We Are All Honored Guests
— An Introit
By Stephen Beals
Stephen Beals created this piece when he had no musician at his church to work with. This is an example of how you can rely on your wits when resources are scarce. ■
Stephen Beals is a retired Presbyterian pastor who served a tiny church with no musician members and filled that void by writing several songs for worship. He also wrote some songs used in productions by the Murder Mystery Musical Comedy Theatre Troupe he directed for 15 years. Stephen is a graduate of Earlham School of Religion and is currently serving as a Bridge Minister for Second UCC Church in Palmer, MA. He is working on getting his songs into a notation format to share them, a task he struggles with, and welcomes advice. Stephen Beals is a new member of UCCMA. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Composed by Innocent Okechukwu
By Mel Bringle
By Stephen Beals
"The ankh or key of life
is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol used in Egyptian art and writing to represent the word for "life" and, by extension, as a symbol of life itself."
LOOKING BACK – 30 YRS.
The first 22 years of Worship, Music & Ministry in print.