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By Ila Stoltzfus, Director of Music

We have a variety of music planned for the five Sundays in March. 

 On March 1, we will hear and sing music appropriate for the Roots and Wings ceremony.  We will also hear Deborah Duckworth singing a song from the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s.

 On March 8, the choir sings a song from the 1960s Freedom Songs. The choir and a women’s ensemble offer special music. 

 Sabrina King and Alan Berteau return with music by Karen Carpenter for the Auction Sermon Sunday, March 15. 

 Church member harpist Ginna Paredes is featured in our services on March 22. 

 The choir sings an anthem by John Rutter for Palm Sunday, March 29.

 March 1 marks an anniversary for two facets of the Religious Services Team.  A year ago we established the first permanent Usher Corps.  Currently there are 35 members who rotate as ushers, serving about once every other month.   With individual work, travel, choir or the occasional five-Sunday month, we need at least 5 or 6 more volunteers.  If you are new to our church and looking for a way to connect with people, ushering is an excellent way to meet others.   If you are a seasoned member and realize that you don’t know everyone, this is your opportunity to learn some new names and faces.   Please consider joining the Usher Corps and contact Kristie Boudreaux at rboudreaux5@cox.netor Ila Stoltzfus at

 The other facet of Religious Services is providing flowers for the Sunday services each week. The beginning of March also marks the first anniversary of individual volunteers providing flowers for services each Sunday.  Thanks to all of you who honored loved ones with your offerings.  There was a volunteer to bring flowers every single Sunday from March 1 until the end of the year, and we are already booked until mid-April 2015.  You can sign up for this at the Congregational Care table.  Your name and the person/event you are celebrating appear in the order of service for your Sunday