The youth have been preparing the music for this Sunday for weeks with hymns and responses chosen by the YAC class, vioin prelude played by Meg Bowen, Horn duets played by Walter Moak and Steve Patek, and guitars and percussion on our final hymn. The musical offerings span the centuries. The Singers choir will sing the anthem, “The Good Shepherd,” by Zebulon Highben, a living composer and professor at Muskingum University in Ohio. During communion the Singers will offer a plainsong chant from the 13th century with words originally written by Thomas Aquinas, translated by James Russell Woodford in 1850!
As the YAC class explored the themes of Transfiguration in the scripture passage Luke 9:28-36 they listened and chose hymns and responses that fit the theme, Guided By God: The Veil Has Been Lifted. We will open worship with There’s a Spirit in the Air. The time for children and youth will conclude with the old favorite Open My Eyes That I May See, and we will conclude with the song Spirit by James Manley.
It is truly a gift to work with our youth at Westminster. They care deeply about worship and their relationship with God and each other. This Sunday you have an opportunity to be led by the Spirit and our young people as they explore what it means to be transformed.