CategoryMusic

Thoughts on music and how it can deepen our relationship with God.

Covenants

This month the people of St. Peter’s presented the story of Noah in song, dance, and spoken word. We worked hard on presenting a great production, but even more importantly, we learned about the story of Noah and the flood and what it means for us today. The flood story is really one of a…

Noah’s RemARKable Voyage

This year the families of St. Peter’s will present the story of Noah and the Flood in living color with words and music of John Folkening’s Noah’s RemARKable Voyage. Held in the sanctuary, showtime is Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00pm with a reception to follow in the Narthex. The cast have been learning music…

Yellow building against blue sky
Church and IKEA

Church and IKEA. At first glance, you might think that these two entities are completely unrelated with absolutely no overlap. Church is certainly not about purchasing pieces of furniture of varying quality. Furthermore IKEA, meatballs aside, certainly doesn’t market itself as a religious experience. One phrase does unite these two polar opposites: some assembly required.…

Seasons of Light

Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany hang together wonderfully as a unit of the church year. As Advent and December marched on, we all felt the gathering darkness as the days shortened and the nights lengthened. We pushed back this darkness by lighting extra candles, decorating our worship spaces and houses with lights, and by singing songs…

Beginning at the End

It’s funny how beginnings and endings often coincide. For a new thing to begin, often an old thing must pass away. We start new jobs after leaving our old ones. The new year comes about as the old one ends. The month of December brings about many endings and beginnings. We look toward the coming…