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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.

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

Jazz Influence!

Jazz Influence!

Today is Pentecost Sunday, and Stringsong is playing at First Presbyterian Church in Hammond, IN. We’ll play two selections: the traditional “Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart” and the contemporary “Open My Eyes that I May See” with a jazz twist.

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!

Paradocs at First Presbyterian Church, Hammond Today!

Paradocs played the Introit and Special Music today at First Presbyterian Church, Hammond, IN. We enjoyed the liturgy and message and were delighted to share “O Worship the King”  and “As the Deer” during the service.

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.

Cheryl at the M. P. Möller console

Cheryl at the M. Pehöller console

Stringsong leads in worship at First Presbyterian Church, Hammond, IN

Stringsong Happenings

Stringsong has been back at it this week. On Sunday, July 7 we lead worship at First Presbyterian Church, Hammond, IN with I Will Praise Him! and Be Thou My Vision. Then on Monday, July 8 we enjoyed an excellent recording session at Thunderclap Recording Studio in Hammond. What Wondrous Love is This and O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus are dramatic arrangements that we look forward to sharing with you! They bring us to the penultimate point in the King of Love project: just one more selection to record and we will be ready to mix, master and print. We’re looking forward to our final piece, Come Thou Fount, arranged by our very own Cheryl Kapteyn!

Paradocs Plays First Presbyterian

Sunday's ThoughtParadocs played at First Presbyterian Church in Hammond, IN today. “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and “Word of God Across the Ages” were introit and special music respectively. Wonderful message and great hospitality, as usual with these lovely people of First Presbyterian!

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