If you’re in a parish that has long announced the liturgical music for people to sing, perhaps you find it a difficult locus for renewal. In my current parish, a choir member invites people to stand and greet. After about a minute, the music is announced, usually with an invitation to “Please join in singing …” and then the song is announced: number, title, number.
During Lent, we’ve encouraged minimal announcements. There is no invitation to greet. I tried to convince the music announcers to just go with number, title, number.
There is talk about a hymn board, but it remains talk. At least until a sound system upgrade surfaces, and we can get the other essential items addressed.
So … sit in the liturgist’s chair and render judgment. How would you make sure the essential information is communicated?