From Your Pastors’ Desk
Music has a way touching us, ways that words or liturgy just can never do. Hymns are the sound track of our faith. Sometimes they are just background music, that we are not always aware of but just there, shaping the way we see the world. Other times chorus lines or phrases can guide our steps, center us, and lead us in God’s direction. The old Hymns of our faith are filled with meaning. They emerged from the inspired hearts of the faithful people who walked before us. We often overlook that meaning because we have been singing these hymns for years. This summer, starting June 11th, for six weeks we will be looking closely at some of the old hymns we have sung throughout our life of faith to see the deep meaning of their words and scripture. These are the hymns we are planning to take a closer look at: How Great Thou Art; The Old Rugged Cross; What a Friend We Have in Jesus; Battle Hymn of the Republic; Be Thou My Vision; and Because He Lives. We are asking congregants to sing versions of those hymns for our summer special music.
It is our deep hope that we are able to slow down and find the ways these old hymns are stirring our hearts toward faith.
Pastor Cheryl & Pastor Bala Khyllep
P.S. We will also have a second summer sermon series on technology and living faithfully starting July 30th for six weeks.