Liturgy Lessons

Worship will be our eternal occupation. In the meantime, here are some thoughts about the way we practice it at Church of the Servant.

Liturgy Lesson: Baptism of the Lord

Here at COS we often follow the Revised Common Lectionary (a 3-year schedule of Sunday readings that follows the seasons...

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Liturgy Lesson: Trinity Changes

For these last weeks of the Trinity season we will worship using a liturgy that is based in the Psalms....

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Liturgy Lesson: The Church of the Servant New Psalm Contest

When I tell other worship leaders that I serve at Church of the Servant, they often reply, “That’s the church...

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Liturgy Lesson: Dot, dot, dot…

Today’s printed liturgy introduces something brand new to Church of the Servant’s worship: the ellipsis. Grammatically aware worshipers will know...

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Liturgy Lesson: Treasures Old and New

In Matthew 13:52 Jesus says these enigmatic words to his disciples: “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the...

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Liturgy Lesson: About Those Hyenas…

One of the things that drew me to Church of the Servant was its commitment to worship that is “Reformed...

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Liturgy Lesson: Jesus, Lover of My Soul

It would be hard to find a hymn that has made such an imprint on the heart of the Christian...

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Liturgy Lesson: There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Lent is a time of penitence, but like too much in our spiritual lives, we often try to do it...

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Liturgy Lesson: Hard Work

I have a friend who claims that churches which sing only quickly learned, easily understood songs display a lazy, self-centered...

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Liturgy Lesson: Magnificat

On this first day of the liturgical New Year, and throughout Advent, we’ll be singing a Magnificat instead of the...

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Liturgy Lesson: A New Hymnal?

Churches mark time with hymnals, their collective memory shaped by each new season of song. This summer a new era...

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Liturgy Lesson: On Your Behalf

Attentive worshipers will have noticed that we have been using a variety of musical settings of the Lord’s Prayer throughout...

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