Maxalt generic When in our music God is glorified, and adoration leaves no room for pride,
buy Pregabalin er online it is as though the whole creation cried: Alleluia!
How often, making music, we have found a new dimension in the world of sound,
as worship moved us to a more profound Alleluia!
Let every instrument be tuned for praise! Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise!
And may God give us faith to sing always: Alleluia!
(“When in Our Music God Is Glorified” Text: Fred Pratt Green)
Music Ministry at Southminster Church has always been a vibrant and life-giving aspect of our common life as the people of God in this place. I am regularly in awe of the gifts, creativity, and skill of so many in our congregation who give of themselves to make our music ministry thrive—Chancel Choir members, Bells of Peace ringers, Joyful Noise participants, our youngest Sing and Shout kids, instrumentalists and vocalists who grace our services with special music. I hope you will join me in an expression of profound gratitude for all of them!
Let me share with you some things that are happening right now in this important area of our ministry:
¨ Your Director of Music/Organist search committee is at work and already in receipt of several resumes. Because we have only one professional music ministry position, we look for someone who has skill in both choral direction as well as instrumental ability, especially with our wonderful Casavant pipe organ. Many thanks to Ruth Ann Unruh, Charles Singleton, Marge Reid, Tom Mahan, and Melissa Athon for agreeing to serve in this important task.
¨ We are so grateful for the willingness of Dr. Stephanie Henry to step in and serve us as interim Director of Music and Organist. Stephanie has brought a positive and uplifting spirit to our chancel choir program and worked hard to bring creative and beautiful repertoire to our worship experience. Thank you, Stephanie!
¨ Quietly and without any compensation, Marilyn Lake has given countless hours of her time to us as part of service to Christ and to Southminster as a volunteer director of our Bells of Peace bell program. When we needed a new children’s ministry group for graduates of our Sing and Shout program, Marilyn once again offered her skill and her energy to lead our Joyful Noise Singers and Ringers. She also brought our annual Summer Music Camp into being, an offering that has grown in numbers every year. Thank you Marilyn!
¨ Many of you are aware that our Casavant organ has experienced issues with the structural integrity of the large façade pipes that are so much a part of our sanctuary’s architectural beauty. These pipes were cast from tin alloy that has proven over time to be structurally unsound, leading to metal fatigue. Casavant replaced 12 of the large façade pipes many years ago with pipes of the same alloy at their own cost. Now we are faced with replacing all seventeen of these façade pipes, using a zinc alloy. The total cost of this pipe replacement is around $60,000. Your B&G leaders have negotiated with Casavant and your Session has signed a contract for this permanent solution to our issue. The cost to Southminster will be $20,000, one third of the total cost. More information will be available soon about how you can assist your congregation with this financial challenge.
Grace and Peace,