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All Saints Sunday Time of Remembrance & Taize Worship – CHANGED!


At 4:15 pm, we will be having the All Saints Taize worship service on Zoom. A bulletin for the Taize service can be downloaded by clicking HERE .

Anyone who has already signed up to attend will receive an email from Rob Ransom with the Zoom link and the Bulletin for the service. If you have not signed up yet and wish to join, register below and you will receive the Zoom link via email confirmation.

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Our Previous Announcement is below:

On All Saints Sunday afternoon, November 1, from 3:00 – 4:45 pm on the Peters Green, Lewinsville will be offering a special outdoor time of remembrance and worship. This time is intended to provide an opportunity for persons to remember loved ones who have died, and to spend time in quiet contemplation.

The afternoon will unfold in two parts. Persons may stay for the full time, or come and go. From 3:00 – 4:00, violinist, Sarah Berger, and cellist, Amanda Laborete, will perform a prelude of contemplative music. Individuals will be invited to sit and listen quietly, or to walk around the cemetery. Then from 4:15 – 4:45, there will be a contemplative Taize worship service, a time of prayer, Scripture, silence, and music.

Candles will be provided for any who would like to light a candle in remembrance of a loved one, or you may bring your own. As with previous services, these services are being planned for no more than 50 people, so please sign up BELOW.                        

This event will be weather-permitting only.   Registration is required so we may plan appropriate social distancing and keep the attendance number to no more than 50; fill out the registration form below.

If possible, please bring a lawn chair. Masks are required, and please follow the social distance guidelines upon arrival. If you think that wearing a mask or maintaining social distance will be difficult for you or someone in your family, then, with heavy hearts, we ask you not to attend. We ask that everyone assess their risk for an outdoor gathering before deciding if this is something that is right for you in this phase of the virus.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Pastor Scott, John Nothaft, or Rob Ransom.

About the Performers:

Sarah Berger is a violinist passionate about orchestral performance and new music. Her leading positions include Assistant Concertmaster of Spoleto Festival USA, Principal Second Violin of Mannes Orchestra, Concertmaster of Eastman Philharmonia, and Concertmaster of Brevard Music Center Orchestra. Her other large scale engagements include National Repertory Orchestra and regularly substituting with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sarah’s small ensemble work largely consists of performing contemporary music. Most recently, she has premiered pieces with Mannes American Composers Ensemble and performed compositions by Michael Gordon and Julius Eastman while at Spoleto Festival USA. Sarah played with Eastman School of Music’s new music ensemble, Ossia, throughout her undergraduate degree. As a member of Ossia, she collaborated with the JACK Quartet, performing Steve Reich’s “Triple Quartet.” She has played in various chamber music groups during her studies and made her New York City chamber debut last year at Music on Madison.

In addition to ensemble playing, Sarah has given several solo recitals. She has performed in master classes with Augustin Hadelich, Andres Cardenes, Rachel Barton Pine, and Itamar Zorman. This summer, she was looking forward to returning to Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, and hopes the festival will resume in 2021. Sarah studied with Renée Jolles and received her B.M. from Eastman School of Music in 2018, graduating with the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. She is currently pursuing a M.M. at Mannes School of Music, The New School, where she studies with Lewis Kaplan.

Filipino-American Cellist, Amanda Laborete enjoys a diverse musical career as an orchestral player, chamber musician and teacher. Ms. Laborete holds a Bachelors of Music from Eastman School of Music and a Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music. She is also a recipient of the Glenn and Frances Harris Cello Prize. In past years, Amanda has had the privilege of studying with Julia Lichten, Alan Harris, Astrid Schween, Jonathon Koh, and Carina Voly. In addition to summer studies, Amanda has performed numerous times with the La Jolla Music Festival. In 2012, she gave her solo debut with the International Youth Symphony. As a teacher, Amanda has served as chamber coach for San Diego State Summer Music Institute, Cello Teacher/Chamber Coach at the Hochstein School of Music in Rochester, NY, and is currently on faculty at ROCmusic and Harlem School of the Arts in Manhattan. She has performed as a section cellist in Rochester Philharmonia Orchestra and Syracuse Symphoria. In past years she has been principal of the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra, MSM Chamber Sinfonia, Eastman Philharmonia, the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, and the San Diego Youth Symphony. Recently, her quartet has been chosen for the Orchestra of Saint Luke’s chamber music mentorship. As an active proponent of Filipino representation and visibility in classical music, Amanda joined the musician roster as a chamber player for Filam Music Foundation. Additionally, she performs frequently with Groupmuse in an effort to make classical music more accessible across all audiences. Amanda has enjoyed a varied career previously working in finance and culinary arts. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with animals, painting, and eating great food with friends.