Two selections from Mozart's "Sonata in A Major, K. 305" will be offered this Sunday morning. Presented by violinist Amy Welsh, a spirit of relentless optimism and hope pervades these delightful excerpts.
From the organ, the Hubert Parry composed tune "Jerusalem" is offered in a suitably regal setting from Charles Callahan. The text "O Day of Peace" by notable hymn writer Carl Daw Jr. is most associated with this hymn. Perhaps the quintessential hymn of peace of the late 20th century, the writer further clarifies his message: "Although this hymn affirms that peace is always God’s gift, it also recognizes the importance of human responsibility in preparing an environment in which peace can flourish.”
O day of peace that dimly shines
through all our hopes and prayers and dreams,
guide us to justice, truth, and love,
delivered from our selfish schemes.
May swords of hate fall from our hands,
our hearts from envy find release,
till by God’s grace our warring world
shall see Christ’s promised reign of peace.
- from "O Day of Peace" by Carl Daw Jr.
The Plymouth Ringers come out of summer hiatus to offer joyful rings and a bell peal or two. You will be invited to join us as well! Come to worship and find out how.
And if you wish to learn more about our beautiful Schumerich handbells, join us in the chancel after worship for a casual and brief hands-on "Handbell Encounter" with members of the Plymouth Ringers!
From the organ, two contemporary settings of well-known hymn tunes will be presented: a delightful arrangement of "All Things Bright and Beautiful" by Emma Lou Diemer and a brisk toccata by Charles Callahan on "Ode to Joy."
The Summer Choir offers its final anthem this season with a setting of the popular South African tune "Siyahamba" in "We Are Singing, for the Lord Is Our Light" by Hal Hopson. We'd love for you to join us, all are welcome! Rehearsal begins at 9:15 a.m.
From the organ, a "Soliloquy" by David Conte begins worship so named for the lovely solo flute melody that weaves in and out throughout the work. John Rutter's "Toccata in 7" closes the service with a joyous excursion into the 7/4 time signature.
Music from the American songbook, with a touch of The Beatles, will be offered in outdoor worship this Sunday at Rolland Moore Park. Join us as we all together now take a second shot at this annual tradition this summer, God willing :)
Guitarist/vocalist Bill DeMarco, vocalist Lucas Jackson, vocalist (and Christian Formation Director!) Brooklyn McBride, bassist Peter Strening, violinist Harmony Tucker and drummer Nick McCulloch join us. Hope to see you there!