Windsor Park United Church


Notes on the Notes

  • Notes on the Notes – February 26, 2020 at 5 p.m.

    Ash Wednesday Scripture Readings: Psalm 104:24-28     Proverbs 2:1-5, 3:5-6 John 15:12-17      Luke 23:32-38 Service Music: “Light of Life Beyond Conceiving” (VU #121) “Light of life beyond conceiving, Mighty Spirit of our Lord; Give new strength to our believing, Give us faith to live your word, Give us faith to live your word.” As we enter […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – February 23, 2020

    Transfiguration Sunday Exodus 24:12-18    Matthew 17:1-9 This week is the final Sunday of the season of Epiphany –  Transfiguration Sunday.  On this Sunday, all three of the synoptic gospels tell a story of Peter, James, and John accompanying Jesus to the top of a holy mountain. There, before their eyes, Jesus is transfigured or transformed […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – February 16, 2020

    This week’s scripture readings: Psalm 119:1-8        1 Corinthians 3:1-9 This week’s music: “Serve the Lord”    “Serve the Lord, serve the Lord with gladness, Serve the Lord, serve the Lord with gladness. O ye people who’ve been waiting for so long, serve the Lord. Trust the Lord, the Lord will always lead […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – February 9, 2020

    “We are the Light” Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12)                Matthew 5:13-20 Throughout the season of Epiphany, we have been following a journey of the light.  Jesus came as the Light of the World and the wise men followed the light of a star.  We have heard from the prophet Isaiah, saying, “Arise, your light has come.”    As […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – February 2, 2020

    Communion Worship Leader: Rev. Bob Galston Micah 6:1-8          Matthew 5:1-12 This week’s music: “Come, Now, You Blessed” (VU #592) “Come, now, you blessed, eat at my table,” Said the great judge to the righteous above. “When I was hungry, thirsty and homeless, Sick and in prison you showed me your love.” “When […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – January 26, 2020

    Guest Speaker: Tammy Junghans from “Segue – Red Frogs” Isaiah 9:1-4          Matthew 4:12-23 This week’s music: “Who is a Disciple” “Who is a disciple?  Look and you will see. Those who follow Jesus learning what to be. Mary Magdalene was one – she walked close by our Lord. And was the first to find him […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – January 19, 2020

    Baptism Isaiah 49:1-7         John 1:29-42 “Will You Come and See the Light” (VU #96) Brian Wren has called upon his experience working for Third World aid and development projects to write this hymn, which is an invitation in song.  He chose the Scottish fold tune KELVINGROVE as the setting for his text.  It was arranged […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – January 12, 2020

    Baptism of Jesus Living in God’s Light This week’s scripture readings: Isaiah 42:1-9                     Matthew 3:13-17 On the first Sunday after Epiphany, we focus on 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 due to […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – January 5, 2020

    Epiphany This week’s scripture readings: Isaiah 60:1-6                  Matthew 2:1-12 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 […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – December 29, 2019

    First Sunday after Christmas To Live in Exile This week’s Scripture Readings: Isaiah 63:7-9   Matthew 2:13-23 This week’s music: “Unto Us a Boy is Born” (VU #54) “Unto us a boy is born! King of all creation, Came he to a world forlorn, the Lord of every nation, The Lord of every nation. Christ from […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – December 24, 2019

    Christmas Eve Tonight’s music: “O Come, All Ye Faithful” (VU #60) The original four verses of “O Come All Ye Faithful” were discovered in an eighteenth century Jacobean manuscript with John Francis Wade’s signature.  At one time historians believed that Wade had simply discovered an ancient hymn by an unknown author, possibly St. Bonaventura, a […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – Monday, December 23, 2019 at 7 p.m.

    Longest Night Blue Christmas Service Tonight’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 God, I come, I come.  Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind; Sight, riches, healing of […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – December 22, 2019

    Advent 4 – Christmas Sunday To Dream of Something New     Isaiah 7:10-16     Matthew 1:18-25 “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (VU #36) “Angels, from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth; Ye who sang creation’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth: Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – December 15, 2019

    Advent 3 To See God’s Glory Isaiah 35:1-10        Luke 1:47-55 “There Was A Child in Galilee (Dreaming Mary)” (MV #134) “There was a child in Galilee who wandered wild along the sea. A holy child, alone was she, and they called her Dreaming Mary. And she dreamed, rejoicing in her saviour; She dreamed of justice […]

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  • Notes on the Notes – December 8, 2019

    Advent 2 To Turn Towards God White Gift Sunday     Isaiah 11:1-10    Matthew 3:1-12  This week’s music: “All Poor Ones and Humble” (VU #68) “All poor ones and humble and all those who stumble, Come hastening, and feel not afraid; For Jesus, our treasure, with love past all measure, In lowly poor manger was laid. […]

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