Pastor's Blog: "Music of the Season"

 |  Pastor's Blog  |  Dr. Wayne Splawn

I love music, but I will be the first to admit that I cannot carry a tune in a bucket. Perhaps that is one reason I so enjoy hearing music led by talented people. And it is a bonus when those people are fellow followers of Jesus who are using their talents to lead others in worship while bringing glory to God.

This past Sunday, we had the opportunity to participate in a Lessons and Carols Service led by our Sanctuary Choir. The service featured Scripture readings that told the story of God’s redemptive plan from the Fall of Adam and Eve to John’s account of the Word taking on flesh and dwelling among us as well as a mix of familiar and new Christmas songs. I want to thank Dr. Kely Hatley, the choir, soloists, and instrumentalists for the hard work they put into preparing such a moving service. I also want to thank everyone who read Scripture in the service. The readers represented a cross-section of our church so that most every age and stage of life was represented.

We have two more special opportunities to worship through music this week. First, on Sunday, December 12 at 5 p.m. we will have our Glorious Contemporary Christmas Concert in the Sanctuary. Joel Burks and his team have spent countless hours preparing for one of my favorite services of the year. Second, on Wednesday, December 15 at 6 p.m. the Mellow Brook Singers will present a Christmas concert titled, “The Spirit of Christmas” in the Sanctuary. The Mellow Brook Singers have been hard at work this fall to prepare for what I know will be a meaningful evening of music.

Whether you sing with perfect pitch or can only do your best to make a joyful noise, I hope you will make plans to attend both of these special worship opportunities in addition to our Sunday morning services. Your presence will be an encouragement to those who are leading in worship and will put you in a position to have your heart moved to worship the God who humbled himself by taking on flesh in the person of Jesus Christ and became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.