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Monday, June 12, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, June 12, 2006

In this message
- Summer Institute for Worship and the Arts News
- For Your Prayers
- Library Notice
- Evangelical Fellowship Meeting
- Clergy Candidates' Forum - June 15, 2006

Summer Institute for Worship and the Arts News
June 25-28, 2006
Sunday - Wednesday

This year's keynoter for the Summer Institute for Worship and the Arts, Professor Don Saliers, had to cancel his participation in this event because of a recent cancer diagnosis and imminent surgery. This is, obviously, a disappointment for us, and indeed for Don, since we have been anticipating his leadership with great anticipation for more than a year.

In the meantime, we have organized a splendid program, which will also address the broad theme of Don's talks, "Worship Come to Life," in various ways. We commence with worship on Sunday, at 4 p.m., led by Ellen Oak, and the evening program, "Festival of Music: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs," exploring unique traditions and innovations in sacred music, led by Professor Delvyn Case of Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy, MA).

Monday morning's keynote will be given by Professor Richard Ward of Iliff Theological Seminary (Denver, CO), entitled "'Worship is not a performance!' she said: Interrogating 'Performance' as Heuristic Tool." On Tuesday, Professor Stephen Marini of Wellesley College will speak on "America's Worship Wars: Worship, Hymnody, and Public Life." Professor Siobhán Galligan of Yale Divinity School will address the question of "Worship as the Life of God - and Why Participation Matters." Each morning address features a pastor responding, and plenary discussion by participants.

The remainder of the program remains the same: workshops on Monday by Catherine Kapikian of Wesley Seminary (Washington, DC), "Visual Arts as a Sacred Means of Enhancing Worship"; on Tuesday by Susan Smith, "It's Not About Us! Rhythms and Melodies of Preaching," with an added evening event entitled "Crazy Faith: A Festival of Biblical Stories" (also open to the public as a free-standing event); and, on Wednesday by Willie Sordillo, Mark Harvey, and musical friends, on "Expanding the Grammar of Worship through the Creative Use of Jazz and Other Music."

The entire event closes with a festival worship service, with a host of musicians, preaching by Rev. Mary Luti, and communion.

More information:

For Your Prayers
Dear ANTS Friends:

You may have heard that Reverend Canon Peter George Southwell-Sander passed away last week. With our email system's dilemmas last week, I want to make sure that word is out. Today I received the details for the June 18th Memorial Service. Please scroll down to read more.

Reverend Canon Southwell-Sander's passing is keenly felt on the hill. Let us keep him and his family, especially his wife, Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor, in our thoughts and prayers.



June 12, 2006

Dear Friends:

A Memorial Service in Thanksgiving and Celebration of the Life of the Reverend Canon Peter George Southwell-Sander will be held on Sunday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Old South Church in Boston, 645 Boylston Street (Corner of Dartmouth and Boylston Streets at the Copley T Station), Boston, Massachusetts 02116. Clergy are invited to robe and process (meet in Old South's Gordon Chapel at 1:30 p.m. to robe).

For travel/parking information visit

Peter's family invites all to a reception following the service in Old South's Mary Norton Hall.

Death Notice:

SOUTHWELL-SANDER, Peter Rev. Canon - of Boston on June 7, 2006. Peter is survived by his loving wife, Rev. Nancy S. Taylor of Boston and four children of whom he was very proud: Matthew Southwell and his partner Mandy Milsom, Duncan Southwell-Sander, Miranda Southwell-Sander, Benjamin Southwell and his partner Hazel Cripps, and two granddaughters, Josephine Southwell-Sander and Abi Southwell all of England. Peter read English at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and Theology at Westcott House, Cambridge. He was ordained a priest of the Church of England at Canterbury Cathedral and served parishes in and around London. A lover of art and music, both secular and sacred, Peter was a teacher of homiletics (preaching) and authored books on Italian opera. He held credentials in the United Church of Christ and the Episcopal Church in America and was a Residentiary Canon Emeritus of Chelmsford Cathedral, England. His enthusiasm for life, and his interest in people, touched and impressed those who knew him. He will be sorely missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Old South Church in Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old South Church in Boston, 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.

Library Notice
Plan ahead!
The Library catalog (including the web catalog) will be down June 19-25 for upgrades and routine maintenance.
The work should be completed by June 26; but call or check web site then for catalog status.

Evangelical Fellowship Meeting
Tuesday June 13th

The Evangelical Fellowship will be meeting next Tuesday, June 13th at 7pm in the Sturtevant Lounge. We invite all students, faculty, and staff who wish to devote themselves to Christ and the study of scripture to join us. Our focus of discussion will be the book of Isaiah.


Clergy Candidates' Forum - June 15, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
2:00 p.m.
Old South Church in Boston, UCC

As a member of the clergy in Massachusetts, you are invited to a

Clergy Candidates' Forum

with candidates for the 2006 gubernatorial election:

Christy Mihos
Kerry Healey*
Chris Gabrieli*
Thomas Reilly*
Deval Patrick

Where do the candidates stand on the issues to which the prophetic biblical tradition calls us to pay special attention?

Join us in this free interfaith opportunity to hear from the candidates about their views on poverty, public education, social welfare, housing, health care, immigration, and stewardship of our natural environment.

Moderated by:

Rev. Nick Carter
Andover-Newton Theological School

Rev. June Cooper
Executive Director
City Mission Society

Location: Old South Church in Boston

At the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets, "Copley" stop on the Green Line.

$6 parking at The Garage at 100 Clarendon. Bring your ticket to the OSC front desk on arrival.

Sponsors to date:
The Back Bay Clergy Association
Rev William G. Sinkford, President, UUA
Rev. Dr. Steve Sterner, Minister and President, Mass. Conference, UCC
Rev. Hurmon Hamilton, Senior Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church
Rev. Don Wells, President, Massachusetts Bible Society

*Invited, have not yet responded.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
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