Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July 19, 2015 | Proper 11, Year B

Track 1orTrack 2
2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 89:20-37
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2:11-22
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Today is a big day! We will welcome the Rev. Tommy Dillon as Rector today at Grace. The music will include some traditional hymns, some contemporary hymns and some relevant pop music—you know, our usual Grace fare. Welcome Tommy!!

The service looks like this so far. There will be a few surprises too. I'll let you in on those later in the month. Especially excited about the surprises! :)

Addition, July 21. The surprises:

One of prodigal daughters, Olivia, sang Like a Prayer, you know that old Madonna song. I hear there is a video out there and will post it soon. It was exquisite. "Life is a mystery...and it feels like home."

Two of our Grace high schoolers, sisters Nina and Josie, sang Naive Melody by the Talking Heads—"Home is where I want to be...I know I've got plenty of time..." It was a beautiful gift of welcome!

We are saving Peace Train for our Homecoming Sunday in September!

Get On Board—Trad. Gospel Hymn
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
Psalm 23 by Bobby McFerrin
Come Now, O Prince of Peace
Peace Train
You Hear the Lambs a-Cryin'
Can't Be Long 
I've Got Peace Like a River

Peace Train by Cat Stevens
Here is Dolly and Ladysmith Black Mambazo

My Shepherd Will Supply sung by the Anonymous 4

23rd Psalm by Bobby McFerrin
REALLY looking forward to this. I'm hoping to wrangle some singers from other churches and community choirs to help out on this one!  LOVE!

Can't Be Long by Barbara Hall

July 12, 2015 | Proper 10, Year B

Track 1orTrack 2
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Amos 7:7-15
Psalm 24
Psalm 85:8-13
Ephesians 1:3-14
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29
Mark 6:14-29

Pulling out this favorite today.

Kindness by Ryan Adams

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June 21, 2015 | Pentecost 4B, Proper 7

Track 1orTrack 2
1 Samuel 17: (1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49
Psalm 9:9-20or

Job 38:1-11
1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16
Psalm 133

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41
Mark 4:35-41

Be Still. 
Why are you afraid?

This post from February has two songs that work well with these themes.

June 14, 2015 | Pentecost 3B, Proper 6

Track 1orTrack 2
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Ezekiel 17:22-24
Psalm 20
Psalm 92:1-4, 11-14
2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17
2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17
Mark 4:26-34
Mark 4:26-34

Jim Friedrich, who blogs here, will be our preacher and celebrant this week.
Jim is a religious imagineer—a creative liturgist, preacher and musician. It is a honor and pleasure to work with, and be inspired by him!

Jim threw me some ideas about uncertainty and faith. Good ones to explore.

My Sweet Lord
by George Harrison