Posts by Jack Hill

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Love The Guest Is On The Way

by Jack Hill
Advent Candles

Advent is here! Isn’t that the cry you hear when out in the world amid the hustle and bustle? I think not. Our society is filled with people preparing for Christmas but how much of this preparation involves us preparing for the Christ child? We all know the answer to that question. Christmas begins on December 25th. After our month of […]

Music and Mission

by Jack Hill
Music and Mission image

I read this and think this is relevant to our church. This is from an article by Anne McNair in The Presbyterian Outlook magazine. What is the relationship between music and mission? I believe they are closely related. God has given humanity the wondrous ability to create beautiful and powerful music.  Throughout the Bible we are instructed to “sing a new song” and to […]

How Can I Keep From Singing…

by Jack Hill
Church Interior

Choosing music for worship can be a daunting task. There are many thing to consider. There are many aids which can help in this decision process. The Liturgical Year, Lectionary and Sermon Topics provide a framework, but I believe that it is important to also consider the current needs and concerns of our congregation. Every church is different. Considering all the available […]

The Gift of Song

by Jack Hill

Teaching music has been a life time experience for me. It seems that wherever I am there is an opportunity to talk and discuss the wonderful world of music. Everyone has some relationship with music that has touched them in ways that defy description. I believe that we all have a desire to understand this. […]