If you have spent anytime in the South, you know how important Wednesday night church activities are to the community culture, second only to Friday Night High School Football. Midweek, as it's known in our congregation, started up at Our Redeemer yesterday and will continue throughout the school year. Midweek includes a meal, hand bell choir for first graders through adults in 4 different ensembles, Bible study classes for three year-olds and up (including confirmation), and adult choir. The church is a buzz of activity and crawling with people. I'm ringing in the adult hand bell choir this year and it's a lot of fun. We may be playing in church in a week and a half.
I will also be playing in church during the prelude this Sunday. I had the opportunity to practice today with our wonderful organist, choir director, and director of outreach, Linda. Linda is incredibly talented and patient. She balances so much with ease. We will be playing a setting of "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee." I look forward to ringing with her each Wednesday and playing with her in services.