Category Archives: Worship

How to Pray

The Gospel for today in the  Daily Office is Matthew 6:7-15.  We have been reading through the Sermon on the Mount since September 15th, this particular reading highlights one of the most embedded fixtures in Christian prayer and worship- The Lord’s Prayer. Every day in Morning and Evening Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer is prayed following …

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4th Century Hymn in Worship

This was the closing hymn in worship at St. Andrew’s this morning.  It is powerful for me to sing hymns from the 4th century in the 21st century.  To know that we are a part of a long, continuous line of folks who call Jesus Lord. From God Christ’s deity came forth, His manhood from …

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Isaiah 55:6-11

This reading from Isaiah is also known as Canticle 10 (The Second Song of Isaiah) in the Book of Common Prayer. The Canticles are generally used in Morning and Evening Prayer, and there is a table in the back of the BCP that gives a suggested pattern of rotation for the collection of canticles in …

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Thoughts on Today’s Lessons

Worship begins in about an hour at St. Andrew’s, I am one of the worship leaders today, so I usually read over the scriptures before driving to church. I pause over three sentences— For I heard them say, “Let us go to Dothan (Genesis 37:17) In South Alabama, everyone who read the Dothan Eagle knew this …

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Thoughts from Today’s Sermon

Father Tim at St. Andrew’s offered an excellent sermon on the lectionary texts, especially the Old Testament and Gospel Lessons.  Little did the the folks who put together the Revised Common Lectionary know that this would be the weekend that Congress would be deliberating over a debt ceiling.  But then again, God’s people have always …

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Story from a Boat

Anticipating worship on Sunday. Here is the Gospel for the day: Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, …

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