October 30th, 2019
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 10 to Dec 23.
Click the linked song titles to hear the recordings to learn the songs.
1) Gathering Song
O Come, O Come Emmanuel (pick one verse – taught by call and echo)
Come O Lord and Set Us Free
2) Candle Lighting Song
Evening Lamps Are Lit
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)
Amen, Siakudumisa (Amen, We Praise Your Name O God)
6) Final Hymn
People Look East
October 29th, 2019
Here’s my sermon from Reformation Sunday, about our continual re-forming:
191027 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Always Re-Forming
Text: John 8:31-36
October 28th, 2019
Hello Song Leaders,
Here’s the music will be using for All Saints’ Day, 2019, which we will observe on Sunday, November 3 and Monday, November 4. All Saints’ Day is a time when we remember those who have died, and the service music reflects this theme of remembrance and the mixture of wonder, sadness, and joy that we feel when remembering those we’ve lost.
Gathering song: “There Are Angels Hovering Round”
Candle Lighting song: “Receive, O Earth” (refrain only)
Table Acclamation: “Fall Acclamation”
Prayer Song: Song Leader’s choice
Post-cleanup Gathering Song: “Zimbabwe Alleluia”
Final Hymn: “For All the Saints”
It’s a special day for the congregation, and your song leading provides a great invitation for people to take part in this celebration of remembrance. Thank you for that!
October 22nd, 2019
Thank you to Rev. Axel Kawalla for sharing his art and preaching about faith and refugees this week!
191020 Sermon – Rev. Axel Kawalla – The Mustard Seed in the Mediterranean
Text: Luke 17:5-6
October 15th, 2019
Here’s my sermon from the eighteenth week after Pentecost, on giving thanks to God:
191014 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Giving Thanks
Text: Luke 17:11-19
October 8th, 2019
Here’s my sermon from the seventeenth week after Pentecost, on what it means that we are simultaneously sinners and saints:
191007 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Simultaneously Sinners & Saints
Text: Luke 17:5-10
October 1st, 2019
Here’s Kiah’s sermon from the sixteenth week after Pentecost, on a difficult text. Thanks for preaching Kiah!
190929 Kiah Baxter – Sermon – Reminders of God’s Message
Text: Luke 16:19-31
September 24th, 2019
Here’s my sermon from the fifteenth week after Pentecost, on the parable of the dishonest manager:
190922 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – A Problematic Parable?
Text: Luke 16:1-13
September 17th, 2019
Here’s my sermon from the fourteenth week after Pentecost, about being lost and found:
190916 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Lost & Found
Text: Luke 15:1-10
September 17th, 2019
Rev. Liz Edman preached this Sunday about the woman at the well and her conversation with Jesus. Rev. Edman is an Episcopal priest, political strategist, and the author of Queer Virtue.
190915 Sermon – Rev. Liz Edman – The Woman at the Well
Text: John 4:3-29