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by Jake Hall

published in Family Matters eNewsletter, November 10, 2017

These three letters are found at the end of many musical compositions. What do they mean? At first glance, you might think they are the initials of the composer. You would be right, and wrong, both.

S.D.G. stands for Soli Deo Gloria. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the initials "S. D. G." at the end of all his church compositions. Soli Deo Gloria is a Latin for “Glory to God alone.” It has been used by artists Bach or Handel to signify that the work was produced for the sake of praising God. I have found that those same letters mark the end of our worship planning draft each week, in spirit, if not in print.

Soli Deo Gloria marks the way we craft and plan worship at Highland Hills. This Sunday we worship to the glory of God, alone. We will also celebrate the tenure of our Associate Pastor for Music and Youth, Cass DuCharme. Cass has been “reminding” us that worship, when crafted faithfully, should be to God alone for 25 years. His work over these years has placed those three letters at the heart of our practice of worship.

Come on Sunday and help celebrate worship and one servant in particular who helps us sing to the Glory of God. Use the link below to give a "love offering" in honor of Cass.