Burgeoning Awe

There is something in awe that can be incredibly diminishing and othering. When we are in awe of something that feels bigger than us and out there, that creates distance between us and whatever we are in awe of. It also diminishes us. When awe rests on something or someone else being bigger or better, it also by implication rests on us being smaller or worse. What could an awe be like that affirms us and brings us closer into relationship?

Without Form and Void

This fall’s Music Sunday will focus on different ways to create music and how changing how a hymn is sung changes how we listen to it. If we are improvising, do we need to be mindful of different musical aspects than if we are singing straight from sheet music? What about singing in a round? How are we mindful of each other when singing together? Is being led different than leading?