In the Weeds

June 13, 2024
Anthem All Things Bright and Beautiful John Rutter Summer Choir All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. Each little flow’r that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colors, He made their tiny wings. The purple-headed mountain, the river running by, the sunset and the morning that brightens up the sky. The cold wind in the winter, the pleasant summer sun, the ripe fruits in the garden: He made them every one. He gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell how great is God Almighty, who has made all things well.
Anthem Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil Handt Hanson/Summer Choir Lord, let my heart be good soil, Open to the seed of your Word. Lord, let my heart be good soil, Where love can grow and peace is understood. When my heart is hard, break the stone away. When my heart is cold, warm it with the day. When my heart is lost, lead me on your way. Lord, let my heart be good soil.
Fanny Crosby was a blind, American woman living in the 19th century. Known as the “Mother of Modern Congregational Singing,” she penned nearly nine thousand hymns, including favorites like Blessed Assurance, Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior, and today’s anthem. Lord Here Am I John Ness Beck Michael Montgomery, soloist

“Called to Dance”

May 26, 2024
Anthem The Lord Bless You and Keep You John Rutter The Lord bless you and keep you The Lord make his face to shine upon you And be gracious unto you The Lord lift up the light Of his countenance upon you And give you peace. Amen

Youth Sunday

May 19, 2024
God, as we hear Your Word, we invite your Spirit to work within us, opening our hearts to your abundant love and compassion, and illuminating our understanding. May your Spirit inspire our actions, leading us to live out your teachings with kindness and courage. Transform us by your Word, so that we may contribute to the flourishing of all humanity, in the name of Jesus who guides and sustains us. Amen.

Plug In, Power Up

May 12, 2024
Anthem The Majesty and Glory of Your Name arr. Tom Fettke / Choir Text from Psalm 8, adapted by Linda Lee Johnson When I gaze into the night skies and see the work of your fingers; The moon and stars suspended in space. Oh, what is man that you are mindful of him? You have given man a crown of glory and honor, And have made him a little lower than the angels. You have put him in charge of all creation: The beasts of the field, the birds of the air, the fish of the sea. Oh what is man that you are mindful of him? O Lord, our God the majesty and glory of your name Transcends the earth and fills the heavens. O Lord, our God; little children praise You perfectly, And so would we, and so would we. Alleluia. The majesty and glory of your name, Alleluia!

Keep Singing

May 5, 2024
Anthem The Ground ( from the Sunrise Mass) Ola Gjielo Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Osana in excelsis. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Osana in excelsis. Agnus Dei, qui tolis peccata mundi. Dona nobis pacem. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Abiding in Love

April 28, 2024
Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day, Didst make thy triumph over death and sin: And having harrow’d hell, didst bring away Captivity thence captive, us to win: This joyous day, dear Lord, with joy begin, And grant that we for whom thou didst die, Being through thy dear Son now welcomed in, May live for ever in felicity. And that thy love we weighing worthily, May likewise love thee for the same again: And for thy sake, that all like dear didst free, With love may one another entertain. So let us love, dear love, like as we ought, Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.

“Bleating Hearts”

April 21, 2024
Anthem We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace Undine Smith Moore African American Spiritual / Choir We shall walk through the valley in peace. If Jesus himself shall be our leader, we shall walk through the valley in peace. There will be no more trials there. If Jesus himself shall be our leader, We shall walk through the valley in peace.

In our Generation

April 14, 2024
Cameroonian Melody Ralph Johnson /Louez le Seigneur In Cameroonian church services, the Bible is often brought forward as part of a “Lectionary Procession” before the scripture readings. Typically led by the women of the congregation, lively dance and hymns of praise accompany the movement. "Louez le Seigneur" is an example of this traditional form crossing over into popular hymnody. Louez le Seigneur! Louez son saint nom, Alleluia! Praise the Lord! Praise his holy name, Alleluia!