Summer Revue: The Word in Scripture and Song

posted Sep 4, 2020, 9:57 AM by Tricia Sheffield

Dear Middletown Reformed Church Family and Friends,

Greetings of peace to you for this last weekend of summer in the Northeast!

I am looking forward to being with you this Sunday when we will gather online at 10:15 AM to chat with one another, and then worship together at 10:30 AM. I am excited to share that we have planned a very unique service for this Sunday. Our Director of Music, Judith Daugherty, has selected some soul-stirring songs from our past summer worship accompanied by the Scripture reading for that particular Sunday. We will praise God who is holy, loving, faithful, and full of grace through a Summer Revue: The Word in Scripture and Song. This beautiful time of music will feature “Let Justice Flow Down” Sarah Gordon, soloist; “O Love, That Wilt Not Let Me Go” Judith Daugherty, piano; “Water Life” Sarah Hanvey and Dan Pannebaker, duet; “When a Poor One” Nancy Coffin, soloist; “Change My Heart, O God” Debbie Burke, Diane Grady, and Linda Schueler, trio; and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again” Izaak Thorpe, soloist. Our liturgists are Bob Kinley, Lisa Leidecker, Dan Pannebaker, Terry Gallagher, and Denise Gaeta. We will also celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper so please have bread and juice/wine with you during worship. Lastly, during our Prayers for the People we will have a special blessing for our teachers, administrators, and students as they return to school during this most difficult and challenging time. If you would like the zoom link for our worship, please email me at

As we come together this Sunday on Zoom, I invite you to ground yourselves in God’s all encompassing presence as you listen to God’s word and the gift of music, and claim this blessing, Almighty God, victorious Savior, Holy Spirit, you are stronger than the elements, stronger than the shadows, stronger than the fears, stronger than human wills, stronger than the spirits; we  . . .  lift you up with our praise (Celtic Blessings, adapted). 

In gratitude for the privilege of being your pastor and the holy call of loving you,

Pastor Trish