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Chorister Pilgrimage and Favorite Hymns

Choristers to make pilgrimage to Lincoln Cathedral, UK
I’m excited to announce that our Choristers, along with choristers from St. Mary’s, Arlington, and St. Andrew’s, Burke have the opportunity to be the choir in residence for the week in the summer of 2019, July 8-15, at Lincoln Cathedral.  Most Cathedrals have an adjoining cathedral school.  During school holidays, visiting choirs are invited to be the resident choir.  Lincoln Cathedral has had a tradition of daily worship since 1088, one in which our choristers will take part.  It is the third largest cathedral in England, whose most famous director of music was William Byrd.  During our residency we will have the opportunity to sing daily services, experience Anglican music in its original setting, grow musically and spiritually, and develop lasting friendships, among many other things.  I look forward to sharing more information about this exciting pilgrimage as we prepare for our trip in the coming year.
 
 
Saint George’s Hymn Project
 
Grant that what we sing with our lips we may believe in our hearts, 
and what we believe in our hearts we may show forth in our lives.
 
Hymn 693 – Just as I am, without one plea
 
Patty Gibson writes:
I’ve loved this one since I was a little girl, probably because it acknowledges human weaknesses.
 
Hymn 362 – Holy, Holy, Holy
 
Lindsay Stoudt writes:
This song reminds me of childhood summers at Camp Aldersgate:  camping and canoeing on the Delaware River, spending time with old friends and meeting new ones, and singing hymns around the campfire while roasting marshmallows.  I just love the simple words, the catchy tune, and the great memories.
 
Hymn 458 – My song is love unknown
 
Kathy Covert writes:
Because it captures the Easter story in lovely poetry and harmony. And because my breath always catches at, “Love to the loveless shown that they might lovely be”. That captures so much of our ministry. And spoke to me personally, as well, when I felt loveless and un-lovely.
 
Soli Deo Gloria!
Ben Keseley, Minister of Music
 
 
St. George’s Favorite Hymn Project:
We are collecting YOUR favorite hymns.  Submit yours today.
Tell us what it is here and why.

Ben Keseley