New material supplementing the Jane Williams reflections page is posted today, as is a list of 15 hymns and songs suitable for 26 October, when the Gospel focus is on Jesus’ twin commandments to love God and neighbour (as oneself). Jane Williams picks the life of the Thessalonians as her focus, so the hymns also consider the life of faith as we experience it together.
RCL Hymns and songs page, and Jane Williams reflections page are both updated today for 5 October. Apologies for delay due to illness.
We would appreciate prayer for our annual LSM conference which begins on October 3.
One of the things we plan to do is to record demo tracks of new hymn and song material that attendees will be able to use to introduce them easily to their congregations.
Wow! Just stumbled across this large repository of hymn and song material, Hymns Without Words, which has free downloadable mp3s of traditional hymn accompaniments (in various styles), and samples of newer tunes, which are useful if you don’t know them. Although it’s titled “Without Words”, there are actually a lot of texts on the site as well. Both hymn titles and tunes can be searched (see the top right of the page). Some of these would be very helpful if you are short of a musician.
Jane Williams reflections and hymn and song selection pages (top right) are updated today for September 14.
With another anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the week before, it might be appropriate to pray for all victims and perpetrators of terrorism, and for the peace of Christ to be grown in our lives and in our nations.
Our local LSMUs: Have you registered for next month’s conference yet?
Lectionary hymns and songs, and also Jane Williams Reflections pages are both updated today, current to 24 August.
Jane’s book is highly recommended for Bible studies, sermon starters etc.
Good price here: http://www.bookdepository.com/Lectionary-Reflections-Jane-Williams/9780281065790
Not counting the women and children! (Hmmm).
Lectionary hymn and song suggestions are posted on that page for August 3. As per the last post, the latest dates are now posted first for your comfort and convenience. This week I am featuring a couple of suggestions from www.sixmaddens.org, a huge Australian RC collection of Lectionary suggestions, song examples/backings, links to lyrics etc. It’s the search box which is really useful. Tasty!
Wow! Here’s a list to be reckoned with if you want to save on typing out (mostly) traditional hymns! Simply copy and paste the text you want.
Also, hymn and song selections for July 27 have been posted today.