This Week’s Music

Prelude: Voluntary # 4 in G Minor – William Boyce (1711-1779) Mr. Boyce was a Choirboy at St. Paul’s London, and eventually became Master of the King’s Music. He wrote lots of really fine choir music, and in his old age edited Cathedral Music, a collection of English church music that...

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Sermon: Praying for Jesus’ Baptism? January 12, 2020

Epiphany 1: Baptism of Jesus William Bradbury Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 29, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 3:13-17 One of my favorite collects starts this way: “O God…Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ….” Is it possible to share...

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Sermon: Who’s Side Are We On? January 5, 2020

The Epiphany + William Bradbury + Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7,10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 Some of you will remember radio personality Paul Harvey who had a regular segment that aired everyday called, “The Rest of the Story”, in which he would tell the unknown story behind the known story in...

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Sermon: Context of Christmas + December 29, 2019

Sermon: First Sunday after Christmas Day Contemplative Service: John 1:1-18 + William Bradbury The story of Christmas can only be understood within its proper context. Luke and Matthew tell the story Jesus’ birth within the context of the people of Israel living under the domination of the Roman Empire.  When...

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Sermon: The Real Gift of Christmas

Christmas Eve 2019 + William Bradbury Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14(15-20) On the order of the government, a pregnant girl and her fiancé travel 90 miles to his ancestral home, where she gives birth to her first-born son and places him in a manger. There is no...

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Sermon: Which World Do You Live In? December 22, 2019

   Sermon+Advent 4+December 22, 2019+ William Bradbury Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25 As a senior in high school I bought my first music system: It was made by Panasonic and had detachable box speakers to give that stereo sound we all craved. The gospels also give...

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