For the season of Lent 2021 the community in/around/connected to East Side Lutheran Church is reading a daily chapter of an Epistle… Now’s a great time to join in this community experience. Even if your only connection to this neighborhood congregation in Sioux Falls is me…Read More
Here’s a playlist to accompany Ash Wednesday and the first week of Lent 2021 on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. I took an hour (ok, maybe 3) to read through the readings assigned to Ash Wednesday and the first Sunday in Lent 2021 and put together this soundtrack.Read More
This weeks playlist and sermon are really intertwined. I’m not really sure where one ends and the other begins, but I know I woke up early a couple days back with this reading from Mark wrapped around a song I learned when I was maybe 5 for 6 years old…Read More
Hello friends, it’s been two weeks since the occasion of our ordination service. The event was streamed on the Season And Story Facebook page. You can also find it on our YouTube channel and in the video below… this post also has a new version of the Street Kyrie with Emmanuel Philor Sr.Read More
A few years back I created this massive playlist of Christmas tunes. It’s going to be on heavy rotation in our house for the next couples weeks… Happy Listening!
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What does the music of Paul Simon, Khalid, Sara Bareilles, Journey, Ed Sheehan, Elvis Presley, Over the Rhine and others have in common? Songs from these writers fit like a hand in a glove with the themes of Advent 4B and the longest night of the year… 20 songs for angel sightings in AdventRead More
We are in week 2 of our journey together in Advent. This week on the Reluctant Hope podcast, Bishop Constanze Hagmaier sits down with Ann Marie Rossing to talk about “relationships.” The text this week comes from Malachi 2:10-3:1. Tangled Blue lead us in song. Aimee’s lovely rendering of the Lord’s Prayer is accompanied by Rob Ticherich, Hilary James, and Joel. Songs also featured in this podcast are “O Come O Come Emmanuel”, and “I Will Not Let You Go”.Read More
We’ve been super busy, so this is just a simple post to share the playlist for Advent 2B – the week of December 6, 2020. It’s Wild Man Sunday once again: that Sunday in the Church calendar when we always have a reading about John the Baptist. This playlist includes songs from The Flaming Lips, Lenny Kravitz, The New Standards, Andrew McMahon, The Twilight Hours, John Mark Nelson, Jonathan Rundman, Bruce Cockburn, U2, The Vigilantes of Love, Page CXVI, John and Amanda Ylvisaker, The National Lutheran Choir, Jacob Pavek, Leah Ottman, Sara Groves, and two tunes from Aimee and I… and if you’re a Spotify listener then you get a track from Mötley Crüe because Lenny Kravitz’ “Like a Jet” isn’t on Spotify.Read More
There are so many great themes tied to the readings for Advent 1B, the first Sunday in the Church year. Here’s what I’m listening to on my commute. Tunes from The Suffers, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Lenny Kravitz & JAY-Z, King’s X, REO Speedwagon, Chicago, Storyhill, David Wilcox, Collective Soul, Arcade Fire, John Hermanson, Glen Phillips, NONONO, Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Cliff, Spin Doctors, Pastor H.E. Dixon & Truth Tabernacle, and a couple tracks from the Tangled Blue Advent album Aimée and I finished in 2008.Read More
What is there to say about a morning spent with a cup of hot coffee and good music? I’m grateful for the opportunities to listen that come my way. Here’s what I’m listening to in this last week of the Church Year 2020 and the sermon I gave (with quotes from Madeleine L’Engle and Frank Senn) to the fine folks at Highlands Lutheran Church yesterday. Grace, Mercy, and Peace to you.Read More
…We probably wouldn’t have this past year in Colorado if not for the work of Deacon Erin Power in the Rocky Mountain Synod office. I met Erin almost 20 years ago at Outlaw Ranch. Pastor Lydia Ziauddin and I have known each other even longer. Lydia has hosted Tangled Blue concerts in churches she’s pastored on both coasts. Aimée, Lydia, Erin, and I also spent some time together in Germany for the Luther 500 Festival. And now, here in the mountains, she’s invited me to preach in the community she calls home. I’m genuinely grateful when the arc of the Spirit’s leading is so visible as it is in this photo in front of the Wartburg Castle in Germany. One other long time friend appears in this sermon. Nate Houge is a gifted songwriter and musician, and is the master baker and co-owner at the thriving Brake Bread in St. Paul. Since Nate makes an appearance in this sermon, it’s only fitting that a playlist accompany this post. Here it is…Read More
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