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Lenoir-Rhyne University to Present All Saints’ Day Service

Wed Oct 24 2012

HICKORY, N.C. — Lenoir-Rhyne University will present an All Saints’ Day Service for the Hickory community at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 629 8th Street NE, on Thursday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Sacred Music Program, this special service has been planned as a project of a class on worship. The Rev. Dr. Clayton J. Schmit, the founding Provost of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s School of Theology, will be the guest preacher.

The Lenoir-Rhyne University A Cappella Choir, the Chapel Choir, and the Hand Bell Ensemble will provide music before and during the service. Students in the worship class will assume leadership roles throughout the liturgy, from organist and conductor to reader and assisting minister. The class instructor, The Rev. Dr. Paul Weber, Prof. of Church Music and Coordinator of the Sacred Music Program, will be residing minister for the service.

The service will include a thanksgiving for baptism, prayers, and Holy Communion to celebrate the communion of saints and to remember those who have died in the faith.

A special offering will be received for the Palliative Care Center & Hospice of Catawba Valley.

Pre-service music will begin at 4:50 p.m. and will include a musical offering by each ensemble.  The Hand Bell Ensemble, directed by Mr. Cory Westby, will play a setting of the Easter carol, “Now the Green Blade Rises;” the Chapel Choir will sing Pitoni’s renaissance motet, “Cantate Domino;” and the A Cappella Choir will perform “O Come, Let Us Sing unto the Lord” by Emma Lou Diemer. Accompanist for the A Cappella Choir is Jeana Neal Borman.  During the service the choirs will sing “Going Up A Yonder” by Martin Sirvatka, “Blessed” by Paul Weber, “Pie Jesu” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and a festival congregational setting of “The Church’s One Foundation” by Robert Powell.

This event is also a part of the Festival of Installation week for The Rev. Dr. Clayton Schmit, Provost of the School of Theology.  Other events of this week may be viewed at ltss.lr.edu.  For additional information about the All Saints’ Day Service, call 828-328-7149.

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