After the descent of Lent into Holy Week, the Easter morning worship service is a joyful resurrection, and at COS we really pull out all the stops. Here are a few highlights:

Psalm 118: This Is the Day! (Scheer)

I was very proud of COS’s musicians on this one. It is not at all easy, but they rose to the challenge with style and determination. That’s Laura de Jong on soprano and Brandan Grinwis on timpani.

Holy Gift of Love (Mongolia)

We’re committed to singing the best music from all traditions of the world. Sunday’s service included songs from Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Guatemala, and this one from Mongolia. Its themes of crucifixion and resurrection make it a beautiful segue between Holy Week and Easter.

Hallelujah Chorus (from Handel’s Messiah)

An impromptu choir singing the Hallelujah Chorus has become a tradition in COS’s Easter services. At the 11am service we must have added at least 50 people to our regular choir. This church can sing!