By Alan Murphy-Crouso, Sunday Experience Director
This Sunday, October 4th, we will be celebrating Consecration Sunday, a time set aside for us to pledge ourselves to God and God’s work in the church and in the world. I say celebration, because it is a time to praise God for the many ways that He is working in our lives and for the many ways that He has blessed us. I cannot think of many better ways to express this thankful joyfulness than through the celebration of music.
It is no secret that we have very talented musicians here at Chapel Hill, but if 2020 has taught us anything, it has taught us that our musicians are not only talented, but extremely flexible and multi-dimensional as they have had to adjust to new ways of participating and engaging in worship in an era of masking and social distancing.
Dillan Francis, our Spirit Winds director, is not only a very talented director, but also an arranger, and has arranged a few different pieces for a small wind quintet so that the ensemble can participate in our corporate songs, as well as arranging a beautiful piece to accompany Megan Engelhard, as she sings a newer song called “So Will I.” The choir will be singing a beautiful choral anthem that we have often sung on Consecration Sunday by Richard Smallwood entitled, “Total Praise.” Then Ellen Jackson and Sallie Cavin will be playing a couple of lovely duets on the organ and the piano.
We are looking forward to lifting our spirits with you all in worship this Sunday, and are thankful for your continued presence and prayers. In this time more than even, it is important that we remain connected to the One True Vine and connected with each other so that we may truly live into the great call that the Lord has given us, to love Him and to love one another. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday at 8:30 in the sanctuary, or at 11:00 in our online service.