Utah churches in the news

Published: Friday, March 25 2011 7:07 p.m. MDT

Choir celebrates with Founder's Day concert

SALT LAKE CITY — The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, accompanied by the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra, will celebrate its annual Founder's Day concert at 8 p.m. Sunday, commemorating the Madeleine Choir School's first rehearsal conducted March 19, 1990.

With the concert celebrating the music of composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the program includes Mozart's "Litaieae Lauretanae," based on the 12th century Loretian Litany used to honor Mary; Bach's "Harpsicord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor," performed by organist and assistant cathedral music director Douglas O'Neill; and Bach's cantata "Christ lag in Todesbanden" ("Christ lay in the hands of death), a work presumed to be written in 1707 for Easter Sunday.

The cantata is derived from a chorale composed by Martin Luther, the melody and text having strong associations with the Roman Catholic Easter Sequence "Victimae Paschali Laudes," with which Luther would have been very familiar.

The concert is free and open to the public. Complimentary guaranteed seating passes can be obtained by calling 801-994-4663.

Public welcomed at spring conference

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Aglow International invites the public to its spring conference, "Better is One Day," April 8-10.

The guest speaker will be author/teacher/musician Terry Tripp. with music leader Becky Marable. To be held at the Embassy Suites at 110 W. 600 South, the conference begins April 8 at 7 p.m. and runs through noon on April 10.

A full conference package, including the Saturday night banquet, is $70, with single sessions at $15 each. Advance registration is required. Call Toni McMurtrey at 801-571-8680 or send email to tsmurph@xmission.com for details.

Aglow is an interdenominational Christian ministry, reaching the lives of thousands of women and men across the world each year.

United Methodist women plan sale

SANDY — For the 17th year, the Hilltop United Methodist Women again are hosting their semi-annual children and maternity consignment sale Friday and Saturday, April 8-9., at the church, 985 E. 10600 South.

More than 100 sellers participate, with thousands of used clothes, shoes, toys, bedding, outdoor play equipment and baby items being offered.

Money raised is shared between the sellers and Hilltop UMC to fund church outreach and mission projects. Items not purchased are donated to local charities. Cash and checks are accepted.

Friday's times are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with no strollers allowed before noon due to large crowds. Saturday's times are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with clothing and shoe prices reduced 25 percent.

St. Mark's sets its Holy Week schedule

SALT LAKE CITY — Holy Week schedule at St. Mark's Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South, is as follows:

Palm Sunday services, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 17; Holy Monday, 12:10 p.m., Monday, April 18; Chrism Mass, 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 19; Tenebrae, 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 20; Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 21; Good Friday and Stations of the Cross, noon and 5:30 p.m. respectively, Friday, April 22; Easter Vigil, 8 p.m., Saturday, April 22; and Easter Day services, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 24.

'Word of Affection' sermon planned

BRIGHAM CITY — Pastor Steve Barsuhn is continuing a series of messages on the seven things Jesus said while on the cross at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service of Rocky Mountain Bible Church, 659 N. Main Street. The messages are in preparation for celebrating Resurrection Sunday.

This upcoming message looks at the "Word of Affection" found in John 19:16-30 and examines Jesus' concern and care for his mother, Mary, even while dying for the sins of the world.

Sunday School meets at 9:45 a.m., with adult bible studies scheduled for Tuesday evenings. Complete schedules and topics can be found at www.rocky-mountain.org.

Sunday sermon: Reconciliation

OREM — Rev. Kevin Miller will conduct Sunday's sermon — "The Gift Freely Given — Reconciliation" — at the Orem Community Church, United Church of Christ, 130 N. 400 East.

Services begin at 10:30 a.m., with a nursery and Sunday School provided. Refreshments follow the service in the reception hall.

e-mail: religioneditor@desnews.com or fax: 801-237-2121 or mail: Religion Editor, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110.

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