Advent III: Joy
Death Valley superbloom; photograph by Paul Vasile
Joy Shall Come in the Morning - Mary Alice Amidon
This hopeful song by Mary Alice Amidon was introduced to us by Rachel Kroh, MtMC’s first Executive Director. Notice how Rachel teaches the refrain to the assembly through call and echo, then invites a small choral ensemble to sing the verses in harmony. This is a wonderful way to imagine learning new hymns (especially with a chorus/refrain), alternating between the voice of the assembly and a choir (small or large).
Here’s a video of the Starry Mountain Singers sharing it in a four-part arrangement, as well as a link to purchase a score and learn more about this song created in the days after the Virginia Tech shooting.Read more
Music that Makes Community is excited to share webinars and planning guides that help you incorporate paperless music into your community's worship life. Resources include teaching notes, as well as links to musical scores and videos. After you submit payment, you'll receive a confirmation email with links to digital material.
Community-Rooted Lenten Planning Workshop (January 2022)
Suggested donation $50.00 (sliding scale rates available)
Paul Vasile and The Rev. Ashley Goff broadcast live from Arlington Presbyterian Church, sharing Lenten songs and liturgical practices inspired by the transformative ministry of Arlington Presbyterian Church, which sold its building and land to the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) to build Gilliam Place, a 173-unit affordable housing apartment community on the site of their previous building. They explored how the season of Lent invites deeper listening to the stories and experiences within our community and invited conversation around the unique challenges we may be facing in this late pandemic time.
You'll receive a link to a recording (which you can share with your planning team or worship committee), as well a list of songs and resources shared during the webinar.
Holy Week Test Kitchen (February 2021)
Suggested donation $50.00
(indicate Test Kitchen in the "Additional Info" line of the donation form)
Suggested donation for the webinar is $50. You'll receive a link to a recording (which you can share with your planning team or worship committee), as well a list of songs and resources shared during the webinar.
Advent Worship Webinar (September 2020)
Suggested donation $50.00
(indicate Advent Webinar in the "Additional Info" line of the donation form)
Wondering what Advent will sound like this year? Looking for ways to weave participatory singing and movement into online worship and community gatherings?
Paul Vasile led an hourlong webinar exploring creative possibilities for the season, sharing song suggestions and liturgical ideas from our creative community of MMC presenters. Experience a variety of songs for the season and ideas for integrating them into worship, education, and fellowship time.
In addition to a recording of the webinar, you'll receive links to:
- a list of songs from the webinar and suggestions of how to share them in your context
- curated resources and tools for online singing and collaboration
- Lectionary-based song suggestions for each Sunday of Advent