Wednesday, May 14, 2014


So I mentioned I was kind of behind in posting.  Kind of, but not really.  I just missed a important post that happened during the middle of April.

And that event was our church's Passover celebration.

As long as I can remember, we have always done a Seder as a family, so it was a really neat experience to do it as a congregation  Passover is a time to celebrate what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross.  He was the spotless Lamb that was the sacrifice for our sins--once and for all.  Passover has such incredible significance and the message our pastor preached for the Seder was so good!   
 "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."
~1 Peter 1:18-19

We were honored to be asked to play at the Seder...
Being particular during our mic check.  I can totally see what is going on here... Eden is trying to figure out what she wants; I'm listening to formulate a plan of action; Jordan is just playing around; and Kevin (the sound guy) is trying to untangle the cords and put everything together!  ;)

 Shiloh checking her mic.

 Well, we got everything figured out!

And yes, I am way too particular when it comes to this stuff.

 Preconcert Quadrupletie (as opposed to Selfie)!

Musicians sit at the Musician's Table.
(As you can see, everyone has put their performance clothes on. ;) )

 Getting ready to start the Seder!  (Yes, I am laughing about something that happened previous to this picture.)  Sadly, Daddy didn't make it to the first Seder, so he joined us the second night.

Judah got the special job of looking for the leaven with Pastor David!

 Eden savors a very healthy snack...

 I was so blessed to play my favorite piece, "Schindler's List".  It was amazing to play that for so many people that have a close connection to the Holocaust.  It is such an emotional piece, so to play and feel it in this event was just... moving.

We had camera issues, so I don't know if we got a picture of Eden singing "The Holy City" (that was wonderful too!  The whole congregation joined in together during the chorus and sang along!  Wow!), and when I went to take a picture of Shiloh playing the "Hine Ma Tov" (love that song!), the camera run out of room.  Very sad.

 I like the color change Shiloh used here!

We were also apart of the Dance Team as they presented two special dances during the Seder.

"We Will Run", by Paul Wilbur--this was a fun dance!
(Gotta love this thumbnail!  Lindsay and I were pretty excited about the dance... or something.)

Ted Pearce's "Kulanu K'Echag".  It's a lovely song!

And the big close!

After the Seder "officially" ended, many of us stayed and danced long into the night.  It was such a blessed and wonderful experience!


Christianna Hellwig said...

Your Seder was funner than ours! When our church did one, we didn't have any music or dancing! It really adds a new dimension!

Bethany said...

You could come join us next year! ;)

Jordan Strang said...

And no... I was not just playing around... I was dealing with those tangled _someone_ did for us A/V guys... the fact that you had a mic is owed to me. :P

Bethany said...

In the picture, you were playing around. It's picture proof. Come on. :P

Elanee said...

Looks like you had a great time Bethany:) thanks for sharing pictures:) didn't Eden have a cold at that time? I'm just wondering if she ate the candies before or after she sang? But, knowing her, I'm sure it was after:) she's smarter than that:)

BTW you all did a great job performing the music and dancing. We loved seeing the videos of that night. It looked like you all had a wonderful time celebrating Christ!

Bethany said...

Thank you, Elanee! Yes, we had such a wonderful and blessed time. :) Actually Eden had just got over the throat thing I was sick with at the benefit concert. I'm not sure when she ate the chocolate... ;)

It was such an honor to play! I didn't post all the performances, but they are on our Vimeo pages if you wanted to see them.