Posts by Hal Parker

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Music Corner: Musician Search

by Hal Parker

To begin, let me give a big thank you to Keilah Figueroa who graciously offered her musical gift of voice on Easter Sunday. Her renditions of “Christ is Risen! Shout Hosana!” and “Panis Angelicus” were both stunning in their different interpretations and supported our mission of “Serving God Through Music”. I am grateful to Keilah […]

Serving God through Music

by Hal Parker

by Hal Parker, Music Director If you were fortunate enough to be in church or at home worshipping online on Sept 19th, you experienced Jason Crane, our Office Manager, playing his soprano sax. For the Prelude he chose “Come Sunday” by Duke Ellington and the hymn “Amazing Grace” for the Anthem. Both were stunningly beautiful. […]

Serving God Through Music: Summer Guest Musicians

by Hal Parker

Greetings from the organ bench, piano and harpsichord. I am delighted to announce some very special music provided by several guest musicians who are generously willing to share their musical talents and enhance our music ministry. My beloved younger sister, Hollie Parker Winzenread (yes, there really is a village in Switzerland called Winzenread) will be […]

Serving God Through Music

by Hal Parker

“Hal, do you pick the hymns? Does Ed? How does it work? Do you just flip through the hymnal and pick?” I have been asked this several times during our year of virtual services, and I am happy to pull back the curtain on hymn selection. It’s a process. It begins with Ed’s planned scripture […]