October 2017

Sunday, October 1st, 2017 (World Communion Sunday)

Today was a great day at church. It is a great thought to think that people everywhere, all over the world, are taking communion on the same day!

For my prelude this morning I played We Gather Together arranged by Victor Labenske. It’s from a book called Sunday Morning Companion, published by Alfred.

The choir sang 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman. This is one of my favorite praise and worship songs! The audio on my recording is not the best on this one. It skips some, and I’m not sure why. Also, because of where my device is on the piano the choir is not as audible.

I hope you enjoy this weeks selections!


Sunday, October, 8th, 2017

My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting this week. I am at a loss for words. I can’t even imagine what that kind of terror and loss must feel like. In picking my prelude this week, I chose an arrangement by Mark Hayes,  I Need Thee Every Hour. I feel this to be especially true for many this week, and will be in the months and years to come. We need to reach out and show God’s love to people everywhere.


I need thee every hour, most gracious Lord; no tender voice like thine can peace afford.

I need thee every hour; stay thou nearby; temptations lose their power when thou art nigh.

I need thee every hour; in joy or pain; come quickly and abide, or life is vain.

I need thee every hour; teach me thy will; and thy rich promises in me fulfill.

I need thee every hour, most Holy One; O make me thine indeed, thou blessed Son.


I need thee, O I need thee; every hour I need thee; O bless me now, my Savior, I come to thee. 

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

For today’s prelude I played an arrangement of Jesus Loves Me by Paul Johnston. It was a fun piece to play! I hope you enjoy listening to it!

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Today I played an arrangement of We’re Marching to Zion by Mark Hayes. Mark Hayes is probably my favorite arranger of church music for piano. I play a lot of his arrangements. I have had the privilege of meeting him and hearing him play. Enjoy!