Taghymns

Leading the Musical Way

Who are those people up front singing, playing instruments, and ringing? Why are they doing that? At St. Peter’s we’re lucky to have no fewer than 6 choirs who meet regularly. Those groups, coupled with the New Day band, provide a lot of opportunities for there to be people up front making music during worship.…

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes
Lent and the Center

  Lent is in full swing and we’re rapidly approaching the center of the church year, Holy Week. Late in Lent this lectionary year we hear many readings from the gospel of John. Often cited as being the more difficult and ‘heady’ gospel, John emphasizes the depths of Jesus’ authority and personhood where the synoptic…

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes
Spring into Lent

The word Lent is derived from a great number of different languages, however all of them point to one definition: Spring. Practically, Lent also grew as a time of catechumenal training, where the unchurched would prepare for baptism at the Easter Vigil by learning about the faith. Music, being a great memory aid, became part…

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes
Choosing Music

Have you ever wondered about the music that is chosen to be part of traditional services at St. Peter’s? Who plans the songs? How do they get chosen? When are we going to sing my favorite? Can we please never sing that one again? Here’s a window into the process. The rostered leaders of the…