:30 PM). Tickets are €18 (€13 for students) and can be purchased on the website at www.ticc-frankfurt.org or at the door the evening of the concert.
Each concert performed by TICC intentionally highlights the diverse international membership of the choir—and this concert features sacred choral music from the choir’s many members from the UK. Early Renaissance a cappella pieces, followed by a group of 19th-century anthems accompanied by organ make up the first half of the program. The second half of the concert features the “Requiem” by John Rutter, accompanied by the TICC instrumental ensemble. Soprano soloist is Trinity Lutheran Church youth member and graduating high school senior Vanessa Marsh. The concert will be conducted by Trinity’s Director of Music and TICC’s Artistic Director and Conductor Jerrode Baker Marsh.
The music of this program hallmarks the character of our walk with God through our relationship with Jesus. The a cappella section is prayers of petition and praise. The middle section speaks of our walk with God, that we are able to live in righteousness as a result of our sins being washed away through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that our souls may live and praise Him for evermore! The Requiem is an interesting mix of both Latin and English, and includes musical settings in English of Psalm 130 and Psalm 23. In addition, the “Agnus Dei” movement at one point layers simultaneously both Latin with English text and concludes with a stunning choral section set to the words of Jesus from the book of John: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”
- Please support the choir and the performance with your prayers.
- Add this event to the Prayers of the Church for Sunday, May 11.
- Consider attending the concert if you are able!
- TICC is exploring the possibility of touring in other cities in both Germany and neighboring countries. If you know of some opportunities for the choir to bring its message through music, please let Dr. Jerrode Marsh know (email@example.com).
- See the flyer for the concert: Flyer_Renaissance_to_Rutter_02 (1).
Sunday, May 25, 2014, Third “Letter of Christ” Seminar: The Third “Letter of Christ” Seminar at St. Trinitatisgemeinde, Leipzig, Germany, will take place after the Divine Service. The Divine Service begins at 9:30 AM. Renowned retired German Lutheran Hour speaker, Rev. Dr. Horst Neumann, will give the seminar. The theme is “community.” (Previously, Dr. Neumann was scheduled for the April seminar, but this was rescheduled).
- Add this event to the Prayers of the Church for Sunday, May 18.
- Please pray for the congregation as they work toward moving into Lukaskirche. Pray that discussions would go well with the State Church.
- Pray for Dr. Neumann’s travels to and from Leipzig.
- Consider supporting Rev. Dr. Christopher S. Ahlman, the LCMS Career Missionary assisting with the Lukaskirche Project.