WORSHIP

WORSHIP

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

Sunday morning, the Sanctuary Choir encircled the congregation as they presented M. Praetorius rendition of "Jubilate Deo." Rev. Peggy challenged us to say, "Yes to Life," continuing with her theme built around the value of the month, Eagerness." The second verse of the hymn sung following the reflection rather sums up her message: 

Saying 'Yes' can bring new insights, changes, choices we must face. 

Give us wisdom in deciding, mindful always of your grace.

Should we stumble, lose our bearings, find it hard to know what's right,

We regain our true direction focused on the Jesus light.

The worship folder is attached as a file attachment below. Note the time management notes on page 4. 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Our worship folder Sunday morning quoted author, Zane Grey, who said, "I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me." Our service truly was an invitation to harness our energies and attack the future with gusto. Alison, along with Abbey and Trent, had us singing and working out at the same time as we sang, "Hallelujah, Praiser Ye, the Lord" complete with actions. Rev. Peggy, presiding, shared with us her reflection on "Eagerness - Energizing the Spirit." And, the Chamber Choir added their 'eagerness' with a rousing rendition of "Down to the River to Pray."  You can click on the file attachment below to follow along the service. 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

Rev. Kelley presided over Sunday morning's service as we launched into the month of September. The Value of the Month is "Eagerness" and it is with eagerness that we approach the coming calendar of activities and opportunities at St. David's. Her reflection, "God Calls Us," reminded us that we are all part of the ministry at St. David's.

Special music for this concluding summer service was provided by Carsten Rubeling on his trombone.  

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017

Rev. Peggy's theme Sunday morning was "Being God's Glow." As usual, Rev. Peggy's  creativity gave us words to the hymn following her reflection.

"Travelling companions, friends on the journey.

Sharing our kindness, our grace to increase.

Truth gives our faith its courage and wisdom,

shaping our world with the light we release." 

 Our guest musician was baritone, Graham Fast.

You can follow the service as a file attachment that is uploaded below. 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017

Rev. Peggy led a contemplative worship service on Sunday, built around the theme of "Be Still and Know." Dr. Richard Christmas read several selections inviting quiet reflection. "Taking Refuge" and "The Value of You" as well as asking the questions, "I wonder how I can show compassion today?" and "I wonder, how can I live more in the present moment and be a blessing to myself and others?" guided the thoughts of St. Davidians gathered for Sunday morning service. The worship folder is uploaded as a file attachment at the base of this page. 

"Our worship service was crafted around the conteplative worship style of reflection and meditation. Worship offered an opportunity to be silent and center on the Creator, Shaper and Sustainer of life, through prayers, readings, silence, soft music and repetitive words. Silence is an important aspect of this particular practice. Silence is about holdig oneself in the present moent and letting Christ spirit, through the Holy Spirit, pray in and through us. We were invitied to share in the contemplative spirit andlet ourselves be embraced, renewed and refreshed."

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017

Rev. Peggy presided at the worship service on Sunday with her theme of summer play. Her reflection was enhanced by the lyrics set to a familiar tune. "Give to us play" verses set the stage for thoughts of summer fun. Brittany Rae soprano renditions and Reinhard Sunnus offered their ministry in song. 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 2017

Rev. Kelley reflected on her recent trip to Brazil during service today. The worship folder for August 6, 2017 is attached as a file below. Garrett Krause was our guest organist and along with Scott Blair on recorder, our music offered its blessing to our week. 

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017

It was great to have Rev. Kelley back from her trip to Brazil. Her reflection on Sunday focussed on "Summer Travels" with readings taken from the book of Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 and from the writings of Suzy Kassm's “Wonderland." Our musical guest Sunday morning was Eileen Kosasih, violinist. The worship folder for Sunday, July 30 has been uploaded below as an attachment. 

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017

ACTS Ministry presided over the worship service this morning. Worshippers were greeted by members of the July Sacred Service team and by the "new" ACTS banner, designed and donated by Dave Layton. Our Adult Spiritual Development Minister Wayne Holst led us through prayers and reflection. Guided by members of the ACTS ministry, Bonnae McTavish, Jock McTavish, Joan Gray, Brenda Wallace and Marlene Holst, we explored the theme of "Awakening Compassion." 

Our guest musician, Lindsay Johnson, offered her talent with the French Horn and joined Brent on the harpsichord with "Largo for Horn and Piano."

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017

Rev. Deb Stockdale presided over the service this morning. Harpist, Gianetta Baril was our guest soloist and John Wilkes shared "Words of hope and joy from Isaiah 55: 10-13 to his people in exile.

Anne Lamott wrote,"I think joy and sweetness and affection are a spiritual path. We're here to know God, to love and serve God and to be blown away by the beauty and miracle of nature. You just have to get rid of so much baggage to be light enough to dance, to sing, to play. You don't have time to carry grudges, you don't have time to cling to the need to be right." 

Rev. Deb reminded us of the feeling of joy and relief we recently experienced by the rain following the heat wave of the previous week. "God's word is like rain, bringing us back to life." 

SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2017

Jesus' Parables came to life this morning as Alison and her faithful band of disciples reenacted the familiar story of Jesus and his ministry. With Garrett on the piano and Alison on guitar, we sang a host of familiar country tunes. Kerry, Eileen and Brian joined Alison in telling the stories and singing the songs. Of course, the July Sacred Service team and the PSALT team looked after the amenities. Thank you to all participants. 

SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2017

Rev. Kelley dealt with two difficult Bible passages this morning in her reflection entitled, "What Are We Willing to Sacrifice?" In the Old Testament reading, we are reminded of the obedience required of Abraham as he prepared to sacrifice his son, Isaac, and in the New Testament, Jesus reminds his disciples of the heavy demands of loyalty involved in following him.