I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.
— Chorus, “God Bless the USA”
Someone recently shared a playlist of patriotic songs to get me in the mood for the Fourth of July. I honestly can’t imagine celebrating this holiday without hearing “Stars & Stripes,” the “National Anthem,” or the “Armed Forces Salute.” The music associated with the birth of our nation is as much a part of the celebration as fireworks!
As we take time this weekend to celebrate the birthday of the United States, our FUMCFW Music Ministries is giving us not one but two opportunities to hear the acclaimed brass quintet, DFW Brass, as they play not only patriotic music to help bring in the 4th, but also add their special musical styling for worship during our 11:00 am service.
Be sure to spend a little time in the Garden this Sunday, beginning at 10:30 am for Connections to enjoy cookies, lemonade, and some patriotic favorites as only DFW Brass can play them, and then head to the Sanctuary at 11:00 am for more special music by this amazing group of musicians.
Thank you, Music Ministries, for bringing us this very special opportunity to celebrate the Fourth of July with our First Church family!
See you Sunday!
Director of Welcoming Ministries