Monday, August 04, 2008

Another Nomination For the PNC Battle of the Bands

It's not often that the processional at an installation of a pastor features "When The Saints Go Marching In", led by a triangle player and banjos.

The church where the installation took place is A Community of the Servant-Savior, a small but lively congregation in southeast Houston.

Instead of a choir, the church has a small orchestra. The orchestra uses banjos, triangles, gourds, electric guitars, brass and reed instruments to play praise songs and hymns. When we sang "Standing in the Light of God", a young girl passed out gourds to the congregation so we could play and sing along with them.

Methinks I have another nomination for the presbytery Battle of the Bands!


DennisS said...

So, the congregation wasn't "out of their gourds", but played their gourds instead? (Couldn't resist the reference.)

Very interesting!

Presbyterian Gal said...

That would be so much fun! Everybody gets to make a joyful noise.

I'll be it was inspiring.

Songbird said...

Sounds absolutely delightful!

Rev Kim said...

Sounds lovely!

Elaine said...

My church has a really good bagpiper, and once or twice a year he gets his competition Scottish Pipe band together and we have a dozen pipers, and assorted Scottish drummers leading the choir processional.

Norman, OK

Purechristianithink said...

That sound so cool! Are they on You Tube?