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October 30, 2014

History of Hymns: “Out of the Depths I Cry to You”

By C. Michael Hawn

"Out of the Depths I Cry to You" by Martin Luther; trans. by Gracia Grindal The United Methodist Hymnal,  […]

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October 27, 2014

Lord, You Teach Us to Be Humble

This hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is based on the gospel lectionary reading for the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost (November 2, 2014).

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October 27, 2014

Is It Lawful to Pay Taxes

Words: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, 2014. Music: tune, BEACH SPRING, The Sacred Harp, 1844, Benjamin Franklin White; arr. Dean McIntyre, 2014.

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October 23, 2014

History of Hymns: “Now Thank We All Our God”

By Alissa Davis

"Now Thank We All Our God" by Martin Rinckart; translated by Catherine Winkworth The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 102

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October 10, 2014

Christ Is Raised, a Living Witness

United Methodist pastor and hymn writer F. Richard Garland composed this text based on Ephesians 1:15-23. It is […]

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October 8, 2014

Advent Wreath Candlelighting Meditations for Home and Church – 2014

By Dean McIntyre

These short meditations may be used with the weekly lighting of candles of an Advent wreath on the four Sundays […]

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Advent - Christmas - Epiphany
October 2, 2014

Away in a Manger (Smith)

Composer Rhonda Smith has arranged this familiar carol for piano. It may be used as a hymn introduction or accompaniment […]

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October 2, 2014

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus (Smith)

Composer Rhonda Smith has arranged this familiar hymn tune for piano. It may be used as a hymn introduction or […]

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September 25, 2014

A Bible Study of Spirituals and “Songs of Zion”

by Andrew Davis, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.  Spirituals are a timeless piece of the fabric of human […]

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September 23, 2014

You Have Searched Me, Lord, and Known Me

Words by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, 2014. Music: tune CLOSE TO THEE, by Silas J. Vail, 1874.  Carolyn Winfrey Gillette  […]

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September 17, 2014

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

This hymn by United Methodist pastor and hymn writer Nickolas Campbell is an expansion on Augustine's Prayer […]

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September 17, 2014

Source of Faith (A Hymn on the Wesleyan Quadrilateral)

United Methodist pastor and hymn writer F. Richard Garland has composed this hymn based on the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, […]

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September 5, 2014

Vous Créatures du Seigneur

French translation of the familiar and favorite hymn,“All Creatures of Our God and King.”

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August 26, 2014

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht!

German translation of the favorite Christmas carol “Silent Night, Holy Night” with guitar chords.

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August 13, 2014

2015 Worship & Music Planning Calendar

PDF document of lectionary readings for each Sunday in 2015, as well as special days and times throughout the year.   […]

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