This week the Choristers will open our worship with Blessed, a boisterous song that proclaims “God is for everyone, not just some!” We hope that everyone feels welcome to come and participate in worship at Westminster. The Choristers are also singing a song by Natalie Sleeth based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-7, our scripture for the day. It’s All in the Hands of God features two distinct tunes that fit together in the final verse of the song. This technique, called a partner song, is a great way for young singers to learn to sing in harmony.
The Adults are also participating in worship this week. They are singing an anthem that Westminster commissioned in 2015 with money from our budget and memorial donations from the family of Ruth and John Payne. Christ Has No Body But Yours, by Bob Chilcott, features the well-known text attributed to Saint Teresa of Avila:
Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world.