“What Gives Us Strength?”
Nov 6, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sharing stories from teenagers involved in Lexington Youth and Family Services, Rev. Anne will explore how we can build healthy networks in our lives. By focusing on stories of strength instead of stories of trauma we make the choice to live our lives with a positive influence.
This Sunday, all of the music played and sung during worship comes from the afternoon Folk Concert. The sanctuary choir, with John Kirk playing banjo and singing the solo part, will present Pete Seeger’s emotional “To My Old Brown Earth.” Allison Flanagan, Julia Jaffe, Toni Tasker and Elizabeth Walsh, along with the sanctuary choir, will sing William Walker’s powerful shape-note anthem “Wondrous Love” (from Southern Harmony). Rip Jackson, Tegan Kirk-Elkin and Elizabeth Walsh will sing the Wailin’ Jennys’ beautiful song “One Voice.” Guest musicians Andrew Donovan and Therieau, guitars; Ben Green, bass; John Kirk, guitar, banjo, and violin, and Trish Miller, guitar and banjo, will play Jay Ungar’s lovely “Ashokan Farewell” and the joyful appalachian tune “Forked Deer.” For the three hymns, the folk band will accompany the congregation in Pete Segers’ “If I Had a Hammer,” Woodie Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” and ”Amazing Grace” (sung to the music “House of the Rising Sun”). As a genre, folk music embodies music transmitted orally and includes many songs with known and unknown composers. It contrasts with commercial and classical styles in that it has been transmitted and evolved by a process of oral transmission or performed by custom over a long period of time. In the 20th century, America experienced a great revival of folk music, much of it deriving from Celtic (Scottish, British and Irish) origins. It survives in a living tradition to this day in the Appalachian regions of North America.
Rev. Anne Mason, Worship Leader