This morning the Charles Wesley Singers and Academy of Saint Cecilia Youth Orchestra performed at both the 8:15 and 11:00 services at Damascus United Methodist Church. This has always been a favorite Sunday for me. The service started and ended with wonderful selections from the orchestra. The morning message was "Feel the Spirit", a collection of spirituals arranged by John Rutter which was up-lifting. Carly Colborn sang the many solos beautifully. The offertory was another Rutter arrangement, For the Beauty of the Earth, which was full sounding and very moving for me as I watched my wife, daughter and two sons present this cherished CWS favorite.
The folks who will receive our tour group are in for a wonderful presentation of heart felt spiritual messages and an absolutely beautiful presentation of God's work through others.
The tour leaves this Friday, 6/15/12. We are working on who will write the blog posts from the road, but please be sure to check back often for posts and links to daily photos and even some videos.