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Jan 13, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon about the Baptism of Jesus:

190113 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – The Baptism of Jesus

Text: Matthew 3:13-17

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Jan 6, 2019 Sermon

It’s Epiphany! Here’s my sermon about the visit of the magi and God’s welcome:

190106 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – God’s Welcome

Text: Matthew 2:1-12

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Songs for Epiphany 2019

Happy New Year! Here’s the music we’ll be singing this Epiphany season, from Jan 6 to March 4.

1) Gathering Song
Arise, Shine
-or-
Jyothi Dho Prabhu (Give Us Light)

2) Candle Lighting Song
The Light of Christ Has Come Into the World

3) Table Acclamation
Ordinary Table Acclamation (Scott)

4) Prayer Song
Song Leader’s Choice

5) Offering Song
Mxadana Alleluia

6) Final Hymn

Jan: Be Thou My Vision, recording here, or here (violin and harp by girls with braids in a field!!) sheet music here (scroll down)

Feb: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise, recording here (hey there big organ!) sheet music here (scroll down!)

Posted in: Songs We Sing

Dec 30, 2018 Sermon

Merry Christmas! Here’s my sermon from the last Sunday of 2018:

181230 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Letting Jesus Grow Up

Text: Luke 2:41-52

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Dec 23, 2018 Sermon

Merry Christmas everyone! Here’s my sermon from the final Sunday of Advent:

181223 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – With Jesus, Everything Changes

Texts: Rev. 21:1-5a, Isaiah 40:1-5

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Dec 16, 2018 Sermon

Here’s my sermon this week, about God’s radical inclusivity:

181216 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Radical Inclusivity

Texts: Rev. 21:1-5a, Isaiah 61:1-2a

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Dec 9, 2018 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from last week, wrestling with the theme of God’s judgment:

181209 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Judgment and Freedom

Texts: Rev. 21:1-5a, Isaiah 59:1-3, 14-21

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Dec 2, 2018 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from St. Lydia’s 10th Anniversary celebration, where I was officially installed as St. Lydia’s new pastor:

181202 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – The Peaceable Kingdom: Living between the Real and the Ideal

Texts: Rev. 21:1-5a, Isaiah 11:1-9

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How Long, Dear Savior

This is a “fuguing tune” in four parts also known by the title “Northfield.” It was composed by Jeramiah Ingalls in 1800 on a text by Isaac Watts from 1707. In 2018, St Lydia’s own Jake Slichter created this two-part version.

Here’s the sheet music.

Posted in: Songs We Sing

Music for Advent 2018

Hello song leaders and hello everyone! Here’s the music we’ll be singing this Advent season. We observe a 7-week Advent at St. Lydia’s, which includes the services from Nov 11 to Dec 24.

Click the linked song titles to hear the recordings to learn the songs. There’s a lot to dig into here. Let me (Angela) know if you have any questions, and enjoy !!


1) Gathering Song

People, Look East (taught by call and echo)

-or-

Come O Lord and Set Us Free

 

2) Candle Lighting Song

Descend to Us

-or-

God Came Down

 

3) Table Acclamation

Advent Table Acclamation

 

4) Prayer Song

During Advent, we’ll include Come O Lord and Set Us Free on the list of regular choices.

 

5) Offering Song

Laudate Dominum (Sing, Praise, and Bless the Lord)

-or-

Amen, Siakudumisa (Amen, We Praise Your Name O God)

 

6) Final Hymn

How Long, Dear Savior

 

 

Posted in: Songs We Sing