During the summer, we had several special “theme Sundays”, employing different kinds of music to convey the gospel message. These weren’t gimmicks. We felt the flow of God’s Word for those Sundays and felt it could be translated better if we spoke in a new way. The results were well-received. We were able to find God speaking in our everyday, familiar languages, not just Sunday-church-talk.
We have another such opportunity coming up on November 17th. The readings that day speak of changing times, endings, and holding on through trials. On that Sunday, we’re going to use protest songs to convey that message. Protest songs have a deep history in American culture, from early spirituals through folk music up until today.
Make your plans to join us on November 17th. If you have any favorite protest songs, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Director of Music Ministries Paul Wagner at the same address, just substituting “music” for “pastor”.