Musical Musings~ Reflections on Sunday’s Music

October 26, 2014
  1. Faith based-questions to the story of Joshua
Today we have 4 music selections that relate to the story of Joshua. Here are some faith-based questions for each of them:
1. Hymn of Praise: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"~ Do we trust God to be our mighty fortress even when we have to wait like the Israelites did for the wall of Jericho to fall?
2. Hymn of Response: "The Battle Belongs To The Lord"~How often do we fight a battle that Jesus has already won for us?
3. Choral Offering: "Joshua Fit de Battle"~How could Joshua be "strong and courageous" in such intimidating situations? (taken from the Story p. 476)
4. Postlude: "Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho"~As the trumpet plays improvisatory lines beyond the basic melody, how much does our faith need to grow beyond the basics?
I encourage you to take these questions home and pray with them this week.

Sunday's Prelude:   Trumpet Voluntary I and Trumpet Voluntary II (Rowan)
Sunday's Postlude:  Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (Arr. Utterback)
Sunday's Musicians: Breathe! Bells and Choir
                                      Jerry Gaudi, trumpet
                                      Sanctuary Choir


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