August 13, 2017

Dear Friends,

Our 10am service this Sunday, August 13, will be blessed by the incredible talent of visiting musicians from the Gateway Music Festival, along with our own incomparable Lee Wright! Our gospel is Matthew 14:22-33, and my sermon is entitled, "Take Heart." Come at 9:45 if you would like to hear the special prelude. Loving-kindness Meditation will be in the church library from 9:15 to 9:45. There will be a children's time, and nursery/activities for children up through rising 2nd graders. May God's peace bless everyone, near and far.

With you in the Spirit, Rev. Pat

From Lee Wright:

The 2017 Gateways Music Festival, celebrating professional classical musicians of African descent, returns to Rochester from August 8th through the 13th. We will welcome a chamber ensemble of world-class musicians to Downtown Church during our worship on Sunday morning, August 13th. They will perform Poulencís Piano Sextet (wind quintet with piano). The musicians include concert pianist, Terrance Wilson, who has appeared as a soloist with orchestras around the world including the RPO. Other musicians are members of major symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles around the country. We are in for a treat!

In addition to the performance at church, there are three FREE public concerts, including a culminating full orchestra concert in Kodak hall on Sunday afternoon. See details below and please spread the word. You may wish to support our donation to the Gateways festival by making a contribution to Downton Church with music fund/Gateways in the memo. Thank you for your support of this important classical music festival!

Public Performances
All public performances are free.

Chamber Music Concert I | Mt. Olivet Baptist Church | Thursday, August 10 | 7:30 p.m.
Chamber Music Concert II | Hochstein School of Music & Dance | Saturday, August 12 | 7:30 p.m.
Festival Orchestra Concert |Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre | Sunday, August 13 | 4:00 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. Pat Youngdahl, Pastor
Downtown Presbyterian Church
Rochester, New York