The power of music is well documented and Music Sunday celebrates that. There are over 140 verses in the Bible referencing music, of course many in the Psalms. Music in the time of the Bible is like music today. Some celebrates, some mourns, and some just is. Music lifts us up. Music brings us down. Music helps us heal.
Before we readied ourselves for Coronavirus, before some of us had heard of COVID-19, we, the staff, came up with 2 social media posts involving music, one was songs of hope and the other was hymns for those dealing with anxiety and depression. It was interesting the way people reacted to those two. Most positively, some negatively. I invite you to look at those posts on Facebook, and comment or share them, if they speak to you. Tell us which songs give you hope and which hymns help you when you are feeling down.
I hope that you find this music helpful as we are apart. These playlists are missing a lot of songs, however. What songs would you add to the Songs of Hope playlist? What hymns have helped you through a hard time? What music do you want to hear on Music Sunday? Let me know below.
While I cannot sing with the choir, or ring a bell. We have a wonderful repository of music. I hope you find this music enjoyable.
I want to thank our musicians who have had to put up with me these last 2 years and for being patient while we attempt new things in worship. I miss you all so much and cannot wait until we sing together again!
Sean Johnson, Choir Director