Music

King Street Bluegrass to Perform at Sterling UMC

Speaking about bluegrass music, bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe once characterized the genre as: “Scottish bagpipes and ole-time fiddlin’. It’s Methodist and Holiness and Baptist. It’s blues and jazz, and it has a high lonesome sound.” Bluegrass music is referred to as a form of American roots music, an offshoot of country music that was inspired by mainly […]

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Summer Musicians Wanted!

Are you interested in performing in church? All you need is the desire.  There are opportunities for those with talent and those who just want to learn and develop! Sterling United Methodist Church has an awesome music program that includes the choir that performs at the 9 AM service, our Latino musicians at 10 AM, […]

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Behold the Lamb! A Palm Sunday Musical Cantata

Almighty God,       on this day your Son Jesus Christ entered the holy city of Jerusalem and was proclaimed King       by those who spread their garments and palm branches along his way. Let those branches be for us signs of his victory,       and grant that we who bear them in his name       may ever hail him […]

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The Third Sunday of Lent and The Youth Musical!

This Lent we will quiet things down and heighten our attention to the “still, small voice” of God and our own True Self. Listening through prayer as well as meditation on holy texts is an ancient Lenten practice. Come and rest, come and listen. This Sunday, the third Sunday of Lent,  Pastor Steve Vineyard continues his […]

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Approaching Holy Week

The Old Testament prophet, Isaiah, predicted Jesus’ sacrificial suffering and death more than 700 years before it happened. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, […]

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Church Activities for Wednesday, March 15

Due to Loudoun County Schools being closed, the church office is closed today. The CrossWalk meal, children’s activities (J.A.M.), and youth activities are canceled for this evening. The Aldersgate Choir and Contemporary Worship Team will rehearse as scheduled. Other Wednesday evening adult activities/studies will meet at the discretion of the leader of each group.  Please contact your group leader for information. There will be limited child […]

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Shrek, The Musical

The Sterling United Methodist Players have been working hard to bring you this year’s musical production:  Shrek, The Musical.  As you can guess, this show is based on the funny and family-friendly movie, Shrek. This musical will appeal to all ages, so invite your family and friends and come out and enjoy. Tickets go on sale […]

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Life Signs Youth Group

Sunday evenings 5:30-8:00 PM  Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:00 PM LifeSigns youth ministry is excited for all we have to look forward to in 2017!  With Christ as our foundation, each individual youth fits uniquely in as we grow and learn together and enjoy fun activities and music. Click here for more information.         […]

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“Gloria Deo.” Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 18 at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 AM Join us for “Gloria Deo.”  Lessons & Carols.  Led by our Aldersgate Choir. A musical celebration of the Christmas season along with the final sermon in our Advent series, “The Redemption of Scrooge.”

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Christmas in Sterling

Advent Focus:  The Redemption of Scrooge Sunday Services  at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 AM Based on Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol.  We can draw important truths from the past, present, and future about brokenness and redemption and the Advent themes of hope, peace, love, and joy. December 4:       The Remembrance of Christmas Past December 11:     […]

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We are happy to announce that this year’s show will be “Shrek, the Musical.”  It’s funny and family friendly and will make for another amazing show. Calling all actors in 6th-12th grades (experienced and not so much). You are welcome to join us! Musical Workshops:   November 7, 6:30-8:00 PM November 8, 6:30-8:00 PM. These workshops […]

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This Year’s Musical

Are you ready for this year’s Musical announcement?  …Well, you will have to wait a little bit longer! We are working out all the details behind the scenes to make another fantastic show. As always, we are looking for cast members to be in this year’s production.  If you are between 6th-12th grade, you are […]

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Fundraiser Dinner & Talent Show

Come enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner and join in the fun at the Sterling UMC Talent Show, which will showcase the abilities of some of our very gifted members!  You will encounter brilliant to artistic to clever.  Great entertainment at a great price for a great cause (advancing the Capital Campaign). Wednesday, May 25 6:00-8:00 […]

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Good Friday Tenebrae Service with Rutter Requiem

On March 25th we will observe Good Friday at Sterling United Methodist Church with a Tenebrae candlelight service combined with the Rutter Requiem.  This service will feature our Aldersgate Choir, several instrumentalists, and the changeless scriptural account of Good Friday.  The music is haunting, transcendent, and sorrowful.  Please join us in this emotional, ancient service […]

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Youth Musical Production

The SUMC players proudly present “Once Upon a Mattress” on March 4,5, and 6. This is a funny retelling of the famous children’s story “The Princess and The Pea.” Fun for the whole family! Show times: Friday, March 4 @ 7:00 pm Saturday, March 5 @ 7:00 pm Sunday, March 6 @ 2:00 pm Tickets: […]

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Good Friday Requiem

Join us at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 25, for a special presentation of John Rutter’s Requiem in celebration of Good Friday.  The requiem is being presented by our Aldersgate Choir, accompanied by an instrumental ensemble.       Cross photo by Claudio Ungari.  Used under creative commons license from www.flickr.com

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