Join us online for a Sunday morning worship service on June 14 at 11:00 a.m. The service will include prayers, scripture reading, organ music, hymns, and a sermon from guest preacher Dr. Ellen Davis, the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School.
This Sunday is the second week in our summer study of the book of Psalms. Throughout our summer preaching series on the Psalms, we will also explore the many ways Psalms can be presented musically. Today, we experience Psalm 23 in two musical forms: a metrical hymn setting (My Shepherd, You Supply My Need by Isaac Watts) and a responsive reading (in a new translation by Dr. Ellen Davis). Although a responsive reading lacks melody and harmony, it is still musical, incorporating a call-and-response pattern and creating a rhythmic corporate voice. Our hymns this week also reflect musically on the themes of Psalm 23, connecting Jesus as the Shepherd who leads and saves his people.