The Chancel Choir of Grace Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX; under the direction of Dr. David Leestma, present a new Easter anthem by Dr. Leestma entitled “Resurrection Alleluia”. Accompanied by organist Aaron D. Wilson with the festival brass and tympani. Happy Easter!!
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Service for the Lord’s Day
September 2, 2018
GATHER IN GOD’S NAME
PRELUDE “Blest Be the Tie That Binds With Make Us One” arr. Tornquist
CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 103:1-4
HYMN 612 “We Praise You, O God” KREMSER
PRAYER OF CONFESSION… Silent Confession
LORD, HAVE MERCY :: Hymn 551
ASSURANCE OF PARDON Ephesians 1.4,7
RESPONDING IN PRAISE :: Hymn 582
PROCLAIM GOD’S WORD
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON :: Psalm 133
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON :: Acts 2:42-47
SERMON “Words of Faith: Fellowship” Gordon Turnbull
RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH :: The Apostles’ Creed
OFFERING OF TITHES AND GIFTS
Offertory “Come to the Table” Crescenz
Doxology OLD HUNDREDTH
SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
GO IN GOD’S NAME
HYMN 503 “Lord, We Have Come at Your Own Invitation” O QUANTA QUALIA
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
RESPONSE “We Are One in the Spirit” Scholtes
POSTLUDE “Great Is the Lord” Michael Smith
The Rev. Dr. Gordon Turnbull, Senior Pastor
Rev. David Howell, Associate Pastor
Doug Kroske, Liturgist
Hayley Scott, Guest Choir Director
Steve Grant, Organist
Margaret Redmon, Guest Pianist
Recorded & Edited by Caroline T Robertson
To Worship You I Live – Matt Gilman live at Revival Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod
The first Sunday service after a week of social action church members faces — from the Reverend Alison Harrington’s arrest on Monday evening in Washington, DC at an immigrant reform rally (200 were arrested, including Tucson Congressman Raul Grijalva) to Tuesday’s altercation between church members, immigration activist and Barrio Ochoa residents with Tucson Police Department and Border Patrol after a traffic stop near the church resulted in the detention of two Southside Worker Center members, and other activists. On Friday, members of the End Streamline Coalition, some affiliated with the church, along with Puente from Phoenix, and Derechas Humanos and No More Death, organized two blockades to prevent the federal court deportation proceedings of undocumented immigrants.
The Pastor explains the popularity of New York’s famous church.
Question: How do you attract churchgoers in Manhattan?Keller: We have a fairly diverse congregation but my guess is that our demographic looks young but Manhattan is a young demographic. So, I’m not sure, look I’m old and I’m not sure that actually I have ever pitched to young people or sought young people. I’m actually just communicating my message in a place where there are a lot of young people so that there they are.
Question: How has Redeemer expanded since its inception?Keller: We in Manhattan, we have actually started about 10 or 11 what we called daughter churches, churches that span right out of Redeemer to start church in another parts of the city. In other cities, we started probably another 60 churches in various forms. And the model is very, very Orthodox in your beliefs, so when you actually ask me what they believe, it’s very historically traditional, but in the expression of it, the communication of it and the attitude toward the whole city, very engaged, very open, servant-hearted, very much seeking the peace and prosperity of the whole city, so not tribal. I’ll put it like this, here’s the model. Secularism I think tends to make people selfish. It tends to make people say, well, basically I have to decide what’s right or wrong for me. Religion tends to make people tribal like we have the truth. I’m trying to find a way of helping people understand the gospel of Christianity that on the one hand gives people a truth that is more important than their own individual happiness. So, they’re living for something more important than fulfilling their own needs but doesn’t turn them into a little [tribal] people feels like we’re right, everybody else is wrong and so you can all go to hell unless you join us. So, I’d like to get away from the selfishness and the tribalism. And that approach to Christianity, yes, I do think it goes very well in urban areas. There are a lot of young people looking for meaning in life, but also an attitude toward the city which is one of service, not one of a fortress mentality.
Question: Is the Redeemer Church strictly Presbyterian?Keller: We’re pretty traditionally Presbyterian but I think the average person who comes wouldn’t think of themselves as a Presbyterian. We don’t beat people over the head with how different we are from Lutherans or Methodist or Baptist that’s all. If you come in to the church far enough, you’ll find that our traditions, our way of governing many of our theological distinctives are perfectly Presbyterian.
Shot by Curt Fonger and edited by Susan Fonger. Senior Pastor Lucky Arnold (Walter B.) Church choir and jazz band performance of This Little Light of Mine and Blessed be Your Name. Directed by Jay Arnn. South Florida. First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach. October 2009.
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Andrew Peters plays three works on the 1965 Schantz organ at Second Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri: Vocalise by Dan Gawthrop, Aria Pastorella 7 by Johann Valentin Rathgeber, and Trumpet Tune by Martha Sobaje.
Sermon Title: Birthing Joy
Marcus and Ken answer open-line questions from the audience. Reared in a Protestant home, in his late teens Dr. Howell had a deep sense of the grace of God in his life and loved to read the Sacred Scriptures. He attended Westminster Theological Seminary, in Philadelphia and was ordained a Presbyterian (PCA) pastor, in 1978. In 1988, he began teaching at Reformed Theological Seminary, in Jackson, Mississippi. It was there, while teaching a course on the Eucharist that his journey to the Catholic Church began, being received into the Church in 1996.
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December 23, 2018:
Sermon Title: The Gift of Kings
Sermon Title: Implanted Word