This very familiar text, known as the Aaronic Blessing, is taken from Number 6:24-26. It was given to Moses to tell Aaron and his sons that they are to give the blessing to the people in this way. We have all heard this text at the conclusion of worship services, weddings, funerals, etc. John Rutter, one of our choir’s favorite British composers, set this text to music in 1981 for the memorial service of his teacher Edward Chapman. It has been used at numerous services for the Royal family ever since.
We are pleased to be able to offer this as our recording this week. For many of us, just getting our power back after last week’s storm, it was a bit of a stretch. We are thankful that Gerri Smith, Chris Woodside, Nancy Lewandowski, Richard Pittsinger, and Scott Konrad, who also did the final mixing and putting together for us, were able to do this for us this week. Sending them many thanks for their time and efforts.
We are always looking for members of our congregation to participate in the weekly music offering, and I encourage you to email me if you would like to join us one week. It is all done from your home, but requires internet access.