This live recording was done during our church service this past Wednesday at Allied Nursing home. The Old Rugged Cross is being sung by special request from a lady whose Mom had recently passed away at our facility. Because of Hipaa rules we couldn’t show the faces of any of the residents but you can hear them as they sometimes they join in the singing.
If you are doing music ministry at a nursing home I would encourage you to make eye contact and be as close as you can to your people. The purpose of our music is not so much to entertain as to draw out people into joining in worship with hymns such as The Old Rugged Cross. For more information on nursing home ministry please feel free to contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are many training and inspirational videos available at the Youtube channel Pastorpete51 and some books and training manuals for a minimal cost on Amazon. Have a blessed week and thank you for taking time out of your day to listen!
Today I lost a dear friend after a long battle with cancer. The sadness that I have at knowing I can no longer pick up the phone or get in the car to see Maria is strong. But stronger still is the peace which I have knowing she is in the throne room of grace and in the presence of Jesus. I have found over the years that at moments when words no longer come God has given us music and songs that can connect us to heaven. How I need that connection today. If you also are in that place I pray this short video will be a comfort and blessing to you.