Sunday, October 30, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

September 25, 2016 | Proper 21 Year C

Track 1or Track 2
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-161 Timothy 6:6-19Luke 16:19-31

Amos 6:1a,4-7Psalm 1461 Timothy 6:6-19Luke 16:19-31


Resurrection, contentment and praise themes in the readings.

The Cave or Sigh No More, or After the Storm by Mumford and Sons 



Be Ok by Ingrid Michaelson.



Brave by Sara Bareilles
This is a great song. The lyrics are meaningful, perhaps not the best for the readings today but our preaching is linking with social justice/civil rights issues that make it pertinent for us. I'm thinking let the kids loose with this one and see how they would arrange/orchestrate it.


October 2, 2016 | Proper 22 Year C

Track 1orTrack 2
Lamentations 1:1-6Lamentations 3:19-26or Psalm 137
2 Timothy 1:1-14Luke 17:5-10
 Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4Psalm 37:1-102 Timothy 1:1-14Luke 17:5-10


Faith, more faith and prayer. Maybe it's all about a patience?

There Will Be by Mumford and Sons



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

June 26, 2016 | Proper 8, Year C


2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20Galatians 5:1,13-25Luke 9:51-62
 1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21Psalm 16Galatians 5:1,13-25Luke 9:51-62

Here are the readings for this week and a LINK to last year C.

You may not be able to see the videos in these old posts due to changes at Blogger. Sigh.
You do have the titles though!

I don't have anything to add. Any suggestions?

Best and happy SUMMER!


Monday, June 13, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

News

Dear people,

In the wake of horrifying headlines two refrains keep circling.

Imagine all the people living life in peace.

and

We get to carry each other, carry each other.


Peace. More peace.





Holy Week 2016

Dear People,

I've missed you! Out in the wilderness for a couple months.
Sabbatical.
India.
Time to ponder.

Good times.

I am, again and again, reminded of the importance of music. Music to help soften our hearts; to help us use, develop, deepen and enjoy our our own voice; to bring us together as one voice—one consciousness. Nothing big, right? :)

Not much new going on this Holy Week at Grace, but here are a couple suggestions.

NEVER to late to add a little something at communion somewhere. Just saying.

Be well and take care of yourself this week! It's a marathon.

Check out this post too.

Maundy Thursday:

Kindness by Ryan Adams


Easter:

Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison



James Taylor's voice. My goodness.







Saturday, January 9, 2016

January 17, 2016 | Second Sunday after Epiphany Year C

Getting back on track—Epiphany continues.

Reminds me of this Mark Strand poem. One of my favorites.
The Coming of Light.


Isaiah 62:1-5Psalm 36:5-101 Corinthians 12:1-11John 2:1-11


We celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. this day and will read this excerpt from one of his sermons in place of the epistle.

This is the power that God gives you. He doesn't say that you're going to escape tension; he doesn't say that you're going to escape disappointment; he doesn't say that you’re going to escape trials and tribulations. But what religion does say is this: that if you have faith in God, that God has the power to give you a kind of inner equilibrium through your pain. So let not your heart be troubled. "If ye believe in God, ye believe also in me." Another voice rings out, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden." As if to say, "Come unto me, all ye that are burdened down. Come unto me, all ye that are frustrated. Come unto me, all ye with clouds of anxiety floating in your mental skies. Come unto me, all ye that are broke down. Come unto me, all ye that are heartbroken. Come unto me, all ye that are laden with heavy ladens, and I will give you rest." And the rest that God gives is the rest that passeth all understanding. The world doesn't understand that kind of rest, because it’s a rest that makes it possible for you to stand up amid outer storms, and yet you maintain inner calm. If the church is true to its guidelines, it heals the broken-hearted.

 —from the Guidelines for a Constructive Church sermon by MLK, June 5, 1966

Dream by Priscilla Ahn



Human by Christina Perri







Epiphany Sunday, January 10, 2016 | Year C

We are celebrating The Epiphany this Sunday.

All about the LIGHT!

O Light Divine
This song kind of opens my heart in a way that I can't really explain. PLEASE TRY it!
Our beloved Scott Lawrence wrote the lyrics to the sweet Shenandoah tune.



Thought I Saw the Light Shine by Alexi Murdoch.
Have you tried this one yet? LOVE it so much.




January 3, 2016 | Second Sunday after Christmas Year C

Again, sorry I forgot to post this one.

Jeremiah 31:7-14
or
Sirach 24:1-12
Psalm 147:12-20
or
Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21
Ephesians 1:3-14John 1:(1-9), 10-18

Tough readings.

This song helped.

Winter Song by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson
Just fabulous. 

Here's a snippet from our version at Grace.




Christmas Eve 2015

So sorry, I forgot to post this!

We did this FABULOUS song on Christmas Eve, at both services.

Jesus What a Wonderful Child. IT WAS amazing.

Try it next year. It was our gathering song and it set the tone. You know the tone of JOY, LOVE and LIGHT!