Monday, October 16, 2017

Narthex art

The narthex gallery changes regularly. We just took down a set of paintings done by one of our members. For the next few weeks, this single item will be the installation. Nada Barnett did the design and pieced together this quilt. Her husband, Charles, did the quilting. All this was in 1975. Nada shares that this early work is not up to her more mature standards of later years! We think the piece looks fabulous!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Music for 10/8/2017



FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
My life is in you, Lord

Opening Song
Uyaimose
Praise to the Lord the almighty

Prayer of Praise Response/Confession
Halle, halle

Offertory         
Somebody’s knockin’ at your door

Closing Song
Guide my feet

11AM
Hymns
463, How firm a foundation (FOUNATION)
730, I sing a song of the saints of God (GRAND ISLE)
846, Fight the good fight (DUKE STREET)

Confession Response
447, We are forgiven  (WE ARE FORGIVEN)

Prayers
Cambodian Lord’s Prayer

Doxology (FOREST GREEN)
Instrumental/Organ Music

Prelude: Arr. Ken Medema, How firm a foundation

Offertory:  Emma Lou Diemer, O Come let us sing unto the Lord

Perhaps her most enduring choral work, today’s anthem demonstrates the composer’s utter mastery of the late-century, post-modern musical idiom: dissonance, rhythmic drive, exuberance and pathos are all present in abundance. Diemer’s anthem, written for a high school honors chorus, conveys hints of Hindemith, Stravinsky and American musical theater. It rewards singer, accompanist, and listener equally. 
O come , let us sing unto the Lord; let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and show ourselves glad in him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are all the corners of the earth, and the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his and he made it, and his hands prepared the dry land. O come, let us worship and fall down. And come, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker, for he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him. For he cometh to judge the earth, and with righteousness to judge the world, and the peoples with his truth. For he is the Lord our God.

Postlude:  Arr. Alice Jordan, Voluntary on FOUNDATION

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Music for 9/10/2017



FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
I could sing of your love forever

Opening Song  
Lord reign in me

Confession
You are my King (Amazing love)

Offertory
Hear our praises

Communion Distribution
O, how I love Jesus

Closing Song    
You are holy (Prince of peace)
           
11 AM
Hymns
366, Love divine, all loves excelling (BEECHER)
726, Will you come and follow me (KELVINGROVE)

Confession
441, Hear the Good News (NETTLETON)

Doxology OLD HUNDREDTH

Communion
Responses: Oliver in D Minor 
Distribution:428, Before I take (LAYING DOWN)

Instrumental/Organ Music
Prelude:  Leslie Adams, Offering of love
Offertory: Philip Young, O the deep, deep love of Jesus
Postlude: Doug Wagner, Toccata on Psalm 150

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Music for 9/3/2017

One of our missionaries, from Madagascar) will be preaching!



FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
            Forever
Opening Song  
            Alabaré
Confession
            We sing of your glory
Offertory
            Grace like rain
Closing Song    
            Here I am, Lord
           
11 AM
Hymns
            35, Praise ye the Lord the almighty (LOBE DEN HERREN)
            372, O for a world (AZMON)
            719, Come, labor on (ORA LABORA)
Confession
            469, Lord, listen to your children (LORD LISTEN)
Doxology OLD HUNDREDTH
Instrumental/Organ Music
Prelude:  Henry Purcell, Trio and Fanfare
Offertory: Henry Purcell, Rejoice in the Lord alway
          Purcell's classic anthem, a setting of text from Philippians 4.
Postlude: Henry Purcell, Voluntary in C

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Music for July 9, 2017

FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
Cares chorus

Opening Song 
Rise up
Arise, your light has come

Confession
Take, O take me as I am

Prayers
Come, being your burdens to God

Offertory
If we’re honest

Closing Song   
What a friend we have in Jesus
   
11 AM
Hymns
644, Morning has broken (BUNESSAN)
795, Healer of our every ill (HEALER)
822, When we are living (SOMOS DEL SEÑOR)

Confession
698, Take, O take me as I am (TAKE ME)

Doxology FOREST GREEN
In gratitude and humble trust we bring our best today,
To serve your cause and share your love with all along life’s way.
O God who gave yourself to us in Jesus Christ your Son,
Help us to give ourselves each day until life’s work is done.

Instrumental/Organ Music
Prelude:  Wesley, Pastorale
Offertory: Handel, Trio from Water Music
Postlude: Mouret, Rondeau in D

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Music for 5/21/2017

FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
Tuya es la Gloria (We sing of your glory)

Opening Song 
Blessed be your name

Confession
Take O take me as I am

Offertory
Only trust him

Communion
You are holy, you are whole

Closing Song  
O sing to the Lord

11 AM
Hymns
611, Joyful, joyful we adore thee (HYMN TO JOY)
772, Live into hope (TRURO)

Confession
698, Take O take me as I am (TAKE ME)

Doxology LASST UNS ERFREUEN

Communion
Responses: Hopson in F Minor
Distribution:
508, Come to the table
531, Seed, scattered and sown

Instrumental/Organ Music
Prelude:  John Alcock, Voluntary in D, Andante
Offertory: Richard Farrant, Call to remembrance
Call to remembrance, O Lord,
Thy tender mercies
and Thy loving kindness,
which hath been ever of old,
O remember not the sins and offenses of my youth:
but according to Thy mercy
think Thou on me, O Lord,
for Thy goodness.

Postlude: John Alcock, Voluntary in D, Vivace

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Music for 5/14/2017

FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
Come let us worship and bow down

Opening Song  
He has made me glad (STF 2270)

Confession
As the deer (STF 2025)

Offertory
You are worthy of my praise

Closing Song   
Glorify thy name (STF 2016)

11 AM
Hymns
612, We praise you, O God (KREMSER)
301, Let us build a house (TWO OAKS)

Confession
626, As the deer (AS THE DEER)

Doxology LASST UNS ERFREUEN

Instrumental/Organ Music
Prelude:  Jean Langlais, Prélude à Kyrie from Hommage a Frescobaldi
Offertory: Mark L. Williams, Stand up and bless the Lord
Postlude: Emma Lou Diemer, Toccata for a Joyful Day