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Sarah Hart is another person who loves and serves God through music.  She has written and recorded many songs, and some of them have been recorded by other artists, such as Amy Grant.  You can sample her music at spiritandsong.com, and learn more about her at her website: www.sarahhart.com.  Print editions of many her songs, and arrangements for choirs, with parts for various instruments, are available at OCP.org.

Those who have been making music with me in Morton Church’s Music for Little Friends program may recognize her as one of the singers on some of the CDs that we use for our class.

Here is a youtube video in which Sarah sings “Come, True Light” for Pope Francis at a large gathering at the Vatican.  At the end of the video, she meets the pope and gives him copies of her CDs.

 

 

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'CuTe BaBy' photo (c) 2006, 44444 U.A.E - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/I firmly believe that children best learn to worship by worshiping alongside caring, mentoring adults.  Recently I heard Kara Root, pastor of Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, describe the creative ministry her small congregation is doing with children and families.  Here is a link to a post that includes excerpts from the church’s pew inserts about this ministry.  “Why We Welcome Little Children to Worship.”   Included are helpful suggestions to make worship a good experience for everyone.  Thanks so much to Kara and the Lake Nokomis congregation!

 

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'Echoes' photo (c) 2009, Gabor Dvornik - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/Meditative music helps me slow down and get quiet.  Click this link to hear a song called “Echo” by English singer and songwriter, Karen Money. You will hear allusions to the anointing of Jesus.  You can hear more of her work via streaming  here at her My Space page, and you can find it on iTunes and at Amazon.

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