Let's put together a worship team that can learn new songs and help the congregation to learn them too. The beauty of this idea is that we can do it with just 2 or 3 or with more, if more are willing.
If you are like me, you love the hymns that you grew up singing; I believe these songs fill an emotional and spiritual need in us. As we look to the future it seems that to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of members raised in the 70's, 80's, 90's and beyond that we should include more of the hymns that these worshipers grew up singing. Obviously, we have many of these songs already in our song lists. However, there are many that could be added; songs with beautiful words, easy songs that we could include in our worship.
I know that as a group you folks have your own thoughts and ideas and I would like your help in figuring out how this could work. My hope would be that we can have a great time singing. Would Jan. 31 at 10:00 a.m. work for us to discuss how we should proceed ? Let me know if you will at least attend to discuss the idea. Suggest an alternative time if you want. Thanks for giving this your prayerful consideration.
Yours in Christ,
ps Please don't think that I want to stop singing songs from our beautiful Lutheran heritage. There will always be a place for beautiful hymns like What a Friend We Have in Jesus; Holy, Holy, Holy; Beautiful Savior; How Great Thou Art; and the like. There are so many hymns that must be passed down to future generations.