Tiny Desk Worship – Holy Trinity

Today we celebrate Holy Trinity Sunday!  A lament, a kyrie, scripture, a sermon from the presiding bishop of the ELCA, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, the Nicene Creed, prayers, and a blessing. A Tiny Desk Worship from Pastor Inger’s desk to your screen.

Watch the premiere on Shepherd of the Mountains’ facebook page Sunday at 8 am, or watch the video anytime after about 8:45 am.

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One Bread Recipe Kitchen Devotional

As Pastor Inger wrote to the congregation in the June newsletter, even as regulations ease, public health officials consistently predict a long trajectory for this pandemic, and religious gatherings are considered highly contagious events. The acts of singing, sharing communion, and the familiarity of people across households – things we treasure and celebrate at SMLC – also create more risk for spreading the virus. For now, Tiny Desk Worship allows a more robust worship than we can offer in person, and continues to protect and include our most vulnerable.

However, Tiny Desk Worship, as a pre-recorded service that we access at different times, does not include communion. Consecrated bread and wine, means of God’s grace, are ways that we are tangibly comforted and strengthened by God’s presence, and might be one of the things you are missing and need the most. There have always been provisions for communion to be offered in special circumstances: the gluten-free bread blessed at a distance, the pastor bringing the sacrament to hospital rooms or nursing homes, or a smaller assembly gathering at the edge of Phelps Lake as part of a “Walk and Worship.” Leaning on these foundations, even as we extend Tiny Desk Worship into the foreseeable future, I am going to begin offering socially distanced outdoor communions for households. Each household will be their own altar guild, providing their own bread and wine.

Intimidated? Don’t be! Check out this kitchen devotion and walk-through of a scaled down communion bread recipe our altar guild often uses:

Episode 6: Confession & Forgiveness

The final episode of the Easter Catechism series explores connections between how we understand confession & forgiveness and Jesus’ prayer for the disciples in John 17:1-11.

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Episode 5: Ten Commandments

The fifth episode of our Easter Catechism series reflects on last Sunday’s gospel reading (where Jesus entreats, “if you love me, you will keep my commandments”) and how Luther explains the Ten Commandments in the Small Catechism.

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Episode 4: Prayer

The fourth episode of our Easter Catechism series reflects on last Sunday’s gospel reading (where Jesus says that he will do anything his disciples ask in his name) and how Luther explains the petitions of the Lord’s Prayer in the Small Catechism.

You can watch it on our facebook page, or follow this link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lPb9-WPbPnXInLl-11jsQrHAJg5ndD-F/view

Tiny Desk Worship – Pentecost Sunday

Join us worshipping together in Spirit from the comfort of your home! On this Pentecost Sunday, we hear some of the most beloved stories about the Holy Spirit. The untamed Spirit is still at work today, calling us into repentance and action, especially around racism. Confession and forgiveness, scripture, a sermon, prayers, the passing of the peace, and a blessing. A Tiny Desk Worship from Pastor Inger’s desk to your screen.

You can watch the video on Shepherd of the Mountains’ facebook page.
Things you should know about Facebook Live:
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  • Facebook is a business so it will keep asking you to sign up. You do not need to sign up–ever.
  • Just keep clicking things like “Not Now.”
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Tiny Desk Worship – 6th Sunday of Easter

Alleluia!  Christ is risen!  Join us worshipping together in Spirit from the comfort of your home! On this 6th Sunday of Easter, we hear Jesus say to his disciples, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Is Jesus saying “prove you love me” or something different? Songs, scripture, a sermon, prayers and a blessing. A Tiny Desk Worship from Pastor Inger’s desk to your screen.

Watch the video on Shepherd of the Mountains’ facebook page.
Things you should know about Facebook:
  • You do not need to have a Facebook account to see the Facebook video
  • Facebook is a business so it will keep asking you to sign up. You do not need to sign up–ever.
  • Just keep clicking things like “Not Now.”
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  • Scroll down to the area that says “Posts”
  • If you are not able to join us on Sunday morning, follow the same link and search the video sections.
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Tiny Desk Worship – 5th Sunday of Easter

Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!  Join us worshipping together in Spirit from the comfort of your home!

Do not let your hearts be troubled?!? Really, Jesus? Context makes these words peace-full, rather than platitude. Songs, scripture, a sermon, prayers and a special Mother’s Day blessing. A Tiny Desk Worship from Pastor Inger’s desk to your screen.

Watch the video on Shepherd of the Mountains’ facebook page.
Things you should know about Facebook videos:
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Big Chair Story

Pastor Inger tried a very casual spinoff of tiny desk with a children’s book (that might speak to adults too). Sarah Raymond Cunningham’s “This is the Church” has a message particularly for these times. Thank you Beaming Books!

 ThisistheChurchcomp.mp4