Worship & Music
The FLC Worship & Music Team wanted to focus on the new life promised us inthe waters of our baptism. Local artist, Constance Waisanen, created a font for FLC with this theme in mind. We dedicated it last Sunday during worship at the festival of the Baptism of Our Lord. A small pump creates a little fountain in the middle and rocks of various shapes, sizes and hues representing the members of our congregation line the bottom of the font. Truly Christ calls us to living waters and to immerse ourselves in them wholly.
Heartfelt thanks to the FLC Worship & Music Team and Constance for this powerful symbol of our life in Christ Jesus!
Choir practice takes place Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
The FLC Choir enhances our worship with special music. It is open to all who love singing a wide variety of classical and contemporary worship music. This group rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. and is led by FLC Music Director, Laurie Drage.
All are welcome!
1I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
let the humble hear and be glad.
3O magnify the LORD with me,
and let us exalt his name together.
4I sought the LORD, and he answered me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
Worship is at the heart of our community, whether it be Sunday, a mid-week service, or a time of small group study or meeting.
Congregational Art for Advent
During Advent we will be making prayer flags to display in the sanctuary. Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather prayers are blown by the wind to spread good will and compassion.
We have chosen the symbolism of the snow flake – no two are alike – because as members of a congregation, we are individuals with unique gifts; but we are also all members of the body of Christ. As individual flakes unite to form snow, we also work together to blanket our community with God’s love.
The color of a prayer flag also has a meaning. Blue is the preferred color for Advent, the color of hope. It represents the sky, especially the deep blue of a clear, predawn sky in the hours just before the sun rises in the east. In the “blue hour” before sunrise we can often still see the stars and the moon. We rise from our slumber in expectation and anticipation of what the new day will bring.
Advent is that time in the church of hope-filled and faithful watching for Christ. As we look upward during this season of Advent, may we once again have the childlike delight of following the star of Bethlehem that heralded God’s gift of love; our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Please join us after worship in the narthex to make a snowflake prayer flag. It will wake up your inner kindergartener, and maybe provide a bit of pray-filled laughter.
The Worship Team