Something Old, Something New

We’ve all heard the rhyme that brides repeat for their weddings: Something old… Something new Something borrowed… Something blue. It’s hard to imagine, but someone actually wrote those words.  It’s been around forever, and now its just part of our collective cultural DNA.   It’s the same thing with church music.  Some of our favorite…

Let the Song Go Forth

Excellence in all things and all things for the glory of God! There is no getting around it, if we want excellence to be a part of our ministry it takes planning. To ensure my choir is well prepared for each Sunday, I pick all the anthems we will sing from August through December. This…

Long Live the Hymnal!

For centuries congregants have given money toward the purchase of new hymnals for their congregations. Perhaps you are wondering why congregations need new hymnals? Or, for that matter, why anyone anywhere uses hymnals in worship? Hymns and hymnals go back thousands of years. That’s right folks, I said thousands of years. The earliest hymnal used…