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goff06May 2017

     “O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation! Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great king above all gods.

     O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.”  – Psalm 95:1-3,6-7

Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2017 were glorious seasons of worship at Santa Fe Presbyterian Church. I want to express my appreciation to the Chancel Choir, Mustard Seed Worship Team, the Santa Fe Winds, the Youth Bells and various soloists and instrumentalists who helped make our special services even more special. The Palm Sunday cantata, Lift High the Cross, was particularly meaningful for me, as the Chancel Choir blended their voices with the beauty of the Chamber Orchestra to proclaim God’s love and ultimate sacrifice. The Seder/Maundy Thursday service was beautiful in its simplicity, and I am so thankful to Leigh Miller and her ongoing leadership on guitar in our worship experiences.

Easter morning was glorious is so many ways! The sunrise service was very uplifting, and the weather cooperated quite well. The 11:00 worship was a joy with the Chancel Choir, Mustard Seed, Santa Fe Winds and the Youth Bells. I am SO proud of our Santa Fe Wind Ensemble, and I would like to thank them for their hard work and amazing presentation! THANK YOU Jennifer McMahan, flute / Cati McGee, clarinet / Franklin Albrecht and Clare Jones, alto saxophones / Jakob McMahan and Kaitlyn Albrecht, trumpets / Josh McMahan, French horn / Emma Miller, Shayla McMahan, and Jerry Wall III, trombones / Jarrett McMahan, tuba and Jessica McMahan, bells.

 Our Kids’ Club musical ALL ABOUT THE CALL will be presented on Wednesday evening, May 17, after the Wednesday night dinner. Here’s some info from the foreword: “During a summer morning at Playground (a church day camp), the very old-fashioned Coach Walker is schooled by the kid-campers in the latest cell phone technology. As he learns about cell phone apps, he teaches the campers about the most important call of all, the call of God in our lives. Filled with humor, fun, and unforgettable songs, this musical blends the modern cell phone obsession with Biblical truths in an engaging and enlightening way. You will laugh, pray, and sing – all at the same time.”  It will be a great evening.

GOSPEL NIGHT will be on May 21 as part of our Music on Santa Fe series. The concert will be at 6:30 p.m. and will feature our own Santa Fe talent, including the Chancel Choir, as well as our special guest Mr. June Carter, well-known gospel soloist. Please mark your calendars AND plan on bringing a special treat for our reception.

“O come, let us adore Him.”

In God’s love,

Tim G.