Andrew’s APU Men’s Chorale will be leading worship in song at the National Day of Prayer Observance in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 3rd, 9am-12:00pm (EST). Click on the icon to access the National Day of Prayer 2012 official site. You can join in this sacred event on DirecTV channel 365 or online at

The APU Men’s Chorale will also be worshiping in song at the Lincoln Memorial, the Pentagon, the US Senate Bible Study, the Metropolitan Memorial Church, 9/11 Memorial (NYC) and the Bowery Mission (NYC). They also received a flash mob invitation from United Airlines before their departure from Chicago O’Hare International Airport!

PLEASE, pray for the moving of the Holy Spirit in and through these 100+ young men as they share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in song. Elisabeth and I cannot help but be proud of Andrew and the APU Men’s Chorale as they join others in keeping prayer and the glory of God central to our nation’s liberty and prosperity.

Their full itinerary including concerts at churches, community functions and universities in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin is as follows…

Men’s Chorale Tour Itinerary

May 2012

 Tuesday, May 1

Departure for Washington, D.C.

11:45pm            Arrival

Check in         Sheraton National

900 South Orme Street

Arlington, VA 22204

(703) 521-1900

Wednesday, May 2

7:30-8:30am         Breakfast

9:00-11:00am         Explore D.C.

1:00pm           Musical Selections at the Lincoln Memorial

4:00pm           JW Marriott sound check

5:00pm           President Jon R. Wallace Hosts Reception for Alumni and Friends (with Harold Clousing & Men’s Chorale Board)

National Press Club

529 14th St. NW

Washington, DC 20045

(202) 662-7500

7:00pm         National Day of Prayer Leadership & Friends Reception
Featuring a Performance by the APU Men’s Chorale

JW Marriott Salon III and IV

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest,

Washington, D.C. 20045

Thursday, May 3

6:30am         Ensemble to the Pentagon for military leader’s breakfast

7:30-8:30am         Breakfast

9:00-12:00pm         National Day of Prayer event with global telecast Canton Office Building

Note:  Chorale tentatively scheduled for 11:00am

12:30-3:30pm         Explore D.C.

3:30pm                  Meet for travel

4:00pm         Sound Check & Dinner

7:00pm                  Public Concert

Metropolitan Memorial Church

3401 Nebraska Avenue NW

Washington D.C., 20016

8:30pm                  Reception for Alumni & Friends


Friday, May 4

7:30-8:30am         Breakfast

9:00am                  Checkout & Depart for U.S. Capitol

12:00pm                  United States Senate Bible Study

Meeting with Adm. Dr. Chaplain Barry Black, Chaplain of the United States Senate

US Senate Office Bldg.

2:00pm                  Depart for New York

Check in                  Hilton Garden Inn

63 West 35th Street

New York, 10001

(212) 594-3310

Saturday, May 5

11:00am                  Mini-Concert at the Bowery Mission

227 Bowery

New York, NY 10002


4:00pm                  Depart for Visit to 9/11 Memorial (5:30 Reservation)

Sunday, May 6

10:00am                  Morning Service at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

49-55 Edgecombe Ave

New York, 10030

(212) 926-4400

1:30pm                   Pre Mother’s Day Candlelight Service

Featuring APU’s Men’s Chorale

5:00pm                  Trinity Grace Church All City Concert

Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew

263 W. 86th St and West End

New York, NY 10024

(646) 937-5025

7:00pm                  Reception for APU Alumni and Friends

Monday, May 7

Travel to Michigan

Tuesday, May 8

9:00am                  Tour of University of Michigan & Visit to the Music School

4:00pm                  Sound Check

8:00pm                  Joint Concert with Measure for Measure

First United Methodist Church – Ann Arbor

120 South State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Measure for Measure – was founded in 1988 to provide an opportunity for men to perform music composed and arranged for male chorus.  The repertoire of the group incorporates selections from many different musical styles and periods. The 85 chorus members come from all over Southeast Michigan, ranging in age from twenty one to over eighty. Though drawn from a wide variety of occupational backgrounds, they share a dedication to the choral art and enjoy a special blend of camaraderie, community and musicality. The group has earned praise for their lively musical excellence in performances throughout America and Europe.

Wednesday, May 9

Travel to Holland

1:00pm                   Performance at the Governor’s parade for the Tulip Time Festival

7:00pm                  Dinner at the Sikma’s

8:00pm                  Host Family pick-up

Thursday, May 10

9:00am                  NorthPointe Christian High School Chapel

3101 Leonard Street Northeast

Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI

7:30pm                  Concert at Calvin College Chapel

3201 Burton SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 526-6000


Friday, May 11

7:30pm                  Concert at Covenant Presbyterian Church

211 Knox Dr.

West Lafayette, IN 47906

(765) 463-7303


Saturday, May 12

Travel to Chicago

Afternoon                  Explore city


Sunday, May 13

8:55am                  Service at Elmhurst Christian Reformed

149 West Brush Hill Road

Elmhurst, IL 60126


11:05am                  Service at Elmhurst Christian Reformed

7:00pm                  Village Church of Gurnee

1319 N Hunt Club Road

Gurnee, IL 60031


Monday, May 14

Travel to Madison, WI

1:30pm                  Special Performance at Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/Urbana

6700 Schroeder Rd.

Madison, Wi 53711

(608) 274-9001

7:00pm                  Concert at Christ Presbyterian Church

944 East Gorham Street

Madison, WI 53703

(608) 257-4845

Tuesday, May 15

Depart from Chicago O’Hare

Flash Mob Invitation from United Airlines


Note:  RSVP Required for all National Day of Prayer events

Andrea C. McAleenan

Azusa Pacific University

901 E. Alosta Ave.

Azusa, CA 91702

(626) 815-5327

FOCUS 40 Devotional 4

Fasting from Study…Yet This I Call to Mind Day 4

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope. —Lamentations 3:21

Dr. Ann Smith shouted a greeting as she walked through our offices a few days ago. She was carrying a cane but scarcely seemed to use it, so I commented on how well she appeared to be recovering from hip surgery. She confirmed this and said she was enjoying a new book I had sent

her.“That was the strangest thing about being laid up after the surgery,” she said. “I wasn’t able to read anything. For the first time I can recall, I had no desire to read. I just wanted to concentrate on healing.”

She smiled and added, “Even so, the Lord brought to mind so many things I’d read before. I had time to reflect on them during my convalescence, so I didn’t feel deprived at all.”

Ann Smith is such an eager student that it’s hard to imagine her not reading for any extended period of time. (Obviously, she was perplexed by it too.) Yet God used that time of “fasting” from study to deepen her relationship with him. He called to her mind resources she had already accumulated.

The writer of Lamentations shared a similar testimony from the Exile: “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’ The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD” (Lam 3:21–26).

Lord, when we are deprived of things that normally sustain us, we trust you to sustain us. Call to mind your faithful provisions of the past, and help us to wait patiently for the future you are preparing. Amen!

 Joe Allison, Coordinator, Publishing and Creative Services for Church of God Ministries, Inc.; CGM Liaison, Transformation Team Connect/Refresh

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