Glory to God
The first question of the Westminster Catechism asks “What is the chief end of humans?” And the answer to this question is “To glorify God and enjoy him forever.” Did you know that the title of our new hymnal is Glory to God? That was not by accident. It was very intentional, pointing us back to our deep reformed roots and how we respond to God’s grace by breathing him in and living him out. As believers, our job always and forever is to glorify God and that is certainly true in our time of worship. This Sunday we will glorify God as we dedicate our new hymnals and celebrate with a hymn sing. As I explained in the announcements Sunday, hymns will be used in every portion of the worship service; prayers, sermon, affirmation of faith. I am so excited about this service and I hope that you are as well. We will sing so many of our cherished hymns that have withstood the test of time, and we will sing some of our new favorites as well. It will be a very special day and I want to thank all of you who helped by purchasing hymnals and all who who shared your favorite hymns with me. Most will be used in the service Sunday and others we will try to use throughout the month of October.
Also, the old hymnals have been relocated to the Assembly Room. If your family gave any of these hymnals in honor or memory of loved ones they have been sorted by your name. Yellow post it notes will help you find your stack. Please feel free to take them home. There are many other hymnals that do not have honor or memory cards in the front of them (the stacks with no post its). Please feel free to take as many of these as you like. The hymnals will remain in the Assembly Room until October 23rd. If you are interested, please take them by that date.
When in Our Music God is Glorified
“When in our music God is glorified and adoration leaves no room for pride, it is as though the whole creation cried: Aleluia! Let every instrument be tuned in praise! Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise! And may God give us faith to sing always: Aleluia!” I look forward to singing these hymns and many more with you Sunday in worship as we glorify God and enjoy him forever.