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Sunday series: 08/21/2011 (#151)

Where: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church at 10am

Bible readings:

“1 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8 KJV)

“1 The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.” (Psalm 24 KJV)

Comments then:

  1. Taizé — repetition to enduce meditation [regarding Call of Confession, Come Bring Your Burdens to God]

    “The community, though Western European in origin, has sought to include people and traditions worldwide. They have sought to demonstrate this in the music and prayers where songs are sung in many languages, and have included chants and icons from the Eastern Orthodox tradition. The music emphasizes simple phrases, usually lines from Psalms or other pieces of Scripture, repeated and sometimes also sung in canon. Earlier Taizé community music was conceived and composed by Jacques Berthier. Later Joseph Gelineau became a major contributor to the music.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiz%C3%A9_Community#Music_and_worship

  2. “digitally distracted lives” [underlined from Prayer of Confession]
  3. Worship Service = time & space;
    • Pay attention; be aware of Gods’s wonders & creation;
    • Meditate – using Taizé-like Psalm 10:2 [regarding Sermon Lift Up Your Heads!]

      “2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.” (Psalm 10:2 KJV)

Comments now:

  1. no idea what to type… okay visit taize.fr.

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