Psalm 96:1-2 says, “Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.”
Here at Summit Semester, we’ve learned a lot about what it means to worship, serve, and glorify God with our head, heart, and hands. Three times during this semester, we had the opportunity to do this in a special way by serving on the worship team for our church gathering at Grace in Pagosa. We were able to use our hands (and voices) to help lead others in the praise and worship of our God through music. Learning to work with each other in a new way was challenging, but also a really good (and fun!) chance to bond in a new way. Also, getting to know the worship leader, Pastor Jason Rose, was so much fun and a huge blessing to all of us who were involved!
Music is an amazing gift from God and being able to worship Him with that gift alongside my family here in Pagosa Springs has brought such joy to my heart. I’ve had the opportunity to serve on the worship team back at home for many years, and I was sad to be away from that this fall. Being able to be a part of the worship team here has been such a blessing to me. Seeing everyone use their gifts and talents to create a joyful noise of worship is a beautiful expression of the love these students truly have for God and one another. I can only imagine the delight that God gets from watching His children, who are usually scattered across the country come together in this small town in Southern Colorado to worship and glorify Him through singing and playing instruments. Everyone was so willing to serve with joyful hearts. I will definitely miss being a part of that, but I am truly blessed to have had the privilege of being involved with the worship team here.
By Loralynn Skeate, Loralynn is from Minnesota where she grew up with her parents, two older sisters, and two younger brothers. She has lived there her whole life and loves it (despite the freezing cold winters)! In between the busyness of everyday life, she enjoys playing music, reading, and going on road trips with her family. She is so excited for the opportunity to attend Summit Semester this year-to be able to learn more about God, the Bible, and the world around her and to grow in her knowledge of and love for God. She is so grateful for all the love, support, and prayers of her family and friends which have allowed her to be able to be in Colorado this fall!