Psalms of David

Last week I was pleasantly surprised.  Actually, more than just pleasantly–I was stirred.

We attend the Psalms of David performance at the Living Waters Theater (run by Sight and Sound).

It was Friday evening after a long week and not only was I tiered; my expectations for the show were low.  But I was sure glad I went.

The performance by 14 very talented singers, musicians and dancers is in two parts.  The first half traces the life of David through Psalms and song.  The second half traces the history of hymnity/worship from Gregorian chant to contemporary worship.

The staging, costumes, acting, singing and music were very well done.  I would say that the level of talent is greater in this small show than in the larger productions at Sight and Sound (personal observation).  The show was just the right length (about an hour and a half).  The performers seemed to enjoy what they were doing and connected well with the audience.  I would have liked to see them go one more step in the history of worship.  They stopped with a couple well know but calm worship choruses.  It would have been educational if they had included one more, well, upbeat perhaps rockier song  (though they are probably aiming at their audience).

The performance while entertaining was also inspiring and uplifting.   I left the theater worshiping God.

Now I can’t wait to take my boys.

Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

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