Ed Roberts

I've worked as a church musician since my days as a boy soprano. Prior to Rock Spring Church, I was the organist and music director at Westminster Presbyterian Church (DC) and Silver Spring Presbyterian Church. I hold a Master of Music in Vocal Accompaniment from New England Conservatory, and am active as an accompanist and opera conductor in addition to my work as an organist.

A particularly enjoyable part of my work at Rock Spring is accompanying young musicians in rehearsals and performances at the church. Rock Spring encourages not only choir singers and bell ringers, but also individual musicians of all ages and types to share the joy of music with the members of this vibrant congregation.

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A Rock Spring tradition is to decorate the sanctuary with spring flowers for Easter Sunday.

by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.