Practicando para la Euchartía de este juenves/ Practicing for this Thursday night Eucharist

This semester I’ve taken on the role of facilitating the music for Seminary of the Southwest’s Thursday night Community Eucharist. I say facilitate because there is an amazing group of musicians with whom I collaborate each week, and I’m not nearly the most talented or the most visible or the most vocal. Even so, I’m really loving playing the part of a minister of music again. I spent over a decade in the Church of the Nazarene leading and writing music and when I joined the Episcopal Church, I sort of thought I left that all behind. In most Episcopal Churches you walk into these days, the organ (or maybe piano) is the only instrument. And while that’s beautiful, it’s been fun to practice some creativity about what music can look like in an Episcopal context. I’m especially enjoying playing with the less used hymnals from the African American and Spanish language traditions in the Episcopal Church. Thursday night Eucharist is incredibly special and I’m so grateful to participate each week.

Here are some videos that give a glimpse of what we do:
https://www.facebook.com/derek.m.larson.9/videos/10218094789775741/

https://www.facebook.com/derek.m.larson.9/videos/pcb.10217959092703399/10217959075862978/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/derek.m.larson.9/videos/pcb.10217959092703399/10217959076943005/?type=3&theater

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