How Should We Then Sing?
Singing has always been a vital part of Christian worship. So vital, in fact, that for some, “singing" has become the definition of “worship”.
In Ephesians 4 and 5, St. Paul devotes significant ink to dealing with how Christians live together in a community of faith. And in chapter 5, verses 18-20, he talks specifically about how and why we sing when we’re together.
I’m going to talk about singing this Sunday…and this is important because we’re also going to “install” (hope somebody brings the manual!) Redeemer’s very first part-time Music Director, Keith Tobin (you can read his bio below), whose primary role is to further grow a culture of singing at Redeemer. He’s going to do this principally by leading volunteers (very important to us), and by modeling. (BTW…I hope nobody ever preaches a crotchety old man sermon about the overuse of parentheses—sorry about the whole exclamation point, capitalization, and superlative rant. I’ve come to regret it.)
I hope you’ll join us Sunday to welcome Keith.
Introducing Keith Tobin
Keith, a native of Glenwood, MD, graduated from Belmont University, Nashville, in 2017 with a degree in Music Composition and Theory. Throughout his years in college, Keith studied classical vocal performance, classical piano, pipe organ, and choral conducting. While in college he was selected as the tenor soloist for Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, a presenter for the Belmont University Research Symposium, and was a featured composer in multiple new music festivals.
A former chorister in the Maryland State Boychoir, Keith works for the “MSB” in the office as well as on their music staff. In the office he is responsible for planning tours, writing grants, researching and developing new systems, managing marketing, and assisting with ongoing capital campaign projects. In rehearsal, he assists in directing the Tour, Concert, and Treble Choirs.
In addition to the MSB, Keith is an Associate Director of the Glorystar Children’s Choir in Potomac, MD. At “GCC,” he is the director of the Cantabile Choir, Girl’s Chamber Choir, and Mixed Chamber Choir.
He was a Tenor Section Leader at Church of the Resurrection (ACNA) in Lutherville-Timonium, MD for 6 years, and he currently sings and lectures professionally in the Baltimore area.
Outside of music, Keith enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, reading, chatting over coffee and/or tea and/or kombucha, and lounging with his Labradoodle and Boston Terrier.
Second Sunday Sandwiches: October 13 after worship.
Discovery Dinner: Thursday, October 17 , 6:30-8:30 PM. This is an opportunity to meet our Rector and other leaders at Redeemer to share our stories and ask questions. RSVP to email@example.com
Church Potluck: Sunday, November 3d after worship.
Ongoing Events & Announcements
Luke For Everyone: Bible Study continues through the Fall on Sundays at 8:45 AM.
Chapel at the Lutheran Mission: A spiritual community for those who serve or receive help from the Lutheran Mission. Every Wednesday at 10am. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Evensong: 7:00 PM at 1996 Generals Hwy, Annapolis. 30-40 minute service of Evening Prayer with singing and scripture readings. Food and fellowship follows.
Food Bank: Annapolis SDA hosts a community food bank every third Saturday, and we can help. Non- perishable foods of all kinds are needed. You can leave your contributions in the “Food Bank” tub in the lobby.