Spanish Hymnal in Production
After nearly a decade of preparation, publication of a Spanish Hymnal for The Episcopal Church is anticipated in Spring 2020. The hymnal, called Un Nuevo Amanecer, meaning “a new dawn” will draw from traditions from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and Spain. There will be hymns for all seasons of the church year, such as Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Other hymns are available to support various aspects of church life, such as baptism, first communion, confirmation, quinceañeras, marriage, or funerals. Some hymns will also be available in English, which will simplify having bilingual services. OMS’s Laurie Zant is a member of the national committee preparing the hymnal.
Furnace Replacement is Progressing
OMS is preparing to replace our furnace, which stopped working last winter. We’re finalizing the details with our contractor and making the deposit payment, which will be used to order the new boiler. Look for other touch-ups as well, such as new paint for the undercroft - just in time for Bishop Kym’s visit!