Posts by Dale Peterson

2018 College Choir Reunion Concert

When in our music God is glorified, And adoration leaves no room for pride, It is as though the whole creation cried, Alleluia! You can download and listen to selections from our 2018 College Choir Reunion Concert in the form of MP3 audio files. Recorded at Auburn First Baptist on Sunday, 27 May 2018. Featuring…

Looking Ahead…

My hopes and prayers for our church: Well… no pressure at all! Just write one last article for First Connections which summarizes everything you have experienced in the last forty-one years. Of course, that’s impossible! Know that I have enough wonderful memories, experiences, and feelings to last the remainder of my life. As I say…

Laying Down My Conductor’s Baton

The writer of Ecclesiastes has so beautifully said, “To everything there is a season; a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to reap; a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to dance and a time to mourn.” [pullquote_right width=”53%”]I consider myself…

Music Notes

In last Sunday’s sermon, Tripp Martin mentioned that some of us have likely already broken our New Year’s Resolutions. Indeed, true! But, perhaps there is time to make yet another resolution that you might keep… Sing in the Sanctuary Choir. I know it is easy to wait “until I have more time”, or “until the…

Music Notes

Herb Frombach writes, “When the song of the angels is stilled and the voices of the night are silent; when the shepherds return to their sheep, the work of Christmas begins. When the star in the heavens is dim, and the ringing of the bells is fading; when the kings travel back to their lands, the work of Christmas begins.”…

Kneeling in Bethlehem

On Sunday morning, 9 December 2013, the Sanctuary Choir presented Kneeling in Bethlehem, a service of Christmas music. We hope that you will find it a most meaningful experience of worship. You can listen to selections from this service, in the form of MP3 audio files: Advent is Waiting —Dale Peterson In Search of A…

Looking Ahead…

Christmas is Here! Well, not quite… but the Sanctuary Choir has begun rehearsing its Advent/Christmas Music! If you enjoy singing and would like to get “in the spirit of Christmas” than you are cordially invited to participate in the Sanctuary Choir. We rehearse each Thursday from 6:45-8:15 PM and childcare is provided. Now is a…

Looking Ahead…

I guess all of us… individuals, families, and organizations of all types including churches look ahead in a variety of areas. During the past year, looking ahead in the life of our church was what I tried to accomplish in this column. Perhaps as I composed “Looking Ahead” I was really writing and speaking to…

Looking Ahead…

You may have already read “Reflections” by our new pastor, Dr. Tripp Martin. His arrival surely fulfills much of my “Looking Ahead.” Tripp and I have had the opportunity to spend several hours together both before and since he was called as our next pastor, and I must tell you I am so excited! One…

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