Coming up on Sunday, November 18th we will continue this year’s exploration of special musical themes with a Carole King and James Taylor Mass! I am looking forward to once again mining the sacred from the secular as we consider songs like Beautiful, Where You Lead, You’ve Got a Friend, and Fire and Rain from a Christ-centered perspective. In the process of planning these special services, I have found myself reflecting on the ways secular music can function as a catalyst for living out our Christian faith. When Carole King sings, “You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face and show the world all the love in your heart”, I hear the words of Jesus, and the novelty of the setting breathes new life into a familiar idea. The upbeat tempo, rockstar piano playing, and masterful songwriting certainly help too. Please contact Christin Cooper ([email protected]) to sing or play in the band for this special service. Rehearsals will begin in November, and all are welcome to participate!