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Genesis 30:14–24 Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is this. Right now, I want you to find someone in your life to talk to. They may be sitting next to you on the couch. They may be 8 states away, but you know that they will pick up the phone. Pick a friend, […]

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The Messiness of Faith 09-20-2020

The Messiness of Faith 09-20-2020
A Narrative Journey

 
 
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“The Messiness of Faith,” the 9/20/2020 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant, which is based on the week’s Narrative Lectionary topic, “God’s Promise in Abraham.” Scripture reference: Genesis 15:1–6. This is part of the “A Narrative Journey” series that will follow the Narrative Lectionary from September 13 through the end of May 2021. Podcast includes entire worship service.

Music licensing: The following music is used by permission under CCLI streaming license 20126570:

“To God Be the Glory”
William H. Doane/Donald Hustad
©2000, Hope Publishing Co.

“Word of God, Across the Ages”
TUNE: AUSTRIAN HYMN
Words: Ferdinand Q. Blanchard, 1953, alt.
Music: Franz Joseph Haydn, 1797
Words: ©1953, Ren. 1981 The Hymn Society (Admin. by Hope Publishing Co.)

“We Praise Thee, O God”
TUNE: REVIVE US AGAIN
Words: William P. Mackay, 1863.
Music: John J. Husband, 1815.
Public domain.“The Swan”
Arr. E. M. Pearson.
©1941, Carl Fisher, Inc.

“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
TUNE: PRECIOUS LORD
Words: Thomas A. Dorsey, 1932
Music: Folk melody; adapt. Thomas A. Dorsey, 1932
©1938 by Unichappell Music, Inc. / Arr. by Unichappell Music, Inc.

“We’re Marching to Zion”
by Robert Lowry / Arr. Anna Laura Page
©2008, Birnhamwood Publications.

“Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow” (Doxology)
Tune: OLD 100th
Tune & text by Thomas Ken (1674)
Public domain.

“My Faith Looks Up to Thee”
Arr. Stan Pethel
©1996, Hal Leonard Corp.

“I Will Be Your God”
TUNE: LLANFYLLIN
Words: Judith A. Fetter, 1984 (Gen. 12.1-3)
Music: Trad. Welsh melody
Words: (also known as To Abraham and Sarah) ©1984 Judith A. Fetter

“Fugue in C Major” (Fanfare Fugue)
Johann Sebastian Bach/Arr. E. Power Biggs
©1971, H.W. Gray Publications (arrangement).

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The Messiness of Faith

Genesis 15 Ruthie knew it was coming. In fact, she didn’t really want to come to the Bible study that night, because she knew exactly where the conversation was going to end. She had felt it building for weeks. It was a new Bible study group, and the women were still feeling each other out. […]

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A Restored Innocence 09-13-2020

A Restored Innocence 09-13-2020
A Narrative Journey

 
 
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“A Restored Innocence,” the 9/13/2020 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant, based on the week’s Narrative Lectionary topic, “Creation and Fall.” This is part of the “A Narrative Journey” series that will follow the Narrative Lectionary from September 13 through the end of May 2021. Podcast includes entire worship service. Scripture reference: Genesis 3:1–8.
Music licensing: The following music is used by permission under CCLI license #20126570:

“Intrada”
Matthew H. Corl
©2000, The H.W. Gray Publications

“All Glory Be To God on High”
Tune: MIT FREUDEN ZART
Text: Nicolaus Decius, 1522; trans. By Gilbert E. Doan, 1978
Music: Bohemian Brethren’s Kirchengeange, 1566; harm. by Heinrich Reimann,
1895 Words: 1978 Augsburg Fortress Press.

“We Praise Thee, O God”
Tune: REVIVE US AGAIN.
Words: William P. Mackay, 1863.
Music: John J. Husband, 1815.
Public domain.

“God Who Made Us, Christ Who Calls Us”
Tune: GALILEE
Words: Terry W. York, 2006
Music: William H. Jude, 1874
©2010 George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University (words)

“Take Time to Be Holy”
by George C. Stebbins/arr. by Tom Fettke
©2004 Alfred Music Publishing Co.

“Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow” (Doxology)
Tune: OLD 100th
Tune & text by Thomas Ken (1674)
Public domain.

“Make Room”
Words & Music by Kyle Matthews
©2000 Kyle Matthews/BMG Songs, Inc./Above The Rim Music/ASCAP.

“For the Healing of the Nations”
Tune: CWM RHONDDA
Words:  Fred Kaan, 1965
Music: John Hughes, 1907
©1968 Hope Music Publishing Co. (words)

“Intrada Festiva”
Dale Wood
©1998, The Sacred Music Press

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A Restored Innocence

  Genesis 3:1–8 Jeff and Janet Savage are two of the most beautiful, gracious, hospitable people I know. Last summer, one of the highlights of our sabbatical as a family was to spend time in their retreat space in the hills of Oregon. For two weeks, we rested and relaxed in the separate apartment attached […]

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Stewards of Eden 08-16-2020

Stewards of Eden 08-16-2020
A Season of Creation

 
 
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“Stewards of Eden,” the 8/16/2020 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant, and the 3rd sermon in the August/September worship series, “A Season of Creation.” Scripture reference: Genesis 2:4b–15. Podcast includes entire worship service.

Music licensing: The music in this podcast is used by permission of CCLI streaming license #20126570:

“The Mountains Shall Sing”
Dale Wood
©1996 The Sacred Music Press

“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
Tune: “HYMN OF JOY”
Text: Henry van Dyke (1907)
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven (1824); Harm. Edward Hodges (1864)
Public domain.

“Creation Sings”
Tune & Text: CREATION SINGS, by Keith Getty, Stuart Towend, & Kristyn Getty (2008).
©2008 ThankYou Music (Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing)

“For the Beauty of Meadows”
Tune: EXPRESSION Alt. ST. DENIO
Words: Walter H. Farquharson (1969)
Music: The Sacred Harp, (1844) Dwayne David (2008)
Harm. © 2010 Celebrating Grace, Inc.

“On the Wind of Spirit,”
Mark Hayes
©2016, Lorenz Publishing Co.

“How Great Thou Art”
Mark Hayes
Swedish Melody/Arr. Fred Bock/Choral arr. Dick Bolks
©1953, Stuart K. Hine. Assigned to Manna Music, Inc.
©1955, Manna Music.
This arr. ©1971, 2004, Manna Music, Inc.

“Creator God, We Give You Thanks”
Tune: CANONBURY
Text: Betty Anne J. Arner (1973)
Music: Robert Schumann (1839)
© Text, 1973 The Hymn Society (Admin by Hope Publishing Company)

“Maestoso Postludium”
C. W. Gluck/Arr. Rick Parks
©1993, Lilenas Publishing Co.

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Helping a Hurting Friend: Challenges of Family Relationships 06-21-2020

Helping a Hurting Friend: Challenges of Family Relationships 06-21-2020
Helping a Hurting Friend

 
 
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“Helping a Hurting Friend: Challenges of Family Relationships,” the 6/21/2020 sermon with Pastor Matt Sturtevant and Nancy Anderson Bonner, Licensed Specialist in Clinical Social Work. Scripture reference: Genesis 26:34-27:10. Podcast includes entire worship service.
Bulletin: https://bit.ly/2YTbCcG

 

The following music is used by permission under CCLI license #20126570.

“Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer”
Dale Wood
(c) MCMLXXXIX, The Sacred Music Press

“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”
Words: William Whiting (1860)
Music: John B. Dykes (1861)
Tune: MELITA
Public Domain

“Celtic Alleluia”
Fintan O’Carroll/Christopher Walker
(c) 1985, 1996, Fintan O’Carroll and Christopher Walker
Published by OCP Publications

“Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”
Words: Louisa M.R. Stead 1882
Music: William J. Kirkpatrick, 1882
Tune: TRUST IN JESUS
Public Domain

“I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”
Martin Smith
Arranged Phillip Keveren
(c) 2002 CURIOUS?MUSIC (PRS), Admin. In the U.S. by BIRDWING MUSIC, d/b/a of EMI CHRISTIAN MUSIC PUBLISHING

“Be Thou My Vision”
Arranged by Richard Walters
(c) 1993, Hal Leonard Publishing Co.

“Would You Bless Our Homes and Families”
Words: Walter H. Farquharson (1974)
Music: Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813
Tune: NETTLETON
Words (c) 1974 Walter Farquharson

“With Peace and Joy”
Johann Sebastian Bach
(c) MCMXCV, Lorenz Publishing Company

 

Cover art: Rensig, Everhard (possibly) and Gerhard Remisch. Esau Gives Up His Birthright, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. (from http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl…)

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