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From Our Choir Director

Whom Will You Serve?

Dear Friends in Christ,

Goodness sake! What a short summer this was! There was barely enough hot weather to warm up the lake for swimming, and already the nights have cooled off. It feels like fall. We’ve had enough of that lazing around, anyway. Its time to move onward with the work of the church.

We are all stewards of our time and resources, and the time has come to prioritize those resources. To paraphrase Old Testament Joshua, “Choose this day whom you will serve.” There are many ways to serve our God and our faith community, and TLC has many good and faithful stewards. Where do you fit? How can your talents be of service? Do you like long-term commitments or work better in short spurts?

My focus, of course, is music. How can we better serve God and our community through music? The choir may seem like a long-term commitment, but we also have people who cycle through on shorter commitments. Do you like to sing but …..? How about short term bouts? What about mid-September through Reformation Sunday (October 30 this year)? Or Advent through Christmas or Epiphany? Or Lent through Easter?

“Choose this day whom you will serve.” Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. We will also try short-term handbell commitments. We have a wonderful Reformation Day anthem that needs four ringers. Rehearsals start Wednesday, September 21, from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m., and will continue through October 26 for Reformation Sunday, October 30. Now’s your opportunity to serve.
There appear to be a number of exciting musical opportunities for all ages on the horizon. As they open up, I hope all will give prayerful consideration to how they can serve Trinity.

Years ago, we were living in North Carolina while my husband served as a chaplain in the Air Force. One Sunday, he was giving the message in a huge old church with wonderful acoustics. “Choose this day whom you will serve” he thundered. There was absolute silence in the church. Then, lowering his voice, he continued, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” You could have knocked me over with a feather. “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Whom will you serve?

Your sister in Christ,

Rose Dempsey


Shannon Irwin & Jack Riggs

Rose Dempsey
Choir Director


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