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Refreshment for the Restless

Worship notes for July 3, 2022.

In Isaiah 28:12 the Lord calls his people to find rest and repose, but they would not listen. Not much has changed. Sometimes I wonder if it's because we prefer our anxiousness. In any…

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Shiphrah and Puah

Worship Notes for June 26, 2022

The two themes woven throughout our service today are the fear of the Lord and the Lord's compassion. Without the fear of God we obey self, others, or the prevailing culture. Without the Lord's…

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Why So Similar?

Worship notes for April 10, 2022 for Christ Covenant Church, Matthew, NC. 

For many churches certain worship services or seasons look very similar from year to year: Advent and Christmas, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, Easter, Ascension Sunday, Pentecost, etc…

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Lead On O King 

This week we will study a fairly gruesome passage of Scripture. Genesis 34 is not the most uplifting section… What songs do you sing when dealing with defilement and murder? At the very least you can say that Jacob did…

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On the Road After Two Years!

Like so many other professions, musicians were put on hold during the pandemic. But today I'm piling in the car with four of my children to go play a concert for Millbrook Presbyterian Church in AL. Whoohoo! 

Over the past…

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Reformation Sunday 

In several songs this week we will emphasizing the singing of the congregation by singing a cappella (with no instruments). The sound of nothing but the voice of the congregation is often quite glorious. But in this case I’ve planned…

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Breaking the Root of Bitterness

In Hebrew 12:15, referring to Esau, we are told to see to it that “no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble.” I suppose there is no end to the trouble caused by bitterness. It certainly can cause us…

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Like Father Like Son 

In Genesis 26 Isaac follows in his father’s deceptive footsteps. Though the sins of the fathers visit the children’s children and though the heart is deceitful, the word of the Lord breaks in with life and blessing. He bring water…

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O Christ Our Hope

Text: O Christ Our Hope, a Latin hymn from the 7th or 8th Century.
Music: KINGSFOLD, Traditional English Melody
Guitar & Vocals: Nathan C. George
Video: Asher Pope

I added two subtle synths, some reverb, and a very subtle doubled…

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How Sweet and Awesome is the Place

Guitar & Vocal: Nathan Clark George
Text: Isaac Watts, 1707
Music: ST. COLUMBIA (Old Irish Melody)

Video: Captured by Asher Pope, 2021
Audio Recording: This was a live recording with an extra guitar layered on top for the solo. Used…

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Music for Short Missions Animation

I really enjoy writing music for a variety of projects and recently I got a chance to do that for a short animation for our church. I got to work with my children in the creation process, too.

Asher Pope…

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Faithful Gazing

Worship Notes for Feb. 21, 2021

The Christian life calls for a healthy balance between being faithful with earthly responsibilities and keeping an eternal perspective. Right before our eyes is all the stuff of daily life; a job, investment, food…

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