We have a lot of exciting musical events at Luminary UMC the next couple of weeks.
First of all, this Sunday, July 31, Luminary’s own local singing group Our Girls will glorify God in both 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship. Their singing will be a significant part of the worship services, with eight or so familiar favorites planned.
Jan Hashmi, Pam Hutchinson, Melissa Richardson and Becky Woody make up the quartet, and are hoping they will lead what turns into a sing-along in both services.
Pastor Chuck will preach on “Those Bigger Barns,” drawing from Luke 12:13-21
We also can now officially announce that our new director of music will be Roxanne Cabrera, a graduate student at the University of Tennessee. Roxanne will begin rehearsing the choir Aug. 3 and will first be in the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services Aug. 7.
Roxanne graduated UT with a bachelor’s degree in vocal music education in 2015 and is currently working on a master’s degree in choral conducting. She worked in the music department of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville for four years. She also is a graduate of Knoxville Catholic High School.
She also is a certified scuba diver and can speak conversationally in Spanish and Tagalog, a language spoken primarily in the Philippines.
Yes, Luminary UMC appears to have Pokémon running all over the place. There was a Pidgeotto (also known by game players as Bird Jesus) on the VBS display.
Later, Pastor Chuck and his daughter Bonnie Rose, who plays the game, found a Bellsprout on the pulpit and a Growlithe in his office.
Pokémon GO players, come to Luminary to see what you can find! We’ve got dinner Wednesday nights at 6, followed by youth activities. Sunday worship is at 8 and 11 a.m., and Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the sky displays his handiwork.
Day after day it speaks out;
night after night it reveals his greatness.
(Photo from Watts Bar Lake, courtesy Karen Drake)