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Pentecost 2020 Sermon: John 7:37-39 – Christian

Music for Pentecost and Early Summer, 2020

Dear Song Leaders and Singers, Here is the music we’ll be singing for Pentecost and early summer of 2020. Gathering songs: Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading This is a new one, and it has words in both English and Swahili. Uyai Mose (Come All You People) Candle lighting song: Evening Lamps are Lit Table acclamation: […]

Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading

The Swahili gathering hymn “Njoo Kwetu, Roho Mwema” was written by Tanzanian pastor Wilson Niwagila. It was translated into the English version, “Holy Spirit, Heed Our Pleeding,” by Howard S. Olson. Though it has five verses, we sing only the first, alternating between English and Swahili. Holy Spirit, heed our pleadingFashion us all anewIt’s your […]

Music for Eastertide 2020

Dear Song Leaders and Voces Populi, Here are our musical selections for Eastertide of 2020 Our gathering song will be the Kiev Alleluia. Our candle-lighting song will be The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation. For the bread and wine, we’ll use the Festive Table Acclamation. Our post-cleanup regathering song will be the Duncan […]

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March 16 Sermon – God is Not Watching Us from a Distance

Christian’s Sermon of March 15

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February 24, 2020 Sermon

Here is Christian’s Sermon of 2-24-20 on Matthew 17:1-9.

February 3, 2020 Sermon

Here is Christian’s sermon of Monday, February 3, 2020.  The text was Matthew 5:1-12. Christian’s Sermon of 2-3-2020  

Prayer Song: “Fear Not the Pain”

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Songs We Sing — “The Lord Is My Light” Taize Chant

Hello Song Leaders! Here is a chant from the Taizé Community, a monastic order in Burgundy, France.  We’ll use it as a lamp-lighting hymn, though there may be other uses for it too. Here’s a YouTube recording of it.  (We’ve reworked the words slightly to remove the male pronouns.)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r64gcGMNhDE You’ll notice . . . […]