Wednesday Music Meditation August 12, 2020

Hello Trinity Family,

This week I’m taking final exams for my online classes. Then on Monday I will be leaving for a two week long vacation. I can’t help but think about how normally during this time towards the end of summer, I would be prepping for choir season. Instead of picking months of choir anthems, I’ve been frantically reading ACDA recommendations about singing during the pandemic and learning best practices for Zoom rehearsals. Even after we reopen, service music and rehearsals will look much different. Anita and I been examining new ways to use our space and structure rehearsal time. Unfortunately, much will have to change.
Today I offer Lorie Line’s arrangementĀ of “Turn! Turn! Turn!”. I chose this song because it isn’t one that we typically consider a hymn. In order to adapt to this new season of uncharted territory, we’ll have to think outside the box. For me, that means researching new singing recommendations, keeping our online services engaging, and keeping our (eventual) in-person worship musically vibrant. (If you have thoughts or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to email me.) For Trinity, I encourage us all to challenge our preconceived notions about worship and embrace the new season to come.
The link to the video is HERE.
Here are the song lyrics from Ecclesiastes for your reflection:
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven

Blessings,
Angela