From the Director of Music
Singing in a worship service has always been a vital part of all religious ceremonies in both Christianity and ancient Judaism. Long before Jesus was born, Jews sang the Psalms, all 150 of them, in the Temple in Jerusalem and later in synagogues wherever Jews immigrated. This singing could be a soloist, the congregation, or a choir. The writer to the newly formed Christian assembly in Ephesus wrote: “Be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves.”
St. Stephen’s is in need of more singers for the choir. Health issues and age have diminished our ranks over the past decade. Please consider joining us on a Thursday night at 7:30. The ability to read music is not a requirement. Few members in the choir can do that. I will teach you the notes. You don’t have to be a great singer or feel able to sing a solo. Few can do that. In fact, there are no requirements or auditions. We just need a few more people who enjoy singing and want to have fun doing it.
Daniel Berggren wrote a song about a choir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lq_dndd2-0
Please check it out and, then, talk to John Binde if you have any questions or interest.
We’d love to have you join us and “sing in a chorus.”