Songs of nature and sustenance — and a benediction — greet you at this Sunday morning's 10:00 a.m. livestreamed outdoor service.
Due to popular demand (seriously!), Blair Carpenter and I will again offer Kacey Musgraves' "Rainbow." An anthem embraced by the LGBTQ community upon its release in 2018, the song has become notable in this pandemic era as a source of solace and comfort.
"Heart of the Heartland" is the title track from Peter Ostroushko's album released in 1995. This instrumental evokes an easy Americana vibe sure to offer a moment of repose and reflection following the sermon. Banjoist Bruce Ronda and bassist Peter Strenning will join in.
Finally, we offer a countrified rendition of the 19th century hymn "God Be With You" to close the service. This slice of Americana also serves as a fond farewell to staff member Mark Lee as he heads off soon to his next call. And adventure.
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.