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September 28, 2014 – St. Michael and All Angels

Old Testament Reading – 2 Kings 6:8-17

Epistle Reading – Revelation 12:7-12

Gospel Reading – St. Matthew 18:1-11

On Sunday, the last in our Series on the Church and Her Music — “Jesus of Suburbia: Contemporary Worship”

In preparation, students are encouraged to read the following:

Jonathan, a Methodist musician from Houston, Texas speaks about the appropriation of the secular for the sacred as well as the importance of using hymnals:

Importance of Hymnals

Reasons Why We Should Still Be Using Hymnals

Brett McCracken, a Los Angeles based journalist, looks at the relationship between form and content:

Hipster Christianity Revisited

Jonathan Rodebaugh, an “Evangelical” turned Confessional Lutheran layman, outlines seven problems with importing CoWo music into the Church:

Wearing Jeans Shorts to a Wedding

Finally, North Point Community Church, and evangelical megachurch in the suburbs of Atlanta, produced the following viral video in 2010. Some consider it satire, others as a commentary on the state of affairs in the churches of suburbia, and a few have taken it to be a serious template for Sunday gatherings.

September 21, 2014 – Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Old Testament Reading – Proverbs 4:10-23

Epistle Reading – Galatians 5:16-24

Gospel Reading – St. Luke 17:11-19

Bible Study References

Why Lutherans Sing What They Sing

Taking the Road More Traveled by the Benefit of Tradition in the Church

Christianity is its Own Culture

Do Young Adults Really Want a Relevant Church

More Than Liturgy

September 20, 2014 – Koeppl Wedding

September 14, 2014 – Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

September 07, 2014 – Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Old Testament Reading – Isaiah 29:17-19

Epistle Reading – 2 Corinthians 3:4-11

Gospel Reading – St. Mark 7:31-37