Windsor Park United Church


Notes on the Notes

  • Notes on the Notes – April 21, 2019

    Easter Sunday/Communion This week’s scripture readings: Isaiah 65:17-25      John 20: 1-18 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 […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – April 19, 2019

    Good Friday John 18:1-19:42 Today’s music has been chosen to enhance the Passion narrative of Jesus’ journey to the cross. “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” (VU # 135) “Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand: The shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land, A home within the wilderness, a […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – April 14, 2019

    Palm Sunday  A Parade that Matters! This Week’s Scripture Readings:       Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29          Luke 19:28-40 This Week’s Music: “And on This Path” (MV #8) “And on this path, the gates of holiness are open wide… So enter in, the gates of holiness are open wide… Open wide! Open wide! Open wide! The gates […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – April 7, 2019

    Fifth Sunday of Lent 5 Communion I am Doing Something New? Isaiah 43:16-21           Psalm 126                 John 12:1-9 This week’s music: “Like a Healing Stream” (MV #144) “Like a healing stream in a barren desert, Spirit water bringing life to dusty earth, God is trickling through our lives as in a dream unfolding, Promising revival and […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – March 31, 2019

    Fourth Sunday of Lent Getting What We Deserve? This week’s scripture readings:     Joshua 5:9-12           Psalm 32            Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 This week’s music: “Just as I Am” (VU #508) “Just as I am, without one plea, But that thy blood was shed for me, And that thou bidd’st me come to thee, O Lamb of […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – March 24, 2019

    Third Sunday of Lent Walking with God This week’s Scripture readings:     Psalm 42         1 Corinthians 10:1-13        Luke 12:1-9 This week’s music: “All who are Thirsty” (MV #4) “All who are thirsty All who are weak Come to the fountain Dip your heart in the streams of life Let the pain and the […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – March 17, 2019

    Second Sunday of Lent Baptism Today, Tomorrow and the Next Day This week’s scripture readings: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18           Psalm 27          Luke 13:31-35 This week’s music: “Be Still and Know” “Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am God.” As we […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – March 10, 2019

    First Sunday of Lent Wandering in the Wilderness This week’s scripture readings:     Deuteronomy 26:1-11       Psalm 91: 1:1-2, 9-16       Luke 4:1-13 This week’s music: “Be Still and Know” “Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am God.” In response to […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – March 6, 2019

    Scripture Readings: Isaiah 58:1-12       Psalm 51:1-17     2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Service Music:  “Be Still and Know” “Be still and know that I am God, Be still and know that I am God, Be still and know that I am God.” During the season of Lent, this contemplative refrain will give us the opportunity to center […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – March 3, 2019

    Transfiguration Sunday – Changed by Hope This week’s scripture readings: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2           Luke 9:28-36, (37-43) This week’s music: “Jesus Bids Us Shine” (VU #585) Jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light, Like a little candle burning in the night. In this world is darkness, so let us shine, You in your small […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – February 24, 2019

    Baptism “Risking Relationship” This Week’s Scripture Readings: Genesis 45:3-11, 15                Luke 6:27-38 This Week’s Music: “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” (VU #271) “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea; There’s a kindness in God’s justice which is more than liberty. There is no place where earth’s sorrows are more […]

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  • 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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