The Place of Music in the Christian Life

The Bible is full of references to music. Our Lord, himself in the Epistle to the Hebrews, speaks of joining in praise in the midst of the congregation.

Many are missing much blessing and inspiration by leaving great music out of their lives. To appreciate, enjoy, and benefit from great music all you have to do is LISTEN to it. It is not essential to understand technicalities… just LISTEN. This means to sit quietly and with every bit of mental energy you possess concentrate entirely on the music. This may not be easy at first, but honest intense concentration will reap huge rewards. Excellent music is available in church each Sunday, on WNED 94.5 FM, in public libraries, and the many concerts in the Buffalo area.

Very often the music that on first hearing seems strange and uninteresting will become more and more beautiful with each hearing. Give yourself the rich experience of entering into the spiritual insights of the composer’s Christian mind. Great and good music is part of God’s truth and is to be enjoyed among His gracious gifts to us.

But listening to music is not the only way to enjoy it. Even more rewarding is the experience of making music. Membership in church choirs, children and adults alike, enables one to take part in bringing alive glorious sacred music.

Our Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. (See Monthly Meetings for any changes to practice day or time.) If you would like to join us, call Lois Jones at 941-5685 (home) or at Salem (824-2787, ex. 12). The choir sings at the 10:45 a.m. service throughout the year.

Let us rejoice in the gift of music and let us use it more fully to the glory of God.

LEADERS
Choir Director:  Lois L. Jones
President:  David Bartholomew
Secretary/Treasurer:  Elinor Jentsch

"Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before Him, singing with joy."
Psalm 100: 1, 2