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August 28, 2014

History of Hymns: “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

By C. Michael Hawn

"Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life" by Frank Mason North The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 427

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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 26, 2014

A King Planned a Party

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has composed this hymn related to the gospel lesson for the Sunday between October 9 and 15, Year […]

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August 25, 2014

When a Father Gives Great Gifts

A Hymn on the Prodigal Son --  Charles Wheatley composed this hymn text almost sixty years ago as a […]

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August 21, 2014

History of Hymns: “O Jesus, I Have Promised”

By C. Michael Hawn

"O Jesus, I Have Promised" by John E. Bode The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 396

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History of Hymns
August 18, 2014

The Gift of the Universe

By F. Richard Garland

When cameras are sent into space, they reveal no national borders, no states, no ethnicities - just a beautiful blue […]

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August 18, 2014

Through the Universe, a Story

"Through the Universe, a Story" looks at the birth of Jesus as a gift of the universe that has echoed […]

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August 18, 2014

Christ, You Teach Us of Your Kingdom

This text by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette recalls Jesus' teaching on how to deal with conflict among church members […]

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August 14, 2014

I Know Not What the Future Hath

This text by John Greenleaf Whittier, an important American Quaker poet and champion of the abolition of slavery, tells of […]

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August 14, 2014

History of Hymns: “Saranam, Saranam”

By C. Michael Hawn

"Saranam, Saranam," Traditional Pakistani, translated by D.T. Niles; The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 523

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History of Hymns
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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August 13, 2014

Song Leading

Song Leading by Dean by McIntyre was originally published and released in print version in 1989, the same year  […]

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August 12, 2014

Master, What Shall I Do

F. Richard Garland was inspired to write this hymn by a quote from Joan Chittister's New Designs.

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August 12, 2014

Christ, Whose Love Upon the Tree

This hymn is by Ray Capo, a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Columbus, Georgia. It won second place […]

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August 12, 2014

Songs That Unite

Songs That Unite s a project of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA), a union church from 1977 of […]

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