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Join us for a FREE concert outing sponsored by Abiding Presence Music Ministry,
the world premiere of....
The Holy Spirit Mass: Together in Hope
a major choral-instrumental work
by Grammy award-nominated Norwegian composer Kim Andre Arnesen
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017 ( directions)
Abiding Presence has already reserved 20 free tickets, but we can easily reserve more if there is enough interest.
or talk to Dave Chavez (Music & Worship Minister, dave(at)abidingpresence.net). Even if you've already reserved your own tickets, feel free to join us for any or all of the itinerary below!
This premiere is sponsored by the Metro D.C. Synod . What a wonderful way to celebrate both the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the spirit of ecumenical cooperation and interfaith friendship which the ELCA stands for!
“It is a privilege for the Lutheran presenting partners in this venture to share Holy Spirit Mass with our friends of all faiths – and no faith at all. We thank the Catholic community at the National Shrine for welcoming us, and we welcome all to an evening of music that celebrates our shared joy in faith.” ~ Bishop Graham
More information below...

Holy Spirit Mass commemorates the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and the progress that Roman Catholics and Lutherans have made in overcoming the obstacles that once divided them.
In addition to the ELCA Metro D.C. Synod, partners with NLC in this ecumenical endeavor include Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Southeastern District; Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA) in special recognition of LSS/NCA’s 100th year celebration of service, and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
A free will offering will benefit: the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, the Lutheran Volunteer Corps, and the Lutheran Young Adult Corps.

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Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from September to May. The choir sings music from all eras from baroque to contemporary. They use varied instrumentation and, as worship leaders during the 11:00 a.m. service, encourage congregational participation. If you love to sing, this is your opportunity.

Praise Band

The praise band is made up of vocalists, guitars, keyboard and drums. The band leads the music at our Sunday morning praise service. High Schoolers and adults are invited to be part of the band, which rehearses on Saturday afternoons.

Children's Music Ministry

All children's choirs consist of age-appropriate activities, singing songs and playing instruments to lift praises to the Lord! The choir groups give children the opportunity to socialize with their friends and have fun singing, signing and dancing! The children learn songs with the aid of CDs and the piano. Those who are readers and learning to read will be introduced to written music. Sign language and movement help in learning the songs and enhances the presentation of the songs. Instruments help teach rhythm while having fun making a joyful noise!

Brass Ensemble

Trumpets and horns have long been called upon to praise God. At Abiding Presence, we've been praising God with all sorts of horns for as long as the church has been around! Come join us.Brass.jpg

Bring your French horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, or trumpet. Our group is targeted for adults and high school youth. For you adults out there, we know you have an old horn tucked away in a closet somewhere. Well, get it out and oil it up. Start blowing! Contact Mike Dyson through the church office if interested.