Sunday, August 03, 2008

Music for Sunday, August 10, 2008

13th Sunday after Pentecost, Year A
Proper 14 (19) - Ordinary Time

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b (for UMs, that's UMH 828 in the Psalter)
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33

What will your congregations and choirs be singing? What will you or your instrumentalist(s) be playing?

Please share your thoughts, plans, pleas for help, bright ideas, and anything else that might encourage us all to excellence in making music to the Most High!

For a display of the Scripture texts, the most excellent Vanderbilt RCL resource for this week can be found here.


Psalmist said...

Our pastor is preaching from the Gospel lesson and the overarching theme for August is one of community.

My chancel choir will be singing "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" (arr. Lojeski)


Opening: I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord (UMH 540)

Prayer: Into My Heart (Cokesbury 190) - sung each Sunday of the month

Closing: When the Storms of Life are Raging (UMH 512)

Benediction response (full congregation): Forward through the Ages (UMH 555) - refrain only; sung each Sunday of the month

Psalmist said...

For my early service (more casual than contemporary, but it's contemporary for us), we'll be doing a medley of "More Love, More Power" (Smith) and "Open the Eyes of My Heart" (Baloche). In this service, it's a short medley of singing that opens the half-hour worship service.

Katie Z. said...

I'm planning on opening with
UMH 114 - Many Gift, One Spirit

We always sing our prayer for illumination (Spirit of the Living God)

Middle Hymn - You Are Mine (TFWS 2218)

Closing Hymn - Here I Am, Lord (UMH 593)

Psalmist said...

Hi, Katie! I like your hymn selections.

I was thinking of a non-existent piece for my anthem; we have a Lojeski arrangement of Just a Closer Walk with Thee. So since my dear friend "Sister Pianist" improvises quite well from a keyboard reduction, we're simply going to sing the Hymnal version of "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" with her playing an improvisational accompaniment. Tried it tonight (with a WAAAAY-small group, durnit) and it worked well.