Archive for March, 2017

Magical Strings Concert on May 5

Friday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. This concert will feature Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer, taking the audience to Ireland and beyond with ancient airs. Philip and Pam Boulding have been touring internationally for 36 years, recorded 20 albums, and will...

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Join the Usher’s Guild And Mix Fun with Service

Smiling Faces Needed! Want an easy but important way to serve St. Paul’s? Please consider becoming an usher for either the 8:30 or 10:30 service. You choose the dates most convenient for you to serve, and an average commitment of only three Sundays per...

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The Lord Is My Shepherd by Bobby McFerrin

The Fourth Sunday in Lent – March 26, 2017

The Lord is my Shepherd, I have all I need,
She makes me lie down in green meadows,
Beside the still waters, She will lead.

She restores my soul, She rights my wrongs,
She leads me in a path of good things,
And fills my heart with songs.

Even though I walk, through a dark & dreary land,
There is nothing that can shake me,
She has said She won’t forsake me,
I’m in her hand.

She sets a table before me, in the presence of my foes,
She anoints my head with oil,
And my cup overflows.

Surely, surely goodness & kindness will follow me,
All the days of my life,
And I will live in her house,
Forever, forever & ever.

Glory to our Mother, & Daughter,
And to the Holy of Holies,
As it was in the beginning, is now & ever shall be,
World, without end. Amen

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Appalachian Lord’s Prayer by Rick Sowash

The First Sunday in Lent – March 5, 2017

Beloved God, beyond the mountains,
hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kin-dom* come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heav’n.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors
and lead us not into temptation.

Deliver us, we pray, from evil,
for Thine is the kin-dom,*
the pow’r of morning,
the sunset glory,
now and forever more. Amen.

*Composer’s Note: “Kin-dom” instead of “Kingdom” is consistent with Jesus’ teachings about being “kin” with God, that is, being in the family of God as “kinfolk,” a term and a concept which Appalachian persons cherish.

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March 5: First Sunday in Lent

The Rev. Dr. Eric J. Liles

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March 1: Ash Wednesday

The Rev. Rick Lord

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