Summer Music Update
Worship in the Episcopal Church follows a seasonal pattern, with different music and liturgy for Lent and Holy Week, Advent, etc. But what about summer?
The Season after Pentecost is sometimes called ‘Ordinary Time.’ The liturgical color is green to represent growth and vitality. The St Thomas Choir takes a break from rehearsing on Wednesdays during the summer. Beginning June 4, all are invited to join the Summer Choir. Gather at 9:50 on Sundays in the choir room to rehearse hymns and other music for the 10:30 service. This is a good time to try out singing with the choir to see how you like it!
We also use the summer as a time to showcase other musicians within the parish. If you play the piano, guitar, oboe, cello, violin, trumpet, or any other instrument, Rick would love to talk with you about playing for a summer Sunday.
For June 18, Father’s Day and Juneteenth weekend, we want to have a choir loft full of men to lead the singing that day. All who identify as men are invited. Meet in the choir room at 9:50 for a brief rehearsal.
Finally, Rick invites you to help choose hymns for the summer. Do you ever think ‘Oh. I wish we could sing that hymn?’ Now is your chance! Send Rick a note and he will try to include it in one of our summer Sundays - he will let you know which week. If you can tell him why you like a certain hymn he would love to know that as well. Feel free to use the “doodle cards” in the pew rack.
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