Windsor Park United Church


Notes on the Notes

  • Notes on the Notes – February 17, 2019

    “To be Blessed, to be a Blessing” Dedication of window in memory of Thelma and Ernie Mallard This week’s scripture readings:    Jeremiah 17:5-10    Luke 6:17-26 This week’s music: “All Things Bright and Beautiful” (VU #291) This classic text, from Cecil Frances Alexander’s Hymns for Little Children (1846), is based on the phrase “Maker of […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – February 10, 2019

    This week’s scripture readings: Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)     Luke 5:1-11 This week’s music: “Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet” “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path; Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – February 3, 2019

    This week’s scripture readings: Jeremiah 1:4-10                         Luke 4:21-30 This week’s music: “You, Creator God, Have Searched Me” (MV #131) “You, Creator God, have searched me and you know my ways. You perfectly understand me, It’s my cause of praise. I cannot escape your presence in air, land or sea. Your arms of love and protection […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – January 27, 2019

    This week’s scripture readings: Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10          1 Corinthians 12:12-31 This week’s music: “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (VU #602) “Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love; The unity of heart and mind is like to that above. Before our Maker’s throne we pour our ardent prayers; Our […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – January 20, 2019

    This week’s scripture readings: 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11        John 2:1-11 This week’s music: “Sing a New Church” “Summoned by the God who made us Rich in our diversity, Gathering in the name of Jesus, Richer still in unity: Let us bring the gifts that differ And in splendid, varied ways, Sing a new church into […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – January 13, 2019

    Baptism of Jesus This week’s scripture readings: Isaiah 43:1-7        Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 The first Sunday after Epiphany is when we read about the Baptism of Jesus.  This event marks the start of Jesus’ public ministry – His emergence from a life of seeming obscurity into a life of growing popularity on account of His preaching, […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – January 6, 2019

    Epiphany This week’s scripture readings: Isaiah 60:1-6    Matthew 2: 1-12 This week’s music: “Will You Come and See the Light” (VU #96) This invitation in song is packed with striking metaphors and thought progressions.  Brian Wren has called upon his experience working for Third World aid and development projects to write this hymn.  He chose […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – December 30, 2018

    First Sunday after Christmas This week’s scripture reading: Luke 2:39-52 This week’s music: “The First Nowell” (VU #91) “The first Nowell the angel did say was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;  in fields where they lay a-keeping their sheep on a cold winter’s night that was so deep.  Nowell, Nowell, born is […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – December 24, 2018

    Christmas Eve Tonight’s Scripture Readings: John 1:1-5     Isaiah 9:2-7    Luke 2:1-20 Tonight’s Music: “A Candle is Burning” (VU #6) “A candle is burning, a flame warm and bright, A candle of hope in December’s dark night. While angels sing blessing from heaven’s starry sky, Our hearts we prepare now for Jesus is nigh. A candle […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – December 23, 2018

    Advent 4 This week’s theme: “Loving the unlovable” This week’s scripture readings: Micah 5:2-5a   Luke 1:47-55 This week’s music: “See, Amid the Winter’s Snow” (VU #76) “See amid the winter’s snow, born for us on earth below, See, the tender Lamb appears, promised from eternal years. Hail, thou ever-blessed morn; Hail, redemption’s happy dawn; Sing […]

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  • Longest Night/Blue Christmas Service – December 19, 2018

    A quiet service of contemplation and candlelight.  *We have included the service in its entirety for those who are unable to be with us tonight. Opening Words Stay close to the cracks, to the broken places, where people struggle with the chaos and confusion of this time of the year, where people weep and cry […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – December 16, 2018

    Advent 3 This week’s theme: Joy This week’s scripture readings: Isaiah 55    Luke 3:7-18 This week’s music: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” “O come, O come, Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lowly exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel! O come, Thou […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – December 9, 2018

    Advent 2 This week’s theme: Peace / White Gift Sunday This week’s scripture readings: Baruch 5:1-9    Luke 1:68-79 This week’s music: “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (VU #64) “O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by; Yet in thy dark streets […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – December 2, 2018

    Advent 1 This Week’s Theme:   Hope This week’s scripture readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16         Luke 1:39-55 This week’s music: “Once in Royal David’s City” (VU #62) “Once in royal David’s city stood a lowly cattle shed, Where a mother laid her baby in a manger for his bed. Mary was that mother mild, Jesus Christ her little […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – November 25, 2018

    This week’s theme: Reign of Christ – To Walk Away Celebrating the Reign of Christ Sunday marks the end of Ordinary Time and serves as a prologue to the festivities of Advent. We celebrate Christ’s role as Lord of all—the world, the church, and our lives.  Do we accept our role as followers of Christ, […]

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