We are grateful God has called you to worship with us this morning. Today the Bible brings us the story of David dancing before the ark. The liturgy, music, prayers, and proclamation seek to interpret the continuing witness of the scriptures. We welcome all visitors and hope you will share your name and address or email in the comments section or by emailing email@example.com so we can send you a welcoming letter. The Chancel Choir is on summer break and so we particularly welcome once again some of the students sharing their piano gifts in the service. They are in Tampa for the Annual Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival at USF. Announcements for the fellowship and programs in the life of the church can be found at www.palmaceia.org.
Pastor: Rev. John DeBevoise
Music Director: Nancy Callahan
Organist: Dr. Haig Mardirosian
Guest pianists from Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival: Eunbin Ko, Marco A. Jimenez, & Jiawen Eric Guan (bios below)
Prayer List: https://www.palmaceia.org/prayer-list
Today is Dr. Haig Mardirosian’s last Sunday as PCPC’s Organist. We are grateful for the blessing of his talent and experience for the last nearly three years, and the witness of his faith, and wish him every good thing in his retirement.
The flowers in the Chancel are dedicated to the glory of God and are given in loving memory of Jay Wolf by his parents, Jennifer and Boyd, and his sister Brendle.
Eunbin Ko, age 23, was born in Seoul in 1997. She moved to Nagasaki, Japan in 2001 and graduated high school there in 2015. She received her B.M. in Piano Performance from Seoul National University in 2020, where she studied with Professor Hyoung-joon Chang. Currently, Eunbin is a first-year M.M. student at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. She studies with Professor Christopher Harding.
Marco A. Jimenez, age 18, will be a freshman this coming fall at Columbia and Juilliard. As a pianist, composer, and organist, he was the winner of the 2021 National YoungArts Competition in both piano and organ, the National YoungArts Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman Kelley Award, the Justine LeBaron Young Artists Competition, and the Edward and Ida Wilkof Young Artists Concerto Competition. His compositions have also won numerous awards, including Honorable Mention for the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composers Award. Three of his compositions have been published by TrevCo Music Publishing. Marco has studied piano under the tutelage of Mona MacPhail for the last 12 years.
Born in China, Jiawen Eric Guan, age 22, is currently a piano student at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studies with Professor Hae Sun Paik. Jiawen has won in several competitions, including the 2014 Peabody Winter Honors Concert, the 2014 Peabody Concerto competition, the 2018 New England Conservatory Honors recital and the 2019 Atlantic Music Festival Piano competition, and the April 2021 Musicale Romantic Style Music Festival competition in the 18-26 age category.