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King of Love Vespers

Vespers ECRC 2 14 16A big thanks to Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church for hosting the King of Love Vespers, and also to everyone who braved the weather to share in the evening with us. It was a truly blessed time!

What is the King of Love Vespers?

King of Love Vespers is a 50 minute worship experience of Scripture, art, music and prayer. In a setting where the focus is God and His Word, the format for worship is reflective and personal.
The nine hymn selections for violin and piano found on the King of Love CD by Stringsong are performed live, with original visual artwork projected during each piece. Worshipers have a devotional guide containing lyrics for each hymn and selected Scripture that is read aloud by a narrator before each selection. Various guiding questions and or statements included with each piece encourage participants to contemplate personal application of God’s Word. Following each hymn played, there is a prayer related to the focus of the hymn’s message.
Reflection on Scripture and words of the hymns, enhanced through visual art and musical expression offer each worshiper time to ponder God’s love, provision and restoration. After the final selection, the Lord’s Prayer, worshipers are encouraged to leave the sanctuary in reverent silence and visit together in the narthex.

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2016 Lenten Worship Event!

You Are Invited!

Come experience the True King of Love—Jesus!lent symbols

First Sunday in Lent – A Great Way to Start the 2016 Lenten Season

Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church

22515 Torrence Avenue

Sauk Village, IL 60411

This is a free event. More information: 708-543-9640

King of Love Vespers is a 50 minute worship experience of Scripture, art, music and prayer. In a setting where the focus is God and His Word, the format for worship is reflective and personal.

The nine hymn selections for violin and piano found on the King of Love CD by Stringsong are performed live, with original visual artwork projected during each piece. Worshipers have a devotional guide containing lyrics for each hymn and selected Scripture that is read aloud by a narrator before each selection. Various guiding questions and or statements included with each piece encourage participants to contemplate personal application of God’s Word. Following each hymn played, there is a prayer related to the focus of the hymn’s message.

Reflection on Scripture and words of the hymns, enhanced through visual art and musical expression offer each worshiper time to ponder God’s love, provision and restoration.

Stringsong – Christmas Time!

Stringsong is busy this week! Stringsong_Final_Photos-46
TODAY 12/10: King of Joy Christmas at First Presbyterian Church, Hammond, 7:00 p.m. All are welcome! Thanks to all who attended!

SATURDAY 12/12: Metropolitan Club of Chicago Brunch with Santa – 10:30 – 3:00 – Willis Tower 67th floor (reservations required)

SUNDAY 12/13: King of Joy Christmas at Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church, 22515 Torrence Avenue, Sauk Village, 6:00 p.m. All are welcome!

King of Love: Reflection

Thank you to all who attended the King of Love Vespers on Thursday, May 7 at First Presbyterian Church, Hammond, IN! How did God move in your life as you reflected upon Him? Here are my thoughts… Each time the sequence of Scripture, Hymn, Reflection and Prayer was experienced, I felt myself connecting a bit more closely with God. At the end of the final selection, The Lord’s Prayer, I was impressed with this thought: “How beautiful to experience what God does with my frailties.” I was moved to recommit my daily efforts to Him; to seek a deeper, more meaningful connection to Him. King of Love Vespers candles 5 7 15

You’re Invited to King of Love Vespers – May 7

King of Love candlesOn National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church, 6021 Hohman Avenue in Hammond, IN

You’re invited to King of Love Vespers, a 50 minute worship experience designed to provide time to consider what God is saying through His Word, using the Word being read, visual art, live music based on hymns grounded in Scripture, and prayer. It offers time to be still and listen to what God is saying to us in a culture that leaves little or no room for us to do so. Even in our own churches, there is little time if any, for quiet and reflection. In our world of constant noise, stimulation, communication and multi-tasking, we need ample time (not just a few seconds here and there) to be still and listen to what God is saying to us in His Word.

In response, having been challenged by God’s Word, we leave asking ourselves “How Then Shall I Live”?  Throughout Scripture, God says “Be still and know that I am God.” In a setting where the focus is God and His Word, the format for worship is reflective and personal. As a stand-alone service, King of Love Vespers is for any community that desires a one hour respite from the clamor of our world.

The nine hymn selections for violin and piano found on the King of Love CD by Stringsong are presented live, with original visual artwork projected during each piece. Worshipers have a devotional guide containing lyrics for each hymn and selected Scripture that is read aloud by a narrator before each selection. Various guiding questions and or statements included with each piece encourage participants to contemplate personal application of God’s Word. Following each hymn played, there is a prayer related to the focus of the hymn’s message.

Reflection on Scripture and words of the hymns, enhanced through visual art and musical expression offer each worshiper time to ponder God’s love, provision and restoration. After the final selection, the Lord’s Prayer, worshipers are encouraged to leave the sanctuary in reverent silence.

Here’s to 2014! Happy New Year!

Stringsong enjoyed a great 4th quarter, 2013 with a concert on November 10, CD sales at a regional craft/vendor fair, leading in worship at First Presbyterian Church of Hammond, IN, and several private engagements. Our final performance before Christmas–at Ultra Foods in Lansing, IL–was a highlight in the season as shoppers stopped to listen or sing along to familiar carols.

Stringsong became an official business partnership in the state of Illinois on December 11, 2013! Cheryl and Renée are looking forward to 2014 and its opportunities for service and company growth. The CD King of Love is available for purchase on the Stringsong Arts website; or, if you live in Lansing you may contact us via the website form and we’ll make arrangements to get it to you.

To start 2014, Stringsong will lead in worship at First Presbyterian Church of Hammond, IN on Sunday, January 5 at 10 a.m. Included are arrangements of Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light and Shine, Jesus Shine for piano and violin.

May joy, love and peace be with you in the New Year!

Stringsong in Worship

Sunday, September 15 ~ Stringsong will be leading in worship through music at First Presbyterian Church in Hammond, IN. The classic hymn tune Crown Him with Many Crowns and Mendelssohn’s But the Lord is Mindful of His Own will be violin/piano. Cheryl will provide selections for the entire service on the magnificent Moller organ.

Stringsong at First Presbyterian on August 18

Stringsong will be at First Presbyterian Church, Hammond, IN on Sunday, August 18. Our selections include Near to the Heart of God and Panis Angelicus for violin/piano. Cheryl will also play the beautiful Moller organ.

Stringsong at First Presbyterian Church Sunday

Sunday, August 4, 2013 Stringsong will lead worship at First Presbyterian Church, Hammond, Indiana. Selections are O Mighty God and Sheep May Safely Graze. Cheryl will also provide organ music played on First Presbyterian’s Moller organ.

Project Finale!

Renée and Cheryl will record the 9th and final selection for Stringsong’s King of Love project tomorrow at Thunderclap Recording Studio in Hammond, IN. The piece is Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing and is arranged by Cheryl and Renée! We’ll be sure to post a pic from the studio. 

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