Special Music Sunday - The Pharisee and the Publican

In every successful story, there is something that makes the audience say, “Hey, that’s me!” While it’s helpful to identify ourselves in stories with a moral, it’s even more helpful if they provide a solution to our problem. In Jesus’ story of the Pharisee and the Publican (tax collector), He first shines a light on our current sinful state, then reveals God’s solution for our lives.

On Sunday, October 23, the service music will include a special setting of the story of the Pharisee and the Publican. Written by the composer Heinrich Schütz, it is called a dramatic dialog that contrasts the words of the two men in the parable. Schütz lived in the 17th century, a time in which composers sought new ways to highlight the dramatic nature of biblical texts. 

Join us as musical guests Michael Jones and Joseph Orr sing the dramatic dialog of these two men.