At a recent church supper, Bob and I were seated at a table with Fred, our beloved Minister of Music, along with vibrant Rabelle and Harold, a couple who has been involved in nearly every community musical event in the past 60 years.
In the dinner conversation, of course there was much discussion about music. Rabelle brought up St. Augustine’s quote, “He who sings prays twice.” All the music gurus knew it well, while neither my dear husband nor I had ever heard this phrase. Maybe that was because neither of us sings and the only way we know to pray twice is to pray twice.
In anticipation of Fred’s retirment last week, I wanted to make something which showed appreciation for all he has done for our church. For 12 years, he has directed spiritually uplifting choir music and arranged church events with details and pageantry to enrich our worship experience. Fred has orchestrated moving music and drama for memorable Christmas Eve services,