Dear singers,

I trust you are staying cool during these threateningly hot days. Perhaps you are even listening to some "cool jazz" today, as I am! I continue to greatly miss our being able to assemble for the uniquely meaningful fellowship and ministry of our beloved choir.

Yet, we are still able to connect with God through the music He created. Our corporate worship times continue to include "Hymn Reflections" each week which, based upon the feedback we are receiving, are so meaningful to you. Two favorite hymns were even SUNG ALOUD last week by our choir member Lea Hoppe and her family in the Sanctuary Worship service. Singing together! Full voice! What a treat to see how faith is being experienced and shared in that special way through the medium of family music-making, albeit socially distanced from all those around them. And, our Laurel Matthews beautifully sang a new hymn from the composer of On Eagle's Wings last Sunday morning. God inspired that composer to create "Shelter Me" during the early weeks of the pandemic, expressly to be shared with others as a prayer and as a reminder of His presence.

Thank you, Lord, for YOUR music. Please bless the offerings of it tomorrow morning by a Ladies Ensemble from our choir. Please continue to reach our hearts through musical memories, archival recordings, live offerings of soloists and ensembles, and in new creative ways.

Links to note--

Our pre-recorded church outreach broadcast as well as the livestreams of in-room worship can all be found at  www.fbchsv.org/live .

Each of these broadcasts can be accessed throughout the week on the church website. If you had to miss one on Sunday, you can use the link below to access and watch any one of the services during the week. Services and Sermons Page

Attached here for your convenience is the order of worship for Sanctuary Worship tomorrow morning. Sanctuary Worship 7-19-20

And, downloadable PDFs of the current week’s orders of worship can also be found on the Music and Worship page of our church website at  https://www.fbchsv.org/music-and-worship-ministries . Scroll down to the header  Resources.

These orders of worship always include information regarding the Hymn Reflections for the service as well as containing the worship flow, printed music in the bulletin, and church life announcements.

Finally, one of our favorite songs of the faith will be interpreted at the organ by our Esther Kim in the morning. Here are the verses I will share leading into it. See if you can guess the hymn--

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful . (Hebrews 10:23)

.....therefore I have hope. Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul. "Therefore I hope in Him!" (Lamentations 3: 19-24)

The Lord bless you and keep you,
Billy