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Easter Joy/Easter Doubt

The risen Christ (Maybery)

For the Resurrection of Jesus (Easter Sunday) April, 8 is offered the familiar and traditional, with a twist. Page CXVI seems like an unusual name for a band, but that’s OK, because they’re a pretty unusual band. They rework classic Christian hymns for a contemporary audience, then play their pieces in homes and churches across the country. Page CXVI is a reference to page 116 in a C.S. Lewis book (a passage where Aslan sings in Narnia).

And for the Sunday after Easter, April 15, when the crowds have thinned and perhaps too, the resolve, the confession of a Doubting ThomasNickel Creek was an American progressive acoustic music trio consisting of Chris Thile (mandolin), Sara Watkins (fiddle) and Sean Watkins (guitar).Th e band was founded in 1989 and released 6 albums between 1993 and 2006. In 2003 they received a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album and disbanded in 2007 to pursue other musical projects.

Videos are free for use in worship. You may make a donation to St. John Lutheran Church, PO Box 206 Lithopolis, Ohio. Tell them wolfie sent you.

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Passion and Palms

For the Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday.

The passion part, inspired by Isaiah 51: The Servant Song sung by the Maranatha Singers. The group was formed out the so-called “Jesus-freak” movement of the mid 1970’s and now 40 years later, they don’t seem so freaky anymore..” Too bad.

And for the palm part: The Sowetto Gospel Choir sings Hosanna. The choir was formed in Soweto, South Africa by David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer. The 30+ member ensemble blends elements of African gospel, Negro spirituals, reggae, and American popular music. The group performed several concerts for Nelson Mandela, and has toured internationally several times. Their albums Blessed and African Spirit won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

Videos are free for use in worship. A donation may be made to St John Lutheran Church, PO Box 206 Lithopolis, Ohio 43136. tell them wolfie sent you.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in Uncategorized