As a pastor and as a musician, one of the things I miss in our new (and temporary) “normal” of worship in COVID-tide is the sound of our musical ensembles. Once, our worship was filled with their musical offerings of praise! One day, it will be again.
In the meantime, our music ensemble directors and members have been hard at work. They have found new and creative ways of rehearsing, and have embraced online platforms to share their gifts. Throughout the season of Lent, we will be sharing some of their musical offerings with you as part of our daily devotionals.
It’s my hope that these musical gifts will nourish your souls as they bring glory to God!
Today, our musical offering comes courtesy of our Chancel Choir. (You’ll see their photos at the end of the slide show — it’s so good to see their faces!) On the heels of Ash Wednesday, they offer this rendition of “Speak to Me in Ashes.” Chancel Choir director Becky Graybeal writes:
“Speak to Me in Ashes” calls us to enter into the Lenten season. Beginning with the familiar hymn tune of “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”, the minor melody draws us into a place of quietness to listen and open ourselves to God’s love and mercy as we begin this 40-day journey of reflection and prayer.
Access the recording here
Have a holy (and healthy) Lent, my friends… and remember:
Our God is bigger than coronavirus.
Our vision is bigger than coronavirus, too.
We are people blessing people.
We are Wesley Church.
Want to know more?
- Learn about our church and its ministries: https://wesleychurch.com/
- Make a gift to support our mission: https://wesleychurch.com/giving-2/
- View our recent messages: https://wesleychurch.com/sermon-message-on-video/
- View previous devotionals: https://wesleychurch.com/pastor-candys-devotionals-2/