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For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Doors of Corn Hill  © Barbara Ford (pictured above)

Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist and ashes  5:30

Jesus Takes up His Cross   ©T. Jutsum

 My song is love unknown,
my Savior's love to me,
love to the loveless shown
that they might lovely be.
O who am I
that for my sake
my Lord should take
frail flesh and die?

Here might I stay and sing,
no story so divine:
never was love, dear King,
never was grief like thine.
This is my friend,
in whose sweet praise
I all my days
could gladly spend.

 

 
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I Walked Alone in a Dark Wood  ©T. Jutsum 2005    (below)

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editors letter


Editor note:

 

So, imagine that you're in a room, sitting on a chair, talking to someone you trust about some stuff that bothers you. You're pouring your heart out. You're really letting all the broken things out; the hurt, the anger, the loneliness, the awful sense that you deserve to have satisfaction instead of frustration, the deep hole lined with anxious worry, the fear that you're wrong about everything as you try to convince yourself, and the friend you trust, that you're mostly right, right enough. Your friend can't even begin to touch this pain. It is one big ball of horrible.

 

You look up, for no reason at all. Jesus is there. It isn't like there was a moment when he appeared. He just was there. And, he is huge. Actually, he is getting bigger and bigger. Then you notice that the chair is gone. Then you notice that the room is gone. Then you notice that there is only him. He laughs. It is the sound of perfect joy. It is the only thing that you want. He laughs again and says in a voice that is big as the sea or sky, " You make me so small." Then, he laughs again. 

 

This is the heart of Lent. It is the season of supernatural remembering. The tools that the Spirit of God uses are ash, to remind us that we live in a bigger world than the one we can see, and bread and wine, the food with the power to nourish the life we live there. We have been given the unimaginable gift of experiencing it together. It is all about him and how really big he really is.

 

Val Jutsum

editors letter


Editor note:

 

So, imagine that you're in a room, sitting on a chair, talking to someone you trust about some stuff that bothers you. You're pouring your heart out. You're really letting all the broken things out; the hurt, the anger, the loneliness, the awful sense that you deserve to have satisfaction instead of frustration, the deep hole lined with anxious worry, the fear that you're wrong about everything as you try to convince yourself, and the friend you trust, that you're mostly right, right enough. Your friend can't even begin to touch this pain. It is one big ball of horrible.

 

You look up, for no reason at all. Jesus is there. It isn't like there was a moment when he appeared. He just was there. And, he is huge. Actually, he is getting bigger and bigger. Then you notice that the chair is gone. Then you notice that the room is gone. Then you notice that there is only him. He laughs. It is the sound of perfect joy. It is the only thing that you want. He laughs again and says in a voice that is big as the sea or sky, " You make me so small." Then, he laughs again. 

 

This is the heart of Lent. It is the season of supernatural remembering. The tools that the Spirit of God uses are ash, to remind us that we live in a bigger world than the one we can see, and bread and wine, the food with the power to nourish the life we live there. We have been given the unimaginable gift of experiencing it together. It is all about him and how really big he really is.

 

Val Jutsum

Jesus takes up his cross  (T. Jutsum©2007)                                                           

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I made this in college. It was the season of Lent, but I was not going to church in those days. I was angry with the Church for trying to contain the Uncontainable, as though the Church should somehow, unlike other human institutions, be free from human hypocrisy or small mindedness.

 

Anyway, when I drew this and wrote the words that go with it, I was trying to express the wilderness exile of simply being human. I still feel it, but I don't suffer it anymore. "Home" will always feel like "wilderness," and "wilderness" will always be "home" because, as children of God, we walk with one foot in this world and the other foot not.

Ruth +

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Stephen Kennedy


Christ Church Music Notes From Stephen Kennedy

Listening can be an incredibly active and participatory state.  Listening can awaken our thoughts and stir our emotions.  Listening can connect us to others in the present and across the centuries.  Listening can guide our meditation, reflection, and contemplation.   Listening makes us think and realize that we are not alone.  The Lenten season is filled with incredibly rich and moving liturgical music.  We invite everyone who attends Christ Church liturgies to fully participate by listening as well as engaging in chanting and singing. 

 

Stephen Kennedy

Music Director

Christ Church Rochester

Instructor of Sacred Music

Eastman School of Music

Stephen Kennedy


Christ Church Music Notes From Stephen Kennedy

Listening can be an incredibly active and participatory state.  Listening can awaken our thoughts and stir our emotions.  Listening can connect us to others in the present and across the centuries.  Listening can guide our meditation, reflection, and contemplation.   Listening makes us think and realize that we are not alone.  The Lenten season is filled with incredibly rich and moving liturgical music.  We invite everyone who attends Christ Church liturgies to fully participate by listening as well as engaging in chanting and singing. 

 

Stephen Kennedy

Music Director

Christ Church Rochester

Instructor of Sacred Music

Eastman School of Music

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For more information about concerts and music events, please visit the Christ Church website: http://christchurchrochester.org/index.html.

 

For more information about concerts and music events, please visit the Christ Church website: 

http://www.christchurchrochester.org/

You can also find the billboard of ongoing and special future events by going to the top of this section and clicking on the link "MUSIC GALLERY".

Here are just a few ways in which Christ Church members and friends may participate in our program:

• Becoming an Usher/Candle-lighter for Compline

• Make contributions to our Friends of Music Fund. This fund supports music at Christ Church.  It also enables us to provide musical outreach to the Rochester community through music-training programs, concerts, and enables us to enhance our liturgies with music.  

• Purchase our various CD recordings for friends and family members as gifts.

• Assist in publicizing music at Christ Church by helping sending emails to the local media

 

Please contact me if you are interested in participating in any aspect of our music program at Christ Church. Stephen Kennedy, Music Director stephenk@rochester.rr.com

 

You may also support our music education and enrichment opportunities for young musicians who are dedicating their lives to the field of sacred music by contributing to Christ Church’s "Friends of Music" fund.

Please continue to follow the musical life of our parish by reading the monthly Music Notes and Calendar that are emailed from my address  via MailChimp. 

-Click on the posters below for a full page view.

The music sound files contained here are from the new CD recordings that have just been released. These recordings are available for purchase by clicking the link below. The music used in this publication is edited.  

http://www.christchurchrochester.org/recordings-cd-shop

 

Other links of interest are:

https://www.facebook.com/ccscholacantorum/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/ChristChurchRochester/?fref=ts

http://www.christchurchrochester.org

 

Please click on the word "TOP" just below. It will take you back to the top of the opening page. From there please click on the words in the upper right side of the page to explore additional articles, news and events. There is also a photo gallery and many other wonderful things to see. The links are called:

"SONG"   "NEWS & EVENTS"  CHAPEL GALLERY"  MUSIC EVENT GALLERY"  "CONTACT"    "ARCHIVE"

The "CONTACT" page is also a place to leave comments or requests. The "ARCHIVE" page will show you past issues. 

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For more information about concerts and music events, please visit the Christ Church website: http://christchurchrochester.org/index.html.

 

For more information about concerts and music events, please visit the Christ Church website: 

http://www.christchurchrochester.org/

You can also find the billboard of ongoing and special future events by going to the top of this section and clicking on the link "MUSIC GALLERY".

Here are just a few ways in which Christ Church members and friends may participate in our program:

• Becoming an Usher/Candle-lighter for Compline

• Make contributions to our Friends of Music Fund. This fund supports music at Christ Church.  It also enables us to provide musical outreach to the Rochester community through music-training programs, concerts, and enables us to enhance our liturgies with music.  

• Purchase our various CD recordings for friends and family members as gifts.

• Assist in publicizing music at Christ Church by helping sending emails to the local media

 

Please contact me if you are interested in participating in any aspect of our music program at Christ Church. Stephen Kennedy, Music Director stephenk@rochester.rr.com

 

You may also support our music education and enrichment opportunities for young musicians who are dedicating their lives to the field of sacred music by contributing to Christ Church’s "Friends of Music" fund.

Please continue to follow the musical life of our parish by reading the monthly Music Notes and Calendar that are emailed from my address  via MailChimp. 

-Click on the posters below for a full page view.

The music sound files contained here are from the new CD recordings that have just been released. These recordings are available for purchase by clicking the link below. The music used in this publication is edited.  

http://www.christchurchrochester.org/recordings-cd-shop

 

Other links of interest are:

https://www.facebook.com/ccscholacantorum/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/ChristChurchRochester/?fref=ts

http://www.christchurchrochester.org

 

Please click on the word "TOP" just below. It will take you back to the top of the opening page. From there please click on the words in the upper right side of the page to explore additional articles, news and events. There is also a photo gallery and many other wonderful things to see. The links are called:

"SONG"   "NEWS & EVENTS"  CHAPEL GALLERY"  MUSIC EVENT GALLERY"  "CONTACT"    "ARCHIVE"

The "CONTACT" page is also a place to leave comments or requests. The "ARCHIVE" page will show you past issues.