This week, as we celebrate the gifts of our youth in worship, the Singers sing two anthems: I Am Hope by British composer Howard Goodall and Christ Be in Your Senses by William Rowan with text by Mary Louise Bringle. I Am Hope is an upbeat song about the many facets of Christ “I am always here I am always near I am hope.” Mary Louise Bringle is a professor of Philosophy, Religion and French at Brevard College in North Carolina. She began writing hymns in 2000 and has won many awards for her poems. In addition to vocal music this week the prelude will be played by Leah Patek on the violin, and the postlude by Nick and Teddy Bird on the piano. The sharing of talents continues with three guitarists: Joey Paulson, Anna Smith and Mark Outlaw adding joy to our hymns.