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Organist Alain Truche to Perform This Friday

Organist Alain Truche to Perform This Friday

Please join us this Friday, September 24, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delighted to be welcoming organist Alain Truche, Director of Music at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, As an active recitalist, Truche has...

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Jacob Reed Begins a New Season of Music at Midday

Jacob Reed Begins a New Season of Music at Midday

Music at Midday at National City Christian Church begins a new season of free weekly concerts this Friday, September 17, at 12:15 p.m. We are delighted to be welcoming organist Jacob Reed, a Neubauer Family Distinguished Doctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago....

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Search Underway for New Director of Worship, Music & Arts

We seek a Director of Worship, Music & Arts who can apply an artistic hand while developing bold initiatives to help us experience the mystery of the Divine as we seek to be changed for the better. This person will bring this vision to life by: coordinating worship, leading the music program, and facilitating other public arts events, all in collaboration with the ministerial team and lay leaders of the church. The music and arts program should welcome the neighborhood into our faith community.

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David Houston Performs “Look to the Skies!”

David Houston Performs “Look to the Skies!”

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, June 25, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delighted to be welcoming organist David K. Houston, who currently serves as Organist and Choirmaster at St. Andrew’s Episcopal...

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Organist Brent Nolte to Perform This Friday, June 18

Organist Brent Nolte to Perform This Friday, June 18

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, June 18, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delighted to be welcoming organist Brent Nolte, who serves as Director of Music Programs at Ohio Christian University. He holds a...

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Christopher Reynolds to Perform on June 11

Christopher Reynolds to Perform on June 11

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, June 11, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delighted to be welcoming organist Christopher Reynolds, Director of Music and Organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Capitol...

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Organist Carter Stevens Performs on May 28

Organist Carter Stevens Performs on May 28

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, May 28, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delighted to be welcoming organist Carter Stevens, Director of Music at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Lake Ridge,...

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Justus (Jay) Parrotta to Perform This Friday, May 21

Justus (Jay) Parrotta to Perform This Friday, May 21

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, May 21, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delighted to be welcoming composer and organist Justus (Jay) Parrotta to perform a program of his own works. Many of the pieces are...

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Organist Carol Feather Martin to Perform May 14

Organist Carol Feather Martin to Perform May 14

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, May 14, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delighted to be welcoming organist Carol Feather to perform twentieth-century music that expresses the joy of Easter and Pentecost:...

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Music at Midday Returns with Rachmaninoff and the Suters

Music at Midday Returns with Rachmaninoff and the Suters

We are back! What better way for Music at Midday to restart in-person concerts than this week’s performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concert No. 2 by the piano and organ duo of Chuyoung and Erik Wm. Suter? Please join us at National City Christian Church...

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No Concert on April 30, But . . .

No Concert on April 30, But . . .

We are taking a one-week break from Music at Midday, so there will be no concert this Friday, April 30. However, we will be returning to in-person concerts beginning on Friday, May 7, at 12:15 p.m. As spring flowers burst into full bloom and we prepare to celebrate...

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Carson Cooman Performs Works of Contemporary Composers

Carson Cooman Performs Works of Contemporary Composers

This week’s pre-recorded Music at Midday concert features American composer and organist Carson Cooman in a program of works by four living composers. Carson Cooman holds degrees in music from Harvard University and Carnegie Mellon University and since 2006 has held...

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Spanish Organist Loreto Aramendi to Perform Online Concert

Spanish Organist Loreto Aramendi to Perform Online Concert

Although organist Loreto Aramendi was unable to travel here from her home in Spain, she has recorded this week’s Music at Midday concert that will be premiered on Friday, April 16, at 12:15 p.m. An international concert artist and main organist of the Cavaillé-Coll...

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Online Concert: Music for Easter

Online Concert: Music for Easter

Please join us on, Monday, April 5, at 12:15 p.m. or at any time afterwards to view Music for Easter, a special edition of Music at Midday. This concert was performed by organist Colin MacKnight, a C. V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School in New York City....

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Music for Holy Week

Music for Holy Week

Please join us anytime this week to hear Music for Holy Week, a special edition of Music at Midday. This concert and next week’s special Music for Easter recital are performed by organist Colin MacKnight, a C. V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School in New...

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Organist Nicholas Will in Online Concert

Organist Nicholas Will in Online Concert

Please join us on Friday, March 26, at 12:15 p.m. for the YouTube premiere of this week’s Music at Midday concert by Nicholas Will, Director of Liturgical Music, Organist, and Lecturer at Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. You may view today’s recital by...

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Organist Colin MacKnight in Online Music at Midday

Organist Colin MacKnight in Online Music at Midday

Please join us today, Friday, March 19, at 12:15 p.m. for the YouTube premiere of this week’s Music at Midday concert by Colin MacKnight, a C.V. Starr Doctor Fellow at the Juilliard School in New York City. You may view today’s recital by clicking here. If you are not...

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Online Performance by Sondra Goldsmith Proctor

Online Performance by Sondra Goldsmith Proctor

Please join us today, Friday, March 12, at 12:15 p.m. for the YouTube premiere of this week’s Music at Midday concert by organist Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, Musician-in-Residence for Gunnison Chapel at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York. You may view today’s...

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Link to March 5 Online Music at Midday Recital

Link to March 5 Online Music at Midday Recital

Please join us today, Friday, March 5, at 12:15 p.m. for the YouTube premiere of this week’s Music at Midday concert by organist Samantha Scheff. You may view today’s recital by clicking here. If you are not able to tune in for the premiere, you may click on the same...

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Online Music at Midday Features Samantha Scheff

Online Music at Midday Features Samantha Scheff

Please join us this Friday, March 5, 12:15 p.m., when Music at Midday concerts will resume with the premiere of an online performance by organist Samantha Scheff, who is currently the organist at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square. She holds a Master’s Degree in...

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March Music at Midday Online

March Music at Midday Online

Music at Midday concerts from National City Christian Church will resume online beginning on Friday, March 5, at 12:15 p.m. In addition to restrictions on in-person gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic, the church is undergoing a complete replacement of its...

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Music for Christmas by Jackson Borges

Music for Christmas by Jackson Borges

We are delighted to present an online concert of Christmas music for organ next Friday, December 18, at 12:15 p.m. National City Christian Church’s Music at Midday series will be broadcasting a recital by organist Jackson Borges, featuring these works: Noël in d –...

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Jackson Borges to Perform on Dec 11

Jackson Borges to Perform on Dec 11

There will be a Music at Midday recital this week, but the surge in coronavirus cases in our region has led church leaders to s suspend live performances for now. We will be presenting recorded versions of the two remaining recitals of the fall season at the scheduled...

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A Baroque Christmas

A Baroque Christmas

Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, December 4, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. This week’s program, A Baroque Christmas, includes masterworks by Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, and Alessandro Scarlatti....

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Jason Farris Performs Music for November Celebrations

Jason Farris Performs Music for November Celebrations

Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, November 20, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delighted to be welcoming organist Jason Farris, who will present a program appropriate for this month of...

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Carol Feather Martin and the Legacy of Notre-Dame

Carol Feather Martin and the Legacy of Notre-Dame

Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, November 13, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delighted to be welcoming organist Carol Feather Martin, who will present a program entitled, "Keepers of the Legacy: Music of...

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Organist Mi Zhou in Concert This Friday

Organist Mi Zhou in Concert This Friday

Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, November 6, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delighted to be welcoming organist Mi Zhou to perform these glorious works: Carillon de Westminster – Louis Vierne When the...

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Organist David Brock in Concert

Organist David Brock in Concert

Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, October 30, at 12:15 p.m., for a concert by organist David Brock, who is traveling from his home in Nevada to perform here in his native Washington: Prelude in G minor, BuxWV 149 – Dietrich Buxtehude Nun...

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Organ Performance by Russell Weismann

Organ Performance by Russell Weismann

  Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, October 23, at 12:15 p.m., for a concert performance by organist Russell Weismann: Deux Pièces (I. Marche) – Arthur Foote Trois Pièces pour Grand Orgue (I. Fantaisie) – César Franck Cantata 29, BWV...

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Pianist Mark Valenti to Perform

Pianist Mark Valenti to Perform

Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, October 16, at 12:15 p.m., for a concert performance by Chicago pianist Mark Valenti, performing works of Bach, Bartók, and Debussy. This concert is part of the church’s free weekly Music at Midday concert...

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Keyboard Duo Allegro con Fuoco

Keyboard Duo Allegro con Fuoco

Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, October 9, at 12:15 p.m., for a concert performance by the keyboard duo Allegro con fuoco: Tyler A. Canonico and Jordan R. Markham. This concert is part of the church’s free weekly Music at Midday concert...

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Theodore S. Davis to Perform This Friday

Theodore S. Davis to Perform This Friday

Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, October 2, at 12:15 p.m., for a performance by organist Theodore S. Davis. The concert will feature music by African American composer Florence Price and French composer Henri Mulet. This concert is part of...

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David Houston to Perform a “Spirited” Program

David Houston to Perform a “Spirited” Program

Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, September 25, at 12:15 p.m., for a program of French organ music performed by organist David K. Houston. The concert will feature three different composers from three different eras, each of whom created...

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Tyler Canonico Performs at Opening Concert

Tyler Canonico Performs at Opening Concert

Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, September 18, at 12:15 p.m., for a “stellar” performance of richly beautiful music by organist Tyler Canonico (including several movements from John Williams’ score for Star Wars). This concert will be the...

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Hollertown Bluegrass Concert!

Hollertown Bluegrass Concert!

We invite you to our Steps and yard to enjoy a Bluegrass concert by Hollertown on Saturday, September 26th at 5 p.m.! While Hollertown performs on the Steps you are welcome to sit on the Steps or bring your lawn chair or blanket to chill on our yard. Masks are...

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Resistance in Ancient and Modern Times

Resistance in Ancient and Modern Times

Scripture is full of stories about ordinary people who saw something they knew was wrong and bravely acted in resistance to structural evil, often risking their lives. This week we hear the story of Shiphrah and Puah who used their wits to resist an unlawful king....

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New Sermon Series!

New Sermon Series!

Scripture is full of stories about ordinary people who saw something they knew was wrong and bravely acted in resistance to structural evil, often risking their lives. There are many modern stories of resistance that inspire us, too. As part of your spiritual practice...

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This Sunday – Growing In the Wild

This Sunday – Growing In the Wild

Since the very beginning of time, humans have been asking this fundamental question of human living: why do the wicked prosper? Jesus has some thoughts about that: not easy answers, but prompts for reflection as we work to live differently.  Don't forget to like and...

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Starting Sunday – New Sermon Series

Starting Sunday – New Sermon Series

Sometimes the world seems so broken and our lives so painful that we wonder if what we believe about how God works has any impact at all.  Jesus knew we’d have occasions in which that would happen, so he told a story about...seeds. Supporting scripture: Isaiah...

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Virtual Concert by Alain Truche – July 7, 2020

Virtual Concert by Alain Truche – July 7, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Alain Truche, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Alain Truche. We are deeply grateful to all the...

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Virtual Concert by Carol Feather Martin – July 3, 2020

Virtual Concert by Carol Feather Martin – July 3, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, July 3, 2020 Carol Feather Martin, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Carol Feather Martin. The pieces presented today...

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Virtual Concert by Jordan Prescott – June 30, 2020

Virtual Concert by Jordan Prescott – June 30, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Jordan Prescott, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Jordan Prescott. We are deeply grateful to Jordan...

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Virtual Concert by Victoria Shields – June 26, 2020

Virtual Concert by Victoria Shields – June 26, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, June 26, 2020 Victoria Shields, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Victoria Shields. We are deeply grateful to...

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Virtual Concert by Emmanuel Duperrey – June 23, 2020

Virtual Concert by Emmanuel Duperrey – June 23, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Emmanuel Duperrey, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring French organist Emmanuel Duperrey. We are deeply grateful...

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Virtual Concert by Jackson Borges – June 19, 2020

Virtual Concert by Jackson Borges – June 19, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, June 19, 2020 Jackson Borges, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Jackson Borges. We are deeply grateful to Jackson and...

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Answer the Call Sermon Series

Answer the Call Sermon Series

In this moment when we are being asked to live out our faith, often in unpopular or even dangerous ways, we would do well to look carefully at Jesus’ teachings to his disciples, as his direction to them became increasingly urgent as they faced the daunting task ahead...

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Virtual Concert by John A. Wolfe – June 16, 2020

Virtual Concert by John A. Wolfe – June 16, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, June 16, 2020 John A. Wolfe, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist John A. Wolfe. We are deeply grateful to Dr. Wolfe...

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Virtual  Concert by Samantha Scheff – June 12, 2020

Virtual Concert by Samantha Scheff – June 12, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, June 12, 2020 Samantha Scheff, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Samantha Scheff. We are deeply grateful to Samantha...

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Virtual Concert by Colin MacKnight – May 29, 2020

Virtual Concert by Colin MacKnight – May 29, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church May 29, 2020 Colin MacKnight, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Colin MacKnight performing at the Cathedral of St. John the...

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Virtual Concert by Craig S. Williams – May 26, 2020

Virtual Concert by Craig S. Williams – May 26, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Craig S. Williams, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring West Point organist Craig S. Williams. We are deeply...

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Virtual Concert by Patrick Pope – May 19, 2020

Virtual Concert by Patrick Pope – May 19, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Patrick Pope, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Patrick Pope performing a series of short pieces for...

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Virtual Concert by Joby Bell – May 15, 2020

Virtual Concert by Joby Bell – May 15, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, May 15, 2020 Joby Bell, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Joby Bell. We are deeply grateful to the wonderful...

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Virtual Concert by Stefan Donner – May 12, 2020

Virtual Concert by Stefan Donner – May 12, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Stefan Donner, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Austrian organist Stefan Donner. We are deeply grateful to the...

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Virtual Concert by Michał Szostak – May 8, 2020

Virtual Concert by Michał Szostak – May 8, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, May 8, 2020 Michał Szostak, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Polish organist Michał Szostak in a program of works performed...

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Virtual Concert by Adam Graham – May 5, 2020

Virtual Concert by Adam Graham – May 5, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Adam Graham, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Adam Graham. The various pieces on today's program were...

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Virtual Concert by Willem Hörmann – May 1, 2020

Virtual Concert by Willem Hörmann – May 1, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, May 1, 2020 Willem Hörmann, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Dutch organist Willem Hörmann preforming two pieces that he...

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Virtual Concert by James Kosnik – April 28, 2020

Virtual Concert by James Kosnik – April 28, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, April 28, 2020 James Kosnik, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist James Kosnik in an hour-long program of music...

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Virtual Concert by Pianist Mark Valenti – April 24, 2020

Virtual Concert by Pianist Mark Valenti – April 24, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church April 24, 2020 Mark Valenti, Pianist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Mark Valenti in a program of piano music by Claude Debussy that was...

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Virtual Concert by Christian Gautschi – April 21, 2020

Virtual Concert by Christian Gautschi – April 21, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church April 21, 2020 Christian Gautschi, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Swiss organist Christian Gautschi in a program of classical and...

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Virtual Concert by Colin MacKnight – April 14, 2020

Virtual Concert by Colin MacKnight – April 14, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Easter Tuesday April 14, 2020 Colin MacKnight, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Colin MacKnight. During this Easter week, as...

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Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Easter Sunday, April 12 Matthew’s telling of resurrection morning is probably my favorite of the Gospel accounts of the first Easter. The entire Matthean narrative, from a who’s who of Jewish ancestry in chapter one to those dramatic moments with the angel descending...

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Holy Saturday Devotion – How Would You Respond?

Holy Saturday Devotion – How Would You Respond?

Holy Saturday, April 11 I am taken by the different responses of those in power to the death of Jesus. In these few verses we see two very dissimilar reactions to Jesus’ crucifixion and death. In verses 57-61 we learn of Joseph of Arimathea. This is the only time in...

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Good Friday Devotion – Unite!

Good Friday Devotion – Unite!

Good Friday, April 10 Jesus died. The Gospel accounts of Jesus’ death make no effort to paper over the reality of Jesus’ death. He did not merely “pass away” or “pass on” or “transition.” He died. Not only did Jesus die, but he suffered death by execution in a public,...

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Holy Thursday Devotion – Stand Up!

Holy Thursday Devotion – Stand Up!

Maundy Thursday, April 9 Human dignity is at the center of today’s passage. In it the author of the gospel according to Mathew narrates the way in which the political and religious Empires collectively attempt to rip away Jesus’ very human dignity. The Roman soldiers...

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Lenten Devotion – Trust in God’s Love

Lenten Devotion – Trust in God’s Love

Holy Wednesday, April 8 Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the Leper on the Wednesday before his death. While there with his disciples, a woman named Mary anointed Jesus' head and feet with a costly oil of spikenard. The disciples were upset because they felt...

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Lenten Devotion – Betrayer

Lenten Devotion – Betrayer

Holy Tuesday, April 7 A person’s true grit is often revealed in moments of fear and chaos. On that dark night of arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, the fortitude of all the disciples was revealed as Matthew 26:56 tells us, “All the disciples deserted him and fled.”...

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Lenten Devotion – Wake Up!

Lenten Devotion – Wake Up!

Holy Monday, April 6 “BE WOKE!” has been a prominent term on social media in recent years. Merriam-Webster defines its meaning as “being aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues--especially issues of racial and social justice.” Centuries before,...

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Palm Sunday Hymn – There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Palm Sunday Hymn – There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion April 5, 2020 Editor’s Note: Sundays during Lent are known as “little Easters” when believers in the risen Christ join for prayer and worship. Today, we pause in preparation for our worship to God through a Lenten hymn or prayer. May...

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Lenten Devotion – Forgiveness

Lenten Devotion – Forgiveness

Saturday, April 4 This passage from Matthew starts with Judas Iscariot soliciting the chief priests for money to betray Jesus. It proceeds through the preparations for Passover, and the beginning of the Passover meal, when Jesus tells the disciples that one of them...

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Virtual Concert by Jordan Prescott – April 3, 2020

Virtual Concert by Jordan Prescott – April 3, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, April 3, 2020 Jordan Prescott, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Jordan Prescott. Make sure that the volume on your...

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Lenten Devotion – The Strength of Mercy

Lenten Devotion – The Strength of Mercy

Friday. April 3 I wonder what went through Judas's mind when Jesus announced the betrayal to the disciples. Did he feel guilty? Did he have second thoughts? The warning of the betrayal adds a sinister element to the Last Supper – an already dark moment. Jesus confirms...

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Lenten Devotion – Grant Us Strength

Lenten Devotion – Grant Us Strength

Thursday, April 2 Passover focuses on sacrifice which requires preparation. Jesus told Peter and John, “Go and prepare the Passover meal for us.” The two did so – finding a man carrying a jar of water leading to the owner’s guest room where the twelve could eat the...

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Lenten Devotion – Beacon as a Shield

Lenten Devotion – Beacon as a Shield

Wednesday, April 1 From the piercing beam of bright white light emanating from atop a coastal light house to the flashing red marker light atop a tall building or TV antenna, we understand the role of beacons to warn of danger. We may be less aware that every civilian...

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Virtual Concert by Emmanuel Duperrey – March 31, 2020

Virtual Concert by Emmanuel Duperrey – March 31, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Emmanuel Duperrey, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to present the first of our twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Emmanuel Duperrey. Make sure that the...

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Lenten Devotion – Come Together

Lenten Devotion – Come Together

Tuesday, March 31 There are few people in the Christian faith as hated as Judas. Appalling in his betrayal and despicable in his guile, his disgraceful behavior seems intrinsically removed from Jesus’s grace. Yet, it is at the same dinner that Jesus confronts Judas –...

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Lenten Devotion – Preparation

Lenten Devotion – Preparation

Monday, March 30 These scriptures reveal the greatest sacrifice known to man. A man knowingly lying down his life for his fellow man. The story begins with Judas Iscariot selling His SAVIOR to the chief priests for thirty pieces of silver. His actions bring to mind...

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Lenten Hymn – When Jesus Wept the Falling Tear

Lenten Hymn – When Jesus Wept the Falling Tear

Sunday, March 29 Editor’s Note: Sundays during Lent are known as “little Easters” when believers in the risen Christ join for prayer and worship. Today, we pause in preparation for our worship to God through a Lenten hymn or prayer. May these songs and prayers prepare...

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Lenten Devotion – Care for Others

Lenten Devotion – Care for Others

Saturday, March 28 Where were you when we needed you? Why were you not here for us? These are questions that are often asked during our hours of sorrow, pain and grief. We want someone special in our lives to be there for us…family, friends, and ministers. We don’t...

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Virtual Concert by Loreto Aramendi – March 27, 2020

Virtual Concert by Loreto Aramendi – March 27, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, March 27, 2020 Loreto Aramendi, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to present this series of twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Spanish organist Loreto Aramendi. Make sure that...

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Lenten Devotion – Ever Onward

Lenten Devotion – Ever Onward

Friday, March 27 “Jesus wept.” This isn’t the phrase we typically think about when discussing this week’s passage, unless it’s trivia night. We usually think about Jesus’ faith, commanding a miracle into existence despite the doubt of those around him. This week...

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Lenten Devotion – Embrace Faith

Lenten Devotion – Embrace Faith

Thursday, March 26 Deep within the darkness of adversity, finding light can seem improbable. Becoming a beacon can feel nearly impossible. Yet God pushes us to seek and believe. For me, Lenten reflection challenges my heart, encourages me to listen, and goads my fear...

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Lenten Devotion – Love Deeply

Lenten Devotion – Love Deeply

Wednesday, March 25 In life, we know death is certain. The pain, the suffering, the grieving comes for all of us. So, what should we do with so much death around us? In John 11, Jesus teaches us in the face of death, we must love. Love deeply, love passionately, love...

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Virtual Concert by John Nothaft: March 24, 2020

Virtual Concert by John Nothaft: March 24, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, March 24, 2020 John Nothaft, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to present the first of our twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist John Nothaft. Make sure that the volume on...

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Lenten Devotion – His Ways Are Not Our Ways

Lenten Devotion – His Ways Are Not Our Ways

Tuesday, March 24 His Ways Are Not Our Way Jesus felt things deeply. He wept at the news of the death of his friend and he is described as being disturbed when he approached the tomb where Lazarus lay. Just like Jesus, we too feel deeply. Despair, fear, hatred, love,...

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Lenten Devotion – Endure, Have Confidence

Lenten Devotion – Endure, Have Confidence

Monday, March 23 Every one of us needs inspiration to keep us spiritually nourished and to help us to be open to receiving divine guidance. This story is a great example of this principle. Mary and Martha were real people who sought to understand what was happening...

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Lenten Devotion – Open the Eyes of My Heart

Lenten Devotion – Open the Eyes of My Heart

Saturday, March 21 Where's your blind spot? Maybe you know, and maybe you don't. That's ok! God knows your blind spots, and God can restore your sight. God can open your eyes to light and glory, shutting out the darkness. It's not always easy, though. Like the...

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Virtual Concerts from Music at Midday

Virtual Concerts from Music at Midday

Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the Board of National City Christian Church has decided to cancel all events through the end of May. There will be no live Music at Midday concerts until June at the earliest. But wait - there's more! A number of musicians who have...

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Lenten Devotion – Share Your Light

Lenten Devotion – Share Your Light

March 20 The assumption made by the disciples and so many of us is that when we see someone suffering, we believe that person has done something to deserve the suffering. This is not always true. Suffering is not always penal. Instead of discussing theodicy, or the...

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