I have been learning more and more how hard it is to live a simple life through our current sermon series on simplicity. Even cleaning out one of my drawers was a big challenge. I have felt a great need for help to get rid of stuff that I don’t use anymore. Also, I have realized that I need a powerful light to look very deep into the drawer to get the hidden stuff out.

The Chamber Choir will sing a cappella , in Latin, “O Light Most Blessed ,” at the 11:00 AM service this Sunday. I pray that the Real Light shines upon our complicated places to reveal the truth that we need to be cleansed to become simple. Also, the Floris Strings will praise with their instruments, “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” as an offertory at the 11:00 AM service.

In our children’s music ministry, we are still looking for a director for the JAM choir. (3rd to 6th graders) We heard their beautiful praise at last Sunday’s 11:00 AM service. There are more than 20 precious children just waiting to have a director. They meet on Wednesday nights at the church from 6:00-7:00 PM. Please contact me if you are interested in this important volunteer job.

The Christmas Cantata Choir started rehearsals two weeks ago on both Wednesday evenings and Sunday right after the 11:00 AM service. If you would like to sing at the cantata, you can still join us. We need a harpist, and more brass players for the orchestra. It will be a beautiful musical offering to the Lord that you don’t want to miss!

Here are the lyrics to “O Light Most Blessed.” May the true light shine upon our hearts!

O Lux beatissima

O Lux beatissima: O Light most blessed,

Reple cordis intima tuorum fedelium: Fill the inmost heart of all thy faithful.

Sine tuo numine: Without your grace,

Nihil est in homine: There is nothing in us,

Nihil est innoxium: Nothing that is not harmful.

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