While the pandemic has skewed just about every aspect of our lives, we still have much to be thankful for: our church, our faith, our perseverance, our lives.
This Jubilee Sunday begins with a new "eclectic" service format at 9:00 familiar to anyone who has ever attended the former 6:00 p.m. service or the Rolland Moore Park services. Staff Singer Blair Carpenter, ukulelist Stuart Yoshida, bassist Peter Strening, and I lead you in song steeped in the Celtic, folk, and jazz idioms.
At the 11:00 "traditional" service, the Chancel Choir returns for its first full season since 2019! Although socially-distanced, we offer the Natalie Sleeth classic "Hymn of Promise" in the same hopeful and worshipful spirit as always through the years.
At the organ, two hymns of thanks by composers Charles Callahan and Healey Willan.
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.