Music News – Updated 9/28/23
“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy” Psalm 126:3
The psalmist’s words beautifully express our joy in the Lord as He’s given us this wonderful season of life to bring blessings to others through the gift of music. Leading you in our People of Joy outings is a privilege. Scripture tells how God used many men and women late in life, and I firmly believe it’s never too late to be a musician for the Lord. Anyone with a passion for sharing the love of Jesus is welcome to join us.
The bond of love and fellowship through Jesus Christ is the most important aspect of these outings and I pray more of you would join in the blessings. October’s outing is scheduled for 1 pm, Wednesday, October 18at Castlewoods Place (140 Castlewoods Blvd, Brandon, MS 39047). We will visit Velma Stevens and former AW members Mary Lou Ellis and Shirley Dyess plus residents, and staff. FYI - We will be using a different volume of the Ready to Sing Southern Gospel series songbooks. Get your name on the sign up in the church office and remember… “My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.” Psalm 28:7b
God has blessed Alta Woods with a gifted and precious friend in Betty Bailey whose beautiful playing each Sunday richly enhances our worship. Many of you may not know Betty teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) at FBCJ and has many students (she calls them family) around the globe. You may have heard the amazing piano skills of 12-year-old Yihan Wang in worship this past Sunday.
I pray you have already taken opportunity to tell Betty how much we appreciate her willingness to help in our time of need. She is not seeking a permanent position, but in spite of numerous contacts hoping to find someone who may be interested, nothing has been revealed thus far. I’m confident God hears our prayers for a pianist, but waiting isn’t easy. Please join me in praying for God’s revelation of the one He would have serve as Alta Woods’ next pianist.
Open our eyes, Lord / Make Thy way plain before my face / Lead me, Lord.
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