In the Bible, the shofar was the predecessor of trumpets. Made of a ram's horn, the shofar had a powerful, piercing sound that could be heard over long distances and could summon soldiers for the battles as well as call people for important holy days. As trumpets evolved and eventually replaced the shofars, the powerful trumpets and brass instruments became associated with the return of Jesus and the resurrection of the dead. For centuries, the tradition has been to have trumpets for Easter and the great day of resurrection.
We continue that tradition this Easter Sunday with four fantastic brass players from The University of Oklahoma. Jonathan Murrah & Josh Harney (trumpets) and Cal Switzer & Drew Coraccio (trombones) join us Easter morning to enhance our worship service. Let them remind you of the promise of the resurrection of the dead.