Isaiah 43:16-21 – ‘do not remember the prior things’

“Don’t get stuck in the past. This is how I read this message from the prophet Isaiah. It makes me think about grudges or negative interactions I have had with people that I have held onto instead of letting go. It also makes me think of things in the past I want to over-romanticize – once again, albeit in a different way, holding onto something that doesn’t serve me. It’s easy to get stuck in the what-was, to look back in the rearview mirror. When I was learning how to drive, my Dad, in his infinite wisdom, would take me to abandoned parking lots and make me practice driving backwards. I spent a lot of time looking out the side and rearview mirrors. Have you ever driven backwards for long stretches? It’s exhausting! It takes constant vigilance, slower speeds, and more concentration on the steering wheel. While I like to think of myself as a pretty skilled backwards driver, that is not how I navigate the streets, because it is not safe, productive, nor an effective use of my navigation. Moreover, it is definitely not the best way to share the road. To move forward we need to be looking forward, looking for new things that God is up to right in front of us. It’s easy to get stuck looking in rearview mirrors. However, to move forward in life, it’s also important to pay attention to what God is putting in front of us.”

Prayer: God-on-the-move, help us to be attentive to where You are leading us and look forward to what You have put ahead of us. 

-Holly Reimer, Mercy Church
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Organ Specifications


Robert I. Coulter - Organbuilder Opus 1
IV - 49


Great Organ
Enclosed with Choir - Manual II

  • 16' Gemshorn (ext)

  • 8' First Open Diapason

  • 8' Second Open Diapason

  • 8' Gedeckt

  • 8' Gemshorn

  • 8' Gemshorn Celeste

  • 4' Octave

  • 4' Flute [Choir]

  • 2-2/3' Twelveth

  • 2' Super Octave

  • IV Mixture

  • 8' Trumpet

  • Chimes [Antiphonal]

 

 

Swell Organ
Enclosed Manual III

  • 16' Bourdon (ext)

  • 8' Violin Diapason

  • 8' Salicional

  • 8' Voix Celeste

  • 8' Rohr Flute

  • 4' Principal

  • 4' Flute Harmonique

  • 2 2/3' Nazard

  • 2' Flautino

  • 1 3/5' Tierce

  • III Scharff

  • 16' Bassoon (ext)

  • 8' Cornopean

  • 8' Hautbois

  • 4' Clarion

  • Tremulant


Choir Organ
Enclosed Manual I

  • 8' Chimney Flute

  • 8' Dolcan

  • 8' Dolcan Celeste

  • 8' Gemshorn [Great]

  • 8' Gemshorn Celeste [Great]

  • 4' Gems Octave [Great]

  • 4' Koppel Flute

  • 2' Flute a bec (ext 8')

  • 1-1/3' Larigot

  • 8' Clarinet

  • 8' English Horn

  • 8' Tuba [Antiphonal]

  • 8 Trumpet [Great]

  • 4 Clarion [Great]

  • Chimes [Antiphonal]

  • Tremulant

 

Antiphonal Organ
Enclosed Manual IV

  • 8' Grand Diapason

  • 8' Doppel Flute

  • 8' Viola de Gamba

  • 8' Viola Celeste

  • 8' Dulciana

  • 8' Unda Maris

  • 4' Octave

  • 4' Harmonic Flute

  • 8' Trompete

  • 8' Tuba

  • Tremulant


Pedal Organ
Enclosed

  • 32' Diapason (resultant)

  • 32' Bourdon [Antiphonal]

  • 32' Resultant

  • 16' Diapason

  • 16' Contra Salicional [Swell]

  • 16' Subbass

  • 16' Bourdon [Antiphonal]

  • 16' Leiblich Bourdon [Swell]

  • 8' Octave

  • 8' Bass Flute

  • 8' Salicional [Swell]

  • 8' Viola [Antiphonal]

  • 8' Rohr Flute

  • 4' Choral Bass

  • 4' Flute [Choir]

  • 32' Contra Trombone (ext)

  • 16' Trombone (ext)

  • 16' Bassoon [Swell]

  • 8' Trumpet [Great]

  • 8' Bassoon [Swell]

  • 4' Clarion [Great]

  • Chimes [Antiphonal]

 

Console Appointments
Transposer

  • 6 General Thumb Pistons

  • 6 Divisional Thumb Pistons

  • Great to Pedal Thumb Piston

  • Swell to Pedal Thumb Piston

  • Choir to Pedal Thumb Piston

  • Antiphonal to Pedal Thumb Piston

  • Full Organ Thumb Piston

  • General Cancel Thumb Piston

  • 6 General Toe Studs

  • 6 Pedal Divisional Toe Studs

  • Great to Pedal Toe Stud

  • Swell to Pedal Toe Stud

  • Choir to Pedal Toe Stud

  • Antiphonal to Pedal Toe Stud

  • Full Organ Toe Stud

  • Swell Expression Pedal

  • Choir Expression Pedal

  • Antiphonal Expression Pedal

  • Crescendo Pedal

Last Published: January 26, 2014 1:24 AM