members of the Welsh national rugby team singing before the start of a game.
Sunday we continue our discussion of Sunday morning worship. We’ve been asking why we do it, who it’s for, what the parts of it are, and the logic of it. Sunday I want to spend time thinking about music in the context of worship.
We sing from start to finish. Music fills our ears even when we are not singing. Music carries our worship. We certainly could be Christians in the word and sacrament tradition without music, but that would require a big, big adjustment in the way we do things.
As we talk about music it’s another moment to thank our sacristan, Milly, Kathryn our music director, Bob, Ron, the members of the choir and the brass, our adult instrumentalists, and so many of our children who play their instruments and sing for us. Some memorable moments at Peace have been musical presentations by our kids.
By the way, if your child would like to play a prelude or postlude piece, speak to Kathryn. The piece your child plays should show the best they can do. Worship is not practice time. The piece you choose for your child to play need not be church music, but it should be appropriate for our worship. Use your adult judgment on this point. If you need help deciding, I’ll help you.
The choir rehearses at 8:45 am.
Faith formation for the children at 11 am.
Prayer group at 11 am. This is an open group. You are all invited. Carol Green does a great job of leading discussion of prayer, and of leading those who attend in prayer.
There will be a brief meeting of the council and those who will join the membership of the church during the 11 am faith formation hour.
April meeting of the council Monday at 7:30 pm
Bring in canned goods or any non-perishable food item for the Wayland Food Pantry.