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News => From the Pastor's Desk => Topic started by: Richard OFfill on November 26, 2017, 06:52:05 PM

Title: Something for everybody
Post by: Richard OFfill on November 26, 2017, 06:52:05 PM
(This was taken from Pastor O'Ffill's Facebook Board November 25)

Betty and I were in another state where there was a retreat being held. At the time it occurred to me that it seemed like the musicians had taken over the worship service. Please don't misunderstand me but in the first place the instruments are often played so loud that one cannot hear themselves or others in the congregation sing. This might even be a pipe organ. The many instruments in use these days set the 'mood'.

Although I appreciate special music, the special music seems to have taken center stage. The congregation is often more attentive to the praise singers than to the preaching of the Word.
Yet those who are the performers seem to be to be the ones doing the music.

 To me, music is to be for all the worshipers and not for the few. It seems to me that the finest choir is meant to be the congregation.

I realize that instruments were used in Israel and will be used in heaven, but will they drown out the voices of the greatest choir ever - the redeemed?
Increasingly music in church is becoming a spectator sport. Somehow I don't think it is meant to be that way.
Title: Re: Something for everybody
Post by: Raven on November 27, 2017, 04:00:26 AM
Amen!
Title: Re: Something for everybody
Post by: newbie on November 27, 2017, 07:00:05 PM
glad you are back and safe

yes, the glory must be to God only

sometimes a nice hymn done without the instruments and A cappella is wonderful