Midweek Eucharist Service
Thursdays • 12:10pm • Sanctuary
Beginning September 14, Old Stone will offer a midweek Eucharist Service with organ accompaniment on Thursdays from 12:10–12:30pm led by Old Stone clergy and Director of Music, Don VerKuilen.
197th Anniversary Sunday
September 24 • 10:00am • Sanctuary
On Sunday, September 24, everyone is invited to bring a friend and share in the 197th anniversary celebration of the Old Stone Church. Celebrate Old Stone’s active ministries and their impact in downtown Cleveland and beyond. The Old Stone Choir will perform a very large and famous choir anthem, “I Was Glad” by Hubert Parry — a monumental, truly spectacular work. It was performed at the 2011 royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. It quotes psalm 122, calling for peace within our walls and to seek to do good.
New Member Class
Sundays, September 24 and October 1
A New Member Class will be held on Sundays, September 24 and October 1. Anyone interested in learning more about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Reformed Tradition, and becoming a member of the Old Stone Church is invited to attend this two-part class from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. in the Chapel. Contact Rev. Mark J. Eldred at email@example.com to sign up for the class. We hope to see many new faces in the fall for a time to get to know each other and share wonderful conversation.
Community Choral Sing
Sunday, September 24 • 11:45am • Chapel
Old Stone is calling all who love to sing to gather in the Chapel at 11:45am. All of us who love to sing will make a joyful noise together and have fun. No audition required! Whether you have sung in a choir in the past, sing along to the radio, or are a professional vocalist behind the shower curtain, we want you to join us.
Rev. Dr. J. Barrie Shepherd to Preach
Sunday, October 15 • 10:00am • Sanctuary
J. Barrie Shepherd will preach at Old Stone on Sunday, October 15 at the 10am worship service. Pastor Emeritus (First Presbyterian Church of New York City), author, songwriter and poet, Shepherd has written extensively in the area of religious studies. In July of 2015 Wipf and Stock published Shepherd’s sixteenth book, Destination Bethlehem – Meditations, Prayers and Poems to Light the Way to the Manger. Some 700 of his poems have appeared in publications both sacred and secular.
Wednesday, November 1 • 7:30pm • Sanctuary
On All Saints’ Day, Wednesday, November 1, the Old Stone Choir will present a performance of the Bob Chilcott Requiem. Taking place in the Sanctuary of Old Stone at 7:30pm, the performance will be a moving concert with choir and orchestra. The rarely-performed requiem has been hailed as a masterpiece and a truly uplifting experience in which to partake. The performance of the requiem will include the Old Stone Choir and members of various orchestras around Northeast Ohio, directed by our Director of Music and Musical Arts, Don VerKuilen.