Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter at House of Hope

Sanctuary was full, even at the 11:00 worship.

House of Hope

Music was Easter and glorious.
Sweet Pea wanted to sing even more Easter hymns that she knows.
Choirs and their several anthems were excellent.

One of the best parts:
At the conclusion of the service, the congregation response of all singing the complete "Hallelujah Chorus" (printed in the bulletin with all parts) was amazing.

The organist offered a magnificent postlude (Toccata from Symphony No. 5), for which most stayed in their seats, turning to face the organ in the balcony. At the conclusion, the congregation burst into applause.

The lectern microphone, used by worship leaders and readers, worked well.
Unfortunately there was just a little bit of something wrong with the pulpit mike (strangely common in churches I've known!)
Word recognition during the sermon was difficult for all but those of keenest hearing.
Carillon Postlude of familiar Easter hymns rang throughout the church and atrium and the neighborhood during coffee time.

Easter afternoon: Our first sighting of an egret in the park.

Yes, of course I always miss preaching.

1 comment:

A Plain Observer said...

You know, it's sad but Easter is not a service that I am impacted by as much as I am by Palm Sunday.