Saturday, August 27, 2011

Music for August 28

I'm posting this from my phone for those who really like to know ahead of time what will happen -music wise - on Sunday morning at Hilldale. I'm posting from memory, so we'll see how well I remember.

We have a guest musician who sings and plays the guitar. She'll sing a couple of songs. Her name is Lizza Conner. I know her singing will bless your heart.

As a congregation we'll sing "I Will Rise" and hmmmmm I don't remember! I'm sure it will be wonderful.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Music for August 21

We have some really beautiful music for tomorrow. The choir is singing a song titled "All to Give You Glory." It is sooooo gorgeous. We will have a string section playing along. For you musicians out there, it is a very interesting song. It was written/arranged VERY well. The thing that is most interesting is the meter. It goes back and forth between 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4. You don't even notice the meter change - it just fits beautifully.

Speaking of string sections, we also have some woodwinds and brass playing in our orchestra. We're going to try to have the orchestra play once every 6 weeks or so and eventually to once or twice a month. If you know of others who could play with us, have them give me a call (or an e-mail.)

Other music for tomorrow includes a peppy arrangement of "To God Be the Glory" followed by "You Are God Alone" and "All the Way My Savior Leads Me" with "Your Name." Bro. Lyndel, Shannon and Dan will sing "Be Thou Near to Me."

Hope to see you all in worship tomorrow.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mission Trip Schedule

Many people don't think they can do missions. Well.... first of all, missions isn't really something you do as much as something that you are. What does that mean? It means what you are "doing" is just a way to reach out to people and draw some interest or a crowd - to find an audience, so to speak. And then "missions" is just talking to people and developing relationships and then as you have opportunity you kinda just do 1 Peter 3:15
15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,


Three weeks from today our Portugal mission team will be in Porto, Portugal working with Andy and Michelle Milam. Click here to see their blog.

We will be using English as a way to reach out to the communities of Porto, Matosenhos and Vila Nova de Gaia.
Here is a tentative schedule for our week.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cool Off with a Rehearsal Video for the Choir

I haven't figured out how to just put an audio file here on blogger. I don't think you can. So I made a slide show/video so I could add a song to it for the choir. Some of them wanted to sing through the song one more time before Sunday morning. Since it has been so hot this summer (although today ended up rather pleasant) I made the slide shows from pictures I took last January.

I hope it cools you off a little and maybe hearing this beautiful song will inspire some of you to join us in singing each Sunday. We have a wonderful time in rehearsal each Wednesday evening and then get to sing beautiful songs each Sunday morning.

Enjoy! (The other music for Sunday morning includes "Let the Worshipper Arise" and "Jesus Messiah." There are others but I don't remember them at the moment.)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Our Painting Class

We had so much fun yesterday painting hydrangeas. I really enjoyed teaching the class. I'm going to put the painting I did yesterday as part of the demonstration on eBay and if it sells the money from that will go to our mission trip too.

Here's a cool video of our class showing a little of the process and some of the finished pictures. (Next time I need to have an official photographer. We were all a little busy painting to take pictures.)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Music for August 7

I'm home most of this week being Papa to Hannah and Benjamin. Mom and Dad are at youth camp so they are spending the week with us. How fun is that?

So I normally would try to say something profound or at least a little bit interesting about Sunday's music, but I'm just happy to actually post what we're singing. I hope to see many of you in worship this Sunday.

Sing to the King
O Worship the King

Choir anthem – Revive Us Again
Fellowship song – At Calvary

All That Thrills My Soul
Who Can Satisfy?

Oh, and Sunday is our heART for Missions project. There's only room for about 4 more people, so if you are interested you better sign up today. Call the church office.

Here's what I'll help you paint Sunday at 4:00 at the FLC.