So, we have just about reached September. I don't know about you but I NEVER want summer to end. I love the warm weather and all that summer has to offer. But, I also love the fall as it brings so many new beginnings. Young people going back to school and September is sort of an unofficial beginning to the church year. The choirs come back. New parishioners arrive and begin their roles as active participants in Liturgy and Ministry. We have a lot going on here at SFDS. We are beginning our campaign to grow our Ministry by adding people who love music and want to praise the Lord with us. Often, the decision to immerse yourself in another "obligation" is one that some people tend to shy away from. I get it. Life is really busy. Think about this though. My grandfather always said to me that the most difficult thing to do when you are busy is think about what you should really be busy with. So often we forget what is really important and spend our time being busy and receiving little or nothing for ourselves. Obligations are what they are...or are they? Maybe as we pray this week we can ask for God's wisdom to discern what is truly important in our lives and where our service to God and community falls in our list of priorities. Easier said than done for sure but, still an important conversation to have with God, our families and may I dare say, our Pastor. As they say, the only person who controls your happiness...or your priorities is the person you see when you look in the mirror. Consider making your faith community a priority in your life. Whether it is with us in the Music Ministry or any of the many other ways St. Francis DeSales offers you to connect with your God and community, make it a new beginning for yourself as well.
Music for September 5th and 6th:
Processional (Not the one you are used to!!!) - Rain Down -https://www.youtube.com/
Psalm - 146 (Colson)-https://www.youtube.
Offertory - I'll Fly Away -https://www.youtube.com/
Communion - As The Deer Longs - https://www.youtube.com/
Recessional - We Are The Light - https://www.youtube.com/