Music: May 2014

Wish Upon a Star

by Jerry Rich, Director of Music

RICH-JERRY-9Trinity’s Music Ministry will present its annual concert on Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Soloists Evan Ayars, Philip Keirstead, Doris Page, Catherine Wethington, Nadine Wethington, Kalila Zenk and Michelle Zenk will be joined by the Chancel Choir and Trinity Ringers, all under the direction of Music Director Jerry Rich. The theme is “Wish Upon a Star”, and selections include Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning (Sacred Harp), Lost in the Stars (Kurt Weill), A Lovely Night (Rodgers & Hammerstein), Moonglow (Hudson & Mills), Neverland (Peter Pan), Oh, to Be a Movie Star (Bock & Harnick), Romance from L’Étoile (Emmanuel Chabrier), Sing Out, Earth and Skies (Marty Haugen), Songs of a Disney Princess (selections from Aladdin, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Mulan, Pocahontas), Stars (Les Misérables), Stars and Stripes Forever (John Philip Sousa), Star Trek Medley (Alexander Courage and Jerry Goldsmith) and When You Wish upon a Star (Pinocchio). Admission is free.

We All Have Dreams

by Ellen LaCroix, Director of Children’s Choir

ellen       The Tale of the Three Trees is an old folk-tale that has been passed down through generations. It tells the story of Jesus’ life from the perspective of three trees with big dreams. The first tree dreamed of becoming a beautiful treasure chest. He wanted to be polished to perfection so that he could hold a beautiful and grand treasure. The second tree wanted to be the mast of a sailing ship at the front of a mighty fleet. He wanted to be a part of such a strong ship that kings and mighty rulers would feel safe on board even during the roughest nights on the sea. The third tree did not want to be cut down at all. The dream of this tree was to grow to be the tallest tree in the forest so that anyone who looked at it would have to look up to God. These trees grew up to be tall and strong until one day when two lumberjacks climbed up to them in the forest. Sadly, they were cut down and built into something different than what they had dreamed of being for so long of becoming.

Now, I can’t tell you what they became because that would ruin the end of the Children’s Choir musical on May 18 during the 10:30 a.m. service. But what I can tell you is that the dreams of the trees came true. God heard the dreams of these trees and met the true desire of their hearts in a way that the trees could not even imagine. What are the dreams in your life you have forgotten about because it seems impossible now for them to come true? I encourage you to return to these dreams and allow God to open your heart and your eyes to see the different ways that God is making these dreams come true, even if it isn’t in the way you imagined.





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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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