Mass today was, again, wonderful!
I woke up late but still made it on time. Thankfully I had my ensemble laid out before I went to bed.
I’ve only been in this choir less than a month, but already I’m feeling such a part of it!!
And I discovered a bonus— when it’s a little windy, choir robes keep you warm.
I feel so much more engaged with Mass. I never realized before how many songs we actually sing. It’s a hustle to keep up with them all, and I love it! I still need my book and sheet lyrics for most, but the other members assured me it took all of them awhile to get it, too.
Everyone is so welcoming and laid-back. So many smiles and laughter. But what’s most amazing is that they’re not cliquey. They greet me with the same warmth as they do other parishioners they’ve known for years.
I’m beginning to open up a little more each week. People are beginning to call me by name and I’m slowly learning theirs, too. That’s one reason I love that we have a small parish. It’s mostly the same people each week. That stability really does make a difference.
Our big song today was “Order My Steps,” by Glenn Burleigh.
And today I noticed people so into the music that they stood up, hands up in the air.
After the song ended, most of the parish gave applause!!
I’m including a video of a different choir– I don’t have any footage of us. But I love this song.
Singing to our Lord is my new favorite way to praise Him!