Special Events 

2018-19 Music Events

 

Sunday, Dec 2 - Service of Wholeness

4:00 p.m.
T.K. Young Room

The Service of Wholeness is centered on prayer—silent, spoken and sung—and enacts the church's ministry as a healing community. It is particularly appropriate as we approach Advent, the season of waiting in faith for Christ who proclaimed wholeness through the gospel. All are invited to come and participate. Childcare will be available.

Dec 5, 12, 19 - Wednesdays in Advent
12:00 Worship
12:30 Luncheon

Wednesdays in Advent are December 5, 12 and 19. All are invited to take a peaceful midweek break during the hectic holiday season. The noontime service incorporates worship, prayer, and meaningful holiday stories to help us prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. The service is at 12:00, followed by a light lunch at 12:30. Lunch is $8, no reservation needed. 

Advent Worship Music - Sunday, Dec 9

11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Sanctuary

Idlewild Choir and Soloists will present J. S. Bach's Advent cantata, "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland" ("Come Now, Savior of the Gentiles") during 11:00 worship. The cantata is based on hymn 102 which we will be singing every Sunday of Advent at the lighting of the Advent Candle.

The Collegium Musicum from the University of Memphis will join with Idlewild Choir for this presentation. The Collegium is composed of students and teachers playing various of musical instruments from earlier periods of European music.

 


Christmas Eve Services
 

3:00 p.m.  Family-Friendly Service

5:00 p.m.  Lessons and Carols

11:00 p.m.  Youth-Led Communion Service

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The cheerful 3:00 service is led by our children. It is no more than 45 minutes long. It's perfect for everyone! Nursery care is available for the youngest ones, but all children are welcome in worship.

At 5:00, we have the traditional Lessons and Carols, with scripture readings, choral music, and the singing of carols. The prelude begins at 4:45, and the service ends with candle-lighting and joyous song. Childcare is available, but children are welcome to attend.

The 11:00 service is led by youth and clergy. Communion is served, and the midnight lighting of candles is an inspiring way to welcome the Christ Child. Note: Childcare is not available at 11:00.

Children are always welcome in worship!

 


Vespers - Sunday, Feb 10

5:00 p.m., Sanctuary

This vesper service will feature the Idlewild organ played by Barry Oliver, Director of Music Ministry. Various organ pieces will be played as commentary throughout the service. In addition, the Idlewild Choir will sing appointed biblical canticles and Psalms and the congregation will participate in the singing of hymns.


Easter Sunday - April 21

8:30 & 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary

Easter Day is celebrated with joyful choral music, hymns, and service music enhanced by an instrumental ensemble of brass and percussion. Please join us as we celebrate the Risen Lord.

 


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