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The Pastoral Role of a Worship Planner

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...and now, by request...
I received one of those notes the other day.The kind that worship pastors or leaders receive from time to time but on a regular basis: “Please, please, may we have more hymns!” I received almost the same anonymous note in the same handwriting nearly six months ago.Only this time, the author mailed it to me; again, anonymously. My policy has always been to ignore anonymous notes because they are often intentionally hurtful and I have no way of interpreting (not knowing the context) or responding to them.The intent of this older lady (I know the approximate age and gender because of the style of the handwriting) was certainly not hurtful.But she is frustrated and persistent!I only wish I had her name so that I could respond personally.Lacking that opening, I have taken the note as an opportunity to share my sense of calling as a worship designer/leader/pastor. In direct response to her, I would have asked, “What do you mean by ‘hymns’?”I’m almost certain that she at…