On Saturday, August 26 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, the choir will be attending a Music Workshop which will include learning proper breathing, posture, music reading and learning new compositions which will be part of our worship this coming year. Lunch will be included. New members are encouraged to register and attend.   Port…

A little history about hymn 451, Be Thou My Vision. It is one of our oldest and most moving hymns coming to us from the Eighth Century!      Are you aware only one missionary is honored with a global holiday and only one is known by his own distinct color of green — St. Patrick, of…

Thanks to all who indicated their favorite hymn. The following hymns received more than one vote:  140 Great is Thy Faithfulness  310 He Lives  314 In the Garden  354 I Surrender All  364 Because He Lives  367 He Touched Me  369 Blessed Assurance  370 Victory In Jesus  378 Amazing Grace  397 I Need Thee Every Hour  545 The Church’s One Foundation You may have noticed that…

“Make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing.”   Scripture encourages us to sing!      The Origins of Hymns: why were they written?      Why Don’t We Sing the Psalm? On Wednesday, March 29, plan now to attend the meal and special presentation about music in worship….

March 29 On Wednesday, March 29, I will speak to the parish about music in worship. Psalm 9:11 states: “Proclaim his mighty acts among all people”; and Paul, in Colossians 3:16 said: “Teach and warn each other with all wisdom by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”…

     My sincere thanks for the many cards, personal messages and gifts you have presented to me. Although my tenure as your director of music has been for three months, I have been warmly welcomed and feel I have been here for many years! Thank you! Members of the choir have been working hard getting…

Plan now to attend a special service of Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 4 at 5 pm. Join with fellow parishioners in preparation for the coming of Christ. Listen to scripture, compositions by the choir, sing hymns and carols and also hear special guest tenor soloist, Vinicio Zeledon from Costa Rica.    …

We are approaching the season of Advent when we focus on the coming of Christ. Too often we ignore the music of this season and immediately begin singing music having to do with Christmas. This coming month the choir will share with you the beautiful lessons and music of Advent. On Sunday, December 4, the…

The next time you have The United Methodist Hymnal handy, please read page vii: “Directions for Singing” by John Wesley. So often I hear people make the comment that they do not sing the hymns because their voice is not good. John Wesley has news for you! “If it is a cross to you, take…

During a recent meeting of the committee working on the Web site, we were discussing songs that might be fitting to use as background for our site. No one could name a song at the meeting so we were going to come back to that issue at a later time. Then the Friday after the…

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