Music

The music program at St. Mary’s spans a broad range of repertory and styles. While grounded in the great sacred works of living composers and those who preceded us, St. Mary’s also embraces the music of other cultures beyond that of western civilization. In services of worship throughout the year one can hear a great variety of music from austere plainchant to a toe-tapping gospel anthem. Lusty congregational singing is a part of our tradition and all are enthusiastically encouraged to take part.

Sunday Music for October 2, 2016

Sunday our Gospel Reading is the parable of the Mustard Seed. We will sing a new hymn during Communion with words written by Adam Tice, a Mennonite Pastor based in Goshen, IN, and the music composed by Sally Morris, Chapel Musician at the Divinity School of Wake Forest Unviersity in NC. The first verse of the text asks and proclaims, "What is the world like when God's will is done? Mustard seeds grow more than we can conceive: Roots thread the soil; branches reach for the sun.