Courage Archive

April 23, 2017 — Youth Choir

April 23, 2017 @ 5:55 pm

 

Five young ladies -- our Youth Choir ... plus friends with our Youth Bells.  Three of them.  

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In Praise of the Village with Hilltop Children’s Choir

April 23, 2017 @ 5:39 pm

 

Our focus was on ministry to children, and this just worked.  

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Hilltop Musicians: Brass, Bells and Congregation

April 16, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

 

Various ensembles and congregational singing at Hilltop on Easter Sunday.  

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Hilltop Chancel Choir — Born to Die

April 16, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

Easter Sunday Anthem - Born to Die.  

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Luke 18: 35 to 19: 10 — Seeing Jesus

April 9, 2017 @ 4:35 pm

The sermon is on the Luke 18: 35 to 19: 10.  I am not 100% sure why we read the passage before except maybe for the forecast of Calvary.  I used this as an opportunity to review where we had been over the earlier four weeks and try, key word - try, to put a cherry on top of those four reflections.  

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Narrative Lectionary — New Testament Week Twelve — Jesus in his humanness

March 24, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

 

The scripture for the week is shown below.  I didn't get a recording of the liturgist reading it this particular Sunday.  

 

Luke 13: 31-35

31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, "Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you." 32 He said to them, "Go and tell that fox for me, "Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. 33 Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.' 34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 35 See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, "Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.' "

 

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Narrative Lectionary — New Testament Week Ten — Transfiguration

February 26, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

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Narrative Lectionary — New Testament Week Eight — John the Baptist — Go Tell John — 1030 version

February 12, 2017 @ 4:03 pm

Luke 7: 18-21 -- Go Tell John

John the Baptist has sent his men to see Jesus and ask him, if he is the one.  Jesus answers pointing to the ideas of trusting his senses and affirming John the Baptist focus on Fruitfulness.  

We have posted several of our musical offerings ... bells, congregational singing, and our praise band.  

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January 29th, Ministry Moment — Barbara Moeller

February 1, 2017 @ 5:05 pm

 

Barbara was a Interfaith Hospitality Network client several years ago.  IHN is now Family Promise but it is still providing the kind of love and Grace that Barbara addresses here.  This is a reflection on what it is like to be homeless.  

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Narrative Lectionary — New Testament Week Six — Sabbath and Today (with a brief reflection on Methodism)

January 30, 2017 @ 7:42 am

 

This podcast includes my statement of the them, our prayer over our plates, Emily's exegesis before my sermon, and the sermon.  It also includes a brief commentary on the fact I/we reserve the right to critique the state (both Federal and Utah) on what it is, and perhaps is not, doing.  

The scripture is Luke 6 and mine is mostly on 1-11 but we read to 16.  Narrative Lectionary. 

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