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By e Mily rose M arTin
PasTor’s r eflecTions 1 email@example.com
The UniqUe naTUre
A Different Perspective of Holy Week
of Sacred MUsic ....... 2
One of the most fascinating perspectives I encountered during my travels in Israel in
February is that of the Benedictine monk and archeologist Fr. Bargil Pixner who moved to
Tiffany series P resenTs Israel in 1969 and lived there, both in Galilee and Jerusalem until his death in
The BalTiMore a rea 2002. Amidst his duties as prior of the Dormiton Abbey in Jerusalem, he
h andBell f esTival ... 3 introduced the Protestant and Catholic theology students of the abbey to
biblical topography and archaeology. As an archaeologist, he uncovered parts
a Modern of what he claimed was the “Essene Quarter” on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem, based
r enaissance M an ..... 4 on his search for the “Gate of the Essenes” mentioned by the first century C.E. Jewish-Roman
historian Josephus. His theories regarding the Essene influence in Jerusalem provide an
intriguing reconstruction of Holy Week.
a sk The PasTor ........ 5
The Essenes were a group of Jews who rejected the royal-priestly power of Maccabean
(Hasmonean) high priests as illegitimate. Some Essenes retreated to a monastic center (such
Breaking news as the caves of Qumran, where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered) to live an
aT BMPa .................. 6 ascetic lifestyle, while others continued to marry and live in their towns and villages all over
the countryside. Pixner believed that John the Baptist may have spent some time under their
news froM The influence before setting out on his own. The Essenes were particularly concerned with ritual
BMPa d eacons ........ 7 purity and bathing, and a number of ritual baths or Mikvahs were discovered just inside the
supposed “Essene Gate”. One of the most striking things about the Essenes, however, is that
M eeT a d eacon ....... 7 they followed a different calendar from the one used by the Jewish Temple at the time of Jesus.
While the temple organized its calendar and festivals according to the cycles of the moon, the
Essenes used an older sun calendar that resembles ours, with 364 days.
Careful readers of the Gospel accounts of “Holy Week” may have noticed, not only
To d on sTroUd .......... 7
discrepancies in the accounts, but also some bizarre timelines. For example, before Jesus and
his disciples enter Jerusalem for the Passover week, they have dinner in Bethany. Two gospels
wn@B – say that this evening meal occurred two days before the Passover, while John says that it was
exaMining oUr “isMs” 7 six days before. You might chalk that up to simple disagreement about the facts, unless you
believe, as Pixner did, that the Essenes would have celebrated the Passover on the Tuesday
confronTing evil: evening (before Wednesday, which is always the first day of the Passover according to the sun
BaPTisM, r ePenTance calendar), while the Temple would have celebrated it on the Friday evening in the year 30 A.D.
and e xorcisM ........... 8 (when the first day of the Temple Passover coincided with the Sabbath). This theory also sheds
light on the detail that when the disciples look for a room to celebrate the Passover, they are
instructed to look for a man carrying a jar of water. This would normally be a woman’s job.
Finally, it makes much more sense for all the events that the Gospels claim to have taken
place between the last supper and the crucifixion if the last supper happened on a Tuesday
M arch 2010 night and the crucifixion on a Friday morning. It is hard to imagine Jesus being
aT BMPa ................. 9 questioned by Caiaphas, the high priest, and his father-in-law Ananias, the former
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t he unique nature of Sacred Music
By John walker different and nobler criteria than music merely
intended for the concert hall or for television. Sacred
Last autumn Andrew wrote an excellent column in music is presented in tribute and prayer in the presence
this publication about appropriate response, applause of God, our Creator, our Redeemer, and our Sustainer.
or alternatives to the music and other John Bell writes that “something extremely rare
elements of worship. I hope that I might happens whenever a congregation sings to its Maker….
continue that topic from the musicians’ There are ten or fifty or five hundred individual voices
perspective. giving their unique gifts as they open their mouths and
In today’s media-dominated culture, sing; there is also the unique blending of high and low
focused upon iconic performers and with music voices, sharp and flat, sophisticated and
often used cleverly as a marketing tool, sacred music is rough-tongued, male and female, old and young….It is
decidedly counter cultural. In contrast with the popular important that every song sung is offered to God with
media, which equates music with star personalities, that sense of uniqueness. God is worth it.”
sacred music seeks only to bring worthy worship to We experienced the transcendence of sacred music
God. Just as each individual member of the choir on February 14, when a brave group of worshippers
commits his/her unique voice to blend with the total filled the chancel after having shoveled the deep snow
choral sound, so each musical element in worship seeks outside the church. The singing of hymns that
to merge with and heighten the expression of the word. morning was enough to melt the remaining snow
I Chronicles 25:6-7 reports that King David outside! The same transcendence has been obvious in
appointed 288 singers with cymbals, lyre and harp for the brave songs of victims of the devastating Haitian
worship in the Temple. When the Ark of the Covenant earthquake. We turn to music when words alone are
was brought to the Temple, the singers were joined by not enough. In sacred music we pray fervently together.
one hundred twenty priests playing trumpets! “And St. Augustine wrote that “the one who sings prays
the harmony between trumpeters and singers was such twice.” Augustine is saying that when the praise is of
that only one melody could be heard as they praised God, then something happens that makes it more than
and gave thanks to the Lord…then the Temple was just any kind of song. The object of the song in a way
filled with the cloud of the glory of the Lord; so that becomes the subject.
the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the Yet all of this mortal music is mere rehearsal for that
cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of great day when we hope to join the multitude which
God.” (II Chronicles 5:12-14) I hope this might become no one can number, who sing day and night before the
our shared vision and goal for all music in worship: to throne of God: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and
invoke the cloud of the glory of the Lord! thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might be unto
Describing his understanding of the “theater of our God for ever and ever. Amen! (Revelation 7:12)
worship”, the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard So, to applaud or not? If we consider that our mutual
commented that most people consider that clergy and audience is God, perhaps we might listen carefully
musicians are the actors, God is the prompter, and the for God’s still small voice in response to our musical
worshippers are the audience. Kierkegaard suggests, attempts to glorify our Maker. That silent expectation
however, that the total opposite is the truth: the could become an excellent spiritual discipline,
worshippers are the actors, clergy and musicians are especially during Lent. While I fully suspect that God
the prompters, and God is the audience! Quite opposite delights in the joy of our spontaneous applause,
to secular performance, which is targeted toward other another excellent option would be to turn to our
people, sacred music offered to God takes on a neighbors and say with conviction: “God be with you!”
magnificent new meaning and reality. The very word Perhaps our deeply shared life goal is to hear God’s
worship, coming from the Old English word final applause, saying, “Well done, thou good and
weorthscipe – weorth (worthy) and – scipe (ship), faithful servant.”
signifies attributing worth or respect to someone (God).
Therefore the music of worship must answer to Soli Deo Gloria
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T iffany series P resents t he BaltiMore a rea
h andBell f estival
– A Visual and Musical Treat for All Ages!!! –
Five handbell choirs – whose ringers will play a on the program are several congregational hymns
total of 300 bells – will present the Baltimore Area which we all will sing, accompanied by the
Handbell Festival at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, massed choirs, organ, brass and tympani.
2010, at Brown Memorial. This event is part of Handbell ringing began in Europe several
the church’s Tiffany Series. Tickets are $15 for centuries ago when ringers of cathedral and
adults, $5 for students. Children under 12 receive church bell tower bells needed hours of
free admission. practice to
The choirs will master the
individual patterns of
pieces from “change
different ringing” that
corners of the had developed.
church, and In order not to
also will join bother the
together for townspeople
“massed nearby, ringers
ringing” pieces. induced nearby
In addition to foundries to
our own choir, cast smaller
directed by bells, called
Chrystie handbells. Soon
Adams, bell they became
choirs from popular, and
Baltimore; Mountain Lakes, New Jersey; and choirs of handbell ringers were formed.
Newark, Delaware will be participating. The Handbells became popular in the U.S. in the
conductor is Richard Frey, Minister of Music at 1950s, when change ringers from New England
Trinity UCC in Hanover, Pennsylvania, a well brought bells back to this country and began
known handbell concert director. performing. Now, the American Guild of English
The festival’s program ranges from George Handbell Ringers is a national organization with
Frideric Handel’s “Thanks Be to Thee” to a more than 9,000 members.
rousing Dixieland arrangement of “When the Brown Memorial’s choir will ring bells made by
Saints Go Marching In,” accompanied by the Whitechapel Handbell Foundry in London,
clarinet, trombone and drums. Other pieces England. The other choirs will ring bells made by
include “Prisms” by William Payne, “Proclamation American companies.
of Praise” by Michael Mazzententa, and We hope you will join us for this not-to-be
“Triumphant Praise” by Karen Buckwalter. Also missed event!
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By e llen carTer c ooPer he notes that the chancel choir is “a wonderful bunch
“Who is that standing in front of the choir?” “I don’t of people, thanks to John; he’s a phenomenal musician,
know.” “Oh, he’s the new assistant conductor.” This broadly intelligent.” He is grateful for John’s
conversation has been held in various corners of Brown mentoring and “for his all-encompassing talents.” Joe
Memorial Church, so we decided to shine some light related that he is just one of a long stream of persons
upon this extraordinary individual. who have benefited from and are thankful for John’s
His name is Joseph Kneer and he is a long way from advice and guidance.
home (Menomonie, Wisconsin). His fate was sealed In his life Joe always carves space for hobbies for
before his birth. Joe’s balance. Following national as well as local politics is one
maternal grandfather was of his pastimes. He likes to know what others think.
a fiddler who played at Another abiding interest of the assistant conductor is
barn dances during the spirituality, exploring various thoughts and beliefs about
Depression. His mother other religions. Currently, he is intrigued by one of his
was determined that Joe courses, “The Bible as Literature.”
would play the Sometime in the future, Joe envisions being a violin
violin, also. professor. He is quite enthusiastic about the prospect of
Lessons on the violin teaching. Of course, along with the instructional aspect of
began when Joe was five his life, he sees himself conducting a church choir. There
years old. In the fifth are many paths open to this uniquely talented young man.
Joe Kneer grade, he learned to play It will be fascinating to see which one(s) he chooses.
the French horn and spent
the next few years playing in bands. When Joe reached
the eighth grade, he mastered the trombone. This led to Pastor’s r eflections
playing in jazz bands. He played the piano and
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With all of his musical talent, there was only one high priest (Luke only); condemned by the 71 members
school for Joe to attend in the Midwest, Oberlin of the Sanhedrin after extensive witness testimony
College. His major was violin performance. In addition (According to the Babylonian Talmud, the Sanhedrin
to his studies, Joe “dabbled” in politics and led the table were required to delay a guilty verdict for a capital
tennis team. That’s not all; he conducted his own offense until the morning after the trial begins.); tried
chamber orchestra of 40 members and a church choir. by Pilate; questioned by Herod (Luke only); publically
Before Joe was graduated from Oberlin, he was flagellated; and rejected by the mob in favor of
awarded a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins/Peabody to Barabbas…all between the late hours of Thursday night
pursue a graduate degree. As before, this modest young and nine a.m. on Friday morning.
man’s studies were scheduled to be focused on violin On the one hand it would be easy to dismiss all
performance, but another dimension was added when he theories such as this one that attempt to explain some of
met John Walker through Donald Sutherland. the difficult discrepancies of the four gospel accounts
John invited Joe to sing baritone in BMPA’s chancel or amalgamate them into one narrative as speculation or
choir (since his friend, Lydia Beasley, was the soprano apologetics. For me, it helps to make sense of some of
soloist). One day during choir rehearsal, Joe offered the narrative tangle. I am reminded that, after all, a real
some Choral Amens he composed. Eventually, he person and real events lie beneath all these varying
became the assistant conductor of the choir. Most accounts that have been told and retold, compiled,
recently, he conducted the weather-delayed Christmas edited, and variously interpreted over the centuries. It’s
portion of Handel’s Messiah. Joe admits that he likes that fact – that God became a real live human being,
to conduct a choir because it is a blended, homogenous who ate, drank, and suffered right along with us – as
sound that is more abstract than conducting one of us – that makes this season about more than
an orchestra. simply giving up caffeine or alcohol for forty days.
Joe believes that Brown Memorial Church is a “very Source: With Jesus in Jerusalem – His First and Last
special place.” He observes that the church community Days in Judea, by Bargil Pixner (Israel: Corazin
is diverse, vibrant, loving, and welcoming. Additionally, Publishing, 2005.)
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a sk the Pastor
By a ndrew fosTer c onnors of the community. Hence, private communion is a
firstname.lastname@example.org misnomer in our tradition. This is true of baptism
Q: Why do we celebrate communion? as well.
• Because communion in our tradition is more than
A: Communion is first and foremost a mystery to a memorial, it does not have to be a sad, dreary
experience rather than a system to be understood. There occasion, remembering only the suffering of Jesus,
are some key elements involved in any and blood that was spilled. In fact, as a foretaste of
celebration of communion today: Like the “kingdom meal,” communion can be seen as a
baptism, the Lord’s Supper, or window into the world as God wills it to become –
“Communion” or the “Eucharist” (which where all are fed, brought together in love, and sent
means thanksgiving) is understood as a out to serve God by caring for each other. Still, the
sacrament. As such it is a “sign and symbol” of eating connection to the last supper reminds us that the
and drinking in communion with the risen Christ. call of Christ is not to be received or accepted
Connections to the life of Jesus Christ and scripture casually. It does come with a cost.
are multifaceted. These connections include: • According to our Book of Order, only baptized
• the last supper when Jesus commanded his Christians are allowed to receive communion. On
disciples to break bread and share a cup to the positive side of this mandate, only those who
remember and proclaim his death; have taken on the vows of baptism – to follow
• the day of resurrection when Jesus made himself where Christ leads – receive his spiritual
known to his followers in the breaking of bread; nourishment to help them in fulfilling those vows.
• the days thereafter when the risen Christ continued On the negative side, communion can quickly turn
to make himself known by the blessing and breaking into an exclusive, club-mentality. Because of this
of bread, and by preparing, serving, and sharing tension, our congregation invites all those “who
common meals; wish to follow Jesus Christ” to share in the meal
• the occasions when Jesus is referred to as “the that he has prepared. While technically a
bread of life”. He was born in Bethlehem, which violation of the Book of Order, I believe it to be
translates, “the house of bread”. closer to the biblical tradition that stresses both the
• the devotion of the church in the New Testament cost of following Jesus and the radical welcome
to the common meal. Apostle Paul has much to say that he extended beyond all acceptable boundaries
about the celebration of the meal and its implications (including religious ones).
for the community’s life together. • Children are not to be excluded from the meal,
• the New Testament reference to the meal as the eliminating the practice of “first communion.”
expectation of the Kingdom and as a foretaste of the Some are pleased with this relatively recent change,
messianic banquet. believing it to be closer to Jesus’ ethic of
Unlike the Roman tradition, Presbyterian theology hospitality. Others believe it diminishes the
does not teach that the bread or wine is changed in any importance of communion for new generations.
fundamental way. Hence, we do not take extraordinary • Communion can be celebrated every week, but
care for post consecrated elements by consuming them it must be celebrated at least quarterly. As many
completely (c.f. Roman Catholics) or disposing of them scholars have recovered knowledge about the early
in special ways (c.f. Episcopalians). Unlike some church’s Eucharistic practice (a celebration that
Baptists and Spiritualists, the meal is seen as more than occurred every week) there is a move afoot in the
a memorial banquet, recalling Jesus’ last supper. In our Presbyterian Church to encourage the celebration of
tradition, the meal is understood to transport us into the communion more frequently.
presence of the risen Christ. At the table, we actually I would invite everyone to spend some time at our
commune with Christ and those who follow him, past, next communion celebration reflecting on what
present, and future as we participate in this mystery. communion means to you and to the community.
• Presbyterians proclaim the unity of Word and
Sacrament, so that communion must always be * “Ask the Pastor” is a new feature of The Tidings.
celebrated as a response to the Word proclaimed You may submit a liturgical or scriptural question to be
through text and message. answered by one of the Pastors to Ellen Carter Cooper
• We feel strongly about the necessity of the Holy at email@example.com. The deadline for
Spirit being almost always connected to the presence questions is the 15th of every month.
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BreakinG news at BMPa
By e Mily rose M arTin Q: What are your plans immediately after the
firstname.lastname@example.org wedding and for next year?
Q: What? You’re engaged! When did this A: Richard is in the process of applying to both
happen? Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria and
A: Richard Gillespie Proctor asked me to marry him on General Theological Seminary in New York City for
February 1st, just before I left for a ten day trip to Israel. the year of Anglican studies he is required to complete
It was the first time we’d seen each other since before seeking a call. Both programs are good options,
Christmas, and the first time we’d been together since and either way, we will most likely be living in different
he’d been officially accepted as a postulant (a candidate places during the week and together on the weekends.
for ordination) in the Episcopal Church. We’d been Richard’s current residency program ends on August 31,
talking about marriage seriously for a few weeks, so it and he has limited vacation time between now and then,
wasn’t too big of a surprise, but it was still exciting. so our honeymoon will be short, sweet, and stateside.
Q: How did he propose? How did you two meet? He’ll start his Anglican studies program immediately
A: Having chosen the day, Richard decided to keep upon finishing his residency in Atlanta. We wish he
the ring in his pocket so that he could propose when it had more time off and more transition time between his
felt right. That happened while we were reading through current job and seminary, but we both want him to get
some of our favorite poems in Garrison Keillor’s full credit for the time and energy he has invested in
selection of Good Poems, after he had picked me up from his Clinical Pastoral Education residency, and we both
the airport and had taken me out for some good southern agree that we are ready to begin our married life
barbeque at Fox Brothers BBQ in Atlanta. I couldn’t have together sooner rather than later.
been happier. We celebrated by having dinner together in Q: Will you change your name?
the refectory at Columbia Seminary, which is where we A: Richard and have I discussed this at length. It is
first got to know one another – there and in the class we important to me that we share a last name, and I am not
took together during the fall of 2008 called “The particularly attached to mine. So after July 25, I plan to
Preacher and the Poet.” change my name to Emily Rose Proctor.
Q: So who exactly is this Richard Gillespie I hope that this answers most of your questions about
Proctor? this new and exciting turn of events in the life of your
A: Richard grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, in the associate pastor. It’s always a little tricky to decide what
same home as Elizabeth Reichelt, who is his older sister. is public information and what should remain private in
Richard studied English at Sewanee and Florida State the life of a pastor, but I would rather err on the side of
University, played drums in a Southern Rock Band called openness, honesty, and clear communication in both my
Tishamingo for seven years, and received his Master of private and my public life. In that spirit, I am excited to
Divinity degree at Columbia Theological Seminary. He be able to share this news with you!
currently works as a chaplain and CPE resident at
Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Although Richard has
Presbyterian roots on his mother’s side, he grew up in the
Episcopal Church and has always loved its liturgy g o Green wiTh yoUr coPy of THE TIDINGS!
and worship. Now that our new website is complete and we have a direct
Q: When is the wedding? How can we celebrate link to the most recent Tidings publication help us go
this good news with you? GREEN by receiving your copy online. Receiving email
A: The wedding will take place on July 25, 2010, as notification of when the latest Tidings is available for
part of a regular Sunday morning worship service at the reading will help us cut down on the environmental and
church where I grew up and where I was recently financial costs of printing and mailing paper copies. If you
ordained, Evergreen Presbyterian Church in Dothan, would like to receive e-mail notification of when the latest
Alabama. Because the sanctuary is small and will already Tidings is available, please send Sharon Holley an email at
be filled mostly with congregants, we are limiting our email@example.com. She will need your name
guest list to family and a handful of very close friends. and email address. Also, check our website
That being said, I would love to find a time for our directly for updates at www.browndowntown.org/index.
congregation (Brown Memorial) to meet Richard and php?s=newsletter to download the latest Tidings. Thanks
celebrate with us sometime in the next six to for helping us to be better stewards of God’s
eight months. magnificent creation.
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news froM patients. In January, Hannah began full-time study (in
BMPa d eacons
addition to her work) to become a Palliative Care and
the Hospice Clinical Nurse Specialist. Hannah came to Brown
Memorial just over one year ago and is excited to deepen her
Although we are sad to see Anne Heuisler rotate off
commitment to the community by serving as a deacon.
(but tremendously grateful for her six years of service),
a farewell d on
we are excited to welcome two new deacons to our
ever-expanding cadre of ordained officers at Brown to
Memorial Park Avenue: Barbara Christen and Hannah
Loring Davis. In addition to generally being “on call” to A Celebration and Farewell Dinner for
address the pastoral needs of the community, the the Rev. Donald E. Stroud
deacons make special efforts to visit and take communion
to our members who are homebound. Please feel free The Board of Directors of That All May Freely Serve:
to contact co-chairpersons Sandra Fink at 410-377-2923 Baltimore will hold a dinner on Saturday, April 24,
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and David Rollison at 2010, 6:30 p.m., in Sharp Hall at Govans Presbyterian
410-433-3526 (email@example.com) if you have any Church to celebrate the eleven years of service of the
questions or concerns to bring to the deaconate. The other Rev. Donald E. Stroud as its Minister of Outreach and
deacons include Graham Richardson (443-618-5741 Reconciliation. Sadly, due to financial constraints, the
grichardson526@gmail. com), Barbara Cates Board has found it necessary to terminate Don’s
(410-523-8713; firstname.lastname@example.org), Don Peeples position with TAMFS:B at the end of July 2010.
(410-669-5280; email@example.com), and David In order to make sure that Don is able to continue
Todd (410-323-3161; firstname.lastname@example.org). our important advocacy work on LGBT business at the
219th General Assembly of the PC (U.S.A.) in July, it is
M eet a d eacon vital that funds be raised to meet our responsibilities to
Don. The April 24th dinner is a fundraiser as well as a
Hannah Loring-Davis hails from Atlanta, Georgia where celebration and an opportunity to receive donations to
she grew up at The Open Door Community – an TAMFS:B. If you are a regular contributor, please
intentional Christian community in the Catholic Worker continue your financial support through this final year.
tradition that serves the homeless, those in prisons and on Join us on April 24th to thank Don, to celebrate what
Death Row of Atlanta and Georgia. Before moving to has been accomplished during his time in the Baltimore
Baltimore, Hannah ran a free medical and foot care clinic area, and to help raise money to fund his final months
at The Open Door for five years while she attended school with us as well as to provide him with an appropriate
to become a nurse. In Baltimore, she is employed as a severance package. An invitation will be mailed, but
nurse in the surgical intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins save the date April 24th on your calendar. For more
Hospital where she cares for transplant and trauma information contact Charles Forbes at 410-667-4241.
Examining our “Isms”
Join us for the next Wednesday Night at Brown series, personal politics of identity and power through a
to be led by Emily Martin and Joanne Baillie Egan. This variety of means: group role-play, pair discussion of
four-week series, sponsored by the Diversity our early awareness of human diversity, examples of
Committee, will lead participants through acknowledging media depictions of race, and a look at Biblical
our inward and outward biases and sharing our individual references that may guide us in determining what
and corporate experiences with various forms of anti-oppression work has to do with our congregation
oppression. In what ways have we participated in racism, and church ministries.
classism, sexism, heterosexism, or other “isms”? In what The series will cover the four Wednesdays in March.
ways have we worked to combat oppression? Please feel free to contact Joanne (joanne.egan@
The series will include whole-group activities and verizon.net) or Emily (email@example.com) if you
discussion, as well as opportunities for individual have questions. We hope to have many voices to enrich
reflection and introspection. We will examine the our conversation!
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M arch Birthdays 03/23 Sarah Seipp-Williams
03/26 Delores Jones
03/04 Mari Satterlee
03/26 Kenna Mitchell
03/04 Susan Schindler
03/26 Carol Newill
03/06 Ryan Artes
03/29 Olivia Babb
03/07 Edna Watts
03/08 Aidan Connors Note: If you wish to have your birthday listed in The
Tidings, please contact Sharon Holley, church secretary, at
03/11 Dianne Ross
410-523-1542, or via e-mail at Sharon@browndowntown.org.
03/13 Joanne Egan
03/14 Lucy Hand
03/14 Ken Mills Confronting Evil:
03/15 Tina Abrefa-Gyan
03/15 Robbie Blinkoff
03/15 William John McConnell, V (Liam)
Brown Memorial members and Bolton Hill
03/15 Don Peeples residents are invited to join Rev. Rich Bozzelli of
03/16 Jonathan Barnes Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church,
Rev. Martha Macgill of Memorial Episcopal Church,
03/17 Chel Cavallon and Rev. Andrew Foster Connors of Brown Memorial
as they share the distinctive approaches of our three
03/18 Gita Deane traditions toward the problem of evil. A light meal will
03/18 Margaret L. Hopkins be shared at 6:30 p.m. followed by the one and a half
hour program beginning at 7 p.m. Reservations are
03/19 Martha Bishai not necessary. This is an opportunity to celebrate our
inclusive communities of faith and the relationships
03/20 Brad Simpson
among our parishes as we learn from and challenge
03/21 Ellison Warmath each other in a spirit of cooperation and goodwill.
The sessions will meet in the Assembly Room at
03/22 Melissa Riorda Brown Memorial on Tuesdays, March 2nd, and
03/23 Nell Robinson March 9th.
Published monthly for members and friends of Brown
Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church by the
Membership Committee. Andrew Foster Connors, Pastor.
Emily Rose Martin, Associate Pastor. 1316 Park Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21217. 410.523.1542.
G ood news froM www.browndowntown.org. Send contributions by
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Tri-Church Education WN@B Chancel Choir Middle School Retreat Saturday Morning
6:30-8:30 p.m. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rehearsal 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Youth Group Dinners Out Bible Study 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Quiz Night - 7p.m. - 9 p.m.
7 Sunday School,
Adult Forum, 8 9 10 11 12 13
9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Deacon’s Meeting Tri-Church Education WN@B Chancel Choir Saturday Morning
6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rehearsal 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Service of Worship 11 a.m. Bible Study 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Youth Group Meeting 12:15 p.m. Wedding
Handbell Choir Rehearsal
Sermon Talk Back Lunch
14 Handbell Choirs
Rehearsal 8:00-10:30 a.m. 15 16 17 18 19 20
Adult Forum, WN@B Chancel Choir Saturday Morning Bible Study
Choir Warm-Up 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rehearsal 7 p.m.-9 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Service of Worship 11 a.m.
Rehearsal 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Tiffany Series Handbell Festival.
21 Adult Forum, 22 23 24 25 26 27
9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Service of Worship 11 a.m. WN@B Chancel Choir
Youth Group Meeting 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rehearsal 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday Morning
12:15 p.m. Bible Study 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Handbell Choir Lunch
Discussions Brown Bag Lunch
CFM Team Meeting 12:15 p.m
9:30 a.m. 29 30 31 1 a pril 2 3
Choir Warm-Up Maunday Thursday Soup Supper Good Friday Tenebrae Service Saturday Morning
M arch 2010
9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Bible Study 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Service of Worship 11 a.m. 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.