Showing posts from April, 2020
Its Easter 2 - the second Sunday in the Easter season. I do feel the joy of Easter, and am so thankful for all of the music and performing arts that we can access on the internet. This week, Jessica Bessette has recorded a short trumpet rendition of "You Are Holy, You Are Whole" for our offertory in online worship. Her daughters, Julia and Jordan Bessette, recorded a version of "Wade in the Water" for the prelude/postlude. This is awesome! That we can begin to bring more people into leading music in worship - while online. But it's different. And there are others working on music to record for this purpose. Please keep them in prayer. So today, I encourage you to go to our Youtube Channel, St Paul Lutheran Church Aiken SC - and worship with us at 10 am or later, if needed. And to inspire you further, go here and know that many of us are praying for you - for all who visit this page and blog: The text is Do
Holy Week 2020  Its Maundy Thursday - and last Sunday, we began finding new ways to worship as the community of St Paul Lutheran Church. Tonight, we worshiped online via a link that was posted on our webpage. Tomorrow night - Good Friday Tenebrae will also be a worship opportunity via a link on our webpage. There will be music of different eras and genres.  Easter Sunday will also be worship via a link from our webpage - I grieve a bit - as the musicians from St Paul and I discuss how we can find ways to use them one at a time - instead of all of us together. Yet I rejoice in these brothers and sisters who love the world so much they agree to stay safe and stay home. I also grieve for all those who suffer in our current public health crisis. For those who have died, or lost loved ones. For the health care workers and responders who are hardly home as they do the work we need them to do so that we can all survive. With this in mind, I will be posting a music