Posts from March 2020

Posts from March 2020

Prayer Resources during COVID-19

Beloved, As we continue during these days of social distancing, I commend to you these prayer resources for your own daily prayers. As more become available (or I remember existing ones that are pertinent), I will post them here and reference them. Peace to you, For easier navigation, click on the resource to jump to a section: from The Book of Common Prayerfrom Evangelical Lutheran Worshipfrom Psalmsfrom Virginia Theological Seminaryfrom Forward Movement from The Book of Common Prayer In the…

Responding to COVID-19

UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 | 12:00 pM “We can’t go back to Eden” Beloved, Saturday we will observe the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 or 9/11. I can’t begin to imagine the stories we all have from that day or that time shortly thereafter. Some of us were in school, some of us were in uniform, some of us were not yet a twinkle in our mother’s eye, most of us were waking up to what we thought was an…

Lent 2020 Music Notes

Dear Friends, As we prepare to enter the season of Lent, you will certainly notice that the service music has changed to reflect the penitential nature of this season. First, rather than singing a Processional Hymn and the Gloria in excelsis Deo, our service on the First Sunday of Lent will began with the Great Litany. This alternating chant setting was composed by John Merbecke (ca.1510 – ca. 1585), an early Anglican composer. Martin Luther hailed the Litany as one of the greatest…