GATHERING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 10:00 AM --
This first Sunday of the new church year will be a special one, as we will begin it with a hymn sing service. We heard from those of you who experienced the previous hymn sing on Memorial Day weekend that it was a profoundly moving service. Hymns and sacred songs are a way in which the faith community is united by word and music.
Although we all come from different faith traditions, we share the same stories told by these "wonderful words of life."
We are compiling a list of favorite hymns that you have sent to us. We currently have over forty hymns but we want to keep adding to it. So please send us a list of the hymns/songs you love to sing. We will include as many as possible on Gathering Sunday. We will also be drawing on this list of hymns throughout the year as we craft worship and plan for upcoming additional hymn sings.
Also at our hymn sing last May, three of you also shared reflections on your favorite hymn, which we then proceeded to sing. This was such a meaningful part of the service that we would love to do it again. So if you have a favorite hymn and would like to share with the congregation on Gathering Sunday what meaning it has for you please reach out to me and Pastor Stacy.
We look forward to receiving your hymn suggestions and also please let us know if you would like to share a brief reflection about your favorite hymn. We look forward to hearing from you. (
Many thanks and I look forward to our shared songs of wonder, love and praise!
William Merrill, Music Director