Sunday, August 17, 2014

Noise, anyway.

We used to have hymnals, an organist and a pianist.  The congregation sang in four-part harmony.
Now we have overhead projectors, words, no music on screen; guitarists, drummer.  The congregation sings in 200-part disharmony.

"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord."


Grace said...

That does not sound organ? No choir? Can't imagine how an overhead projector would work in any church. I like my churches with big windows, lots of polished wood and a cozy atmosphere.

Secondary Roads said...

I don't mourn missing hymnals, organs or even [gasp] pianos. Words projected on a large screen allow us to look up, open the air-way and sing. To many looked down on a hymnal and mumbled along.

I don't mind that I attend worship service in a facility with basketball and volleyball markings on the floor.

To me the important, even critical, aspect is a spirit of worshipful reverence.

vanilla said...

Grace, many churches have gone to the more modern style of music. I like the style I "grew up with." Style, though, is not the important factor, but rather the worship of the Lord.

Chuck, different strokes for different folks. But on this we are in complete agreement: the attitude and the reverent awe of our Creator is key.

(Your "looking up and opening the airway" is an interesting theory, but what note do I sing?)