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!
In a typical year, our Palm Sunday traditions include some joyful singing, praising, and palm-waving from the members of our Kinderchor (Children’s Choir). While this second Holy Week in COVID-tide certainly doesn’t count as a “typical” year, we’re overjoyed to continue that tradition this year (albeit in a socially-distant way)! Under the direction of Heather Hunter, our Kinderchor gathered together (outdoors, with masks and physical distancing) to record their Palm Sunday selection, “Ho-Ho-Ho-Hosanna.” Today, they offer it to you for your “Palm Monday” devotions.
I encourage you to watch the video all the way to the end, as the children share their thoughts on the meaning of Palm Sunday. It is a gift!
I hope you, too, “have the joy of the Lord” this Palm Monday! And remember:
Our God is bigger than coronavirus.
Our vision is bigger than coronavirus, too.
We are people blessing people.
We are Wesley Church.
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- View previous devotionals: https://wesleychurch.com/pastor-candys-devotionals-2/