Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,
This Sunday, we continue Matthew’s explorations of forgiveness and reconciliation in our churchly life together. In the readings, listen for the radical extent of God’s forgiveness, and the high expectations for us to forgive as we have been forgiven. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am on Sunday.
A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am on Sunday, September 13, on our YouTube channel and will be available below:
Worship material for September 13, 2020
The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for September 13, 2020:
- Musical Reflection: "Down Ampney" by David Blackwell
- Psalm 103:1-13
- Pastor Linman's recorded sermon
- Hymn #605, "Forgive Our Sins, as we Forgive"
- Hymn #835, "All Creatures, Worship God Most High!"
- Choir Anthem: "Where Charity and Love Prevail", Richard D. Erickson
Hymn of the Day: “Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive” #605
Text: Rosemund E. Herklots (1905-1987)
Tune: DETROIT, The Sacred Harp, Philadelphia (1844)
Educated at Leeds Girls’ High School and the University of Leeds, England, she worked for over two decades as secretary for a neurologist, and then at the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in London. Herklots had begun writing poetry as a child, but did not turn to hymn writing until around 1940. In 1968, two of her hymns made it to the finals of the Hymns for Britain contest and were sung on television. Altogether, she wrote a total of about 70 hymns. This text is based on the petition of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:12, “An forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” The hymn was written in 1966.
The tune, DETROIT, is a shape-note tune that is almost pentatonic. The tune is an anonymous one that was included in the attributed to “Bradshaw,” but we do not know who he was.
Musical Meditation Prelude on “Down Ampney,” David Blackwell (1961)
David Blackwell is an English freelance composer, arranger, writer and editor.
In this piece David uses introductory and accompanying material recalling the very pleasing style of Ralph Vaughn Williams’ composition, “Rosemedre.” And, a further connection, Ralph Vaughan Williams composed the tune for the hymn text "Come Down, O Love Divine" which he titled "Down Ampney" in honor of his birthplace.
Choir Anthen: "Where Charity and Love Prevail", Richard D. Erickson
Where charity and love prevail,
There God is ever found;
Brought here together by Christ’s love,
By love are we thus bound.
With grateful joy and holy fear
God’s charity we learn;
Let us with heart and mind and soul
now love God in return.
Let strife among us be unknown;
Let all contentions cease.
Be God’s the glory that we seek;
Be God’s our only peace.
We now forgive each other’s faults
As we confess our own;
That we may love each other well
In Christian gentleness.