Last week we told you about the liturgical VBS in Naperville. Attached is a video of the children of Trinity Lutheran Church in Worden, Illinois, singing the catechism. They are singing Titus 3:5-6 from the Baptism section of “Sing the Faith.” We thank Rebekah Curtis, wife of Pastor Heath Curtis for providing the video.
The catechism songs are a good example of being historic and timely. The text is nothing more than the text of the catechism and they are set to sometimes lively music and sometimes more serious sounds depending on the text. They are available from Concordia Publishing House (product #790004).
There is a BJS connection to the catechism songs. They were composed by Cantor Phillip Magness of Bethany Lutheran Church and School, Naperville, Illinois who is also a board member of the Brothers of John the Steadfast. He was also elected to the new LCMS Board for International Mission at the convention last week.