Events and Happenings; Music from St. Stephen’s Concerts & Other Events

 

February 2017

Feb 28 5:00 – 7:00 pm  Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper with Music by Dixieland Mardi Gras Combo

March 2017

Wednesday March 1 Ash Wednesday
7:30 am Holy Eucharist with imposition of ashes
11:30 am Lenten Organ Recital – Jane Bourdow, Alexandria, Virginia
12:00 noon Ecumenical Service (imposition of ashes in the chapel after the service)
6:00 pm Choral Eucharist with imposition of ashes

 

Saturday, March 4   9:30am – 12:30pm

Clergy & Musician Relations Workshop
with The Rev. Dr. Victoria Sirota
author of Preaching to the Choir: Claiming the Role of Sacred Musician
Open to the public. Clergy, church musicians, organists, choir
members, Parish Council and Vestry members are especiallyencouraged to attend this engaging and helpful workshop.
Call 570-301-9253 or email dean@agopane.org to

register by February 27 or visit www.agopane.org.

Event presented by; American Guild of Organists Pennsylvania Northeast Chapter

 

 

2017 Downtown Wilkes-Barre Lenten Series

Since the 1920s, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 S. Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, has offered free Lenten recitals prior to the noon Community Lenten Service. A simple soup and sandwich lunch is available immediately following the services in the auditorium for $4.00. This series is sponsored by the Downtown Ministerium of Wilkes-Barre.

Organ Recitals at 11:30 am — Services at 12:00 pm — Lunch after each Service

Series Theme — The Seven Last Words of Christ

Ash Wednesday, March 1

Organ Recital: Jane Bourdow, Alexandria, Virginia
Theme: “Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34) / The Challenge of Forgiveness
Liturgist: The Rev’d Diane Sickler, Unity of NEPA, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Rev’d Robert Zanicky, The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: Carol A. Tome, mezzo-soprano

Wednesday, March 8

Organ Recital: Brenda Lynne Leach, Director of the Marywood University Orchestra, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Theme: “Truly, I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:43) / Doubts about the Afterlife
Liturgist: Monsignor Vincent Grimalia, Chaplain of St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Rev’d William S. Marshall, Jr., Priest Associate of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: John Michael Vaida and Amy Iwazumi, violinists

Wednesday, March 15

Organ Recital: Peter Stoltzfus Berton, Organist and Choirmaster, Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, Newport Rhode Island
Theme: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:35, Matthew 27:46) / Feelings of Abandonment
Liturgist: The Rev’d William S. Marshall, Jr., Priest Associate of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: Deacon Bill Behm, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: Thomas C. Heinze, oboe

Wednesday, March 22

Organ Recital: Andrew Krystopolski, Organist and Choirmaster, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Schenectady, New York
Theme: “Woman, here is your son … here is your mother.” (John 19:26-27) / A Parent’s Love
Liturgist: The Rev’d Robert Zanicky, The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Very Rev’d Fr. Timothy Cremeens, Dean and Pastor of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: The Wyoming Seminary Madrigal Singers, directed by John Vaida

Wednesday, March 29

Organ Recital: Clara Gerdes, Organ Scholar, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” (Luke 23:46) / Self Offering
Liturgist: The Rev’d Janelle Wigen, Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Rev’d Peter Kuritz, Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: Earl Orcutt, Horn

Wednesday, April 5

Organ Recital: Timothy F. Thomas, Jr., Organist and Choirmaster, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lewes, Delaware
Theme: “I am thirsty.” (John 19:28) / Physical Pain
Liturgist: Pastor Steve Perillo, Make A Difference Ministries, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Temple Israel, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: The Marywood University Chamber Singers, directed by Rick Hoffenberg

Wednesday, April 12

Organ Recital: Christopher Prestia, Director of Music, The Second Presbyterian Church of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Theme: “It is finished.” (John 19:30) / Disappointment
Liturgist: Deacon Bill Behm, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre
Preacher: The Rev’d Diane Sickler, Unity of NEPA, Wilkes-Barre
Special Music: Wesley Poole (tenor) and George Levandowski (bass-baritone)

 

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