The Liturgy & Music Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon is coordinating an effort to have voices from all over the diocese sing the hymn God of Grace and God of Glory, #594 in Hymnal 1982. To add your voice to the mix, download the instructions, record your part (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) and upload a video or audio recording of your singing to the link provided in the instructions.
This musical experience is offered to our diocese as we prepare for the Walkabouts with the four candidates for the 11th Bishop of Oregon in early August. It is also a response to the unprecedented times we live in – global pandemic and the call to work for racial justice and reconciliation. We are praying, as the hymn says, “grant us wisdom, grant us courage for the living of these days.”
Recordings need to be uploaded no later than July 22. The completed video will be available for everyone in the diocese to enjoy. Congregations may also use the video in their online worship resources.
Watch for a second virtual choir opportunity in the coming weeks. The song is Unidos from Wonder, Love and Praise. It will be a prayer/meditation as we prepare for the election of the next Bishop of Oregon and continue the journey through the pandemic and racial justice.
The virtual choir experience is made possible through the talents of John Jantzi, organist, and Robin Okumu, technological mastermind, from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Eugene.
If you need a PDF of hymn #594, God of Grace and God of Glory in Hymnal 1982, you can email Canon Carol Sedlacek.
Please download the instructions for technical details on recording and uploading your part to this virtual choir!