Summer Sing

With the return to normalcy, it is expected that we will have a return of the hymnals on July 4th. This opens up the opportunity for a Hymn Sing!

On Sundays, July 4th, July 25th, and August 29th we will have a Hymn Sing that starts 10 minutes prior to service in place of the prelude. This is the time for you to call out your favorite hymn and we will sing one to two verses! A list of the hymns by name can be found in the back of the hymnal and a page number for that will be provided in the bulletin that Sunday. While you may look them up that day, in my past experience, it is best to think of it beforehand as there are usually quite a few people who are ready and it turns into a race to shout your hymn number first!

There are a few rules for the hymn sing outlined below:

  1. The hymn must be in the LSB Hymnal (we can’t sing without music or lyrics)
  2. The hymn cannot be one of the hymns being sung in service that day
  3. No selections from the liturgy
  4. Acknowledge it may not be perfect—sometimes unknown hymns are selected so try your best!
  5. Sing loud and have fun!

In Christ,
Zach Hastings
Director of Music

Zach Hastings, Director of Music at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church Zach Hastings is the Director of Music at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church in Omaha Nebraska

Zach studied organ performance at Iowa State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music in 2016. He has been an organist, bell choir director, and director of worship primarily in the central Iowa area. He continually seeks opportunities to grow as a musician through various conferences and seminars. Zach currently serves on the Central Iowa American Guild of Organists (AGO) Executive Committee, and on the American Guild of Organists Young Organists (AGOYO) National Board.