Rey Lambatin, Choir Director
Our choirs, the CGS Mixed Choir and Keynote Vocal Group, will start singing in our weekly worship services again starting September 9, “God’s Work. Our Hands. (GWOH)” Sunday. This is the perfect time for our choirs to resume our weekly commitment to worship, because I believe that our choral ministry’s work tie in with that of GWOH. As announced on the ELCA website (www.elca.org):
“GWOH day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. You work every day to make your community a better place. Let us continue doing this work together in 2018!”
Singing in our choirs and being involved in all the other ministries of CGS is a celebration of who we are as a church and a good testament of our mission - to proclaim, welcome, and serve. It is our way of loving and serving our community and helping to make it a better place - may it be by reaching out to the sick, feeding the hungry, or even making our worship experiences special and welcoming for our guests and congregation. May this “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday be a perfect motivation for us to move forward with our work, as singers and ministers, to serve the world with gratitude, reflecting the unconditional love of God.
Christ the Good Shepherd
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