Yesterday being Palm Sunday, the children of Clearnote Church, Bloomington, began our service with shouts of "Hosanna!," waving of palms, and a simple rendition of this golden oldy by Carl Tuttle.
As always, it was immensely encouraging to witness the enthusiasm and simplicity of childlike faith on display. But as if that wasn't enough, the children treated us again later on to an offertory based on the Triumphal Entry theme, this one a setting of portions of the Gospel of Matthew composed by Benjamin Gulick, a student of our pastors college worship course (he's the goofy one, bobbing up and down on guitar, obscuring your view of the children).
Thank you Ben, you're a genius. Thank you children for the encouragement of your faith. And thank you Archie, who had the presence of mind to whip out his smart phone in the nick of time.
For those inclined to want it, we'll work on making the sheet music for this available in time for Holy Week, next year.