I cannot believe how fast time is moving. We only have a couple of weeks until Easter! In these weeks there will be exciting and meaningful opportunities for worship during services at our church.
First of all, for this Sunday, we have a guest musician and composer, Pepper Choplin . Our two previous Christmas cantatas were his works, and we have sung many of his songs. He will share special music as an offertory at the 9:15 AM and 11:00AM services and direct the choir at the 11:00 AM service. He currently serves as a music minister at Greystone Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C. The choir has been preparing one of his recent compositions, “Lord, Have Mercy” as an anthem. I am looking forward to singing with him during the service.
Second, we will have a beautiful handbell anthem, “The Holy City” on Palm Sunday at the 11:00 AM service, and Call to Harmony will sing a song of meditation for the coming Holy Week. On Maundy Thursday, we will have an opportunity to participate in a special service with praising music and communion to remember Jesus at his Last Supper. On Good Friday our Lenten Cantata will be sung at the 7:30 PM service. This cantata features the last seven words that Jesus said on the cross, set to dramatic music. We pray that we all have time to deeply think about Jesus on the cross through that worship service.
Then, at last, on Easter morning we will have a Sunrise service at 6:00 AM, and three traditional music worship services in the morning. As I mentioned in our bulletin, we will sing “Hallelujah” on Easter morning at all three traditional worship services. If you want to join the choir on Easter, please come on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 PM for rehearsal. We will go over two beautiful Easter anthems at that time.
We have prepared these worshipful moments to glorify God with our talents. We pray that we can be used as tools to show His endless love and grace toward others. Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors to these services and join us in prayer that we do everything for God’s glory.