Home Worship for August 30, 2020

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

If we are faithful, the church is to follow Christ in the life-giving way of the cross. Paul helps us see today that this way includes rejoicing and weeping with those who rejoice and weep and therefore together persevering in prayer for them. If you are able, join the congregation of Resurrection church at 10 AM this Sunday to lis- ten to the word of God and to include such joy and sorrow in our common prayer.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am on Sunday, August 30, on our YouTube channel and will be available below:

Worship material for August 30, 2020

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for August 30, 2020:

Music Notes

Hymn of the Day: “Take Up Your Cross, The Savior Said” #667
Text: Charles W. Everest (1814-1877)
Tune: BOURBON, Freeman Lewis (1780-1859)

Charles W. Everest was an Eposcopal priest. He published this hymn text when he was 19 years old in his Visions of Death, and Other Poems in 1833. The original text of this hymn differs very materially from that which we usually find in the hymn-books. The most widely known form of the text is that in Hymns Ancient & Modern, where it appeared in 1861. It was copied by the Compilers from another collection, but the originator of the alteration is unknown. The nearest approach to the original is in Horder's Congregational Hymn Book, 1884. Original text in Biggs's English Hymnology, 1873.

Included in Columbian Harmony (1825), BOURBON was credited there to Freeman Lewis and set to "Twas on that Dark and Doleful Night," a text often attributed to Isaac Watts. The tune appeared in several other nineteenth-century songbooks, among them Hauser's Hesperian Harp (1848). The tune title presumably refers to the aristocratic French family whose descendants included Henry IV, Phillip V, and Charles III, and after which a Kentucky county is named. It is also interesting to note that this county is more popularly known for its association with a particlar type of corn whiskey.

Musical Meditation: “St. Brendan’s” by David Schelat

David Schelat is Minister of Music at First & Central Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware. He has performed as organist, conductor, or composer for five regional conventions of the AGO, as well as for conferences of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, and National Association of Pastoral Musicians.

Peter Scholtes (1938–2009) wrote the hymn text "They'll Know We Are Christians by Our Love" and the hymn tune “St. Brendan’s” while he was a parish priest at St. Brendan's on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s. The idea for the hymn was born when he was leading a youth choir and was looking for an appropriate song for a series of ecumenical, interracial events. When he couldn't find such a song, he wrote the now-famous hymn in a single day. His experiences at St. Brendan's, and in the Chicago Civil Rights movement, influenced him for the rest of his life.