TOUR AMERICA, 2020: KINGMAN, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It – Fort Beale RV Park, Kingman, Arizona

May 17, 2020

Temperature 89 Degrees

Worship – Colts Neck Reformed Church, Youth Sunday

Jazz Through the Ages

Sunday and time for worship.  Only problem, we couldn’t find the worship service at first.  Seems there was a minor issue that prevented the worship service from being posted immediately.  A bit of patience, a quick email and we had our worship service.

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Today was Youth Sunday.  It so many words the youth of the church give Pastor Scott the boot and took over the service.  It was a great worship experience from start to finish.  Take a look.

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The service began with The Celebration Ringers from 2019 performing This is Amazing Grace.  I’ll tell you I never thought I would really enjoy a bell choir.  However, when I first heard one of the bell choirs (yes, there are several) perform my mind was changed instantly.  The Celebration Ringers are no exception.  Their performance was flawless and absolutely moving.  It’s a shame I can’t include video on this blog.  You would be thrilled to hear them.

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The first song which is one that both Barbara and I know well and love to sing.  As I said once before it is in one sense kind of nice to worship online since I can sing as loud as I want and not scare anyone away!

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The message for children.  A reminder that God will surely help us to grow in our faith if we are faithful.

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Throughout the service several members of the youth group gave their own personal stories of faith.  It was so refreshing to witness young adults sharing their faith and God’s place in their lives.  It’s young adults like this that give me hope for a brighter future for our country despite the mess things are in today.

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Yes, indeed, it is young adults such as those in the pictures above that tell me that it is going to be OK.  They are alive to life, full of faith, and willing to put their faith in action.  My thanks to each and everyone who participated in today’s service and gave expression to their faith.  It was just what we needed to start our week with heart’s full of hope.

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Later that afternoon, at least for us, the church replayed a concert from last year that was performed by Alleluia Jazz.  No way were we going to miss this one.  Jazz, by the way, is my favorite music.  I can sit and listen to it for hours.

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The full group.  Again, it is a shame that I can’t include video because you would be absolutely thrilled with this performance.

It was truly Jazz Through the Ages.  Check out some of the songs performed.

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow.  What a fantastic vocal performance. It was so beautiful and powerful.

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Guess what?  Dial 212-736-5000 and guess what you are connected to?  Try it.

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I’m sure we all know who sang this song.

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The final number preformed.  What an absolutely thrilling performance.  Both of us enjoyed every minute and every song.  Thank you to everyone in this group who made our afternoon a fantastic time of music.  Looking forward to the next time.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  What a fantastic day for both of us.  We may not be able to physically travel to museums and such, but how thrilling to be able to travel hundreds of miles online to participate in such wonderful experiences as we enjoyed today.  Our thanks to everyone who made this possible for us today.  We’re looking forward to next Sunday.

Let’s end with this.

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Thanks for your company today.  We trust that you had as great a Sunday as we did.  Keep those comments and suggestions coming.  Keep safe.  Wear your mask – if not for yourself then for someone else.  Remember, six feet apart or you could end up six feet under. Wash your hands often.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!

 

 

2 thoughts on “TOUR AMERICA, 2020: KINGMAN, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

  1. Sounds like you had a joyous Sunday. Where is that church? Are they allowed to be conducting services with that many people? We are still prohibited to having more than 10 people together. Some counties, including ours, are rebelling against the Governor’s orders. Thanks for sharing your day.

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    1. Hi Max, the Jazz Through The Ages was a replay of a concert given last year. The church is still not holding actual worship services nor concerts in the sanctuary. All the better for us because we get to “participate” in so many great things that the church is doing online.

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