Elements of Worship: Songs of the Church

By Susan DeSelms
October 19, 2017 - 11:16am

This week, our series on the Elements of Worship continues with an exploration of the ways in which music, and especially song, contribute to our worship as a community. This is a subject I've devoted much of my life to, so it is a pleasure to have a chance to share some of my thoughts and ideas with you in a formal way! Appropriately, the Cherubs, the Carolers and the Youth will also be offering their gifts to the congregation for the first time this fall, and along with the Chancel Choir, will receive the congregation's blessing for their continuing service to the United Parish. Our hymns will be enriched by the rumble of the timpani drums, a jazz combo will awaken our gospel singing, and we will invite the Holy Spirit into worship with voracious and exuberant singing, binding us into the congregation God calls us, and empowers us, to be!

Yours in song,
Minister of Music