On Sunday, July 7, 2019, the Canton Church of the Brethren was privileged to hear a special performance from Ed Carper and his daughter Baylor Carper. The song they played was called “You’re Always There.” Please enjoy!
The Canton Church of the Brethren presents “Forgiven” on Palm Sunday, April 14, at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 269 E. Chestnut. The public is invited to attend.
The service features the words of Jesus, special readings, poetry, and a variety of music presented by the Canton Church of the Brethren Choir. The choir, directed by Carol Davis, consists of Candice Stuckey, Wilma Long, Doris Howater, Robin Henry, Tammy Kessler, Jackie Davis, Kevin Kessler, Colin Davis, Bob Champlin, and Ed Carper. Accompanist is Pam Willison.
Special musical guests include Carla Bobell, Lindsey Larson, Alex Smith, Tammy Weaver, and Trygve Meade. Chad Murphy provides narration.
“The message of Easter directs each of us to paths of forgiveness,” said Carol Davis, music director. “The Holy Week story is one of hope for everyone. We invite any and all to join us for this service of inclusion.”
Song selections include “My Father’s House,” by Bruce Springsteen and sung by Colin Davis, “Forgiveness” from the musical Jane Eyre, “One God” as recorded by Barbra Streisand, “Hosanna to the King,” “Every Time I Think of You,” and more.
Lectio Divina is a prayerful approach to the scriptures. Some would say it is a way of praying the scriptures. This practice, which translated means Divine Reading, was introduced by a 12th-century Carthusian monk named Guigo. Lectio Divina can be practiced a number of ways both individually or in groups. he most common method has 4 steps: Reading, Meditation, Response, and Contemplation. Sometimes another step of prayer is added. Or, the method can be reduced to 3 steps of reading, meditation, and action.
Sermon Title: Bigger Than the Box
Speaker: Pastor Kevin Kessler
Date: January 6, 2019
Scripture: Proverbs 2: 1-15
The Canton Church of the Brethren Choir and guests will present the John Purifoy cantata
Christmas Seekers on Sunday, December 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary. The church is located at the corner of Third and Chestnut Streets in Canton. The presentation is open to the public.
With Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Barry Cloyd
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. following worship service in the sanctuary
A concert celebrating the environment and God’s creation
Sponsored by the Environment Passion Group
Potluck luncheon to follow at noon in the Fellowship Hall
Free Will Offering
Barry Cloyd is a Midwestern based, full-time touring singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who performs more than 125 shows of all types per year. In addition to a concert schedule, he has been the resident stringed instrumentalist/vocalist on The Spirit of Peoria Paddlewheel Riverboat for 18 years, traveling the inland waterways. Barry also has created and toured dozens of edu-tainment programs which focus on our own history with music. He has shared the stage & recorded with many stars of the Blues and Americana worlds including members of Buddy Guy’s Band, The Byrds, Stephen Still’s, EmmyLou Harris’, The Oak Ridge Boys, John Denver’s and Dan Fogelberg’s Bands. Barry is also a recording artist with 10 CD’s, the last of which, the all original “Southland”, won an award for best Americana album in 2016 which resulted in his tracks “Spirit Dance” and “Know This River” being placed on radio stations in more than 45 countries worldwide.
The following post was taken from the CCOB Newsletter, Volume 2018, Issue #5
“God of heaven and earth, the work of your hands is made known in your bountiful creation and in those who faithfully live their lives in your grace. Today we especially remember those we have mentioned trusting your promise of everlasting life and love. Be present with us this day as we mark their lives through the planting of this tree. May this tree speak the power of your life in our midst, deeply rooted and ever growing in all creation, through Jesus Christ. Amen.” —Kevin Kessler