Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ash Wednesday, 2014

Hello everybody.

Ash Wednesday.

Joel 2:1-2,12-17
or Isaiah 58:1-12
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Matthew 6:1-6,16-21
Psalm 103 or 103:8-14

Have you purchased Psalms in Ordinary Voices yet?

103 is incredible. By Pastor Liddy Gerchman Barlow.

An excerpt:

Bless the Lord, my soul.

     You have been hurried; now slow down; be mindful. Turn all that you are to your work of blessing.

Bless the Lord, my soul.

     Give thanks...

Be at Peace by Ann Strickland

Our Ash Wednesday liturgy is spare. Less words, more space. Short songs. 

What Wondrous Love by Ann Strickland
Check out this song:
Eric Mason, our associate priest, suggested this one. It's a beauty.
We will close each service in Lent with this one.

For Joy by Aaron Strumpel

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

March 2, 2014 | Transfiguration Year A

Transfiguration Sunday

Exodus 24:12-18
2 Peter 1:16-21
Matthew 17:1-9
Psalm 2 or
Psalm 99

Timshel by Mumford and Sons comes to mind.

Here are a few cool covers:

February 23, 2014

Hello everybody,

Yesterday I had the great pleasure to work with a high schooler. We did not have a plan. She had asked for some time to work on singing and I said sure. I sent her an email asking her to have a song or two in mind when she came to our meeting.

She chose this one:

Iscariot by Walk the Moon

She has thoughts of Holy Week and how we can gather some other singers to make some harmony and that got me thinking about how to engage the high school kids in the liturgy for Holy Week and...

This said, I am thinking about Holy Week. 

But now, let's get back to this week.

Commandments. Forgiveness. Love your enemy.
Let's keep it simple.

I'd LOVE to do this song with the kids. It has a great, simple message about living a caring life.
And, I really love this video.

With the 50th anniversary stuff in the media I have had The Beatles on my mind these days.

One of my favs.