Bach Cantata Camp Vespers tomorrow evening

Join the choir and orchestra of Grace's annual Bach Cantata Camp, as they lead vespers worship Friday evening at 7:15 p.m. in the sanctuary. The high-school-age musicians have been working and worshiping together all week, under the direction of Pastor Costello and Charles Brown, Director of Choral Activities at Concordia University.

The vespers service includes Bach's cantata #78, Jesu der du meine Seele, performed by the students, with soloists Maura Cock, Karen Brunssen, Christopher Cock and Douglas Anderson. The Cantata Camp string ensemble will play Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 as the prelude. The homilist is Pastor Bob Burke, a Grace member.

Learn more about the Bach Cantata Camp by watching the video on YouTube.

New, but still familiar: Sunday's liturgy uses well-known hymn tunes

For six Sundays, beginning July 28, we will use a setting for Holy Communion from Evangelical Lutheran Worship that sets the liturgical texts to familiar hymn tunes. The Hymn of Praise at the beginning of the service (“Glory be to God in heaven; peace, goodwill to all the earth”) is sung to the tune of Beethoven’s “Hymn to Joy,” also known to us as “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.” For the Gospel Acclamation (“Alleluia! Lord and Savior: open now your saving word”) we will sing the tune we know from LBW 250, “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty.” The Sanctus, the “Holy, holy, holy” of the communion liturgy, is set to the tune of LBW 331, “Jerusalem, My Happy Home."



SeussicalGraphic_copy.jpgTuesday's Child's production of "Seussical" returns for three more performances this weekend at Walther Lutheran High School, 900 Chicago Avenue in Melrose Park. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m., the Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

The show features stories and characters from the well-loved books of Dr. Seuss. You'll meet Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, Mayzie, Gertrude, General Genghis Khan Schmitz, and many more! The performance space at Walther is air-conditioned. Tickets are available at the door ($15, adults; $12, students and seniors; $10 children under 12) or reserve tickets online.

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