After the celebrative mood of Christmas, New Year and Lunar New Year, we enter a quieter season in Lent. Lenten meditations which are focused on the themes of repentance and renewal may be offered in our local churches. Various books on Lenten reflections are recommended for our quiet time.
This year, join us at ‘Love Unknown’, a festival of Passion readings and hymns by Dr Michael Burkhardt. This festival is an interactive work which calls the congregation and the choir to sing Lenten hymns from various traditions, listen to and reflect on readings taken from And the Angels Were Silent: The Final Week of Jesus by Max Lucado.
‘Love Unknown’ leaves us with the assurance that:
“Death has no power.
Failure holds no prisoners.
Fear has no control.
For God has come,
God has come in to your world… to take you home.” – Max Lucado
‘Love Unknown’ challenges us to make a choice:
“You have two choices.
You can reject him.
Or you can accept him.
You can journey with him.
You can listen for his voice amidst the hundreds of voices and follow him.” – Max Lucado
Finally, ‘Love Unknown’ invites us:
“The one who has redeemed us has returned!” we will cry.
And the journey will end and we will take our seats at his feast… forever.” – Max Lucado
‘Love Unknown’ is organised by the Methodist School of Music (MSM). It features the Methodist Festival Choir, the Heralds brass quartet, the MSM Ringers, Dr Evelyn Lim on the organ, and Dr Michael Burkhardt as the conductor.
17 March 2017 (Friday), 8 p.m.
Wesley Methodist Church, 5 Fort Canning Road
Free admission. For more info, email email@example.com
Judith Mosomos –
is Director of Worship and Church Music at the Methodist School of Music, and a member of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church.
Image courtesy of the Methodist School of Music