Reflections on Easter Service

Last Sunday, we as believers celebrated the resurrection of Jesus. At our church, we put an emphasis on the day both in extra outreach to the community and in putting together extra music for the service. This year was particularly rewarding in that we as a choir and...

He Lives – Choral Arrangement with Orchestra

Last summer, I was listening to Ben Everson’s “He Lives,” and immediately thought, That’s the song for next year’s Easter service.   It paints a contrasting picture of the cross in the verses with the bright hope of the resurrection in...

God Sings!

“The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”  Zephaniah 3:17 Have you ever thought about the fact that God is musical?  He sings!  ​Now,...

Planning Hymns a Month at a Time

Limited time in music ministry forces you to find ways to save time in service planning. One way to do that is plan congregational hymns a month at a time. Here are a few benefits: Planning mode. Only entering that planning zone for hymns once a month. Seeing the big...

Choosing Praise in Advance

Consider how many times David said in the Psalms, “I will praise.” He chose ahead of time that he would praise God. No matter what! Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 54:6 I will freely...