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Songs for Lent 2024

Hello song leader, singers, and lovers of song!

Here is our menu of music for Lent 2024

Gathering Song: Love and Faithfulness Shall Lead

Confession: Come, bring, your burdens to God

Candle Lighting: Down to the Well or Wade in the Water

Table Acclamation: Lent Table Acclamation

Prayer Song: Song leader’s choice.  (Here are a few.)

Gathering Song: What We Need Is Here

Closing Hymn: Ask the Complicated Questions

Posted in: Songs We Sing

Down to the Well

“Down to the Well” is a beautiful and energetic song by Sabrina Partridge.

Here are the words:

I will go down to the well

Let the water ring me like a bell

Let the water rock me like a child

For this well will not run dry

No this well will not run dry

Here’s a teaching track from our own Debbie Holloway.  (If you’d like a little more instruction, you can listen to this teaching track with extra info.)

As you’ll hear, it’s got a lot of rhythm and syncopation, so it’s important to practice ahead of time so all of this feels secure as you lead it.

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Love and Faithfulness Shall Lead

“Love and Faithfulness Shall Lead” is a beautiful song by David Poole that captures the essence of Psalm 85.

The lyrics are “Love and faithfulness shall lead.  Righteousness and peace will kiss.”

Here’s a video of the song being taught and led by Music That Makes Community’s Conie Borchardt.

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Sermons of 2024

Epiphany

Christian’s sermon of 1-7-24 on Matthew 2:1-12.

Christian’s sermon of 1-14-24 on 1 John 4:16-21.

Elizabeth Nelson’s sermon of 1-21-24 on Mark 1:14-20.

Rene Slataper’s sermon of 1-27-24.

Christian’s sermon of 2-4-24 on St. Brigid and Mark 1:29-39.

Transfiguration

Christian’s sermon of 2-11-24 on Mark 9:2-9.

Lent

Christian’s sermon of 2-18-2024 on Mark 10:13-16.

Christian’s sermon of 2-25-24 on Mark 10:17-22,46-52.

Liz Edman’s sermon of 3-3-24 on Mark 7:24-30.

Pavi Jaisankar’s sermon of 3-10-24 on Mark 14:3-9.

Liz Edman’s sermon of 3-17-24, 2024 on Matthew 16:21-28.

Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday: Christian’s Sermon of 3-24-24 on Mark 11:1-10, 15b-19

Maundy Thursday: Christian’s sermon of 3-28-24 on John 13:1-17,31b-35.

Eastertide

Easter 2: Christian’s sermon of April 7, 2024 on 1 John 1:1-9.

Easter 3: Christian’s Sermon of 4-14-24 on 1 John 2:3-11.

Easter 4: Christian’s sermon of 4-21-24 on 1 John 3:1-7.

Easter 5: Christian’s sermon of 4-28-24 on 1 John 3:16-24.  

Easter 6: Rene Slataper’s sermon of 5-5-25 on John 15:9-17.

Easter 7: Christian’s sermon of 5-12-24 on 1 John 4:7-21.

Pentecost

Christian’s sermon of 5-19-24 on Acts 2:1-12.

Holy Trinity

Christian’s sermon of 5-26-24 on Matthew 28:16-20.

Write It on Our Hearts Summer Sermon Series

Burke Gerstenschlager’s sermon of 6-2-24 on Acts 2:42-47.

Jack Holloway’s sermon of 6-9-24 on Colossians 1:11-20.

Liz Edman’s sermon of 6-16-24 on Genesis 32:22-31.

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Songs for Advent 2023

Dear Song Leaders and all singers,

Here is the menu of songs we’ll be singing during Advent.

Gathering song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel (with updated lyrics)

Candle Lighting song: Within Our Darkest Night

Table Acclamation: Vasile Advent Table Acclamation

Prayer song: Songleader’s choice, including this new Taizé song.

Offering Song: Taste and See

Final hymn:  This will be a surprise hymn that we pick each week and practice during rehearsal before church!

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Taste and See

“Taste and See” is an worship song by Jo Boyce, Mike Stanley & Aidan Pepper.

Here are the lyrics. We’ll use only the repeated refrain that begins the song.

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord

If you’re interested, here are the rest of the lyrics. If you want to teach these, make sure to mix up the pronouns for God:


Come to him, come to him all who are hungry;
Come to him, come to him all who thirst:
(He says) “I am your God and you are my people”

I am the Living Bread, I am the New Wine
Blessed, broken, poured-out, shared for all.

We’ll

Here’s a beautiful recording of it.

And here’s another, even livelier version.

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Wait for the Lord

“Wait for the Lord” is a beautiful prayer song from the Taizé community.

The words are:

Wait for the Lord, whose day is near;
Wait for the Lord, keep watch, take heart!

Here is a recording that illustrates the main melody, harmonies, and other options for soloists.

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Within Our Darkest Night

“Within Our Darkest Night” is a beautiful song from the Taizé community in France.

The words are: “Within our darkest night, you kindle a fire that never dies away”

Here’s a recording that illustrates the melody and, for those who are curious, also includes harmony.

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Songs for Summer 2023

The music menu for summer is here!

Gathering Song: Come, Come, Whoever You Are

Candle Lighting Song: Evening Lamps are Lit

Table Acclamation: Shelton Acclamation (not to be confused with the similar sounding “Summer Table Acclamation”)

Prayer Song:  Build a Shelter / Let It Rest, Down to the River to Pray, or any of these prayer songs or one you’d like to teach!

Offering Song: Zimbabwe Allelulia

Final Hymn:  In June we’ll sing, Spirit I Have Heard You Calling, and in July and August, we’ll sing Day Is Done.

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Songs for Fall 2023

Dear Songleaders,

Here are the songs will be using for dinner church for the new liturgical season!

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