Worship under the Pines

On Monday evenings at 6:30 we have been gathering for worship under the pine trees behind the church.  Last week Dave Pickford and his daughter, Anna,  led the singing with  guitar and flute.  Lovely setting.  Lovely music.  Even though I had sung the songs before, the setting made them fresh and very moving for me.

If you have never seen our outdoor worship area before.  This is what it looks like.

Music has long been inspired by the beauty of creation.  According to the Hymnal Companion to the Lutheran Book of Worship, the famous Swedish hymn, “How Great Thou Art” was written during the summer of 1885 when Pastor Karl Boberg was returning from a meeting and was struck by the beauty of nature and the sound of church bells in the still of the evening.

The song that was inspired that still evening has become one of the favorite hymns of the church.  On YouTube, Carrie Underwood’s rendition has received well over one million views. Click hereto see and hear this popular version of the song.

Know that you’re always welcome at the Monday night service.

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