For Woden Valley: As we emerge from social restrictions, we resume gatherings for worship. Psalm presentations resume therein. Small group rehearsals will not begin again until 2022 due to mask restrictions. Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary begins 28 Nov, Ps 25:1-10. And so again into Advent. Here's the chosen refrain: 5 Dec and 12 Dec, no … Continue reading Crystal Ball, Advent ’21 to Lent ’22
Crystal Ball, Sep-Nov 2021
While lockdown, quarantine and isolation continue, we gather by video conference on Sundays. The Psalms in the South leader and webmaster continues to provide the song of the day from home, but: All musical members and participants are invited to review this list and volunteer to present the song of the week. Music from sources … Continue reading Crystal Ball, Sep-Nov 2021
Crystal Ball, Jun-Aug 2021
Are we really half way through the year? The weeks roll by but each day we find some new pleasure in creation, each week a new psalm to sing. Here are music suggestions with particular relevance to Woden Valley Uniting. Note: We are in that mid-year zone when there are two OT readings and two … Continue reading Crystal Ball, Jun-Aug 2021
Crystal Ball, to May 2021
Crystal Ball, by J Waterhouse. Wikimedia commons This notice is mainly for Woden Valley UC leaders and singers for planning coming song choices. Suggested choices only; subject to leaders' choices. Other ideas from members always welcomed. Please review and volunteer to sing in a group or solo on any date or all. 28 Mar 21. … Continue reading Crystal Ball, to May 2021
Crystal Ball, to March 2021
Crystal Ball, by J Waterhouse. Wikimedia commons During 2020, blog posts concentrated on selections during social isolation, often choosing songs readily to hand in Together in Song. As we emerge from this difficult phase, we may assume that some music, however limited, will be heard in gatherings once more. [Notes in square brackets indicate arrangements, … Continue reading Crystal Ball, to March 2021
Crystal Ball, Nov and Advent 2020
During social distancing, The Crystal Ball indicates likely choices for a recording for the online services, assuming the first set psalm is to be used. [Letters in square brackets] every second week apply to Zoom services at South Woden only. Worship leaders indicated are invited to advise the Webmaster of any preferences in theme, music … Continue reading Crystal Ball, Nov and Advent 2020
Crystal ball, Sep-Oct 20
As social distancing continues, music selections remain focussed on easy and inspiring listening at home. The original advisory task of this blog -- informing our merry band of Singers in the South Woden Uniting Church of the choice for the next happy, sometimes ragged but enjoyable sing together -- is still out of reach. Patience, … Continue reading Crystal ball, Sep-Oct 20
Crystal ball; August ’20
2 Aug '20. Psalm 17:1-7, 15. Together in Song 6 or PFAS 17B suggested. 9 Aug '20. Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b. See 26 July in the previous Crystal Ball. We plan to use one recording for all four occurrences of this psalm from July to September. 16 Aug '20. Psalm 133. ¡Miren qué bueno!, … Continue reading Crystal ball; August ’20
Crystal Ball, June 2020.
For SWUC: volunteer psalm singers please contact the webmaster with your song choice. 7 Jun 20. Psalm 8. In the cosmology of Psalm 8, humankind is a jewel of creation, somewhat less than perfect, yet ‘adorned with glory and honour’ (v.5). Significantly, the creation is placed under our care (v. 6), a responsibility that is … Continue reading Crystal Ball, June 2020.
Crystal Ball; May 2020.
The Crystal Ball drafted a month or so ago was not much use to people who are now so 'distanced'. Like so many of our best-laid plans, it's in the bin. Several beautiful poems and songs are coming up for the set psalms. Regrettably, singing together is largely out of reach at present. Selections have … Continue reading Crystal Ball; May 2020.