The Welcome Wagon is a married couple, the Reverend Thomas Vito Aiuto and his wife Monique, who execute a genre of gospel music that is refreshingly plain. Their hymns are modest and melodic takes on a vast history of sacred song traditions, delivered with the simple desire to know their Maker—and to know each other—more... Continue Reading →
Here is a collection of songs and texts that meditate on various themes related to baptism. However you practice this sacrament it is a time for congregational celebration. In the various churches that I've served we have always sung a song of praise during or after the baptism that unites the congregation in both proclaiming... Continue Reading →
Explanations of Holy Week The events framed by Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and his resurrection are some of the most dramatic and theologically important of the entire scriptural narrative. These days feature not only the drama of the triumphal entry, trial, last supper, and crucifixion but also poignant prayers and prophetic teachings of our Lord.... Continue Reading →
BiFrost Arts is hosting a conference on Liturgy, Music, and Space. Here is what they have to say.. -- Each week, we tell our congregations a story with how we use liturgy, how we use music, and how we use space in worship. Bifrost Arts has developed a small group and Sunday School curriculum entitled... Continue Reading →
New album out from Bifrost Arts and Great Comfort Records featuring a slew of great songs and artists including our good friend Liz Janes. Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer, Damien Jurado, Rosie Thomas, Dennison Whitmer, Welcome Wagon, etc. Go HERE --- Article on GCR in Christianity Today.
One new song we are singing this fall at Christ the King is "Hail to the Lord's Annointed" by Vito Aiuto, a pastor of Resurrection Church in Williamsburg, NY. Vito and his wife Monique put out a CD this year called "Welcome to the Welcome Wagon" with a number of fantastic songs that you can... Continue Reading →