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Recorded live at 10.30am Sunday 2nd Auguat from St. Andrew’s, Banwell.
Hymns, Songs, Readings and other links for 8th Sunday of Trinity –
4th Sunday of Re-opening – A New Church for a New Society:
“Celebration of the Feast of the Transfiguration” (6th Aug)
Sunday 2nd August 2020
Key Bible Readings:
Matthew 17:1-13 read by Sarah Sims
1 Corinthians 13: Paul’s great message of Love
Set Readings for today:
Isaiah 55:1-5 – This most wonderful passage which talks about the Lord, Yeshua (Jesus) wine, milk, rich food and water without cost and of renewing the great Covenant with Israel and with all people.
Romans 9:1-5 – Paul begins a famous speech where he laments for his fellow Israelites who have received so much at the hands of God and yet who do not recognise the Mashiach – the Jewish name for the Messiah who Paul has come to see is none other than Yeshua (Jesus).
There is much hope however in modern times with the outreach work of “One for Israel,” a Jewish Christian group based in Israel and throughout the world – Jewish people speaking to their own brothers and sisters about their discovery of Jesus.
See https://www.oneforisrael.org/ where they have some amazing testimonies from fellow believers. Very inspirational especially around Isaiah 53, but also insightful into the cultural barriers for a Jewish person to become a Christian.
Matthew 14:13-21 – the great story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand – Jesus’ re-enactment Moses and the Exodus with the Manna from heaven and the Quail. Jesus is showing not just compassion for the people, important though that is, but also calling them into becoming a renewed people – people who would be ‘Israel’ to Israel and the world again, a people fit to proclaim and inhabit the Kingdom of God.
Hymns and Songs for 8th Sunday after Trinity:
1. “Oh worship the King, all glorious above” – Songs of Praise with Lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQygFycpvBA
2. “Immortal, invisible, God only wise” – Songs of Praise with Lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spE-BE23qxA
3. “Jesus is Lord, Creation’s voice proclaims it” – with Lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prEq8NOx3vs
4. “Be still for the presence of the Lord” – Aled Jones singing solo – captures very much the moment of the Transfiguration as if these were the words of Peter, James or John: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJMaOxdu6B4
5. “Shine, Jesus, Shine” – by Graham Kendrick – Songs of Praise with Lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y13tGESE11Y
6. “Jesus is Lord” – by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty – with Lyrics – wonderful meaningful words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLJFpxOcGKk
7. “50 countries affected by CoVid 19 sing one song – Amazing Grace” – as played in Church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA7pdABvpnc&t=32s
– Version with Lyrics to sing along to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDdvReNKKuk
Great song to sing with Children:
8. “You shall go out with the joy” with Lyrics – based on Isaiah 55: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMkWGtkbMFU
Music for Reflection:
9. “Gabriel’s Oboe” played by Henrik Chaim Goldschmidt – became known as “The song from the film The Mission (1986)” – close your eyes and enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WJhax7Jmxs
10. “Glory be to God” – Sounds of New Wine (just released July 2020 during Lockdown) – clever improvisation of screens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpF53DhhLLI
12. “Blinded by your Grace – Part 2” – by Stormzy – a re-work of the great hymn “Amazing Grace” by this South London artist (Live version at Glastonbury Festival 2019 – awesome, a mainstream international artist on Main Stage in front of 130,00 young people and millions at home professing his faith): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxsjQ967kV8
– The famous video from South London that made the song so well received: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPuj6UISMhs
– Lyrics version so you can sing along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsxBrb_uXNg
Reflection on the contribution of Gospel and Soul Music:
Ties in with reference to “The Gospel according to Mica: the story of Gospel music through six songs” (BBC 4) – a must see. Songs include:
– Amazing Grace
– Go down Moses
– Precious Lord, take my hand
– Touch the hem of His garment
– O Happy Day
– Blinded by your Grace – Part 2
13. The Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin sings “Higher Mountains” as part of her “Amazing Grace” concert in her Dad’s Baptist Church in Detroit (1972) – Awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT85ycZRyOE
14. “Oh Happy Day” – The Edwin Hawkins Singers (Remix of the Original using modern technology) Fabulous Original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3R8eu12htg
15. “Precious Lord, take my hand” – Thomas Dorsey – true vintage Gospel – written within hours of learning both his wife and his baby child had passed away. Became a firm favourite of Dr Martin Luther King Jr – in fact requested by him on the morning the day that he was later assassinated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oVcgrbeByo
17. Moving Scene from “The Mission” (1986) featuring the song “Gabriel’s Oboe:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui91q7Y9xPk
18. “Most recent research on the Turin Shroud” – shows how the Resurrection was an enormous explosion of UV light, not unlike a second “Big Bang” but this time in and through the Body of Jesus. May not be “proof” but very interesting not least because it shows how Science and Faith may indeed inform each other: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9lMQlI32wE&t=37s
TV and Films:
BBC iPlayer – “The Gospel according to Mica: the story of Gospel Music in six songs” – with Mica Paris – excellent insight into the soul of Gospel Music and into the importance of Hope against the backdrop of injustice and the discrimination of racism.
“The Mission” (1986) – the story of the Gospel and the native American Indians of South America. Incredibly moving at many levels – based on a true story. Stars a young Jeremy Irons, Robert De Niro and Liam Nielsen. Available on DVD, Netflix and Amazon Prime.
And from last week:
For those who might be interested in learning more about the “Interior Life” – see talk given by Richard Rohr in Norwich Cathedral in 2015, “Becoming Stillness” – although an hour long, it is one of the best talks to help us understand why Prayer is both so valuable and so important: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TGS-JD80nE
This week’s service streamed live from St. Andrew’s, Banwell for the first time. Filmed live at 10.30am and streamed live to Facebook. The service is now available to view on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel.
Hymns, Songs, Readings and other links for 6th Sunday of Trinity –
2nd Sunday of Re-opening – A New Church for a New Society:
“Lament, Thanksgiving, and Restoration”
- Part 2 – “Thanksgiving”
Sunday 19th July 2020
Key Bible Reading: Psalm 36:7-9
“How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.”
“How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!”
Thanksgiving: MORE TH>N
- Protection – “Shadow of your wings” – Luke 13:34, and Luke 19:41-44
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.” (Luke 13:34)
- Nourishment – River of Life:
- Genesis 2:4-25 “The Garden of Eden”
“A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. The name of the first is the Pishon;… The name of the second river is the Gihon;… The name of the third river is the Tigris;… And the fourth river is the Euphrates.” (Gen 2:10-14 abridged)
- Ezekiel 47:1-12 – “The River of Life flowing out of the Temple”
“Then he led me back to the bank of the river. When I arrived there, I saw a great number of trees on each side of the river. He said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Dead Sea. When it empties into the sea, the salty water there becomes fresh. Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows.”
- Revelation 22:1-5 – “The Lamb will sit upon the throne”
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” (Revelation 22:1-2)
- Perspective: “In your light we see light.”
- John 8:12 – “I AM the Light of the world”
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
- Rev 3:20 – “I stand at the door and knock.”
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Rev 3:20)
Video: Bible Project “Holiness” – really good to explain the idea of the River of Life and how it transforms everything it touches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9vn5UvsHvM&t=142s
Set Readings for today:
Matthew 13:24-30. 36-43
Hymns and Songs for 6th Sunday after Trinity:
- “O Lord, my God” (How great Thou art) – Songs of Praise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdE_NKyY_o0
- “There is a Redeemer” – by Keith Green: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_YM_hYzcPo
- A Songs of Praise version recorded at Hereford Cathedral: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0LA3GvAUGU&t=26s
- “Teach me to Dance” – by Graham Kendrick – 40th Anniversary live at the Royal Albert Hall version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=184&v=FE0TEnBkNiU&feature=emb_title
- “Fill your hearts with joy and gladness” (Psalm 147) – set to the tune of Ode to Joy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgsjGx7n3hg
- “Sing to God with Joy and Gladness” (Psalm 147) – set to a joyful Scottish folk tune by the Iona Community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y2luvB6CNU
- “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” – inspired by Psalm 36 – Songs of Praise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCnQNwQG5GI&t=23s
Music for Reflection:
- Hugh Davies singing, “There is a longing in our hearts, O Lord:” https://youtu.be/Fm7v-qm9ySM
- “Better” by Hezekiah Walker – recommended by Charlotte and Hayley Nottage – great fun, praise song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nrcZQliOGI
- “No Outsiders” – because of the Cross of Jesus Christ – Rend Collective (Live in Belfast) – a great anthem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il9jTDycbdw
- “Learning to be the Light” – by Newworldson – taking the words of Psalm 36:9 “In your light we see light” – this is one of their quieter more thoughtful numbers – great live band (see their “Big Church Day Out sessions): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqs24i1RBQo
- A personal favourite by Newworldson “Old Time Religion” (Live for Australia): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ma3BcVmXq0
- Or their crazy ‘eleven minute’ version of the Rhythm and Blues number “Pass Me Not” which gets faster and faster – great double bass line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16zWfEdfgU4
Now the live streams are available on YouTube after the service premiers on Facebook, and will be available here on the blog post page and for the following week on this page of our New Creation website http://www.newcreationchurches.org.uk/covid-19/services/