Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10am @ Grace Lutheran Church
Join us as we remember the Reformation and three hymnwriters:
Philipp Nicolai (+1608), Johann Heermann (+1647), and Paul Gerhardt (+1676)
Reformation Sunday is the commemoration day for these great hymnwriters. They each worked in seventeenth-century Germany in times of war and plague. Nicolai, a pastor, lost 1,300 parishioners to plague, 170 in one week. He wrote "O Morning Star, how fair and bright" and "Wake, awake, for night is flying." Heermann's hymns, including "Ah, holy Jesus," often express the emotions of faith. Gerhardt, perhaps the greatest Lutheran hymnwriter, was a pastor in Berlin.
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00am, All Saints Sunday Service of Remembrance at Grace Lutheran Church, Boulder. You are cordially invited to attend. Jeffrey Seppala, Grace Music Director; Charles Daniel, Raissa Johnson, Sebastian Schmidt and Adara Towler, Professional Soloists; Orchestral accompaniment.
BWV 140 (1731) is based on the hymn "Wachtet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (Awake, calls the voice to us) also known as Sleepers Wake, composed by Philipp Nicolai (1599).
In the past several months, the Ebola outbreak has claimed thousands of lives. The virus has spread rapidly, and with no approved vaccine and a high fatality rate, the World Health Organization is now calling it "one of the world’s most lethal diseases." Ebola has spread to multiple countries, the hardest hit being Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
In addition to health care, one of the most urgent needs is food. As people in affected areas are quarantined to their homes, towns are being shut down to limit the spread of the disease and poeple are not able to work, harvest crops or purchase food. The shipment of food has also stopped because people from other countries fear contracting the virus.
"We need food," says the Rev. D. Jensen Seyenkulo, bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia. "There is a saying now, 'If we don't die of Ebola, we will die of starvation.'"
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