We are blessed to be hosting the play “Among Friends” this Lent – with a great groups of our members representing the apostles. 



Wander past our sanctuary doors any Sunday afternoon right now and you are likely to hear men debating rather loudly.  It might even sound as if they are arguing.  Not to worry.  It is thirteen courageous men from our church family, rehearsing the play “Among Friends” written by Dennis Damon-Moore, formerly a member of our congregation.  This is a dramatization of the Last Supper drawn from materials in the four Gospel accounts.  After much study of the scriptures, Damon-Moore set out to record his impression of what the conversation around the table might have been.  This short play is scheduled to be performed in our sanctuary on Palm Sunday evening, March 25, at 7 p.m.


The dramatization was originally presented in our church in 2000 when Damon-Moore was then the Academic Dean of Cornell and he and his family were members of our church.  It has since been repeated in 2006 and 2013.  It seemed to be time again to bring it back to life.  Always before, it was given on Maundy Thursday evening.  In order to make it available to members of our neighboring congregations who have their own services on that night, it has been decided this year to present it on a Sunday evening as a gift to our communities.


Members of the cast are Jeremy Hotz, John McWilliams, Kraig Hunter, Eric Briesemeister, Matt Stewart, Cot Graber, Terry Pisarik, Todd Lineberg, Rik Smith, Bill Micheel, Dan Hakken, Paul Tuerler portraying the twelve disciples.  John Bixler will portray Jesus.  Barb Shepley is doing the costuming and Babs Moore is directing.


This presentation is guaranteed to add a profound meaning to your Holy Week and Easter.  It is free and open to the public.  Be sure to mark your calendars for March 25 and invite your friends and neighbors.  You will be glad you did and they will thank you!!