If you normally attend sanctuary services, you’ve probably heard the Chancel Choir share music during worship. We sing on the first Sunday of the month at 8 a.m. worship and on the second, third and fifth Sundays at 10:30 a.m. worship.
Why Lent? The word “Lent” comes from an Old English word meaning “to lengthen” and was originally used to refer to the lengthening days of spring as the light of day grew longer and the darkness of night grew shorter.
“Jesus unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor’” (Luke 4:17b-19)
“To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues” (1 Corinthians 12:8-10).
“We have watched our daughter's confidence and spirituality grow this year, and I have no doubts that I owe that, in part, to all the time she's been spending at church with the preteen ministry program. “