Music

Reception for Nancy Nickel

Posted on May 21, 2018 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions | 0 comments

Reception for Nancy Nickel

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 from 4-6:00pm, in the Pioneer Chapel. Mark your calendars for this special event when we say “Goodbye” to our very special Minister of Music. On the eve of Nancy’s last Bach Cantata we will gather to wish her well, and send her off with love and thanksgiving for the music ministry she has guided St. James through for the past 13 years. This should be a celebration you won’t want to miss. Cantata 29 “Wir danken dir, Gott (We give you thanks, God)” Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at 5:00pm. Join us for the final Bach Vesper of the 2017-2018 season, and the...

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Mark Your Calendars!

Posted on Apr 2, 2018 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Mark Your Calendars!

Sunday, April 15th and Sunday, April 22nd … These are two of the most important dates for St. James this year. On Sunday, April 15th our Pastoral Candidate, recommended and approved by Council, will preach at the 9:30am service (Pastor Janet will preside). There will be a Q&A session following the service to give members a chance to meet the candidate and hear from him personally. On the following Sunday, April 22nd, the congregation will gather after service at 11:00am for a special Congregational Meeting to vote whether or not to call the candidate for Pastorship at St. James...

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The Journey to Easter 2018

Posted on Mar 2, 2018 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

The Journey to Easter 2018

Community Lenten Services: † Wednesday, March 7th: Picnic Dinner at First Baptist at 6:00pm, followed by Ecumenical Service at 7:00pm. † Wednesday, March 14th: Soup Supper at St. James at 6:00pm, followed by Ecumenical Service at 7:00pm. † Wednesday, March 21st: Ecumenical Service followed by refreshments at First Presbyterian at 7:00pm. Holy Week: † Palm Sunday, March 25th: Procession in Park Blocks at 9:30am. † Maundy Thursday, March 29th: Noon and 7:00pm. † Good Friday, March 30th: Noon, St. John Passion at 7:00pm. GOOD FRIDAY BACH VESPER will feature music from Bach’s great...

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Bring in the New Year of 2018 with Jazz

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in Happenings, Ministries, Music, Worship | 0 comments

Bring in the New Year of 2018 with Jazz

JAZZ VESPERS ON SUNDAY, Jan. 21st, at 5:00 pm at St. James will feature John Stowell on guitar. John Stowell returns to St. James for the first Jazz Vespers of 2018. John is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart. He has taught internationally for 30 years. His clinics are informal, hands-on and informative. In addition to music theory and guidelines for improvisation, John shares his professional experience with the business of music. John Stowell began his...

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Bring in the New Year of 2018 with Bach

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Bring in the New Year of 2018 with Bach

Bach Cantata #28 and Vesper, Sunday, January 7th, 2018, 5:00pm Gottlob! Nun geht das Jahr zu Ende (Praise God! Now the year is coming to a close) This cantata for the New Year opens in thanksgiving for the past year with the sung words: “Think upon this, how much good God’s hands have done for you in the old year!  Sound a happy song of thanks to Him…” The cantata concludes with a sung prayer for the New Year: “Give us a peaceful year, protect us from all sorrow, and nourish us gently.” Soloists Anna Haagenson, Laura Thoreson, Carl Halverson, and Kevin Walsh join St. James...

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