“Stay Awake With Me”
In the story of Holy Week, Jesus looked to his disciples for companionship while he struggled with the fate he knew was to be his. Yet his friends were so heavy with grief they could not keep their eyes open. Our world is so full of sadness that sometimes we yearn to close our eyes against the suffering around us. What will it take for us to stay awake?
Rev. Anne Mason, Worship Leader
This Sunday, the sanctuary choir will sing two songs from their upcoming Broadway concert on May 7: Jonathan Larsen’s very moving “Will I Lose My Dignity” (from Rent) with soloist Tim Jacoby, and Kern and Hammerstein’s poignant “Mis’ry’s Comin’ Aroun’” (from Show Boat) with soloist Julia Jaffe. Tim Jacoby and Austin Burns will also sing Stephen Schwartz’s beautiful vocal duet “On the Willows” (from Godspell) with guitarist Mark Therieau. For the centering music, Rip Jackson will play Bach’s ethereal organ work “Ich Ruf’ Zu Dir” (from Orgelbüchlein). Guest flute player Meg Newhouse will join Rip in playing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lyrical “John 19:41” (from Jesus Christ Superstar) for the postlude.