I have seen some incredible worship spaces, from the centuries old Abbey on the Island of Iona in Scotland, to the historic, 102 year old sanctuary of my own church, to a worship space that also serves as a coffee shop. I am a United Methodist Deacon who is currently serving as a Lead Pastor of a church in Colorado with a degree in Sacred Music. Flower Guild – prepare flower arrangement for the Lord’s Table, Parish Choir. In this service, we affirm the importance of praying our lives in holy listening. -- Luke 10:27 Loving God inspire us to show our love for you and our neighbour. While it is true that we can worship fully regardless of the space we are in, another argument can be for the impact our worship’s architecture has on our sense of reverence, awe, and our sense of the sacred in the midst of our worship. Welcome all who enter. I am sleep deprived, full of coffee, and awestruck by how my last week has been. Let us be thankful that his love is more faithful than ours. A man is traveling on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho. “Do not pass me by,” the stranger cries, hungry from lack of food. In the late 1980’s, the organ was enlarged with a new mixture stop in the Great Organ that increased the total ranks to 22., Click here for Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Thursday: 6pm - Laypersons lead Centering Prayer - has been postponed due COVID-19. Read the Epistles on Sunday morning. For those of us used to observing trends and practices of the church, the past few days have been a spectacle of church adaptation and willingness to accept change. Find him on Twitter: @bahensley or on Facebook: facebook.com/bahensley, Relinquishing Control: Alternatives to Livestreamed Worship During a Pandemic. Assist in greeting and seat parishioners for all occasions of worship. Meets weekly, Thursdays at 6pm, to pray various contemplative methods of prayer practicing the Divine Practice from within. Sunday: 8:30am Zoom Meeting and 10am In-Person Service - Both services follow Rite II. A visual reminder of the centering of our lives in prayer is the eight circle in-ground Labyrinth at the back of our property. The ways churches have turned seemingly on a dime to utilize technology and engage the worshipping community has been miraculous and inspiring to behold. Thus saved from death, from want secured, I wait till he again shall come, When I shall be completely cured. It is available to anyone at any time. This blog mostly centers around my writing for worship, so I want to spend some time talking about the architecture of our sacred spaces. We are neighbors to those in need of protection. This paragraph might not seem cohesive or coherent yet, but it will. The Good Samaritan Choir is under the direction of Carol Alexander which meets on Wednesdays at 6:30pm from the first Wednesday after Labor Day through the first Wednesday in June. Lead the prayers of the people during the Liturgy and give announcements. Jan 1st: New Year's Day Service is at 10am in the Church. Call to Worship: "The Good Samaritan" Luke 10:25-37 - July 06, 2016 “Do not pass me by,” the stranger cries, hungry from lack of food. And that thinking and training is what led me to make the decision not to livestream a simulation of our worship service onto Facebook Live or Youtube. Participation in Cursillo has been an integral part of building leadership here. In Jesus’ day, this … Ben mostly sings, and is the most comfortable singing jazz, classical, or theatrical repertoire. Parishioners take reserved Sacraments to the homebound or in hospitals or rehabilitation centers. Becky David Hensley and their cat: Thunderbob. Your words--and these neighbors--will be lifted up in our worship this Sunday. In response, Jesus tells what we now know as a famous parable: the good Samaritan. Monthly Groupings deepen our experiences of spiritual formation through community and accountability. We are neighbors to those in need of nutrition. Call to Worship: "The Good Samaritan" Luke 10:25-37 Get link; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Email; Other Apps - July 06, 2016 “Do not pass me by,” the stranger cries, hungry from lack of food. CALL TO WORSHIP Let us worship God. The choir also rehearses at 9:15am on Sunday morning. He also has a Masters degree in Sacred Music from Perkins School of Theology. Ben lives in the Denver metro area with his wife, Rev. Music starts at 4:30pm. Recommended by the Rector, they serve at the altar administering the chalice and assist the Celebrant as needed. See above click here for Sunday Worship on the Home Page. And take me to his heav'nly home. Okay. Some of the metal pipes have reeds (trompette and oboe) that produce a piercing tone. He is currently the Pastor at Lakewood United Methodist Church in Lakewood, CO. His passion lies in worship, and how worship is a verb that people “do” rather than a place or time in which people “are in.” He has two undergraduate degrees: one in Theatre and the other in Music. Timothy Alan Williams 4,313 views. I am going to confess a bias of mine— I don’t, It’s 4:19AM, and I am writing this from the reception desk of my church which has become a temporary pop-up homeless shelter. They answer questions and ask visitors to sign the welcome book. During this time, we pray with and for each other and for those we know who also need healing prayers. There through eternal boundless days, When nature's wheel no longer rolls, How shall I love, adore, and praise, This good Samaritan to … The “box” pipes produce a light wood flute tone. Ben A. David Hensley is a United Methodist Deacon serving in the Mountain Sky Annual Conference. Main Sanctuary of the Abbey on the Island of Iona Two qualities serve as the ma, Rev. Timothy Alan Williams "Call To Worship" 03062016 - Duration: 3:42. Jesus said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself." Live streaming is on Youtube. And took upon him all the cost. Yet still we cannot help but live for ourselves, and every day we justify ourselves by our own standards, not Yours. The darker metal pipes are mostly lead, and produce a warm, “fuzzy” tone. Due to COVID-19, Sunday Service is at 10am starting on Oct 18th in Church. They invite the newcomers to fellowship. “Do not pass me by,” the battered spouse cries, trapped in an abusive relationship. We are neighbors to those in need of nutrition. Good Samaritan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting - it is the same link every week. Carry gifts of bread and wine to the altar for Holy Communion. We are neighbors to those in need of protection. Wednesday: 10am Hope & Healing Service - we gather on Zoom for a Morning Prayer service of Hope & Healing. I think a LOT about worship, especially the music and singing within it. Worship using labyrinth, music, and meditation to strengthen our spiritual journey. Prayer (inspired by Luke 10:25-37) Heavenly Father, we know that You have made us for Yourself, to love You and to love our neighbors. Dec 25: Christmas Day 10am Holy Eucharist service in the Church. social, liturgical, sacramental, and biblical musings of a united methodist deacon and music minister. The brighter metal pipes are mostly tin, producing a bright tone. “Do not pass me by,” the battered spouse cries, trapped in an abusive relationship. Good Samaritan Prayer Here’s a prayer inspired by Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37). They hand out bulletins and are responsible for counting of parishioners attending the service and recording the number. Sing on Sunday mornings, special occasions, Holy Week, Easter, and Christmas. The choir also rehearses at 9:00am on Sunday mornings before the 10:00am Holy Eucharist. We have a variety of music - traditional, Celtic, Taize, contemporary, and folk, with guest musicians, soloists and hammered dulcimer flute players. The choir also rehearses at 9:00am on Sunday mornings before the 10:00am Holy Eucharist. Dec 24: Christmas Eve Community Service at 5:00pm Holy Eucharist service in the Church. The largest pipe is 8 feet tall, and the shortest pipe is smaller than a pencil. Thank you for this, Brother. Jesus Teaches a Samaritan Woman - … Let me refill my coffee. Linen Guild – clean and press linens for the Lord’s Table We have the St. John’s Praise Band that participates in our 5th Sunday Worship. The Wicks Pipe Organ originally had 17 ranks of pipes in 3 divisions—Great Organ, Pedal Organ (on the Epistle side), and the Swell Organ (in the box with shades to control volume, on the Gospel side).