Worship and Music Ministry Update

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Worship and Music Ministry Update
Andrew Schaeffer, Director of Music Ministries
andrew@fumcedmond.org

As you probably already read in Sam’s column, we will celebrate Confirmation Sunday at the 8:30, 10:50 & 11:00 services.  In most churches, including ours, it is held in late spring, which, unfortunately, coincides with graduation season leading many to believe that Confirmation is a graduation from Sunday School.  However, just as school is designed to give us the tools to become life-long learners, and graduation a symbolic sending forth; Confirmation instruction is a way for our students to become life-long disciples of Jesus Christ, and the Confirmation celebration a renewal of that commitment.

With that in mind, the real reason we hold Confirmation in the spring is that, for centuries, the universal church has recognized that it is important that Christians be confirmed in the shadow of Easter.  For it is only by Christ’s resurrection and the power of the Holy Spirit that we are emboldened to live lives of faith.

In the sanctuary services, we’ll celebrate this joyful day with festive music that will emphasize the importance of the church and our need to continually renew our commitment to serving Christ and His kingdom.  Join us on Sunday not only to support these young members, but to give thanks for your own life of faith!