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On That Note – December 2019

From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries What wondrous love is this, O my soul? What wondrous love is this that brings my heart such bliss and takes away the pain of my soul? When I was sinking down, sinking down When I was sinking down beneath my sorrow’s ground, friends to me gathered round,...

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On That Note – June 2019

From Markus Grae-Hauck, Music Director  Recently in a worship planning session, we were discussing the distinction between performance and worship. According to the dictionary, to perform means “to do something in front of an audience, often in order to entertain”; it is usually considered to be a way of presenting something in a way that...

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On That Note – May 2019

From Markus Grae-Hauck, Music Director “The only true voyage, the only bath in the Fountain of Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes.” – Marcel Proust You may have noticed that recently we have been repeating one of our gathering hymns every Sunday for a month at a time....

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On That Note – April 2019

From Markus Grae-Hauck, Music Director The Return of the Holiday Choir If you have attended our candlelight service on Christmas Eve, you know that we always assemble a big choir for the occasion. We’re going to do it again – only this time you don’t have to wait a whole year. For Easter Sunday (April...

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On That Note – February 2019

From Markus Grae-Hauck, Music Director Oh, freedom, oh, freedom… Oh, freedom over me…And before I’d be a slave…I’d be buried in my grave And go home to my God…And be free… These are the words from the first verse of “Oh, Freedom” (#156 in the grey hymnal). We sang this as the closing hymn on...

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On That Note – January 2019

From Markus Grae-Hauck, Music Director Have you been wishing to join the Holiday Choir (because it would be really fun to sing with such a large group and orchestra)… but you just couldn’t make all the rehearsals in the crazy month of December? Here is another opportunity for you: on Easter Sunday, April 21st, we...