Covenant Houston Podcast A weekly Podcast of our Sunday morning proclamations, scripture readings, music and more. #TheseAreOurSacredStories

December 11, 2017  

The scripture lesson from Sunday, December 10, was Luke 1:46-56. Rev. Laura Mayo gave the proclamation Mary Sings.

A string quartet played "Three Carols" by Carole Neuen-Rabinowitz. The Covenant Choir sang "Magnificat” by Herbert Murrill.

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On the day of advent hope, we celebrated the groundbreaking of our new building and a beautiful day for our choir to sing outside. 

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December 5, 2017  

Welcome to Advent! The scripture reading for Sunday, December 3, was Luke 1:26-45. Laura Mayo gave the proclamation. Joyce Courtois was the soloist singing "The Christ Child" by Peter Cornelius. 

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November 28, 2017  

The scripture reading for Sunday, November 26, was Matthew 25:31-46. The choir sang "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” arranged by Paul B. Boehnke. Rev. Laura Mayo was the proclaimer.

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November 20, 2017  

The scripture reading for Sunday, November 19, was Psalm 100. Marylin Meeker-Williams was our guest proclaimer. The choir sang "Give Thanks with Joy" by Gordon Young. 

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November 13, 2017  

The 26 votive candles in this photo of the church window represent those whose lives were taken in a Baptist church in Sulphur Springs, Texas. The red candles represent the thousands who are murdered by gun violence each year in the US.

Rev. Mayo's proclamation from Sunday, November 12, 2017 is preceded by the scripture lesson, Isaiah 2:2-4, and the pastoral prayer. The final piece of the recording is the choir singing "Thou Shalt Know Him" by an anonymous author.

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This beautiful Requiem, sung by the Covenant Choir, covered two worship services but is presented in its entirety here. The scripture lesson for this Sunday, November 5, included Isaiah 54:10 and Hebrews 12:1-2. 

The first service contained the first three movements, Requiem (0:56)*, Out of the Deep (7:15), and Pie Jesu (13:47). Susan Wegner on the cello joined the choir in Out of the Deep.

The last four movements were heard at the later service: Sanctus (18:05), Agnus Dei (20:20), The Lord Is My Shepherd (27:00), and Lux Aeterna (32:40). Guest oboist, Liz Hebert, joined the choir on The Lord Is My Shepherd. 

The soprano soloist at both services was Casey Okabayashi.

Rev. Laura Mayo gave the prayer at the end of this recording.

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*starting positions of each portion of Requiem

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October 31, 2017  

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Two music pieces are included in this recording: “Sonatine: Mouvement de Menuet” by Maurice Ravel on the piano and “Our God Is a Rock” by Katherine K. Davis.

The scripture reading for Sunday, October 29, was Matthew 22:34-46.

Rev. Laura Mayo gave the proclamation.

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October 24, 2017  

#TheseAreOurSacredStories for Sunday October 22:

The solo sung by Eric Avera is "What is in Thy Heart for God." The scripture reading was Matthew 22:15-22. The Covenant Choir sang "Psalm 100," by Heinrich Schütz. Rev. Laura Mayo gave the proclamation. 

This sunday our PreK class harvested sweet potatoes from our community garden - in the rain! (Photo)

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October 17, 2017  

All are welcome to our banquet! This recording for Sunday, October 15 includes the choir singing "Blessing" by Percy Grainger, the scripture reading of Luke 14:15-23, the solo by Casey Okabayashi of "Eternal Life" by Olive Dungan, and Rev. Laura Mayo giving the proclamation. 

Resources used for the worship can be found on our website

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October 10, 2017  

This recording from Sunday, October 8 includes:

1) a string trio playing "Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring" by J. S. Bach,

2) a reading of the scripture lesson Matthew 12:46-49,

3) the Covenant choir singing "Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring" by J. S. Bach, and

4) the proclamation of what Covenant family is, given by 10 members of our congregation. 

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