Category Archives: Worship

The Crucifixion: An Oratorio for Lent

During the 2023 Lenten Season, please join us for The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer, an oratorio composed by John Stainer in 1887 with text by W J Sparrow Simpson. The Chapel Choir of the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green will sing selections from the oratorio during worship services throughout Lent and will present the full oratorio on Good Friday, April 7. The full schedule is listed below. Pastor Ruth’s sermons during Lent will relate to the portions of the oratorio presented during each service. Join us in the Chapel or via the livestream:

February 22, 8:00PM
(Ash Wednesday)
For the Love of Jesus (hymn)
March 5, 10:45AM
(2nd Sunday of Lent)
And As Moses Lifted Up the Serpent
(bass recitative)
God So Loved the World (chorus)
March 12, 10:45AM
(3rd Sunday of Lent)
And They Came to a Place Named Gethsemane
(tenor recitative)
The Agony (tenor and bass solo and chorus)
March 19, 10:45AM
(4th Sunday of Lent)
Jesus Said, ‘Father, Forgive Them’
(tenor and male chorus recitative)
So Thou Liftest Thy Divine Petition
(tenor and bass solo duet)
The Mystery of the Intercession (hymn)
March 26, 10:45AM
(5th Sunday of Lent)
Is It Nothing to You? (bass solo)
The Appeal of the Crucified (chorus)
April 2, 10:45AM
(Palm/Passion Sunday)
Processional to Calvary (organ solo)
Fling Wide the Gates (chorus and tenor solo)
April 6, 8:00PM
(Maundy Thursday)
For the Love of Jesus (hymn)
April 7, 8:00PM
(Good Friday)
Entire Oratorio

February Special Offering – Bloomfield High School Scholarship

For seven years we have been privileged and blessed to award a scholarship to a Bloomfield High School graduate who plans to further his or her education post high school. The scholarship recognizes a student’s exceptional academic and/or citizenship improvement during his or her high school years. “A Letter to Myself to be Opened in 25 Years” is part of the application process. Reading these letters each year is a reminder of the dreams and hopes in the hearts and minds of today’s young people in spite of the tension, uncertainty and negativity which seem to surround us. This scholarship is made possible by the financial support of our church family, and is our opportunity to support Bloomfield’s youth as they begin a new chapter in life. Scholarship amounts have varied from $100-$500 depending on the donations received each year. Please prayerfully consider making a donation for the Bloomfield High School Scholarship. No donation is too small and all donations are much appreciated.

To make a donation online, please click on the “Donate” link and select “Bloomfield High School Scholarship” from the dropdown menu.

Live Nativity, Friday, Dec. 16, 7:00PM–CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST

This event has been cancelled due to the weather forecast.

“O Come, All Ye Faithful” to the Live Nativity on Friday, December 16, 7PM. Join the Shepherds, Angels and Wise Men to welcome the newborn King. Tour with narration begins at 7:00PM, with live stable animals and music provided by the Bloomfield Chorale. You are invited to stay afterwards to pet and feed the animals. Cocoa will be served. All are welcome. Free of charge.  Special thanks to Van Tassel Funeral Home for their sponsorship.