It's a season of newness

We are doing new things these days. If you need a little evidence, take a peek out of one of the windows in Rooms 307, 309 or 311 to see that big hole in the dirt where the gym used to be. I have been an Episcopalian long enough now (a former Methodist with a little moderate/liberal Baptist on the side) to know that we do not often like change. You know the old Episcopal joke: “Change that lightbulb?! My grandfather served on the Vestry, and my grandmother donated that lightbulb... Read More
Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Tuesday, August 28, 2018

These servant leaders wear cassocks

As they say, I am constantly preaching to the choir. I try not to, but I tend to get excited about what I do and what we’re doing. One of my beloved mentors always said, “Remember that they come to choir rehearsal to sing and to not hear you talk.” Bless my heart. When you sing in a church choir, you take on the mantle of a servant leader. The choir serves as one corporate servant leader in the service, leading the hymns and service music, Psalm for the day and s... Read More
Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Many firsts this week. This past Sunday (August 12) was the Parish Choir’s first Sunday back after its well-earned summer hiatus. We hit the liturgy running with a cracker-jack brass quartet joining us for the Vaughan Williams “The Old 100th Psalm Tune” and some festive season hymn settings for Rally Day. Organist Dr. Gamble completed the “Old Hundredth” theme by playing the John Knowles Paine “Variations on Old Hundred” for the closing... Read More
Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Thursday, August 16, 2018