Archives for September 2017

Swiss virtuoso Mark Fitze to launch Organ Concert Series 2017-18

The virtuosity of the Swiss organist Mark Fitze will be featured on  Sunday, October 1, at 3:00 PM, in the opening concert of the 2017-18 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Organ Concert Series.

After studying at the Music Academy of Basel, Switzerland, and the New England Conservatory of Music, Mr. Fitze received his Masters in Music and Solo Performance under the tutelage of Guy Bovet in Basel. He has played some of the most famous venues in the world. His concerts on organ and harmonium have been acclaimed by reviewers from Japan to the Ukraine.

You can hear audio and video recordings on his web site.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the great young organists of our time! Admission is free, but we welcome donations in support of the Organ Concert Series.

Music and dancers from the Celtic Faire, 2015!

There is a brief commercial interlude before the video begins. Thanks to the Tacoma News Tribune for this wonderful report!

Tonight’s class offers fascinating book study on “Being Christian”

Please join us tonight, Monday, October 2, at 7:00 PM in the Ada Webb Room for the final class in an informative four-part series on what it means to be a Christian. The discussions will center around  a wonderful book written by Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, one of the great religious thinkers and communicators of our time. The focus will be the meaning and practice of prayer.

Please join us for this important book study, to be led by Fr. Martin. Copies of Being Christian are available at the Church Office for $10 or through Amazon or other booksellers.

Now, more than ever, it is essential to know what we Christians believe, why we believe it, and what values and practices all Christians share. We are a Christian community living in the middle of the “None Zone,” where a majority of the population says “none” when asked to describe their religion. Believing in God is mocked as “magical thinking.” A majority of youth in this area have no experience with the great stories of the Bible and only indirect exposure to Christian ethics. Here’s a chance to learn more about what baptism means to us, how we read the Bible, and why the Eucharist and prayer are so central to our spiritual journeys, so that we can communicate with our neighbors whose images of Christianity are shaped by the media and social media.