Seek Ye First
The Trinity Trebles will sing their second song, Seek Ye First on November 12 at the 10:30 a.m. service. A hymn from our United Methodist Hymnal written in 1972 and composed by Karen Lafferty, the text comes from the book of Matthew 6:33 and 7:7. The text reminds us that if we seek God and ask for His aid that He will open the door to us and his grace. I am excited for the children to share this piece with the congregation because they are also singing in two parts on the second verse. This is the first time our group will sing in multiple parts. A small group of singers will sing a descant over the second verse of text, while the majority of the choir sings the verse. The kids can’t wait to share what they have learned! Don’t forget, it’s never too late to join The Trinity Trebles. Questions? – Ask Catherine Wethington.
To commemorate All Saints Day (November 1), the Chancel Choir will sing four selections from Gabriel Fauré’s serene and consoling Requiem at the 10:30 service on November 5:
In Paradisum: May angels lead you into paradise and martyrs bring you into the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels welcome you, and, like Lazarus, may you have eternal rest.
Libera me: Deliver me, Lord, from that day when heaven and earth shall quake as you judge the world. Eternal rest grant them, O Lord…
Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Glory be to you, O Lord, Hosanna in the highest.
Agnus Dei: Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant them everlasting rest. Let perpetual light shine upon them together with your saints, for you are good.
In acknowledgment of God’s countless gifts to us, the Trinity Ringers will present a song of thanksgiving at the 10:30 service on November 19. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come: Matt Johnson’s 1999 version of the 1856 English hymn ST. GEORGE’S WINDSOR (see #694 in our Hymnal) wordlessly conveys our gratitude to God.