Favourite Hymns Worship

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Favourite Hymns Worship

9.30am 22nd April 2018 is the time for “Favourite Hymns” worship at Morisset Uniting “Church in the Trees.” A great theme while I’m away for a week… and yet I have been reflecting on this and things like use of the traditional English words of the Lords Prayer at Funerals and the constant tension around music choice on the journey as a worshipping congregation wherever a place has a long history and strong connections to their tradition!! I know the deceased and many family members will know the Lords Prayer well… yet it risks the impression nothing ever changes in the church. Hymns are absolutely ‘classics’… yet for example in the case of the Wesley brothers they were written to assist a less literate population sing familiar beer hall tunes to share the story and the ‘good news’ of the presence and reality of ‘the Kingdom of God.’ What would they make of many congregations still singing those songs, to those tunes? It’ll be a great occasion, but for me it does give impetus to such reflections!! Story, images, tactile activity, flipped learning… more examples of practices that could enhance nurturing of faith in a corporate worship setting!! In the mean time, come along and enjoy the richness when people who know the hymns well, join in and sing with full voice as they recall the many significant ‘faith moments’ in their own lives!!!