May 17th Worship Elements

  • Reflection on Commissioning (theme of Matthew 28: 16-20)
    Includes conversation with Derek and Cassandra Noel, commissioned US army officers.
  • Special music: SPIN (audio-only) or SPIN (video with lyrics) performed by Sarah Doktor and lyrics by Gail Pomeroy Doktor.

Music: “I Believe”

Our choir performed a beautiful song on Sunday called “I Believe”. Music is written by Mark Miller. The video was filmed by Chris Doktor on Horton Ledge/Pine Mountain. Choir directed by Billy Carleton and music played by Alan Labrie.

The lyrics of this song were adapted from a poem written by a Jewish prisoner on a cellar wall in a WWII concentration camp. The full poem is here, but feel free to share the video …

“I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love,
even when there’s no one there.
And I believe in God,
even when he is silent.
I believe through any trial,
there is always a way
But sometimes in this suffering
and hopeless despair
My heart cries for shelter,
to know someone’s there
But a voice rises within me, saying hold on
my child, I’ll give you strength,
I’ll give you hope. Just stay a little while.
I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love
even when there’s no one there
But I believe in God
even when he is silent
I believe through any trial
there is always a way.
May there someday be sunshine
May there someday be happiness
May there someday be love
May there someday be peace….”
– Author Unknown

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