Here is a youtube video of a congregation singing one of my favorite parts of the upcoming Presbyterian Hymnal, "Glory to God." The song is an adaptation of the Gloria Patri and is entitled "Glory to God (Whose Goodness Shines on Me)" by Paul Vasile. You can find the piano music here. Although this song can be used as a "stand-alone" hymn, it works best as a sung response to the Assurance of Pardon. Enjoy!
Dear Readers: I hope you all have enjoyed the "teasers" of the Feasting on the Word - Worship Companion that I have been posting on my blog. This is a tremendous resource that I cannot recommend enough! I will only be posting liturgy from Feasting on the Word for the next few weeks (until Easter) so I hope that you all will purchase a copy for yourselves.
The current volume provides liturgy up to Pentecost of this year. The next volume (which will take us from Trinity Sunday to Reign of Christ - Year C) is coming out in a few weeks. You can purchase it here. Volume 1 can be purchased here.
You should note that the hard copy also comes with a CD containing a digital edition of its contents for ease of transferring liturgy to bulletins. Also, Kindle editions of both volumes are available via Amazon.
Again, I hope you have enjoyed the teasers. Take care!
Grace and peace, Stephen
From Michael MorganMuch of the English-speaking world is still celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible (1611-2011). The story of the English Bible from John Wycliffe in 1382 through the King James Version is a fascinating and colorful history, and you are invited to join Michael Morgan at Silver Creek Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 24th at 2:00 P.M. to hear the story in a special way. This event will be free and open to the public.
On exhibit will be original editions of all the English versions of the Reformation era, including a first printing of the King James Bible. Michael is the long-time organist at Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta and Seminary Musician at Columbia Theological Seminary. He began collecting English Bibles, New Testaments, and books of Psalms as a student at Florida State University around 1970, and has assembled what is probably the most comprehensive private collection in the country (over 4000 volumes, with virtually every translation represented).
In 1999 his own collection of Psalm paraphrases was published by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), with a revised second edition in 2010. Michael has traveled widely presenting displays and lectures on the English Bible and Psalms, and has played the organ for recitals, worship services, and master classes around the U.S., and in England, France, Spain, Switzerland, and Germany.
From Stephen Fearing Silver Creek Presbyterian Church is a member of Cherokee Presbytery and is located at 6 Old Rockmart Rd SE, Lindale, GA. All are welcome to join us for worship at 11:00 A.M. to be followed by a church luncheon. I will preach on Psalm 27 and we will use several of Michael Morgan's paraphrases for hymns. The exhibit will begin at 2:00 P.M and all are invited! A love offering will be taken in appreciation for Mike's time with us. If you have any questions, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org