What song do you sing?
We are born singers. Yes, we are sinners, too, but I also think that God created us to be singers. Thanks be to God that we gather every Sunday morning to sing God’s praises together. We sing in unison. We sing in canon. We sing in parts. We sing a capella. We sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. We sing. We sing.
We leave from worship with a song in our hearts, a tune in our minds, a chorus on our lips. This is how Christians from the very earliest days carried the Word of God out into the world. They sang as they worked the fields and watched the flocks. They hummed as they nursed their young and sold goods in the marketplace. They moved their feet more lightly as they walked from town to town and to get water to drink. What they found was that Christ walked with them and the songs they sang helped make Christ known, to them and to all.
Ours is a culture, however, that is losing its voice. Where else do people gather to sing God’s praises if not for the church? Where else in society do we gather as one body - with the young and old, the rich and poor, the single and married, the gay and the straight, the colored and white - and sing? Where else do we go?
Ours is a congregation that helps people reclaim their voice and find their song. Our people sing their “songs” as they volunteer serving meals to those who are homeless, building homes for Habitat, or giving to Lutheran Social Service. They sing as they work in schools, businesses, or independently. Our people sing as they study and socialize, play and explore. They sing their songs of justice and service, songs of love and hope, wherever they go. We are a people who take Christ’s music into the world and make singing a joy. Yes, Joy to the World!
If you have lost your voice of faith and are looking for a song to sing, please consider joining us at Resurrection, where all God’s people have a place in the choir. Especially you.
If you are interested in getting to know us better, feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-484-1292