God is forming a people of peoples, a great harmony of praise.
Psalm 150:3-4 exhorts us to praise God in a variety of ways:
Praise the LORD with trumpet sound;
praise Him with lute and harp
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise Him with strings and pipes!
This upcoming Saturday evening, we have an opportunity to do just that! Steven Condy, one of our deacons, explains:
This Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm, we will present the Quartet Piri clarinet ensemble. This will be the final concert of the Stone Hill Arts 2018-19 series. Quartet Piri is an innovative and versatile clarinet quartet, which was founded in 2012 by four very active clarinetists in the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan area. Since then, they have played more than 50 concerts in numerous venues in and out of New York City and have been recognized for the power and excitement of their unique and dynamic performances. Their repertoire spans classical, pop, jazz, tango, gospel, Korean pop and traditional music.
Piri (피리) is a general term for “wind instrument” in Korean and is also the name of a beloved traditional Korean wind instrument. The piri is traditionally made out of bamboo, and its large double reeds give it a mellow sound that is richer than, say, an oboe.
The name “Quartet Piri” reflects the joining of eastern and western cultures in our musical heritage. This Saturday, the Quartet Piri will present music by Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, Argentine tango composer Antón Piazzola, and even pop icon Freddie Mercury. No matter what style of music you enjoy, there will be something in this concert for you! As always, admission is free, and there will be light refreshments and a time of fellowship after the concert. This event can be a great way to invite friends, neighbors and co-workers who otherwise wouldn’t come to Stone Hill Church. We invite you all to attend and enjoy God’s gifts of music and art at Stone Hill.
Succession Prayer Meeting: Continue to pray for our pastoral succession. We are planning a time of prayer for succession during the second service in Harris Hall on June 30th, followed by a time for Q&A.
Children's Ministry Celebration Luncheon: Children will share with their parents and friends what they've learned during the year at our Sunday programs, 2nd graders will be presented with a Bible, and we will celebrate Mrs. Mary McCormack with a big thank you! If you are considering serving at Children’s Ministry this Fall, this is a great opportunity to learn more and connect with our current teachers. Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in Harris Hall.
Stone Hill Arts Series: Presents the Quartet Piri, an innovative and versatile clarinet quartet. They are recognized for the power and excitement of their unique repertoire and dynamic performances. The quartet consists of Mr. Hana Kim, Mr. Seoungho Choi, Mr. Geon Park, and Ms. Hyun Joo Kang. ‘Piri’ is a general term for “wind instrument” in Korean and is also the name of a beloved traditional Korean wind instrument. Their name reflects the coming together of eastern and western cultures in our musical heritage. Please join us for the concert on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Insights to Africa: The Prosperity Gospel is making inroads across Africa, even in heavily Muslim contexts of West Africa. In sharing an update on their last two years of ministry based at a Christian hospital (www.galmi.org), Dr. Matt Megill will share thoughts on how the truth counters this false Gospel. He will also share vignettes from his medical and evangelistic ministry. Matt will present Sunday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Harris Hall.
Summer Women’s Bible Study: Begins Tuesday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m. and you’re invited! We’re doing a 7-week DVD course taught by Priscilla Shirer. Based on the book of Jonah, we’ll look at ways life doesn’t often go the way we planned. Free childcare for children age 5 and under.
The Koinonia Team: You are invited to the Wednesday, June 19 showing of Emanuel. This documentary focuses on the shootings that took place at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, SC on June 17, 2015. 48 hours after the shootings a team from Stone Hill Church went to Charleston to provide prayer and support in the aftermath of the tragedy. A discussion about the movie is planned for later in the summer. Purchase your tickets early through FathomEvents.com for the showing at AMC Theater in Hamilton at 7 p.m.
Bass Players: Needed for Sunday worship team. If you are a bass player of any skill level and are interested in joining our team please contact Becca Gater at firstname.lastname@example.org.
800 Bunn Drive Shuttle: Shuttle Service for our satellite parking area at 800 Bunn Drive has ended for the Summer. We will resume shuttle service and use of our satellite parking in September. Thank you again to all who parked at 800 Bunn over the September to June months. This really helped alleviate parking issues during a period when our parking lot can fill up.
Campus Shuttle - Summer Schedule: Students, if you will be around campus during the summer and need a ride to church, our van shuttle will begin service on Sunday, June 9 for the 9:30 a.m. service only. Pickups will be along Elm Drive on the Princeton University campus. Check out the website for stops and times. Contact Jim Erickson with any other questions at email@example.com.
Summer Service Opportunities- June 15 to September 8
Nursery: There is an immediate need for additional child care workers in the Nursery Area for the summer months. Help is needed at both the 9:30 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. services, but especially the second service. Even if you are only available to volunteer once over the summer, that would be helpful. Please contact Melissa Johnsen if interested or if you want additional details by email.
Preschool and Elementary, full or part-time: Sunday mornings 9:30 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. during Sunday School, our students will be learning what real love is, how to love others, and how to deal with conflict. At Children's Church, they will learn what it means that God is LORD. Take this opportunity to be a part of what God is doing at our children's lives by teaching a class or helping a teacher. Please contact Lindsei Lansky at firstname.lastname@example.org
ROAR Camp: July 8-12. We are still looking for volunteers to lead and guide our campers through a fun and exciting week where they will learn that Life is Wild, but God is Good. We also need help with some projects to be completed before camp starts. Email email@example.com with any questions or concerns. Preschool program and childcare available for children of all who volunteer. Register online today to volunteer at http://bit.ly/campvols2019.