Join us for a weekend designed to help you recenter yourself and reconnect with God. Join renowned theologian Philip Newell for lectures (Friday night), a guided meditation (Saturday morning), and Sunday worship.
Music at Memorial’s 2017-18 season opens on October 15 with the 32-voice Sounding Light chamber choir, conducted by Tom Trenney. The concert features award-winning composer Jake Runestad conducting his own composition, “The Hope of Loving,” and a special appearance by the Wayne State Concert Chorale. Sounding Light sings to the heart of hope and to the soul of compassion, sharing powerful, compelling texts from across the ages set to music that transcends the boundaries of time and place. Hear timeless words of inspiration set to compelling rhythms and harmonies of Johann Sebastian Bach, the African-American spiritual, Kim André Arnesen, American folksongs, and Tom Trenney. Open your heart to hear the passionate voices of sounding light sing into the eternal hope of loving. The October 15 concert begins at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and are available at the church reception desk or online at ticketriver.com.
Join Peter Henry and Susan Mozena on Sunday mornings as we explore the Reformation and its impact 500 years after it began. Each Sunday morning in October, at 10:10 a.m., we will cover various topics related to the fateful day when Martin Luther challenged the orthodoxy of his day and set off what came to be known as the Reformation. Our schedule of topics is as follows:
October 1- Continental Europe before the Reformation: what made the Reformation possible?
October 8- Who Was Involved in the Reformation: Luther, Zwingli, Calvin and more
October 22- What Exactly Happened in the Reformation and its Connection to Presbyterians
October 29- The Ongoing Impact of the Reformation
In addition to our Sunday morning series, we have several other special offerings. On October 15, 22 and 29, the preachers will be addressing three of the great themes of the Reformation: grace alone (Oct. 15), Scripture alone (Oct. 22) and to the glory of God alone (Oct. 29).
On Tuesday, October 17, our own Jim Biery will be talking about “The Impact of the Reformation on Church Music,” focusing especially on the work of J.S. Bach.
On Wednesday, October 4, Peter is joining members of the PSG (our men’s fellowship group for men in their 30s, 40s and 50s) and talk about the role and impact of beer in the Reformation.
Several books on the Reformation are in our church library. Feel free to check them out.
Reformation Sunday, October 29, will be a big celebration at GPMC with red velvet cake, banners and more.
GPMC has a unique new offering for members and friends who are part of the addiction recovery community. Whether you are on that road yourself or accompanying a loved one, we have something to support you along the way: Recovery Eucharist.
Our Recovery Eucharist begins October 4 and will be the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 7-8 p.m.
This bi-weekly meeting will include time for sharing and support, prayer and communion.
Announcing: A scholarship program for high-school age singers
Purpose: to encourage and educate high-school age singers, and to welcome those singers to participate in the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church adult choir
Students are invited to apply each semester for awards in the amount of $400 each; the funds will be applied to their private voice lessons at their high school or at the church. A maximum of four awards will be granted.
Auditions for Autumn 2017 will be held on Saturday morning, September 16 (or by appointment); interested applicants must complete an application form and submit it by Wednesday, September 13. Students need not prepare an audition song (although they are welcome to do so).
Awards will be paid directly to the voice teachers.
Each recipient will be expected to participate in the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church adult choir. Allowance will be made for a specified number of excused absences to accommodate high school choral program activities and personal emergencies.
The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church adult choir rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:15-9:15 and sings at both 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday services. Conducted by nationally known organist, conductor, and composer James Biery, they sing a wide variety of traditional repertoire, and present concerts, major works, and chancel operas.
Eligibility: Recipients may be of any faith tradition and need not be members of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. Applicants may attend any high school, public or private, but must be active participants in their school vocal music program.
For more information, or to apply, please contact:
This is the sermon from 10:30 am morning worship on August 13, 2017. On this day, we celebrated the birth of three babies into our community of faith, and also mourned the violence in Charlottesville, VA earlier that weekend. The video begins with a prayer and then moves into a sermon based on Matthew 14:13-21.
These are the sermons from the Sunday worship services on August 6, 2017, based on Matthew 14:22-33. Sarah Godbehere preached at 8:30 and 10:30am, and you can watch her sermon below. Scott Turner, one the members of our evening worship leadership team, preached at 5pm. Scott’s sermon was not taped, but you can read his sermon manuscript here.