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Notes on the Notes

Notes on the Notes – August 1, 2021

This week’s music: “Spirit God, Be Our Breath” (MV #150) Our service of music will open with an instrumental verse of the song “Spirit God, Be our Breath,” which was written by Bruce Harding in 1997.  It was recorded on February 21, 2021. “Come and Find the Quiet Centre” (VU #374) “Come and find the […]

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Notes on the Notes – July 25, 2021

This week’s music: “Be a Light” “In a time full of war, be peace.In a time full of doubt, just believe.Yeah, there ain’t that much difference between you and me.In a time full of war, be peace. In a world full of hate, be a light.When you do somebody wrong, make it right.Don’t hide in […]

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Notes on the Notes – July 18, 2021

“Worship Through Song” This Week’s Music “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” Our service this week will open with the first section of “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,”  one of the most popular choral compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach. It was crafted around 1714-1716.   It was originally a choral piece, the 10th movement of “Herz und […]

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Notes on the Notes – May 30, 2021

Trinity Sunday This week’s music: “Praise With Joy the World’s Creator” (VU #312) “Praise with joy the world’s Creator, God of justice, love, and peace, Source and end of human knowledge, God whose grace shall never cease. Celebrate the Maker’s glory, Power to rescue and release. Praise to Christ who feeds the hungry, Frees the […]

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Notes on the Notes – May 23, 2021

Pentecost This week’s music: “She Comes Sailing on the Wind” (VU #380) “She comes sailing on the wind, her wings flashing in the sun; On a journey just begun, she flies on. And in the passage of her flight, her song rings out through the night, Full of laughter, full of light, she flies on. […]

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Notes on the Notes – May 16, 2021

Live in God’s Joy This Week’s Music: “There is Joy in the Lord” “There is joy in the Lord, There is love in His Spirit There is hope in the knowledge of Him There’s a fountain that flows like a river from heaven Abounding in love to my soul All blessing and honour are his […]

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Notes on the Notes – May 9, 2021

Mother’s Day This Week’s Music: “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry” (VU #644) “I was there to hear your borning cry,  I’ll be there when you are old. I rejoiced the day you were baptized,  to see your life unfold. I was there when you were but a child, with a faith to […]

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Notes on the Notes – May 2, 2021

This week’s music: “My Shepherd is the Living Lord” (SFGP #75) “My shepherd is the living Lord, nothing therefore I need; In pastures fair, near pleasant streams you settle me to feed. You bring my wandering spirit back when I forsake your ways, And lead me for your mercy’s sake in paths of truth and […]

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Notes on the Notes – April 25, 2021

This week’s music: “Come, Children, Join to Sing” (VU #345) “Come, children, join to sing: Hallelujah! Praise to our Servant-King: Hallelujah! Let all with heart and voice, saved by God’s gracious choice, Now in this place rejoice: Hallelujah! Come, lift your hearts on high: Hallelujah! Let praises fill the sky: Hallelujah! Christ calls his people […]

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Notes on the Notes – April 18, 2021

Sunday Before Earth Day This week’s music: “All Things Bright and Beautiful” (VU #291) “All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful: In love, God made them all. Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings, God made their glowing colours, God made their tiny wings. […]

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Notes on the Notes – April 11, 2021

What if…? This week’s music: “Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Give Thanks” (VU #179) “Hallelujah, hallelujah. Give thanks to the risen Christ. Hallelujah, hallelujah. Give praise to God’s name. Spread the good news o’er all the earth: Jesus has died and is risen. Hallelujah…. Come let us praise the living God, Joyfully sing to our Saviour. Hallelujah…” The […]

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Notes on the Notes – April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday This week’s music: “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” (VU #155) “Jesus Christ is risen today, hallelujah! Our triumphant holy day, hallelujah! Who did once upon the cross, hallelujah! Suffer to redeem our loss.  Hallelujah! Hymns of praise then let us sing… Unto Christ, our heavenly King,… Who endured the cross and grave,… Sinners […]

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Notes on the Notes – Good Friday 2021

Good Friday “We Remember” The opening anthem by Joal Raney (2011) draws us into the Good Friday story by retelling some of the events of Jesus’ ministry and leading us to the phrase “we remember Calvary.”  It incorporates the traditional hymn “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”  by Isaac Watts.   Watts was deeply disappointed with […]

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Notes on the Notes – March 28, 2021

Palm Sunday This week’s music: “You Shall Be the Path” “You shall be the path that guides us, You the light that in us burns; Shining deep within all people, Yours the love that we must learn, For our hearts shall wander restless Till they safe to you return; Finding you in one another, We […]

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Notes on the Notes – March 21, 2021

Lent 5 This week’s music: “God of the Bible” (MV #28) “God of the Bible, God in the Gospel, Hope seen in Jesus, hope yet to come, You are our centre, daylight or darkness, freedom or prison, you are our home. God in our struggles, God in our hunger, Suffering with us, taking our part, […]

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