By James E. Castlen
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Psalm 100:1-2
This psalm emphasizes God’s universal kingship. It is an exhortation to all peoples everywhere to praise and thank God for His greatness, goodness, loving kindness, and faithfulness. The first two [...]
Celebrating God’s Faithfulness
June 9, 2013 at 2:30 PM
The First Federal Center
Read Declamation | Psalm 100:1 by James E. Castlen
The Sacred Winds Ensemble comes to The First Federal Center in Hazard, KY for their 2012 tour on Sunday, June 10 at 2:30 pm. This summer’s concert, Psalms, Hymns, and Spirituals Songs: The Gospel in Appalachian Music explores Christian worship music well-known in Appalachia including such hymns as “Amazing Grace” and “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor [...]
The Sacred Winds Ensemble comes to The First Federal Center in Hazard, KY for their 2012 tour on Sunday, June 10 at 2:30 pm. This summer’s concert, Psalms, Hymns, and Spirituals Songs: The Gospel in Appalachian Music explores Christian worship music from Appalachia including such well-known hymns as “Amazing Grace” and “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”. [...]
Kentucky-based composer, James Curnow, will be in residence with the Sacred Winds Ensemble as Composer-In-Residence and Guest Conductor. Mr. Curnow will be conducting his composition, “Rhapsody on American Shape Note Melodies” which features well-known shape note tunes such as Pisgah, Avon (The Penitent’s Prayer), Bozrah, and Consolation.
If you have always thought that attending a concert is a passive experience, merely listening quietly to the music, be prepared to come away from Sacred Winds with a different perception. My first experience with Sacred Winds was in 2002, at their sixth performance. 2011 will be the fifteenth year of Sacred Wind’s existence. So, [...]
Tune me, O Lord, into one harmony with Thee, one full responsive vibrant chord. Unto Thy praise, all love and melody, tune me, O Lord. ~ Christina Rossetti, 19th Century British Poet ~
For decades, Christina Rossetti’s prayer has resonated with generations of Christ-followers who desire to experience a deeper and more significant union with their [...]
I can’t imagine how John felt as he sat down to pen his account of Christ’s life. While I can’t prove it, perhaps he thought to himself, “where do I begin?”. John witnessed Christ’s miracles, heard Him teach, saw Him mocked and hung from a tree, peered inside of an empty tomb, witnessed Christ manifest himself instantly among the disciples, and was one of the original eleven who received the Great Commission.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16 ESV)