Category Archives: On That Note…

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On That Note – January 2021

January 1, 2021
From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries “Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.” Most of us have heard this said about something which eventually turned out to not be so great. Perhaps you can think of...
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On That Note – December 2020

December 1, 2020
From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries “For the voices are only good if silences accompany them.” —Rainer Maria Rilke, The Son If you have ever had anyone teach you how to meditate, you probably know that the most basic...
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On That Note – November 2020

November 1, 2020
From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries What comes to mind when you hear “salvation”? The first definition for that word on merriam-webster.com is “deliverance from the power and effects of sin.” Fundamentalist Christians believe this to be an all-or-nothing...
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On That Note – October 2020

October 1, 2020
From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries Over the past few months, I have been experiencing some pain in my right wrist. I ignored it for a while, figuring it would go away, as these things sometimes do. It didn’t,...
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On That Note – September 2020

September 1, 2020
From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries Can songs change the world? Peter Arian, the president of our congregation’s Board of Trustees, recently emailed me because he had heard a story on the radio that he thought might be of...
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On That Note…

July 1, 2020
From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries Black Lives Matter. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Three lives lost to racism. Horrific deaths, and yet they are only the tip of a very large iceberg that we have not yet,...
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On That Note – June 2020

June 1, 2020
From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries Recently I learned about the Tibetan word tonglen. It refers to a meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism and roughly translates to “giving and receiving.” The concept is that we visualize with every inhale...
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On That Note – May 2020

May 1, 2020
From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries Recently I drove to a home improvement store to pick up a few items I had ordered online. It was shortly after 6 in the morning, and there were virtually no other customers,...
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