This Sunday, we offer a service of remembrance for those who perished in the September 11 attacks nearly twenty years ago. Songs of protection, solace, comfort, and hope for this Sunday morning by Alfred Fedak, Brenda Portman, and more.
Composer Abbie Betinis wrote a beautiful choral anthem entitled "Blessed be the Lord, My Rock" as a prayerful musical response to that terrible day. She used selected texts from Psalm 144 to express the truth that God will always be there no matter the circumstance. Let this text be a source of comfort, hope, even joy, today:
Blessed be the Lord, my rock and my fortress,
my stronghold, my deliverer,
My shield and he in whom I take refuge.
We are like breath,
our days are like a passing shadow.
Bow thy heav'ns, O Lord,
Stretch forth thy hand from on high,
rescue me, deliver me.
I will sing a new song to thee, O God.
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.