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  1. 1. The Tidings G ood news from a Pril 2010 in this i ssue Pastor’s r eflections bY r ev. a ndrew fosTer c onnors PasTor’s r eflecTions 1 andrew@browndowntown.org I was visiting recently with a colleague of mine, a minister who has recently Musical noTes ......... 2 retired. He and his partner told me they were happily “church shopping.” “What’s it like?” I asked, hardly hiding my voyeurism. “It’s great,” he said. euTaw-M arshburn “I’ve watched people do this my entire life and now it’s fun to needs You ................ 2 see it from the other side.” We spoke for awhile about first impressions, what a difference it makes when people introduce themselves to you, and worship. Somehow the topic of Easter a sk The PasTor ........ 3 came up. “Wherever we settle down,” he said, “I will make sure that I worship on Easter Sunday in a church with a lot of music. I can’t stand it when a share foundaTion preacher messes it up by trying to explain the Resurrection.” We laughed it news ........................ 4 off, but the rest of the afternoon I pondered what he said. Here’s a preacher who is aware of all of the critical “problems” of the Resurrection – that the a walk Through primary event of the Christian faith is alleged to be an historical one on the balTiMore’s h isTorY 5 one hand, but impossible according to everything that we know about life and death on the other. That the power of the Resurrection, on the one hand, a farewell comes from the testimony of the disciples, but that if this event happened only To d on sTroud .......... 5 in their memory, the very nature of God, active in history, is called into question on the other. This retired pastor knew all of these critical issues and probably has some strong opinions about them, yet on the most important day RENEW: of the Christian year, he was clear that what he needs to hear, smell, taste, The Green VBS ..... 6 touch, and see is the promise of that story. His words reminded me of the work of the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur. TrusTees’ uPdaTe ..... 6 Ricoeur understood the unlikelihood of the rational mind embracing the “original belief” that stands behind most religious symbols. What is needed, a Pril r esPonsibiliTY he argued, is a “second naïveté in and through criticism.” This kind of schedule ................. 7 re-interpretative criticism, he argued, happens in community, in acts of willing and honest reflection on sacred symbols and narratives. In this way, he bMPa To offer said, we “hear again.” That’s what we’re aiming for on Easter Sunday: a worship experience that Mid-week bible sTudY. 7 neither ignores the critical questions raised by the Resurrection narrative nor is held captive by them, a day when we declare together “he is risen indeed” birThdaYs................. 8 in a willing act of communal re-imagination. It is possible that this communal act will send us out into the world, eager to confront the darkest places in our i n M eMoriaM world and the dimmest places in our lives with tremendous courage; courage of bMPa M eMbers .. 8 born of the hope that for every dead-end, God has a new beginning. It is possible that we will catch a glimpse of what it must feel like not to fear a Pril 2010 anything, not even death. It is possible that our lives will be transformed all aT bMPa ................. 9 because of this story that still burdens us with critical questions and challenges. The only way to find out what is possible is to come and hear it again.
  2. 2. musical notes This month, following the intense musical demands part of the ministry of music that John Walker reminds of Lent and Easter, I have asked a member of the us about frequently. Where else can one reiterate the Chancel Choir to respond to the Minister’s message and/or the highlighted Scripture following questions: “What prompts passages each Sunday? Where else can one be a part of your commitment of time and energy a unit that focuses upon singing our best to an every week to participate in the Chancel audience made solely of God? Choir? How does singing in the Chancel Our choir requires a commitment to learning, not Choir relate to your spiritual life and growth?” just notes, but the historical and Biblical meanings – John Walker of the words we sing. Recently, we sang “Come Thou chancel choir Fount of Every Blessing.” A member of the choir asked, “What is an ‘Ebenezer’?” Of course, John (son = commitment of a Minister) had the answer. Our dedication means that we attend and participate in rehearsals from 7 to bY e llen carTer c ooPer 8:45 p.m. on Thursdays and from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. They start arriving at 6:30 p.m. on most Thursdays – on Sundays. Additionally, we learn to sing in French, the active and retired physicians, nurse, public school Spanish, Latin, German, Chinese, and various African teachers, Peabody students, college professors, languages. Our repertoire consists of classical, attorney, author, mortgage broker, State Department spiritual, folk, and contemporary music. official, Baltimore City government official, Each time that we sing, our faith is bolstered and composers, and choir directors. Some are fortified. When the choir sings the words of persons accomplished trained performers; others only sang who speak languages other than English, we in their school and church choirs. One thread that understand what the late Carl Taylor said we must do, probably unites them is a firm belief in Friedrich “be a Christian in the world,” [not only just at Brown Nietzsche’s statement, “Without music, life would be Memorial] I shudder to think what life and the church a mistake.” would be without music. My gratitude is extended to Brown Memorial’s choir is a faith community. I am each member of the choir who consistently makes “a a member of the choir because it allows me to be a joyful noise.” eutaw-m arshburn needs You Be a weekly reader or be a volunteer for a day. If you ever style. Half an hour per class wanted to know what is happening in the inner city public seems like nothing, but you’d elementary schools this is your chance and by the way fall in besurprised how often the love with a child. kids will stop us in the hall readinG ProGram to say, “You’re my reader”, We have 11 wonderful readers volunteering at Eutaw “I liked the story about the Marshburn. Won’t you join us? We hear over and over again ducklings” or “When are you how grateful the teachers are coming back to read?” for this enrichment hour once Thank you! Lynda Burton, a week. Every minute of the Rev. Marion Bascom, Carol day is assigned to teaching in Graves, Beth Gregory, preparation for the Maryland Sandra Fink, Chrystie State Tests. Our reading is one Adams, Cheryl Finney, of the only times in the week Bernhard Zinkgraf, Karen the children don’t have any Nelson, Barbara Clippinger, Photos courtesy of Susan Saudek demands on them. It is their Susan Saudek. time for listening, for letting maY festival maY 29th their imaginations go and A Day of fun for All. Crafts, Sports, Moon bounces, face for sharing insights. Each of painting, visits by the Fire and Police Department with their the readers brings their own trucks and cars, crafts, food and music. We need volunteers! books and their own engaging Get in touch with Sandra Fink or Susan Saudek. PaGe 2 t he t idinGs a Pril 2010
  3. 3. a sk the Pastor bY r ev. e MilY rose M arTin Garden of Gethsemane, his arrest, and the disciples’ emily@browndowntown.org flight in fear. In the gospel of John, these events begin Q: What is the difference between the Tenebrae Service with the pronouncement, “And it was night,” which and the Seven Last Words of Christ Service? Which one do we enact by symbolically extinguishing the candles we celebrate and why? throughout the service. Some congregations conclude A: The liturgical celebration of what has come to be their Maundy Thursday service, which may also include known as “Holy Week” began as a one- or two-day fast a foot washing ceremony, communion, and a stripping leading up to Easter dawn. By the fourth century, of the sanctuary, with the descent into darkness that is churches in Jerusalem were using liturgies typical of Tenebrae services. Others, such as Brown ? specific to each day of Holy Week. In the Memorial Park Avenue, separate the Maundy Thursday 16th century, the Reformers moved away and the Tenebrae Service, celebrating the latter on from many of the liturgical feast days that Friday evening. In spite of the somber tone of the have been adopted by the Roman Catholic Tenebrae Service or perhaps because of the way that it Church over the centuries, retaining only those “holy invites us into deep contemplation of God’s love for us days” that had to do with the life of Christ, which they in the person of Jesus Christ, many of our congregants called “evangelical feasts.” According to the Second report that this is one of their favorite services of Helvetic Confession (5.226): “If in Christian Liberty the the year. churches religiously celebrate the memory of the Lord’s At Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian nativity, circumcision, passion, resurrection and his Church, we also remember the events of Good Friday in ascension into heaven, and the sending of the Holy Spirit ecumenical settings at a 9 a.m. service and at a longer upon his disciples, we approve it highly.” service that takes place from noon to 3 p.m., While Calvin agreed with this interpretation, in an traditionally the time of Christ’s crucifixion. The “Seven attempt to address biblical illiteracy in his Last Words of Christ” are taken from multiple gospels congregations, he abandoned the use of the medieval and are the subject of the preaching at the noon-time lectionary that corresponded with the liturgical calendar, service at Sharp Street United Methodist Church. The and instead preached sequentially through entire books congregation consists of persons who attend churches in of the Bible. Over time, many Reformed Churches, in West Baltimore. Traditionally, the pastor of Brown contrast to Lutherans who kept the lectionary, lost their Memorial preaches on one of the words. connection with the liturgical year and its Whether it is a remembrance of Christ’s last words “evangelical feast days.” Both a Tenebrae Service and which call us to humility, forgiveness, obedience and a Seven Last Words Service are about Christ’s passion, reconciliation or a Friday evening service that draws and thus appropriate occasions for a special worship us deep into the contemplation of the darkness within service for Reformed Christians, such as Presbyterians. ourselves and all around us, Christ invites us to enter Liturgically speaking, services on Maundy Thursday, with him. It is important that Christians find some way Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Morning make to engage deeply and in community with the mystery of up one unit. Just as we do not speak of Christ’s death our faith: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will independent of his resurrection (and vice versa), we do come again. not think of the Passion Week worship services apart Sources: Reformed Worship by Howard Rice and from the Easter morning service. Our confidence in the James C. Huffstutler (Geneva Press, 2001); For resurrection and our hope for the redemption of the Everything, A Season: A Study of the Liturgical world is what makes it possible to endure the darkness Calendar by Kathleen Long Bostrom (2005-2006 of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Horizons Bible Study for Presbyterian Women); Praise The word “Tenebrae” comes from the Latin word for God: Worship Through the Year by Mary Faith Carson “darkness,” “gloom,” or “shadows,” and this service and Arlo D. Duba (a companion piece to the 2005-2006 grew out of a monastic liturgy in the Middle Ages, Horizons Bible Study for Presbyterian Women). during which fifteen candles were extinguished one by one over the course of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday * “Ask the Pastor” is a new feature of The Tidings. evenings. This service is often somber as it leads You may submit a liturgical or scriptural question to be participants into reflection on the events that followed answered by one of the Pastors to Ellen Carter Cooper the “Last Supper” of Christ with his disciples: Christ’s at edccooper58@hotmail.com. The deadline for betrayal by Judas Iscariot, his agonized prayer in the questions is the 15th of every month. a Pril 2010 t he t idinGs PaGe 3
  4. 4. share foundation news March 2010 Dear Friends, We are writing today to provide an update on the Hurricane Ida reconstruction efforts. Your expressions of solidarity and your generosity have made it possible for great progress to be made since those first sad and uncertain days in early November. On behalf of our colleagues and the communities in El Salvador, we thank you! Since November, SHARE has worked continuously and in collaboration with partner organizations across the United States to raise funds for emergency relief efforts. The president of SHARE’s Board of Directors, Nicolas Avelar, raised more than $7,000 to support aid efforts in the town of Aguilares, El Salvador. Our compañeros y compañeras with CARECEN in San Francisco reached out to the Bay Area community collecting donations over the course of several days in churches, farmers markets and other community events. The funds they raised (more than $9,000) went directly to SHARE. A nongovernmental cooperative in Spain channeled €5,000 euros ($6,824) through SHARE for relief efforts focused on water sanitation and latrines. Additionally, many of SHARE’s sister parishes – who already invest significantly to support partnerships and development in El Salvador – redoubled their efforts to raise relief funds. The parishes of Faith Weaver’s of St. Mary in Michigan, Good Shepherd in Kansas and in Wisconsin, St. Patrick’s in Seattle and Brown Memorial Presbyterian in Baltimore have collectively sent nearly $11,000 in aid. We have been overjoyed and humbled by the assistance from partner organizations, faith communities and hundreds of individual donors. These contributions to the Hurricane Ida relief efforts are serving 10 communities. THANK YOU!! From the beginning, SHARE committed to responding to the crisis of Hurricane Ida in two phases. During the first phase we sent nearly $42,000 in order the supply the most immediate needs of food packages, portable water and temporary sheltersupplies. The second phase of recovery has begun. Our staff in El Salvador is now compiling reports from our counterparts and is in discussions about what will be involved. The focus will be on the sustainable reconstruction of homes and replanting of crops. We want to thank our El Salvador staff, Marina, Tedde, Carmelina, Laura, Danielle and Cristian for their tremendous work during the emergency! Lastly, we want to share with you that SHARE is a part of an international coalition, ESFERA, which provides emergency disaster preparedness trainings and information. The fact that Chile experienced much less damage than Haiti did, even though the magnitude of the quake was much greater, demonstrates that the time and energy put into natural disaster preparedness truly pays off. SHARE will continue to work with our partner organization and communities to increase capacity for emergency response and preparedness in the future. SHARE is looking forward to an exciting and productive 2010. In just two short weeks we will be in El Salvador to join the delegation of pilgrims celebrating the legacy of Archbishop Oscar Romero. We are excited for what will surely be an incredible demonstration of solidarity (and also for some tropical sun)! In December, SHARE will also host a delegation to celebrate the lives of the 4 U.S. Churchwomen killed in 1980. Please join us on this delegation, which will take place November 28th to Dec 5th 2010. As always, we thank you for walking in solidarity with our Salvadoran brothers and sisters, for your continued support, and we look forward to staying in touch with you as the year progresses. Please check out our website www. share-elsalvador.org and your mail boxes in the coming months for pictures and recaps of the Romero delegation and festivities. Thank you for all you do. Sincerely, José Artiga Jillian Leslie Executive Director Operations Assistant PaGe 4 t he t idinGs a Pril 2010
  5. 5. a walk t hrouGh baltimore’s h istorY bY e llen carTer c ooPer Church. Her second book, Talking with her is similar to walking a road with Your Mother is a Witch, many detours. She embarks upon various paths because was printed in 2004. It she remembers so much about navigating the presents the thoughts of thoroughfares of life in segregated Baltimore. Madora her mother (Viola Henson entered life on one of the “colored” wards at Anderson) about the Johns Hopkins Hospital. presence of spirits and Madora learned to read at age two. Her grandmother God. Currently, this lady of taught her with a linen alphabet book and a primary diverse interests is working reader. She attended Henry Highland Garnet on a book about Elementary School #103. Rev. Garnet was an African conversations with God and Madora Henson American abolitionist, born into slavery in New Market, a book of jokes. Maryland, who was esteemed in the Black community. During her childhood, Madora was introduced to Brown After escaping to New York, Rev. Garnet later attended Memorial Church in an unusual way. She used to sit in the Oneida Institute of Theology, was ordained as a Jenkins Alley and listen to Virgil Fox play the organ. Presbyterian minister, and pastored the Fifteenth Street Twenty years ago, drawn by the friendliness of the Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. members and the delicious brownies, she became a As a child, Madora lived at 1129 Park Avenue. She member of the church. These days, she is particularly often wondered why she could not attend the school in attracted to the Adult Forum and the music at BMPA. her neighborhood. School #103 was racially segregated Additionally, Madora is available as a stand-up as were the other two public schools located on the west comedienne who tells clean jokes only. side in Baltimore: Booker T. Washington Junior High School and Frederick Douglass Senior High School. Madora’s teachers (legally prohibited from enrolling in a farewell to d on the graduate schools in Maryland) provided her with an A Celebration and Farewell Dinner for excellent education they acquired from Columbia University, Harvard, NYU, Princeton, Yale, and the Rev. Donald E. Stroud even Oxford. The Board of Directors of That All May Freely Serve: Everyone in Madora’s family was taught to play the Baltimore will hold a dinner on Saturday, April 24, 2010, piano. She was exposed to classical music early in life 6:30 p.m. in Sharp Hall at Govans Presbyterian Church as she enjoyed the playing of the Colored Symphony to celebrate the eleven years of service of the Rev. Orchestra. One of her aunts was the first chair Donald E. Stroud as its Minister of Outreach and violinist for the group. When Marian Anderson and Reconciliation. Sadly, due to financial constraints, the Roland Hayes sang here, she was privileged to hear Board has found it necessary to terminate Don’s them. This feisty lady has used her own talent and position with TAMFS:B at the end of July 2010. skills as a pianist to play at United Methodist, Seventh In order to make sure that Don is able to continue Day Adventist, Baptist, African Methodist Episcopal our important advocacy work on LGBT business at the (A.M.E.), and Pentecostal churches. Her son, Robert, 219th General Assembly of the PC (U.S.A.) in July, it is (a Peabody Institute graduate) is an accomplished vital that funds be raised to meet our responsibilities to organist, as well. Don. The April 24th dinner is a fundraiser as well as a There were many educators in Madora’s family, also. celebration and an opportunity will be given to receive She, herself, earned degrees from Coppin College and donations to TAMFS:B. If you are a regular later, Loyola College. She remembers that Coppin began contributor, please continue your financial support as Coppin Normal School and it was located on the through this final year. third floor of School #132. Before she retired, Madora Join us on April 24th to thank Don, to celebrate what toiled many years as a reading specialist for the has been accomplished during his time in the Baltimore Baltimore City Public Schools. area, and to help raise money to fund his final months Reading is still an important part of life for Madora, with us as well as to provide him with an appropriate but she supplies the literature for others. In 2000, she severance package. Save the date April 24th on your published 180 Days of Madness and Merriment which calendar. To make dinner reservations ($25/ticket) by was dedicated to her son, Robert, and to Lillie Ross, April 15, 2010 and for more information contact Charles a longtime member of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Forbes at 410-667-4241. a Pril 2010 t he t idinGs PaGe 5
  6. 6. Grow in Faith! Have Fun! Change the World! Calling all children between the ages 3 and 10 who want to ReNew! Let’s grow in faith, and change the world! ReNew Vacation Bible School invites children to learn about Jesus, help build our community, and grow as they become stewards of God’s creation. At ReNew: The Green VBS children will: • Explore God’s Word through Jesus’ Parable of the Sower • Learn about God’s creation and what we can do to care for it. • Make new friends and have a great time! We hope to see you at ReNew: The Green VBS! Let’s work together to care for creation! Who: Children ages 3-10 (Note: Children must turn 3 by January 1, 2010) Where: Brown Memorial Park Avenue Church When: June 21 – 25, 2010 What Time: 9am – Noon Cost: $50 per child (Need-based Scholarships Available Upon Request) To register, visit our website at www.browndowntown.org where you can download a registration form. Questions? Contact Rachel Cunningham (410)523-1542, Ext. 14 or rachel@browndowntown.org t rustees’ uPdate bY willard (bud) g raves area is slate but not as steep. The roof over the Church I suggested, and the Trustees agreed, that the House is a flat composite residential roof. The church congregation needs to be kept up-to-date on large projects roof dates back to the early 1900s and was probably such as the Church House third floor renovations in 2008 updated when the Chancel was added. Repairs have and the roof repair going on today or any other project been made, but missing and rusting nails have allowed that will result in major change to the church property water leakage as can be seen on both the Labyrinth and and/or cost large amounts. It is the plan to continue these Columbarium side (near the ceiling where the gold ribs updates until a project is completed. Upcoming projects form the valley). will be general church security and fire protection and the Marathon is removing six tiers of slate at a time, Northeast tower repair. inspecting the deck, and replacing the underlayment In November, the congregation approved a $100,000 with snow and ice guard covered with tar paper. So far, loan from the Presbyterian Church Loan Program to they have replaced 700 slates. finance the roof repairs.We will be repaying this loan The heavy snow caused approximately $50,000 over ten years at an annual rate of five percent. damage to the gutters and to some of the snow guards On Monday, March 8th, I talked with Dan, Marathon (now in the memorial garden on the North side of the church). Roofing’s foreman on the church’s main roof, the roof Insurance is expected to pay for this additional work. The over the assembly room area, and the Church House church is fortunate that Marathon was onsite with scaffolding roof. The main roof over the sanctuary is a steep slate in place. The snow damage is costly to repair, but not as costly shingle roof while the roof over the assembly room as if we had to erect scaffolding just for the snow repairs. PaGe 6 t he t idinGs a Pril 2010
  7. 7. a Pril r esonsibilitY s chedule 11 a. m. worshiP service If you have a conflict with this schedule – please call liturGist others on the list to make a swap. Then inform the church 4th Barbara Cates office of these changes at (410)523-1542 or 11th Taylor Branch sharon@browndowntown.org. 18th Elden Schneider 25th W. Courtland Robinson acolYtes 4th Mather English & Josephine Finney offertorY counters 11th Elizabeth Cavallon & Grace Todd Ken Mills & Andy Ross 18th Katie Egan & Annie Schindler 25th Sam English & Jack Mitchell ushers Bill Bishai, Anne Heuisler, Monica Rakowski, audio enGineer David Rollison, John Warmath, Jenny Williams 4th Don Peeples 11th J.D. Robinson 18th Bud Graves bmPa to o ffer 25th Don Peeples m id -week bible studY children’s church volunteers From April 8 to May 20, Brown Memorial will be 4th None offering a mid-week Bible Study based on the 11th TBD lectionary for the following Sunday in the Speers Room 18th Jim & Theresa Veatch of the Church House on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 25th Andy & Michelle Zabel a.m. The discussion will be led by clergy and is a great way for the community to participate in the process coffee hour hosts that culminates each week in the proclamation of the 4th Cunningham Family Word. There are no fees or materials to purchase, but 11th Volunteer Needed we would appreciate it if you let the church office know 18th Karen & Ken Nelson ahead of time if you plan to attend. Also, please let the 25th The Egan Family church office know if you would like to attend but need transportation assistance. communion PreParation 4th Sandra Fink, Hannah Loring-Davis take note communion servers g o Green wiTh Your coPY of THE TIDINGS! 4th Gilly Babb Now that our new website is complete and we have a direct Sarah Buikema link to the most recent Tidings publication help us go Carol Graves GREEN by receiving your copy online. Receiving email Julie Hanks notification of when the latest Tidings is available for Andy Imparato reading will help us cut down on the environmental and Andy Johnston financial costs of printing and mailing paper copies. If you Carol Newill would like to receive e-mail notification of when the latest Chris Saudek Tidings is available, please send Sharon Holley an email at sharon@browndowntown.org. She will need your name Greeters and email address. Also, check our website 4th Lisa Hoffberger & David Mock directly for updates at www.browndowntown.org/index. 11th Sandra & Roger Fink php?s=newsletter to download the latest Tidings. Thanks 18th Peggy & Charlie Obrecht for helping us to be better stewards of God’s 25th Patti Flowers-Coulson & Mark Coulson magnificent creation. a Pril 2010 t he t idinGs PaGe 7
  8. 8. a Pril birthdaYs 04/29 04/29 Sue Saudek Jean Savina 04/03 Andrew (Drew) Clay Johnston, Jr. 04/29 David Schmickel 04/03 Kathryn (Kitty) Ward 04/30 Katherine Egan 04/06 Angela Jones 04/30 Lisa Polyak 04/06 Devi Deane-Polyak 04/06 James Schuman Note: If you wish to have your birthday listed in The Tidings, please contact Sharon Holley, church secretary, at 04/07 Liz Bowie Fesperman 410-523-1542, or via e-mail at Sharon@browndowntown.org. 04/07 Jacob Schindler 04/07 Xandr Zabel 04/08 Rachel Aaron In Memoriam 04/08 Larry Fletcher-Hill 04/10 Frederick C. Petrich of BMPA Members 04/11 Sarah Egan robin d. coblentz 04/11 William Egan o ctober 23, 1931 – JanuarY 2, 2010 04/12 Ernest Imhoff Robin chaired the co-education committee that resulted 04/12 Grace Todd in the first woman being admitted to the McDonogh 04/15 Annika Brockman School in 1975. She also served as McDonogh’s first 04/13 James Wagner Cavallon female admissions director; a position she held from 1977 04/15 Karoon Peng Armand until retiring in 1988. During her retirement, she was co- 04/17 Kathy Graning editor of the presidential papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower. 04/18 Dever Cunningham 04/19 Barbara Cates carl e. taYlor 04/19 Johanna Schindler JulY 26, 1916 – f ebruarY 4, 2010 04/20 Mary Mashburn Carl founded Johns Hopkins’ international health 04/22 Greta Finney program and worked to improve medicine in Third World countries. Carl was China Representative for UNICEF 04/22 Elijah Simpson-Sundell from 1984 to 1987. From 1992 until his death he was 04/24 Ben Waldron Senior Advisor to Future Generations and more recently 04/24 Irene Wright Future Generations Graduate School (where a 04/25 Reddy Finney professorship is endowed in his name). 04/25 Amy Schmickel 04/26 Chloe Linnea Cheseldine d ouGlas warner, Jr. 04/26 Audrey De Hoff sePtember 22, 1925 – m arch 2, 2010 04/26 Kenna Emerick An outdoorsman and a nature preservationist, 04/27 Andrew Foster Connors Douglas was one of the founders of the Chesapeake 04/29 Muriel Callaman Bay Foundation. 04/29 Fredericka (Freddie) Courpas The Tidings 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 the 15th of each month to Ellen Carter Cooper, editor (edccooper58@hotmail.com) or to Sharon Holley, church secrectary (sharon@browndowntown.org). PaGe 8 t he t idinGs a Pril 2010
  9. 9. a Pril 2010 bmPa PaGe 9 at S unday M onday TueSday WedneSday ThurSday Friday S aTurday t he t idinGs 1 2 3 Maunday Thursday Soup Supper Good Friday Tenebrae Service Saturday Morning 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Bible Study 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Choir Warm-Up WN@B Session IV Chancel Choir 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Saturday Morning 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rehearsal 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Bible Study 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Easter Service of Worship 11 a.m. 11 Sunday School, Adult Forum, 12 13 14 15 16 17 Choir Warm-Up 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. WN@B Session IV Chancel Choir Saturday Morning Bible Study Service of Worship 11 a.m. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rehearsal 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Sunday School, 18 Adult Forum, 19 20 21 22 23 24 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Service of Worship 11 a.m. WN@B Session IV Chancel Choir Saturday Morning Youth Group Meeting 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rehearsal 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Bible Study 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. 12:15 p.m. CFM Team Meeting 12:15 p.m Celebretory Dinner for -1:30 p.m. Don Stroud’s Ministry with TAMFS:B 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday School Service Project 25 Sunday School, Adult Forum, 26 27 28 29 30 1 M ay Choir Warm-Up WN@B Session IV 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Tiffany Window Tour Saturday Morning 5:30-7:30 p.m. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Bible Study 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Service of Worship 11 a.m. a Pril 2010