We sang a few songs for family and friends at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian and had a little talk in the afternoon on March 4th this year. We wanted to celebrate them and thank them for all the support they give us throughout the year! We had a blast, and ended with a BBQ! What a great day!
This, the third and final month of our Pastor’s sabbatical, the CL7 again ran a Sunday morning service from start to end. This month, we did songs that mostly came from secular radio and lent themselves to a sacred reinterpretation. Music by The Wood’s Brothers, Carly Simon, Levon Helm, The Carpenters, Cat Stevens, Glen Campbell and Ronnie Milsap all had a spot in the service.
Here’s the YouTube playlist of many of the pieces:
We led an entire worship service at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, (our home church) this morning. All the interludes, responses, hymns, and anthems were songs either written by Bill and Gloria Gaither, or performed by one of the Gaither ensembles.
Here is a YouTube playlist of the full songs we sang:
We had a wonderful time worshiping with our church last Sunday. We led off with some Hank Williams, I Saw the Light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwijrpAxJmk&t=0s
In place of a sermon, we sang three songs:
- An old hymn, When the Roll is Called Up Yonder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tW2sU1qp3o&t=0s
- Chaz took the lead on Grampa Jones’ Turn Your Radio On. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vj1UxQm7xw&t=0s
- And we finished the trio with Terry Smith’s Far Side Banks of Jordan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moOFQ_KZaog&t=0s
For the Offertory, we sang another old classic hymn, Oh How I Love Jesus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaIytS5Tm2E&t=0s
We also sang some fun hymns with the congregation and with the kids during the Time with Children. You can see the whole service at this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIkFmnP-8ADnMxK6eLM1pQz4OIgx0Iv5T
We sang a great show yesterday at the nursing home, Augustana Hastings, and then we closed the season with two songs at BMPC with Noah Bauer, a young man from our congregation with an awesome bluesy voice, singing lead.
This Little Light of Mine/ She Loves Me Like a Rock
At Bryn Mawr Presbyterian in Minneapolis, we sang another Gaither tune, Loving God, Loving Each Other, on Palm Sunday.
We sing about once a month for the congregation at our home church, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian.
Here is one we did in November 2015, called “I Met My Mother This Morning”.
The Cedar Lake Seven was asked to sing a couple of pieces for the dedication of the Garden of Hope and Healing. The new Garden is on the grounds of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian, and is in remembrance of the victims of the shooting at Accent Signage.
Here we are covering the Wood Brothers’ song “One More Day”.