Today is the second Sunday that we’re not gathering on the playground, or in the activity room, to line up and carry the cross and the bible to the chapel. Do you remember the music we usually hear when we walk into the chapel? That’s called the processional hymn. We almost always hear the same processional music in Children’s Chapel. You can probably hum it right now if you think about it! The music was written by Franz Joseph Haydn and is the tune for Hymn 409 in our Episcopal Hymnal. “The Spacious Firmament on High” celebrates the wonders of the sky and space – the sun, the moon, the planets, the stars. Even when the rhythm of our days is different, the sun still shines, the planets turn and the moon appears at night.
There will be a “big church” service this morning at 9:00 AM. It will be different than most Sunday services because it will be held in the chapel without any people in the pews. You can watch it with your grown-ups at the Chapel of the Cross website http://www.thechapelofthecross.org or on Facebook @cotcchapelhill. The live stream will begin a little before 9:00. Look around the room for things that are familiar. Do you see the pipe organ, the choir pews, the altar, the baptismal font, the eagle lectern? What color are the altar cloths? Where do you usually sit when you listen to the story or share your Joys and Concerns? Listen, too, for today’s psalm. You might recognize it!