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  • Music "comes from the sphere of miraculous audible things"

    Dear Friends in Christ,

    In Luther's words, music "comes from the sphere of miraculous audible things, just like the Word of God. The Spirit sees nothing but God's benefits in the world and therefore begins to sing".  Today you will hear a broad spectrum of 'miraculous' music styles including a hymn by the great Lutheran musician J.S. Bach, a romantic art song by Czech composer Dvorak and a contemporary anthem sung by our choir.

  • Hymnos

    Dear Friends in Christ,

    Each Sunday, we as a congregation have the special opportunity of lifting up beautiful poetry in song to praise the Lord.  The combination of text and tune is electric.  Speaking "Joy to the world, the Lord is come" would just not have the same zest.  A hymn is a song specifically written for the purpose of praise, prayer or adoration.  The word is derived from the Greek word hymnos which means "song of praise".  So how do we go about picking the hymns that we sing each week? 

  • Why do we sing?

    Dear Friends in Christ,
    Many thanks for the opportunity to serve you during this time of music transition.  I would like to try a new thing and include a weekly note on our music.  Let me begin with "Why do we sing"?

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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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