Worship this Sunday will explore and celebrate the vision that is emerging of the congregation we feel called to be in this crucial time in the history of our nation and human civilization. You can read the first draft Future Directions Vision Statements by clicking here. We will also celebrate four new official members joining the congregation, Jane Prescott, Cameron Speth, Christina Robinson and Tom Kinder. Following worship and a break for refreshments we will have Annual Meeting where we vote to put in place the logistical pieces needed to help us live into our vision in the coming year.
The worship service will include a medley of scripture verses that provide the spiritual grounding for the congregation we envision being. We will sing some favorite hymns or hymn tunes, including “Community of Christ” (set to the tune “Leoni” of “The God of Abraham Praise”), “Be Thou My Vision” and the Caribbean “Halle Halle Halle.” The choir will sing “Spirit of the Living God,” “Simple Gifts” and will lead us in the Caribbean Hallelujah. Becky Bailey will direct the choir and we will welcome back Annemieke McLane’s outstanding pupil, Nicole Johnson, as our pianist.
Here is a YouTube of Halle Halle Halle from a collection put together by John Bell, the influential church musician best known through his work with the Iona Community in Scotland. We will be singing from a book of his that the choir frequently uses.