Songs from the Ionian Community and folk rock duo Indigo Girls will be offered at the 9:00 a.m. service this Sunday. Guitarist/vocalist Alan Skowron, bassist Peter Strening, staff singer Blair Carpenter, and I lead you in songs extolling the blessings of God's presence and Christian love.
Scripture contains many examples of humankind's yearning to know God and often through a personal plea—even a soliloquy. At the 11:00 a.m. service, David Conte's "Soliloquy" for organ begins with a plaintive solo flute melody transforming into an open dialogue of sound before returning to one voice.
The Plymouth Ringers return to our sanctuary in a live setting for the first time in over eighteen months! Offering my setting of the Catholic hymn "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace," this atmospheric work references the peace we find when resting in God.
A Baroque-styled gigue on the closing hymn "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You" by Charles Callahan closes the service in a dance-like ode to joy and love.
Each week, Director of Music Mark Heiskanen writes a Music Minute previewing the upcoming Sunday's musical offerings and occasionally opines on other music-related topics.
We are blessed by an engaging music program at Plymouth!
Mark Heiskanen has been Plymouth's Director of Music since September 2017. Originally from Northeast Ohio, Mark has experience and great interest in a diverse range of musical styles including jazz, rock, musical theatre, and gospel. He is thrilled to serve a congregation and staff that values diversity and inclusion in all facets of life.