Tuesday, December 9, 2014

February 8, 2015 | Epiphany V Year B

Isaiah 40:21-31Psalm 147:1-12, 21c
1 Corinthians 9:16-23 
Mark 1:29-39

I Shall Not Walk Alone by Ben Harper
Healing ourself, each other and renewal.

A postscipt:

Our preacher this week is Eric Mason. Eric will be exploring ideas of releasing fear and judgment. 
We've added Be Still and Know by The Fray. A favorite. 

February 1, 2015 | Epiphany IV Year B

Deuteronomy 18:15-20 
Psalm 111
1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28 


A postscript.

Yesterday we sang Love is the Answer. It was VERY well received. It was a request from our guest preacher, The Rev. Dr. Tim Ives. We will definitely sing it again!

January 25, 2015 | Epiphany III Year B

Jonah 3:1-5, 10Psalm 62: 6-141 Corinthians 7: 29-31Mark 1:14-20

In the Presence of the Lord by Eric Clapton

January 18, 2015, Epiphany II Year B

1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20) 
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 
John 1:43-51 

Celebrating the life and teachings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Up to the Mountain by Patty Griffin

MLK by U2

Shine by David Gray
I don't think I've suggested this song! How could this be...

Epiphany Sunday 2015

Isaiah 60:1-6 
Ephesians 3:1-12 
Matthew 2:1-12 
Psalm 72:1-7,10-14

We Three Kings

Star of Wonder by The Roches

Second Sunday after Christmas 2014

Jeremiah 31:7-14 
Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a 
Matthew 2:13-15,19-23 
or Luke 2:41-52 
or Matthew 2:1-12 
Psalm 84 or 84:1-8

Green Grows the Holly performed by Calexico

Jackson Song by Patty Smith

First Sunday after Christmas 2014

Isaiah 61:10-62:3 
Galatians 3:23-25;4:4-7 
John 1:1-18 
Psalm 147 or 147:13-21

And all around the light...

Christmas Day 2014

More Christmas!

Away in a Manger by Joshua and Heather

Last Christmas by WHAM
Performed by St. Paul de Vence at The Gundersen Family Christmas Show in Seattle, 2012

Carol of the Bells by the Seattle Girls' Choir

Rufus and Martha Wainwright and The McGarrigles and... Love.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Eve 2014

A little melancholy this year. My boss, Bill Harper, is retiring in the spring. We've worked together for almost 20 years—that's a few Christmas Eve services.

Anyway, here are some beauties.

Silent Night sung by Alexi Murdoch

O Holy Night sung by Patty Smith

Happy Christmas sung by Vanessa Carlton

Christmas Song by Dave Matthews

In the Bleak MidWinter sung by Shawn Colvin

Rebel Jesus by Jackson Browne with The Chieftains

December 21, 2014 | Advent IV Year B

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16Canticle 3 or Canticle 15 
or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
Romans 16: 25-27
Luke 1: 26-38

Willingness and openness and possibility...so many, here are a few.

Higher Love by Steve Winwood

James Vincent McMorrow's version here. And, wow.

Everybody by Ingrid Michaelson

Open My Heart by Ana Hernandez

Say Yes by Bob Franke

I am Willing by Holly Near
I don't know if this is appropriate for this day, but to me it sums up Mary's openness. Also speaks to being a light in the darkness.

December 14, 2014 | Advent III Year B

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Psalm 126 or Canticle 3 or Canticle 15
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28

He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 

What Light by Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)
This sweet cover made me smile.

Blessed to Be a Witness by Ben Harper
Couple different versions here. Simplified uke version is very doable!

I Saw the Light by Hank Williams