Notes from Rowland July 2017

Thanks for vacation time. Joan and I visited her daughter and son-in-law in Tulsa, OK. They took us to a mountain home in Missouri—down in a canyon, between three mountains, where there was no telephone and no access to satellite for cell phones. It was wonderful! One Sunday we went to a little white church down the road and experienced a spiritual worship with a few of the country folks. Thanks for your prayers for safety and relaxation.

This is one of my favorite times of the year in music when I ask the Belmont family to turn in a list of favorite hymns. Quite often members will ask, “Why don’t we ever sing _____ hymn?” Well, there are several reasons: either you weren’t present when we did sing it, that hymn is no longer in our hymnal, or it just didn’t cross my mind.

At any rate, this summer is a time for you to make your request known. REQUEST SHEETS are at the back of the sanctuary and in the fellowship hall. Fill one out and hand it to a staff member, or place it in the offering plate. Each Sunday the name of the one requesting a hymn will appear under the title in the bulletin. That way, you can know others who share your favorite!

It would be good if you could wake up every day singing a song to help get your day started. But, physically, you may not feel like singing. There is a decorative box on the wall in my office that says,

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart—sing anyway.”

It’s amazing how a song can change your   attitude for the day. Try it. You’ll like it.


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