When a Plan Comes Together

This past Sunday the entire church came together.  Three worships services unified.  Two languages and a whole array of musicians (brass and orchestra) joined with our church’s children and the entire congregation to worship God at Christmas.  The traditional Lessons and Carols with scripture readings tracing the Fall to the Birth of Jesus became the pallet for celebrating together.  Musical selections were shared from each of our worship services, traditional, contemporary and Spanish.  At the conclusion, the congregation was invited to join in the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus.

One visitor commented after the service:

I want to thank you so much for inviting us old choir folks to join in the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus in Granada’s worship service this morning.  I was visiting Granada with my mother (a semi-invalid and former Granada member) and sister (visitor from out of town) because we had looked at Granada’s website while we were searching for a Christmas service.  The service was beautiful…and something I had been missing for many years.  In the past I have been in many large churches with good choirs and good music, and this brought back such wonderful memories.  (I was the one humming.)  Plus, I realized that all over the world people are celebrating the birth of Jesus and singing the same great choruses.  The fact that we were invited to join all of your choir people, other church members, and other visitors–people who knew each other and were total strangers–was so wonderfully unifying.  Thank you again for allowing us–me!–to join in.  It truly “made” my Christmas!

We have Jesus to thank for joining us together in one Body, and giving us the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace.  This signals that Jesus has come.  Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing that the Lord has told us about.

May God bless you and yours this Christmas season.

Here’s the link for the video of the Hallelujah Chorus at Granada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzbJywNr52M

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Sandy on January 18, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Amen. I enjoyed watching the link, 7 years later :-).


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