A Message from Marcia Klinder-Badgley, Director of Music Ministry

The power of nature…   where God’s creation surrounds us daily…   and we are grateful for this world.   Nearly three decades ago, a movement extolling the virtues of experiencing the great outdoors emerged from Japan. Shinrin-yoku (translated as “taking in the forest atmosphere”), promoted the therapeutic benefits of truly observing and experiencing the…

A Message from Marcia Klinder-Badgley, Director of Music Ministry

Won’t you be my neighbor? Recognized by generations throughout the world as a question posed by the infamous Fred (Mister) Rogers, this quote came to mind as this Sunday’s Gospel lesson (Luke 10:25-37), shares the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Reading through this lesson, verse 29 poses the question: “And who is my neighbor?” When…

A Message from Marcia Klinder-Badgley, Director of Music Ministry

“oo-koo-LEH-leh” = UKULELE Next month, St. John’s Episcopal Church will kick off an inaugural summer arts camp: UKULELE ADVENTURES 2022. From June 20th through the 24th, campers ranging in age from “rising” 2nd graders through Middle School, will have the opportunity to experience a week of music learning and mastery of this fun little instrument. Here are a few facts…

Saint John’s Song Lovers

Each Wednesday in February, starting on February 2, Music Director Marcia Klinder-Badgley will be offering a class celebrating the hymnody/liturgical contributions of Black poets/composers. This class will be virtual on Zoom and held consecutive weeks beginning at 7:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82812268887 Meeting ID 828 1226 8887   Materials in preparation for Song Lovers…

A Message from Marcia Klinder-Badgley, Director of Music Ministry

A strummin’ summer comin’ your way… In Fall 2021, multiple conversations were taking place about the direction ministries might be headed as St. John’s envisions the future. One idea that came from my dialogue with members of the Strategic Design Team, was a three-year goal for the creation of a school of the arts that…

A Message from Marcia Klinder-Badgley, Music Director

The Sounds of Christmas Last year, celebrations of our Savior’s birth included little to no live music due to pandemic restrictions. Holiday conversations lamented the lack of singing, Christmas caroling, bells ringing–the season different from the past. This year, Christmas Eve 2021 will offer all ages—children, youth, adults—the chance to join voices singing as an…

A Message from Marcia Klinder-Badgley, Music Director

Approaching this weekend of worship commemorating All Saints/All Souls, we remember those family members and friends who have passed from this life. For many, the classic hymn synonymous with All Saints/All Souls is Sine nomine: “For all the saints, who from their labors rest.”  From the opening foundational organ pedal tone, eight hymn stanzas depict…