The meeting to plan February liturgies will be held on Thursday, January 18, 9:30, at the Riverwalk Community Room. Please join us! It's our combined ideas that create such meaningful liturgies! And it's fun!

And let Joanne or anyone on the liturgy committee know if you’d like to present a homily.  All in CLS would love to hear your stories, your ideas, or your insights on favorite topics.  Let us know, too, if you have an idea for an guest homilist.


Once Again, A Wonderful CLS Christmas Eve Liturgy!

Heartfelt thanks to all who helped make our Christmas Eve liturgy a truly beautiful celebration! Thanks to Salem United Methodist Church for once again providing the lovely setting, to Rev. Katherine Zakutansky for her welcoming words and thoughtful homily, to Bonnie Birk for orchestrating the music, to Meg Kasprowicz for her great work as piano accompanist, and to the choir. The core choir of Meg, Bonnie, Gail Dustin, Bill Schuster, and Julie Vogelsang was wondrously augmented on Christmas Eve by Marge Bergeon, Bridget Moran (Bonnie’s granddaughter), Julian and Alexandra Pozniak (Marilyn and Gene Baus's grandchildren), Gail Bennett and her son Jacob (Alice Foley’s daughter and grandson), and Geri Kasprowicz (Meg’s daughter-in-law). All agreed it was one of the best choir performances in years!

Very special thanks and appreciation to those who provided the evening’s lovely solo music – Jacob Bennett, Bridget Moran, and Spencer and Dylan Baus (Marilyn and Gene's grandsons). All were wonderful and added so much to the occasion!! Many people consider the solos, especially those provided by grandchildren, the highlight of the service!

Thanks also to Linda Vincent, Dave Helling, Marge Bergeon, and Marilyn Baus for doing the readings and/or ensuring that all was organized and running smoothly. And last but certainly not least thanks to all those who attended the liturgy!  It was so good to see so many friends and family members!!







© Bonnie Birk 2012