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Good Friday Devotion

Good Friday Devotion

Good Friday, April 19 The Death of Jesus Luke 23:44-49 “It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said,...

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Maundy Thursday Devotion

Maundy Thursday Devotion

Maundy Thursday, April 18 The Crucifixion of Jesus Luke 23:26-43 “When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; for they do not know...

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Holy Wednesday Devotion

Holy Wednesday Devotion

Holy Wednesday, April 17 Jesus Is Sentenced To Death Luke 23:13-25 “Pilate then called together the chief priests, the leaders, and the people, and said to them, ‘You brought me this man as one who was perverting the people; and here I have examined him in your...

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Holy Tuesday Devotion

Holy Tuesday Devotion

Holy Tuesday, April 16 The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus Luke 22:47-53 “While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him; but Jesus said to him, ‘Judas, is it with a kiss...

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Holy Monday Devotion

Holy Monday Devotion

Holy Monday, April 15 The Plot to Kill Jesus Luke 22:1-6 “Now the festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was near. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put Jesus to death, for they were afraid of the people. Then Satan...

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Palm Sunday Devotion

Palm Sunday Devotion

Holy Week Palm/Passion Sunday, April 14 Note: Writers on Sundays were asked to address the power of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs in their lives. “Jesus, Remember Me” Chalice Hymnal #569 “Jesus, remember me, when you come into your kingdom.” Luke 23:42 Today...

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Devotion – Ecstasy & Agony

Devotion – Ecstasy & Agony

IN MEMORIAM: For the faithful life of a beloved Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) leader, presented here is a 2007 devotion on this scripture from C. William Nichols, former Interim Minister of National City Christian Church. May his reflection continue to warm...

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Devotion – Journeys

Devotion – Journeys

Friday. April 12 Jesus comes to Jerusalem: Near Journey’s end Journeys vary a lot…some are important but most are not. Some are long, some short. A trip to the convenience store for snacks can’t compare to the journey for education. All journeys have a start, you do...

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Devotion – Journeys

Devotion – Journeys

Friday. April 12 Jesus comes to Jerusalem: Near Journey’s end Journeys vary a lot…some are important but most are not. Some are long, some short. A trip to the convenience store for snacks can’t compare to the journey for education. All journeys have a start, you do...

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Devotion – Understanding

Devotion – Understanding

Thursday, April 11 In this passage, we read of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. He gives instructions to two disciples to go find a colt that has never been sat upon. Jesus states that the disciples are then to bring this colt back to Jesus for “the Lord has...

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Devotion – Transformation

Devotion – Transformation

Wednesday, April 10 The Spanish poet Antonio Machado once wrote: “Traveler, there is no path; paths are made by walking.” I’ve had the opportunity to travel. With each journey, I’ve learned so much about other places and cultures. I’ve learned how beautiful this world...

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Devotion – Unexpected

Devotion – Unexpected

Tuesday, April 9 The beginning of this passage, often known as “The Triumphal Entry,” is exciting. It brings us memories of parades. We wave palm branches at church. We can’t help but smile. And to some degree, we can even personally relate, as we ourselves have...

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Organist Christopher Reynolds in Concert

Organist Christopher Reynolds in Concert

Please join us this Friday, April 12, at 12:15 p.m., when organist Christopher Reynoldswill perform our free weekly Music at Midday concert. Christopher Reynolds is currently Director of Music and Organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. He...

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Devotion – Jubilation

Devotion – Jubilation

Monday, April 8 “If they keep quiet, the stones along the road will burst into cheers!” Luke 19:40 (Living Bible) Like any new mother, I have received lots of parenting advice over the past six months. Some unsolicited, most helpful, all well intended. But my favorite...

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Devotion – Via Dolorsa

Devotion – Via Dolorsa

Sunday, April 7 Note: Writers on Sundays were asked to address the power of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs in their lives. Music is a powerful tool as it is truly the language of the heart. The words of a song heard, learned, and sung get inside not only my head...

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Devotion – Generosity

Devotion – Generosity

Saturday, April 6 Loved ones are understandingly anxious and nervous knowing the health of one much loved is in danger. But even when Jesus received word “Lord, the one you love is sick,” the disciples took their time – staying two more days before concluding, “Let us...

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Devotion – Wealth

Devotion – Wealth

Friday, April 5 John 12:1-8 accounts Jesus’ return to the home of Lazarus for a dinner honoring Jesus, six days before the Passover celebration. After dinner, Mary anointed Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume, and Judas Iscariot remarked it would have been better to...

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Devotion – Charity

Devotion – Charity

Thursday, April 4 Jesus and his disciples gathered at dinner with Lazarus following his raising Lazarus from the dead. While Martha served the meal, Mary took a pound of costly ointment and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped them with her hair. The question was...

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Devotion – Expectation

Devotion – Expectation

Wednesday, April 3 “A pound of pure nard.” Obviously far more than was needed to anoint Jesus’ feet, and just bought. How much did Mary, Martha, and Lazarus know of the future so close ahead? The Disciples did not understand, and were not preparing for the events that...

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Devotion – Extravagance

Devotion – Extravagance

Tuesday, April 2 This is a story of extravagant generosity: Jesus had recently raised Lazarus from the dead in response to the pleading of his sisters, Mary and Martha. When Jesus stopped at the home of Lazarus on his way to Jerusalem (where Jesus was to be tried and...

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West Point Organist Craig Williams in Concert

West Point Organist Craig Williams in Concert

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, April 5, at 12:15 p.m., for a concert of organ music by Craig S. Williams. As the Organist/Choirmaster at West Point Cadet Chapel, Craig enjoys the distinction of playing the world’s largest church pipe...

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Devotion – Generosity

Devotion – Generosity

Monday, April 1 The winter can be extremely brutal in Washington, D.C. I moved here a year ago from North Carolina in the dreary midst of winter. Each morning I put on my long, heavy, winter coat, scarf, hat, and gloves. Once bundled in sufficient layers, I make my...

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Devotion – What’s So Amazing about Grace

Devotion – What’s So Amazing about Grace

Sunday, March 31 Note: Writers on Sundays were asked to address the power of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs in their lives. “How can I say thanks for the things you have done for me – things so undeserved, yet you give to prove your love for me? The voices of a...

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Devotion – Unconditional

Devotion – Unconditional

Saturday, March 30 Whenever I read the Parable of the Two Sons, my instinct is always to side with the older brother. I understand his frustration and confusion. Why is his father so quick to welcome back his younger brother and shower him with gifts? What about him?...

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Devotion – Welcome

Devotion – Welcome

Friday, March 29 The prodigal son’s mistakes were pretty big; he squandered his inheritance – his father's life savings! His father could have been angry. Furious, even. Instead, he greeted his son with joy. There was no anger. There was no judgment. When we come home...

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Devotion – Prodigal

Devotion – Prodigal

Thursday, March 28 What does the word “Prodigal” mean? The basic meaning is: “wasteful” (i.e. wasting money) and from Latin: “forth” (pro-) and “to drive” (agere). It can be described as a person who wastes money with reckless abandon, or “One who drives forth his...

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Devotion – Compassion

Devotion – Compassion

Wednesday, March 27 Many times I can jump to conclusions and perceive people and situations in such a judgmental way that makes me ashamed when I eventually find out the facts. In this regard, I am like the prodigal son's brother who was a good son and yet had little...

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Devotion – Forgiving

Devotion – Forgiving

Tuesday, March 26 The familiar story told in Luke 15:1-3; 11-32 is often called the “Parable of The Prodigal Son.” A more appropriate name might be the “Parable of the Forgiving Father.” Indeed, this passage speaks to the depth and breadth of God’s love. First, we see...

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Patrick Pope in Concert on March 29

Patrick Pope in Concert on March 29

Please join us this Friday, March 29, at 12:15 p.m., when organist Patrick Pope will perform at our free weekly Music at Midday concert. Patrick Pope is the Organist and Director of Music at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, NC, a post he has...

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Devotion – Learning

Devotion – Learning

Monday, March 25 Jesus was with the Pharisees at the Temple and he was trying to tell them about forgiveness. He told them this parable to help them see that there is a way to forgive if they have an open heart and mind. There was a father who had two sons and one son...

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Devotion – Lord Who Throughout These 40 Days

Devotion – Lord Who Throughout These 40 Days

Sunday, March 24 Note: Writers on Sundays were asked to address the power of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs in their lives. Lord Who Throughout These 40 Days Claudia Hernaman (1839-1898) Tune: St. Flavian, C.M. Our congregation often sings this simple yet earnest...

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Devotion – Mercy

Devotion – Mercy

Saturday, March 23 “Jesus told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, “Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it...

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Devotion – Grace

Devotion – Grace

Friday, March 22 I have often been frustrated by people who tell you that God doesn't give you anything you can't handle. I look with mystery at people in the "prosperity movement." This thinking denies the magnificence of what makes faith so important. If you accept...

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Devotion – Grow

Devotion – Grow

Thursday, March 21 Bad things happen. A hurricane ravages Puerto Rico. A gunman massacres young people in a South Florida school. Wildfires destroy Paradise. We live in a world where bad things happen. Innocent people get hurt. But Jesus teaches us that this is not...

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Jonathan Vaughn in Concert

Jonathan Vaughn in Concert

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, March 22, at 12:15 p.m.,when organist Jonathan Vaughnwill perform our free weekly Music at Midday concert. Jonathan Vaughn is Associate Director of Music at Christ Church, Greenwich Connecticut, where he...

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Devotion – Refresh

Devotion – Refresh

Wednesday, March 20 Time to Refresh One of the words I’ve adopted from the digital age is “refresh.” The computer will “refresh” my email, bringing in the new and (maybe) fixing the old. I use that word at the beginning of each New Year to evaluate what I’m doing and...

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Devotion – Refusals

Devotion – Refusals

Tuesday, March 19 As Jesus was traveling to Jerusalem, it was reported that Pontius Pilate was upsetting and irritating the Jewish people by ignoring their religious beliefs and demanding that they live by Roman laws and standards. In this scripture, Pilate is using...

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Devotion – Differences

Devotion – Differences

Monday, March 18 I sometimes question why tragedies happen to good people while bad things seem not to happen to bad people. This scripture mentions two events in which bad things happened to unsuspecting people. It makes us realize that our existence is delicately...

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Devotion – Meditation

Devotion – Meditation

Sunday, March 17 Note: Writers on Sundays were asked to address the power of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs in their lives. Poetic words that spark our imagination are part of the appeal of all the psalms. In the psalms, “the seas roar, the trees of the forest...

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Devotion – Confusion

Devotion – Confusion

Saturday, March 16 Sometimes I get frustrated by all the parables that Jesus tells his disciples and followers. Wouldn’t it be easier if Jesus just plainly said what he meant? And yet, other times he doesn’t mince words at all – like that one time he called Herod a...

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Lenten Devotion – Rejection

Lenten Devotion – Rejection

Friday, March 15 We have all been rejected and rejection doesn’t feel good. It can be devastating. In the scripture, Jesus’ message and ministry are rejected. The Pharisees are trying to dissuade Jesus from going to Jerusalem. But Jesus doesn’t fall for their ruse....

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Devotional – Reflect

Devotional – Reflect

Thursday, March 14 Christians are called to reflect on the meaning of Jesus’ life and death and on the role we play in continuing his mission. As in all the gospels, the Pharisees in Luke are largely antagonistic to Jesus and Jesus to them. Though the Pharisees’...

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Devotion – Anger

Devotion – Anger

Wednesday, March 13 The Old Testament has some pretty brutal stories, and the book of Revelation is filled with harrowing images that still make their way into blockbuster horror movies, but few moments in the Bible make my hair stand on end like those episodes where...

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Devotion – Compassion

Devotion – Compassion

Tuesday, March 12 Dr. Ruth Anne Reese of Asbury Theological Seminary describes in her commentary of Luke 13 three distinct uses of the Greek word, thelo, meaning “desire,” “wish,” or “want.” The Pharisees warn Jesus that Herod wants to kill Jesus (vs.31). Jesus...

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Jacob Reed in Concert

Jacob Reed in Concert

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, March 15, at 12:15 p.m.for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. Organist Jacob Reed, a student at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, will perform works of five composers, two of them women. Jacob Reed...

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Devotion – Administer

Devotion – Administer

Monday, March 11 What is your mission? Do you know? Do you have a clear picture? Jesus came to earth knowing what his mission was. He varied his “tactics” or approach. He was always about ministering to others through feeding, healing, teaching, even as he approached...

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Devotion – Comfort

Devotion – Comfort

Sunday, March 10 Note: Writers on Sundays were asked to address the power of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs in their lives. “On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.” Luke 4:11 As with the devil’s first two...

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Devotion – Practice

Devotion – Practice

Saturday, March 9 This passage of scripture opens by stating, “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit.” This simple statement can be easy to pass by very quickly. However, it is one of the most fundamental expressions of a very important truth to understand. The Christian...

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Devotion – Wildernesses

Devotion – Wildernesses

Friday, March 8 The Bible is full of wilderness stories. In fact, the wilderness seems to be one of God’s favorite places to be revealed to individuals. The Bible is also filled with references to the number 40, using it to represent a lengthy period of time. This...

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Devotion – Persist

Devotion – Persist

Thursday, March 7 For 40 days the devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness. Jesus did not succumb to that persistent temptation. Of course, he didn’t. But could we do the same? And just 40 days? Doesn’t it sometimes feel like we spend our entire life in the wilderness...

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Ash Wednesday Devotion – Guideposts

Ash Wednesday Devotion – Guideposts

March 6 The Temptation of Jesus, which we read about in today’s passage, occurs immediately after he is baptized and a heavenly voice proclaims, “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” The writer of Luke is perhaps warning us that we are at risk of...

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Pianist Natalia Kazaryan in Concert

Pianist Natalia Kazaryan in Concert

Please join us for a sumptuous feast of great works for piano performed byNatalia Kazaryan at our free weekly Music at Midday concert this Friday, March 8, at 12:15 p.m. Natalia Kazaryan has performed across Europe, in Salzburg’s Schloss Mirabell, Monaco’s Théâtre des...

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Michael Ging to Perform Bach, Vierne, and Duruflé

Michael Ging to Perform Bach, Vierne, and Duruflé

Please join us this Friday, March 1, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. Organist Michael Gingwill perform works of three great composers: J. S. Bach, Louis Vierne, and Maurice Duruflé. Michael Ginghas performed widely, including recitals in...

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Michael Stefanek: J. S. Bach to John Williams

Michael Stefanek: J. S. Bach to John Williams

Please join us this Friday, February 22, for a performance by organist Michael Stefanek at our free weekly Music at Midday concert. Dr. Stefanek's program will feature works by John Weaver, J.S. Bach, Louis Vierne, Edwin H Lemare, Phillip Sousa, and John Williams.  ...

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Elevator Operating!

Elevator Operating!

Get a "lift" this Sunday at worship in the Sanctuary. At 8:30 Gospel Worship, celebrate the baptisms of Sarah Rose and Angelina Ramirez. At 11 Worship, enjoy the majestic music of the Møller organ. Come and be uplifted! And -- oh, yes -- the elevator is operating! See...

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Zacchaeus Lock in Concert

Zacchaeus Lock in Concert

Please join us this Friday, February 15, at 12:15 p.m.at National City Christian Church for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are pleased to be welcoming organist Zacchaeus Lock to perform a program twentieth century, mostly French, organ music. Zacchaeus...

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Frey Performs Franck

Frey Performs Franck

Organist Alexander Frey (Berlin, Germany) will perform the Music at Midday concert this week at National City Christian Church in a program of three pieces by French composer César Franck. Please join us for this free recital on Friday, February 8, at 12:15 p.m....

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German Organist to Open New Season

German Organist to Open New Season

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, February 1, at 12:15 p.m., when German organist Hans Uwe Hielscher will perform the first recital of the new season in our Music at Midday series. Hans Hielscher has served since 1979 as organist at the...

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Update

Update

Worship canceled for 8:30 a.m.   Despite our well-intentioned plans for celebrating a baptism this morning at the 8:30 service, we are canceling the 8:30 a.m. worship today. We want everyone to be safe this morning and not venture out into the snowy weather. While a...

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Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship

National City Christian Church will be OPEN for worship on Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Most other church activities are canceled. Choirs will not be singing (or rehearsing) on Sunday. We encourage everyone to use their best judgment when venturing out on Sunday...

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A Baroque Christmas This Friday, Dec 21

A Baroque Christmas This Friday, Dec 21

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, December 21, at 12:15 p.m. for A Baroque Christmas, performed by Kimberly Hess, organ; Sarah Noone, soprano; Jeffry Newberger, violin; Siena Baker, violin; and Timothy Thulson, cello. The program includes...

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Michael Britt Performs Music of the Season on Dec 14

Michael Britt Performs Music of the Season on Dec 14

Please join us at National City Christian Church for a delightful concert of seasonal music by organist Michael BrittthisFriday, December 14, at 12:15 p.m. Michael Britt was appointed Minister of Music at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore in...

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Offices closed on Wednesday

Offices closed on Wednesday

In observance of the National Day of Mourning for 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush, church offices will be officially closed on Wednesday, December 5. The Food Pantry will be open for distribution of food for our neighbors in need from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Other...

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Women Composers to Be Featured on Nov 30

Women Composers to Be Featured on Nov 30

Please join us on Friday, November 30, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. Organist Jackson Borges will present a program featuring the works of three women composers--Florence Beatrice Price, Nadia Boulanger, and Pamela Decker--along with...

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Piano and Organ Duo This Friday, Nov 16

Piano and Organ Duo This Friday, Nov 16

Carol Feather Martin and Gary Garletts will present a delightful program of music for piano and organ at our free weekly Music at Midday concert this Friday, November 16, at 12:15 p.m.Their program will include works of Carson Cooman, Ad Wammes, Joe Utterback, Charles...

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Christopher Schroeder in Concert This Friday, Nov 9

Christopher Schroeder in Concert This Friday, Nov 9

Please join us this Friday, November 9, at 12:15 p.m., for a program of mostly French organ music at our free weekly Music at Midday concert. Baltimore organist Christopher Schroeder will perform works of Bach, Duruflé, Dubois, and Vierne. Christopher Schroeder is...

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Viennese Organist Stefan Donner in Concert

Viennese Organist Stefan Donner in Concert

Organist Stefan Donner is traveling from his home in Vienna, Austria, to perform works of Bach, Widor, and Vierne, at our free weekly Music at Midday concert this Friday, November 2, at 12:15 p.m. Stefan Donner earned degrees from the University of Music and...

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David Brock Plays Widor

David Brock Plays Widor

Please join us this Friday, October 26, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday recital, when organist David Brock of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, will perform the complete Symphony No. 5 in F minor by Charles-Marie Widor, a work that concludes with  the famous...

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Valeria Foster called to Minister of Music!

Valeria Foster called to Minister of Music!

National City Christian Church congregational board and Senior Pastor Stephen Gentle are excited to welcome Valeria A. Foster to the position of interim Minister of Music. In addition to overseeing the expansive music ministry of National City Christian Church, she...

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Sondra Proctor to Perform World Premiere

Sondra Proctor to Perform World Premiere

Please join us this Friday, October 19, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. Sondra Goldsmith Proctor will perform the world premiere of a new work by Canadian composer Rachel Laurin, along with works of J. S. B Bach, Maurice Duruflé, and Jehan...

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Jordan Prescott to Perform This Friday, Oct 12

Jordan Prescott to Perform This Friday, Oct 12

Please join us this Friday, October 12, at 12:15 p.m., when young organist Jordan Prescottwill perform a recital for our free weekly Music at Midday concert series. Jordan Prescott is a star on the rise as a concert organist, church musician, and music director. He...

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Justin Brueggeman to Perform This Friday, October 5

Justin Brueggeman to Perform This Friday, October 5

Please join us this Friday, October 5, at 12:15 p.m., for our weekly Music at Midday concert featuring organist Justin Brueggeman. Justin Brueggeman is an accomplished organ performer and winner of competitions, although he is quite young. Currently a senior at...

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Tyler Canonico to Perform This Friday, Sept 28

Tyler Canonico to Perform This Friday, Sept 28

Please join us this Friday, September 28, at 12:15 p.m. four our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delightedto be welcoming organist Tyler A. Canonico, who will perform a program of organ music by French and British composers. Tyler A. Canonico is the...

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Barclay Brass to Perform This Friday, Sept 21

Barclay Brass to Perform This Friday, Sept 21

This week’s free Music at Midday concert will feature a quartet from The Barclay Brass,an ensemble comprised of some of Washington’s top brass musicians. Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, September 21, at 12:15. p.m. to hear a variety of...

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Jason Farris to Perform Works of C. H. H. Parry This Friday

Jason Farris to Perform Works of C. H. H. Parry This Friday

Please join us this Friday, September 14, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert, when Jason Farris will perform a program of organ works by renowned early twentieth century composer C. Hubert H. Parry. Dr Jason Farris is currently the Director of...

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Mitchell Miller Performs Concert Season Opener on Sept 7

Mitchell Miller Performs Concert Season Opener on Sept 7

Please join us for our first Music at Midday concert of the 2018-2019 season on Friday, September 7, at 12:15 p.m. We are delighted to be welcoming back organist Mitchell Miller to perform this opening recital. After graduating from Oberlin with a double major in...

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Elevator Outage!

Elevator Outage!

There will be NO elevator service at church this Sunday. I'm so sorry about this news, but the water break we had in the basement last night did significant damage to the elevator electrical system. It is completely shut down. For Sunday, the parking garage will be...

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LGBTQ Brunch on Sunday, August 12

LGBTQ Brunch on Sunday, August 12

A complete Sunday for LGBTQ Christians might just include worship and brunch, right? That's why we are planning for an LGBTQ Community brunch on Sunday, August 12, at 1:00 p.m. (following the 11:00 a.m. worship service), at Nage, 1600 Rhode Island Avenue, NW (in the...

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LGBTQ Bible Study on Home and Family on August 8

LGBTQ Bible Study on Home and Family on August 8

Come and join us on Wednesday, August 8, at 7:00 p.m. for our monthly LGBTQ Ecumenical Bible Study. Among other things that Jesus had in common with LGBTQ people was the strained relationship he seems to have had at times with his biological family and his embrace of...

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LGBTQ Bible Study This Wednesday, July 11

LGBTQ Bible Study This Wednesday, July 11

Our Bible study series on the Gospel of Mark continues on Wednesday, July 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Suite. We will reflect on some parables about planting and growing found in Mark 4:1-32. Please come and join us. All are welcome!

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John Nothaft in Recital This Friday, June 29

John Nothaft in Recital This Friday, June 29

Please join us for our final Music at Midday concert of the 2017 – 2018 season this Friday, June 29, at 12:15 p.m. We are delighted to be welcoming back organist John Nothaftto perform this Friday. John has just completed his master’s degree in organ performance at...

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Lynn Trapp in Recital This Friday, June 22

Lynn Trapp in Recital This Friday, June 22

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, June 22, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. Organist Lynn Trapp will perform works by Nadia Boulanger, Niels Gade, and Albert Alain, along with a composition by Dr. Trapp himself....

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Colin MacKnight Performs Works of British Composers

Colin MacKnight Performs Works of British Composers

lease join us this Friday, June 15, at 12:15 p.m., when organist Colin MacKnight will perform organ works of British composers C. Hubert H. Parry, Percy Whitlock, and David Goode. Colin MacKnight is a second year C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School,...

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LGBTQ Bible Study This Wednesday, June 13

LGBTQ Bible Study This Wednesday, June 13

Please join us this Wednesday, June 13, at 7:00 p.m., for our monthly LGBTQ Ecumenical Bible Study, led this month by Rev. Steven Baines. Jesus shocked and angered religious leaders of his own time by not adhering strictly to the “rules.” How do Jesus’ actions and...

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Rev. Dr. William Barber II Preaching This Sunday at 11!

Rev. Dr. William Barber II Preaching This Sunday at 11!

We are excited to welcome Rev. Dr. Barber to our pulpit on Pride Sunday, June 10, at our 11 a.m. service. Rev. Dr. William Barber II is a preacher, author, and professor, he is the architect of the "Forward Together Moral Movement." Rev. Dr. Barber has most recently...

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Pride Recital: David Houston, “Franck-ly Speaking”

Pride Recital: David Houston, “Franck-ly Speaking”

Organist David K. Houston will perform a program of works by César Franck (1822-1890), "Franck-ly Speaking," this Friday, June 8, at 12:15 p.m.. Come and join us for our weekly free Music at Midday concert as we join in this weekend's Pride celebration. David Houston...

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Reclaiming Jesus

Reclaiming Jesus

On Thursday, May 24, we were honored to host the Sojourners Reclaiming Jesus, a call to answer candlelight procession and vigil, featuring Bishop Michael Curry. Here is the live stream of the Reclaiming Jesus service. You can find more information at the Sojourners...

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Organist Christopher Betts Performs on Friday, June 1

Organist Christopher Betts Performs on Friday, June 1

Please join us on Friday, June 1, at 12:15 p.m., when organist Christopher Betts performs a recital of works spanning several centuries. Chris recently relocated from the Washington area to Houston, Texas, where he currently serves as Director of Music at St. Paul's...

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Carol Feather Martin in Recital This Friday, May 25

Carol Feather Martin in Recital This Friday, May 25

Please join us this Friday, May 25, at 12:15 p.m., when Carol Feather Martin will perform a program entitled,  "A Century of French Organ Music": Fête - Jean Langlais; Le Banquet Celeste - Olivier Messiaen Prélude et Danse Fuguée - Gaston Litaize Huit Images de...

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Benjamin LaPrairie in Recital on Friday, May 18

Benjamin LaPrairie in Recital on Friday, May 18

Please join us on Friday, May 18, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday recital. We are delighted to be welcoming Benjamin LaPrairie to perform organ works by French composer Louis Vierne. Benjamin LaPrairie serves as Associate Director of Music at the...

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Poor People’s Campaign coming to National City

Poor People’s Campaign coming to National City

Broadcasting from National City Christian Church on Sunday, May 13, 6:00-7:30 p.m., the Poor People's Campaign will launch its first nationwide event of the season with nonviolent moral direct actions in over 30 state capitals and the District of Columbia.  ...

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