Our Song of Faith Continues

It has now been 5 months since we have been in worship together in our sanctuary. I miss seeing you and singing with you. It has been a joy for me to be able to play the hymns of our faith as we tape our services of worship for all who will join with us through the gift of technology! Through this unusual and sometimes stressful time I have tried to select music that would be familiar and comforting, while complementing the sermon topics and Scripture readings each Sunday.

As we move forward in the midst of the pandemic, I will look to God for guidance, to my church family for musical suggestions, and to our musical members to offer vocal or instrumental solos and duets. It may be some time before we can raise our voices together again, but we can feel each other’s presence as we listen together to the music of the church and sing the words of our hymns of faith in our hearts.

I thank Barbara, Ginger, and Brenda for their dedication to the music program of Hope Valley, and I thank you for your gracious support. God bless you all.


The Music of Lent

Just as we must experience the darkness of night to fully appreciate the light of each new day, we must walk with Christ through His final earthly ministry, trial, crucifixion, and burial to experience the joy of His resurrection on Easter morning. During this Lenten season, we will continue to walk with Jesus on His journey to the cross. The music we sing will reflect a prayerful stance and deep gratitude for the immense sacrifice He made on our behalf.

Then, Easter will dawn, and we will need sunglasses to see through the bright light of His resurrection . . . His victory over both death and sin. Hallelujah! What a Savior!