What's For Worship April 28, 2013 by Kenneth Dake
Posted on April 25, 2013 by Ken Dake

Musical Invitations

Come As You Are

Prelude: Just As I Am, arr. Dale Wood. This Sunday’s worship music centers on the theme of invitation. During the prelude I’ll play a beautiful organ arrangement of what may be the most famous invitational hymn ever written. Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871) was an English poet and hymn writer. She had a severe illness early on in life which left her in great pain and often bedridden for decades. Early on, she often became frustrated with her disability, and felt abandoned by God.

The Song Within- Spring Choral Festival May 1, 2013 by Kenneth Dake
Posted on April 25, 2013 by Ken Dake

Please join us for our gala Spring Choral Concert: The Song Within - May 1 at 7:30pm featuring the Marble Sanctuary Choir and Festival of Voices! Continuing a tradition of choral excellence and unparalleled variety, these two Marble choirs will present an eclectic array of sacred and secular music, all of it spiritual, beautiful and emotionally powerful. The concert will have everything from rollicking African-American Spirituals to quiet moments of pure transcendence.

What's For Worship April 21 2013 by Kenneth Dake
Posted on April 17, 2013 by Ken Dake

Rocky Roads to Freedom

Fifty years ago this week, as this oblivious 2-year-old was busily enjoying the privileged life of white, middle-class suburban Chicago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sat in solitary confinement in a Birmingham jail writing one of the greatest letters in American history.

Travelling Together by Karla Fritsch, Publications Manager
Posted on April 10, 2013 by Karla Fritsch

Ah, spring, my favorite time of year – although as I’m writing this another snowstorm is on its way. Isn’t that the way life works, always in a state of flux? The biting winds of winter bluster through followed by the warm breezes of spring. Those breezes are pushed away by the heavy hot air of summer and then relief blows in with the cool autumn air. Each season has its delights and its difficulties. Marble has been through a bunch of seasons and it seems like there are changes at every turn. Can you imagine all the changes that have taken place since 1854 (forget about 1628!)? Some changes are scary, some exciting, some sad, some joyous... but the comforting breeze that connects them all is that we journey through them together. Who we travel with makes it all worthwhile.

Let Go and Let Play by Brian Hampton
Posted on April 4, 2013 by Brian Hampton

I was so fortunate to be able to attend the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators Conference, Let Us Play, in Orlando with Kirsty DePree this February.

When the keynote speaker, Jaco J. Hamman, the author of A Play-Full Life, Slowing Down & Seeking Peace, began to speak, I knew it was much deeper than just getting together and playing games.