Music Ministry Update
Andrew Schaeffer, Director of Music Ministries
Christ, He requires still, whereso’er He comes,
To feed, or lodge, to have the best of rooms:
Give Him the choice; grant Him the nobler part
Of all the house: the best of all’s the heart.
--- Robert Herrick (1647)
I offer the above text as a concise summary of our commitment to stewardship here at Edmond First. In a very literal sense, we’ve given Christ the “best of rooms” by funding and building the new $3,000,000 facility we have been utilizing for nearly two years now – a facility which has greatly expanded our worship, education and service. But, as the poem states, the best of all’s the heart. How true that is for our church. Our building, though historic, graceful and functional, would mean nothing without the heart of our church – the people. The people who teach classes, sing in choirs, support our children & youth as well as the people who take our church outside our doors through a myriad of compassion and outreach ministries.
This Sunday at the 8:30 & 11:00 services, the adult choir will sing a famous setting of this text by the American composer Randall Thompson. I invite you to listen and strive to continue to give Christ the choice – to grant Him the nobler part and give Him the best of rooms.
Save the date!
Be sure to join us for worship on Sunday, December 10 as the Adult Choir will present the cantata “Come Rejoicing” at the 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 services!