Join Music Director Naomi Shiga on ZOOM this Thursday at 7:00 P.M. for hymn-singing and fun!

Naomi writes: One of the things I’ve missed greatly through the pandemic is the singing of hymns. Early on the pandemic it became clear that because of the aerosol spread of COVID-19, singing is one of the most dangerous activities. I am so happy that through the streaming of Sunday services we’ve at least been able to share music in worship. But as our time apart continues, I’ve been trying to think of additional ways to be together with the great hymns of the church.
From January, the music ministry invites you to join a monthly “hymn sing gathering” It will be the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Hymns will be selected ahead of time, and I will play the accompaniments and screen share the text so that you can sing along from the comfort and safety of your home. Unfortunately, because of the limits of audio on Zoom, we won’t be able to hear each other sing (I will mute everyone’s microphones when playing the hymn accompaniments to limit sound delays), but we will be together. And you will also have a chance to sing some of your favorites as I will compile a list of requests ahead of time.

The “hymn sing gathering” will go like this: we will gather, pray, sing some hymns, then have time for coffee/wine to close. In between will be plenty of time to have conversation and be together. You can join us in your PJ’s or your Sunday finest. The gathering will conclude by 8 pm because…. That is Izumi’s bed time.
So, please give this a try. The first gathering will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 7. I will send a link the day before (the same one that is below) through the church office. If you would like, please send your hymn request to my personal email, <>. This should be a wonderful chance to be together with beloved hymns as we continue to socially distance. Please join us!

Love, Naomi Shiga, Director of Music

This month, we will sing two hymns composed by John and Charles Wesley: “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” and “Love Divine All Loves Excelling” Thanks Virginia Gaub for your suggestion!

Topic: St. Andrew’s Hymn Sing

Time: Mar 4, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 867 6305 7163

Passcode: 434738


Let’s sing hymns together on ZOOM!