Chancel Ringers Notes

September 17, 2013

Thanks for yesterday

Thanks ladies for your work yesterday. I enjoyed our time together. You all are good musicians...taking hold of changing meters, stomping, hand claps, mallet clicks. Wow! Like Ingrid said, "New dendrites popping up everywhere!"
Hope you have a good week.

Thanks for your time and energy.

See you next Monday.

Peace,
Ruth Ann

Playing Schedule

Sunday, October 20 at 4:00 Sacred Sounds Concert

Sunday, November 17, all services.

Sunday, December 8, all services.


Below: Tryptych: Hearts Journey by Quinn


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Prayers

For those who mourn: Lori's son and daughter-in-law in the loss of the baby in July.

For those fighting cancer: Roger L. - for discernment concerning surgery

Grateful for cancer survivors: Wanda and Valerie

For encouragement: Ashley Roper and her family (David is her dad)

Travel mercies: Wanda in Florida, Ralph and Diana to NYC

For our college students: Trace Hayles (graduate studies), Kayla Nichols and Michelle Zimmerman; John Lind

For parents of young children: Ashley

For those taking care of parents: Nona, Shelly

Safe travels for Wanda in Florida with her daughter and her family.


Below: Psalm 5, Hallelujah Morning by Virginia Wieringa


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Celebrations


Happy Birthday to Lori (9-17) - grateful for her faithfulness to our choir and for her new job!


On the Light Side

Michelangelo was bored as he was lying on the scaffolding high in the air painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel when a woman came into the chapel to pray.
He whispered, "I am Jesus Christ," and his voice echoed in the room. The woman kept praying. Michelangelo said again, "I am Jesus Christ," and the woman said, "Be quiet. I'm talking to your mother."


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Psalm 40

Many, O Lord, my God, are the wonders you have done.
The things you planned for us no one can recount to you:
were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5

Monday morning, as the Joy Singers were beginning rehearsal by singing hymns from the Cokesbury Hymnal, a class from the Weekday School came down the hall. I saw Kaye waving and from her body language I could tell she was waving to children. So we deviated from the Cokesbury and began singing Jesus Loves Me. The teacher brought the children into the room and they lined up and faced the choir. The children looked at the choir in delight and amazement. For me, it was a moment set apart, a holy moment and a moment of clarity. This is the power of music, it is a glue, it is a unite-er, it points to something bigger than myself. And when my music is different from another person's and I try to understand it, that also points to something bigger than myself. It forces me to sit with another and listen to something they are passionate about.
Today Scott Heare came in and wanted to show me a youtube segment that he had found. It is a video of a choir of elderly people, Young@Heart, singing a contemporary song by a well-known British band, Coldplay. The words to the song, Fix You, take on an expanded meaning when they are sung from the vantage point of the choir as opposed to a 20-something. It is difficult to verbalize but the link to the video is below.
Monday - the children and the Joy Singers; Tuesday - Scott Heare, Coldplay, Young@Heart; I think there is a recurring theme here. Hope I'm listening. Think I might need to invest in some new music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-e8LGMPTtE

Peace,
Ruth Ann



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