Sunday, October 17, 2010

every common bush afire with God: Exodus 1-17

Read the purpose for these posts here.
p.s., I hope you'll be watching for these lower-case i incarnations of truth in the art you encounter.  Feel free to share them in the comment section!

Union Center Worship, Oct. 17: Deliverance

O Worship the King (Robert Grant, William Gardiner, Arr. Chris Tomlin)

Beautiful One (Tim Hughes)

Your Love Oh Lord (Mac Powell)
Blessed Be Your Name (Matt & Beth Redman)

Greeting One Another/ Offering / Announcements / brief hymn story

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah (words: William Williams, alt. Jeremy Casella; music: Jeremy Casella)

Reading: transitioning from Joseph's death to the Israelites' waiting for deliverance

O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Latin hymn 12th century, arr. Danny Hampton)

Message: Deliverance

Wonderful, Merciful Savior (Dawn Rodgers/Eric Wyse)


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Week Three: Exodus 1- 17

Themes: persevering in hope when things seem hopeless,  escape into freedom, long journey

The Finding of Moses
Edward Burne-Jones, 1879
Crossing the Red Sea
Nicholas Poussin


Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries,
And daub their natural faces unaware
More and more from the first similitude.
(Aurora Leigh, Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

Moses and the Burning Bush
William Blake


    The Fifth Plague of Egypt
    J.M.W. Turner
    oil on canvas, 1800

    • The Ten Commandments (1956)
    • The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
    • The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
    • Schindler's List (1993)
    • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    • Amistad (1997)
    • Life is Beautiful (1997-98)
    • The Prince of Egypt (1998)
    • The Phantom Menace (1999)
    • The Matrix (1999)
    • The Mummy (1999)
    • Jakob the Liar (1999)
    • Magnolia (1999)
    • The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001)
    • The Reaping (2007)

    Art from the blog archives:
    • writing about the discipline of Making Moments, I consider the non-burning bush kind of moments that make up the majority of our lives

    The Writing on the Wall: High Art, Popular Culture and the Bible by Maggie Dawn
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