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Apr 2, 2021 15:34:18   #
kvanhook Loc: Oriental, NC
 
As a young boy I associated Easter with colored eggs, chocolate bunnies, and little yellow baby chicks.  I heard a song about a bonnet in an Easter Parade, but did not know the true reason for Easter.  As I matured, I became more involved with one Church or another.  And, in doing so, I became more aware of the real reason we celebrate Holy Week each year.

One year ago, I grabbed my ancient saxophone, and went to our Church alone.  I recorded "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord" on my little iPhone. In remembrance of the day of Jesus' crucifixion, I feel like sharing this with all of you, no matter where you are.  I realize that not all of you are Christians.  You may not celebrate Holy Week.  My hope is that whatever your religious beliefs, you have a personal sense of spirituality, and will benefit from hearing me play.  Whether you are a believer or not, a little over 2000 years ago something happened which influenced the majority of the world.  I hope to remind you of that.  The Good Friday Service is solemn and quiet.  So, slow down this evening.  Find a quiet place, dim the lights, and reflect on what Good Friday is all about.

You may View/listen here: https://youtu.be/w33Fl34R95Q

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Apr 2, 2021 15:38:11   #
usnpilot Loc: Ft Myers Fl
 
kvanhook wrote:
As a young boy I associated Easter with colored eggs, chocolate bunnies, and little yellow baby chicks.  I heard a song about a bonnet in an Easter Parade, but did not know the true reason for Easter.  As I matured, I became more involved with one Church or another.  And, in doing so, I became more aware of the real reason we celebrate Holy Week each year.

One year ago, I grabbed my ancient saxophone, and went to our Church alone.  I recorded "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord" on my little iPhone. In remembrance of the day of Jesus' crucifixion, I feel like sharing this with all of you, no matter where you are.  I realize that not all of you are Christians.  You may not celebrate Holy Week.  My hope is that whatever your religious beliefs, you have a personal sense of spirituality, and will benefit from hearing me play.  Whether you are a believer or not, a little over 2000 years ago something happened which influenced the majority of the world.  I hope to remind you of that.  The Good Friday Service is solemn and quiet.  So, slow down this evening.  Find a quiet place, dim the lights, and reflect on what Good Friday is all about.

You may View/listen here: https://youtu.be/w33Fl34R95Q
As a young boy I associated Easter with colored eg... (show quote)


Amen

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Apr 2, 2021 15:50:17   #
ronsmith Loc: Morrinsville. New Zealand
 
Thanks for sharing.
A very special time in the year.

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Apr 2, 2021 15:54:23   #
WCS
 
Amen & Shalom ~

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Apr 2, 2021 15:56:41   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Very nice.

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Apr 2, 2021 16:02:03   #
johngault007 Loc: Florida Panhandle
 
And for some....



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Apr 2, 2021 16:36:46   #
DianeL Loc: Charlotte, NC
 
Bless you for sharing with everyone.

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Apr 2, 2021 16:45:06   #
stan miller
 
"HAPPY EASTER"

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Apr 3, 2021 07:54:03   #
joehel2 Loc: Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Thanks for sharing it. One of my favorite Easter hymns.

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Apr 3, 2021 07:58:34   #
Country Boy Loc: Beckley, WV
 
Ken, for someone with an ancient saxophone you have great control over it like you just may have practiced a little in the past years. Thanks for the post it is beautiful and I very much enjoyed it.

Nolan

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Apr 3, 2021 08:12:23   #
kvanhook Loc: Oriental, NC
 
Thanks to all who listened. At the time of recording, the sax was 89 years old and I was 75. It's moving parts work better than mine.

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Apr 3, 2021 08:31:55   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 

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Apr 3, 2021 09:41:00   #
jgudpns Loc: Pensacola, FL
 
Very nicely done Ken. Great presentation, also. With your permission I'd love to put it on my church's Facebook or website...

John

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Apr 3, 2021 10:12:50   #
Papaofnine Loc: Green Bay, WI
 
Thank you, kvanhook, for sharing. You do well on your old sax. Thanks for reminding us all of the real significance. "For God so LOVED, that He GAVE..." What a love... what a Savior! Romans 5:8  But God demonstrates His own love toward US, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for US. Yes, we were there!

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Apr 3, 2021 10:35:00   #
kvanhook Loc: Oriental, NC
 
You may feel free to use this video as you wish. Spread it around and share it with others. I do wish I could have done it with a decent audio setup but all I could use was my iPhone. As I said in the original post, "I feel like sharing this with all of you, no matter where you are." So, I'm glad for anyone to enjoy it.

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