Join the St. James's Psalm-Writing Initiative!
St. James’s has had a long tradition of congregation-members writing musical settings for our weekly Psalms. There has been and continues to be so much musical talent and skill in our congregation that it would be a shame not to bring it out and share it with others! It is not every congregation that has been blessed in this way – we are glad indeed! May God have the glory! We hope to continue this tradition for a very long time here at St. James's. The Worship Commission thought it would be a good idea to put our energies into a renewed season of composing new settings for Psalms. This is especially appropriate since we are using a newer lectionary (the Revised Common Lectionary) which was not in use when we began our project years ago. What this means is that we currently use many Psalms for which we did not write settings. And that means we are in need of composers to step up and write new Psalm settings! Please speak with Margot Chamberlain at firstname.lastname@example.org about what Psalms are available. Pat Michaels can assist with some of the musical process. Enjoy writing!