This Sunday we welcome back Bruce and Caleb Freeberg who will provide music with their guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and vocals. They will play Celtic fiddle tunes for the Prelude and an Irish reel for the Postlude. Their Introit will be “People Get Ready,” their Anthem “Kneel at the Cross” and their Offertory, “When I Go Away.” They will lead us in the following hymns: “Get on Board;” “When the Saints Go Marching In;” “Amazing Grace;” “Just a Closer Walk with Thee;” “Oh Glory, How Happy I Am;” “The Welcome Table;” “I Saw the Light;” and “I’ll Fly Away.”
As you can see, the service will have a much higher music to word ratio this week. It will also be a service for all generations–the sermon will be an extended children’s time, including the telling of Jesus’ parable of The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32). We will celebrate all the congregation has done in the spirit of that parable, including living up to the Identity and Aspiration Statement goal of being an “increasingly welcoming, loving, helpful congregation.” We will read responsively the joyous Psalm 126.
Here are three of the hymns we will be singing. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait! See you there!
Caleb and Bruce Freeberg