Musical Notes ♫♬ (Archive)

You may have noticed new additions to the order of worship today: the addition of a "Hymn of Light" and the time for people to share their self-written devotionals. Because the theme of GA's Capital Campaign is "Shining God's Light...Together As One," I thought it was important to reflect that light in the music we sing. The sum of all the parts of worship is called "liturgy," which, when translated from the Greek, literally means "work of the people." In taking a holistic approach to the work that is worship, I see the various parts of our liturgy — from the hymns, to the prayers, to the readings, sermon, and Eucharist — as being intimately interconnected. Because we added time for various people to share their devotionals regarding the Capital Campaign, it flows from there that we add music that speaks to the theme of the campaign as well. In the coming weeks, as we lead up to the pledge date for the capital campaign, I invite each of you to reflect on the theme of light as we sing about it in our hymns.

— ZD

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  • Jeremiah 29:24-32

    28For he has actually sent to us in Babylon, saying, "It will be a long time; build houses and live in them, and plant gardens and eat what they produce." 29The priest Zephaniah read this letter in the hearing of the prophet Jeremiah.

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