MUSIC NOTES: Advent at St. Martin's!
As we anticipate the joy of the Nativity of our Saviour, I want to share with you some musical highlights this coming season in our Music & Arts ministries! There is a lot that happens in a very short amount of time!
This Sunday, we begin Advent with the familiar call, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" shared by our Soprano Section Leader, Gillian. Each Sunday in Advent as the prelude, you will hear our Section Leaders transport us into the spirit of Advent ahead of each service with a varied selection of music for solo voice, including Aaron singing Messiah, Marisa on guitar, and Michael singing a well-known favorite. Alongside these quieter preludes, so will the organ music of the service reflect the anticipatory nature of Advent with quieter more reflective postludes and music within the liturgy. Allow your hearts and minds to open to the beauty of both music and silence.
At the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist, our Section Leaders will provide our liturgical music including two exquisite settings of Advent favorites. At 3 p.m. Julia will help lead us into Christmas by providing music for our Toddlers' service, and at 5 p.m. she will be joined by lots more children and our section leaders to tell the Christmas story in the Annual Pageant! Not to be missed.
*exhales*. Phew! That's just the musical offerings at St. Martin's! There is so much more including Advent Wreath Making, Children's Christmas Movie Night, Advent Dinners, Forums, and so much more! Be sure to keep up-to-date by reading Field Notes and checking our social media!