Stewards of the House of God (Steeple 2015.11)
During Stewardship weeks, we will sing a few anthems which show the welcoming nature of Edwards Church. Our piece on November 15 is called “Part of the Family”, and those who were at the combined outdoor service with Grace this summer will remember it as one of the hymns. On that morning, the choir will be joined by Marilyn Alabran, who will offer her musical gifts. The hymn was written by James K. Manley, a composer without a familiar name to most, but who has written one other song that we all know very well at Edwards. Manley, a native of Holyoke, and UCC pastor since 1966, composed our familiar response “Spirit” in 1975, and since that time it has appeared in most major hymnals to be published. If you think you might be interested in getting involved in the music program, seek me out at coffee hour. Let’s talk!