CategoryMusic

Thoughts on music and how it can deepen our relationship with God.

Children's Jubilate Choir offering special music during worship
Jubilate Choir Seasons

All new Jubilate Choir Seasons! Sign up your 1st– 5th grader for any or all of the seasons to participate in leading worship and learning more about the Christian faith through music. Below is a list of the seasons with rehearsal and traditional worship dates. Dates to sing in New Day will be determined based…

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes
This is the Feast

Grace and peace to you this Easter season as we celebrate the risen Christ. One of the things I hear the most when the subject of communion comes up is just how special it is to people. It’s clear that the meal of bread and wine that Jesus prepares for us is one of those…

Holy Things

To the bath and to the table, to the prayers and the word, I call every seeking soul. As we approach the time of year we call Holy Week, our thoughts turn toward the central things to our existence as Christians. Of course the stories we tell this time of year are important: the command…

Covenants

This month the people of St. Peter’s presented the story of Noah in song, dance, and spoken word. We worked hard on presenting a great production, but even more importantly, we learned about the story of Noah and the flood and what it means for us today. The flood story is really one of a…

Noah’s RemARKable Voyage

This year the families of St. Peter’s will present the story of Noah and the Flood in living color with words and music of John Folkening’s Noah’s RemARKable Voyage. Held in the sanctuary, showtime is Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00pm with a reception to follow in the Narthex. The cast have been learning music…

Yellow building against blue sky
Church and IKEA

Church and IKEA. At first glance, you might think that these two entities are completely unrelated with absolutely no overlap. Church is certainly not about purchasing pieces of furniture of varying quality. Furthermore IKEA, meatballs aside, certainly doesn’t market itself as a religious experience. One phrase does unite these two polar opposites: some assembly required.…

Seasons of Light

Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany hang together wonderfully as a unit of the church year. As Advent and December marched on, we all felt the gathering darkness as the days shortened and the nights lengthened. We pushed back this darkness by lighting extra candles, decorating our worship spaces and houses with lights, and by singing songs…