Thursday, August 27, 2015

September 13, 2015, Pentecost 16 | Proper 19B

Today is our Homecoming Sunday. I've mentioned some home songs in older posts here.

Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-8:1

For wisdom is a reflection of eternal light,
a spotless mirror of the working of God,
and an image of his goodness.

Although she is but one, she can do all things,
and while remaining in herself, she renews all things;
in every generation she passes into holy souls
and makes them friends of God, and prophets;
for God loves nothing so much as the person who lives with wisdom.

She is more beautiful than the sun,
and excels every constellation of the stars.

Compared with the light she is found to be superior,
for it is succeeded by the night,
but against wisdom evil does not prevail.
She reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other,
and she orders all things well.

Track 1orTrack 2
Proverbs 1:20-33
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 19
   or Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-8:1

Psalm 116:1-8
James 3:1-12
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38
Mark 8:27-38


All Around the Light (Her Hands Were Leaves) Alexi Murdoch

Follow the Sun by Xavier Rudd

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

September 6, 2015 | Pentecost 15, Proper 18B

Track 1orTrack 2
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Isaiah 35:4-7a
Psalm 125
Psalm 146
James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17
James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17
Mark 7:24-37
Mark 7:24-37

Do the Right Thing by Ages and Ages
We love this band!
We love this intergenerational performance too.

Sound and Vision by David Bowie

And, I am thinking about Christmas...

August 30, 2015 | Pentecost 14, Proper 17B

Track 1orTrack 2
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10
Psalm 15
James 1:17-27
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

You Are So Beautiful to Me

From Wikipedia:  a song written by Billy Preston and Bruce FisherDennis Wilson of the Beach Boys contributed to the song's genesis, but his official credit was omitted. It was first recorded by Preston and made popular by Joe Cocker. Preston who grew up playing the organ in church, originally wrote the lyrics about God.

Monday, August 10, 2015

August 16, 2015 | Pentecost 12, Proper 15B

Track 1orTrack 2
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
Proverbs 9:1-6
Psalm 111

Psalm 34:9-14
Ephesians 5:15-20
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58
John 6:51-58

Thinking about bread as life. This simple prayer came to me today.

Holy One, help us to know you: 
in bread—broken; 
in wisdom—spoken, 
and in love—remembered.

Trying to keep it simple this week. Sometimes it feels like we try too hard. 
Lovely and pleasant sounds just right.

In Wisdom's Lovely Pleasant Ways