We are currently in the season of Lent and are learning Liturgy Setting 5, a setting based on chant. The purpose of chant is to highlight the text, which youíll discover in this setting which has a free and flowing style. The organ will play along on the melody and provide support while not overshadowing the melodic line. Let the prayerful style of this setting move you along your Lenten journey. The organ registrations will feature less bright, high, sparkly upper pitches. The altar and baptismal font feature rough, dusty adornments. The opening and closing processions of our service donít include the choir, making them simpler. The color purple, the color of Lent, will be featured. March closes with Palm Sunday and Holy Week. Palm Sunday begins the holiest of weeks in the churchís liturgical life, with Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Maundy Thursday brings the remembrance of the Last Supper of the Lord and of our forgiveness. Good Friday brings the story of the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus. Our worship journey this month prepares us for the grand drama of the celebration to come, Easter.
— David McNease