Upcoming Service Notes, July 17, 2016, New Members Sunday

We will take in four new members this Sunday and celebrate them with special refreshments following worship.  The lectionary gospel passage is the story of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42), and the sermon will be based on it, “A Church of Contemplation and Action.”  We will read responsively from Psalms 130 and 131 that speak of hoping and waiting for God with a calm and quiet soul, and we will hear selections from Romans 8 that talk about  how “those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit,” and “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God.”

Our Diverse Traditions Music Team will be here again to lead us for two of the four hymns we will sing, the beautiful South African freedom song, “Thuma Mina (Send Me, Lord)” and the old time favorite “I Come to the Garden” (or “In the Garden”).  We will also sing “Still, Still With Thee” from the Pilgrim Hymnal and “Community of Christ,” a hymn from the New Century Hymnal that we have sung before that is set to the same traditional Hebrew tune as “The God of Abraham Praise” (Leoni).

Organist John Atwood will be back playing a line up of gorgeous music, including Mendelssohn’s “Consolation” on the piano, which is the basis for the hymn “Still, Still With Thee.”  In addition he will play Baroque organ era pieces by J. Pachelbel and J. G. Walther and one attributed to J. S. Bach.

Enjoy the selections below courtesy of YouTube.