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The Time Machine 10-18-2020

“The Time Machine,” the 10/18/2020 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant. Scripture reference: 1 Samuel 2:1–10. This is part of the “A Narrative Journey” series that follows the Narrative Lectionary from September through the end of May 2021.

The special music performed by Amelia Clark in this video is composed by Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989), who is often called “the dean of Black women composers.” We believe that we are called as Christians to create space for the voices of those who are marginalized, and we are honored to share her work as part of our worship today. You are invited to learn more about Undine Smith Moore HERE.

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

“Come, Christians, Join To Sing” (Madrid)
Edward Broughton
©1987, Lorenz Publishing / The Lorenz Corporation.

“Like a River Glorious”
TUNE: WYE VALLEY
Words: Frances R. Havergal (1874)
Music: James Mountain (1876)
Public domain.

“We Are Travelers on a Journey”
TUNE: BEACH SPRING Words: Richard Gallard (1974)
Music: The Sacred Harp, 1844.; harm, Benjamin Briggs, 2009.
Words: ©1977 Scripture in Song/Maranatha! Music/ASCAP (All rights administered by Music Services).
Harm. ©2010 Celebrating Grace, Inc.

“Come Down Angels”
Traditional spiritual arr. by Undine Smith Moore (1978)
©2020, Hildegard Publishing Company, distributed by Presser-Carl Fischer LLC.

“Day by Day”
TUNE: BLOTT EN DOG
WORDS: Caroline V. Sandell-Berg (1866)
MUSIC: Oscar Ahnfelt (1872)
Public domain.

“Meditation”
Anthony Giamanco
©2013 Lorenz Publishing Co.

“Doxology”
TUNE: OLD 100th
Tune & text by Thomas Ken (1674)
Public domain.

“Lift Every Voice and Sing”
TUNE: LIFT EVERY VOICE
WORDS: James Weldon Johnson (1921)
MUSIC: J. Rosamond Johnson
©1921, Edward B Marks Music Co./Hal Leonard Corporation.

“Psalm XIX”
Benedetto Marcllo/Diane Bish
©1993 Tarzana Music, Gentry Publications/Hal Leonard Corporation.

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The Time Machine

1 Samuel 2:1–10 Philip K. Dick wrote a science fiction short story titled Paycheck. They made a movie of it a few years ago, but they put Ben Affleck in it and it was horrible. In the original short story, a man named Jennings agrees to work for a company that creates time machines. He […]

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My Golden Calf 10-11-2020

“My Golden Calf,” the 10/11/2020 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant, part of the “A Narrative Journey” series that follows the Narrative Lectionary from September through the end of May 2021. Scripture reference: Exodus 32:1-8. Podcast includes entire worship service.

Music licensing: The following music is either public domain or used by permission under CCLI streaming license #20126570:

“Toccata”
J. Froberger/Stanley E. Saxton, Compiled by James Mansfield
©1980, Lorenz Publishing/The Lorenz Corporation.

“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
TUNE: CWM RHONDDA
Words: William Williams (1745) trans. St.1, Peter Williams, 1771
Music: John Hughes (1907)
Public domain.

“We Are Travelers on a Journey”
TUNE: BEACH SPRING Words: Richard Gallard (1974)
Music: The Sacred Harp, 1844; harm, Benjamin Briggs, 2009.
Words: ©1977 Scripture in Song/Maranatha! Music/ASCAP (All rights administered by Music Services).
Harm. ©2010 Celebrating Grace, Inc.

“Sweet Hour of Prayer”
TUNE: SWEET HOUR
Words: William Walford, 1845
Music: William B. Bradbury, 1861
Public domain.

“I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”
Traditional spiritual arranged by Marilynn Ham
©2011 by Alfred Music Publishing Co., Inc.

“Doxology”
TUNE: OLD 100th
Tune & text by Thomas Ken (1674)
Public domain.

“Honor the Lord”
Greg Davis and Greg Fisher.
©1984 Bridge Building Music, Inc., New Spring, admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.

“Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”
TUNE: AUSTRIAN HYMN
WORDS: John Newton, (1779, alt.)
MUSIC: Franz Joseph Haydn, (1797)
Public domain.

“Little Fugue in F”
Georg Philipp Telemann/Kevin Norris, Compiled by James Mansfield
©1981, Lorenz Publish Co./The Lorenz Corporation.

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My Golden Calf

Exodus 32.1-8 What Golden Calf are you worshipping today? Last week, Joe Karnes shared with us the story of Joseph, his father Israel, and his brothers. As the book of Genesis ends Joseph, with God’s leading, has saved his family and their people from famine and death, aligned them under the protection of Pharaoh, and […]

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The World Turned Upside Down 10-04-2020

“The World Turned Upside Down,” the sermon by pulpit guest Joe Karnes. Scripture reference: Genesis 50:18–21. This is part of the “A Narrative Journey” series that follows the Narrative Lectionary from September through the end of May 2021. Podcast includes entire worship service.

Music licensing: The following music is either public domain or used by permission of CCLI streaming license #20126570.

“With High Delight Let Us Unite” (Mit Freuden Zart)
Henry Balcombe
©1993, Lorenz Publishing Co., The Lorenz Corp.

“Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”
TUNE: MARION
Words: Edward H. Plumptre, (1865)
Music: Arthur H. Messiter (1883)
Public domain.

“We Are Travelers on a Journey”
TUNE: BEACH SPRING
Words: Richard Gallard (1974)
Music: The Sacred Harp, 1844.; harm, Benjamin Briggs, 2009.
Words: ©1977 Scripture in Song/Maranatha! Music/ASCAP (All rights administered by Music Services).
Harm. ©2010 Celebrating Grace, Inc.

“Near to the Heart of God”
TUNE: MCAFEE (1903)
Words & Music: Cleland B. McAfee, 1903
Public domain.

“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
John Wyeth/Arr. Cindy Berry
©2019, Alfred Publishing.

“Doxology”
TUNE: OLD 100th
Tune & text by Thomas Ken (1674)
Public domain.

“A Living Prayer”
Ron Block, composer/lyricist
©2004, BMG Rights Management.

“At the Cross”
Ralph Hudson/Arr. Marilynn Ham
©2019 Alfred Publishing.

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
TUNE: EIN’ FESTE BURG
WORDS: Martin Luther, ca. 1529; tr. Frederick H. Hedge, 1853
MUSIC: Martin Luther, ca. 1529
Public domain.

“Ancient of Days”
J. Albert Jeffrey/Thomas Chesterton
©1992, Lorenz Publishing Co., The Lorenz Corp.

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Sometimes You Have to Laugh! 09-27-2020

“Sometimes You Have to Laugh!” is the 9/27/2020 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant. Scripture reference: Genesis 30:14–24. This is part of the “A Narrative Journey” series that will follow the Narrative Lectionary from September 13 through the end of May 2021.

Music Licensing: The following music is used by permission under CCLI license #20126570:

“I Stand at the Threshold” (Arioso)
(Sinfonia to Cantata No. 156)
J.S. Bach / E. Power Biggs
©1945, H.W. Gray Co.

“Baptized in Water”
TUNE: BUNESSAN
Words: Michael Saward (1981)
Music: Trad. Gaelic melody; harm. Mark Edwards
Words ©1982 The Jubilante Group (Admin. Hope Publishing Co)
Harm. ©2010 Celebrating Grace, Inc.

“Glory Be To The Father”
TUNE: GLORIA PATRI (GREATOREX)
Words: Anonymous, 4th cent.
Music: Henry W. Greatorex, 1851
Public domain.

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

“O Come Little Children”
Folk tune (public domain) arr. by Evelyn Falen.
©2020, Evelyn Falen, used by permission.

“Come, Holy Spirit, Dove Divine”
TUNE: MARYTON
Words: Adoniram Judson (1829, alt)
Music: H. Percy Smith (1874)
Public domain.

“Von fremden Ländern und Menschen” (Of Foreign Lands and People) by Robert Schumann
From Kinderszenen Op. 15, “Scenes From Childhood”, 1838.
Public domain.

“Doxology”
TUNE: OLD 100th
Tune & text by Thomas Ken (1674)
Public domain.

“Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 6, 1st Mvt”
Violin part by A. Vivaldi, arr. T. Nachéz (public domain).
Instrumental accompaniment by Suzuki.
©1980, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki (Alfred Music, Summy-Birchard, Warner-Chappell)

“Since Jesus Came Into My Heart”
TUNE: MCDANIEL
Words:Rufus H. McDaniel, 1914
Music: Charles H. Gabriel, 1914
Public domain.

“Rondeau” (PBS Masterpiece Theater Theme)
Jean Joseph Mouret/Arr. by Evelyn Falen
©1729, Public domain.
Arr. ©2020, Evelyn Falen, used by permission.

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The World Turned Upside Down

Pulpit guest: Joe Karnes Economic volatility brought on by massive unemployment, a roller coaster stock market and recession. Many people are anxious, uncertain and fearful of what is to come. They feel isolated and powerless to change what is going on. Into this bleak and troubling world comes the promise of hope from our New […]

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Sometimes You Have to Laugh!

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,” 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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