Sermons by Rev James Brown

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ECC Worship Toolkit for August 23, 2020 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost


Watchword for the Week: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2, NRSV) (Moravian Daily Texts) Prelude: Bach-Kendrick Pastiche “Meekness and Majesty” Hymn: Be still, for […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for August 16, 2020 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost


Watchword for the Week: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. (Psalm 67:5, NRSV) (Moravian Daily Texts) Bells & Prelude: Alexandre Guilmant, Two Preludes, No. 1 Opening Prayer: Psalm 67 Hymn: In Christ there is no east or west (Church Hymnary, No. 624) Gospel Reading: Matthew 15:21-28 Reflection & […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for July 12, 2020 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost


Watchword for the Week: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1, NRSV) (Moravian Daily Texts) Bells & Prelude: Reading & Reflection #1: Matthew 13:1-9 (The Parable of the Sower) Hymn: Unless a single grain of wheat (Church Hymnary, No. 347) Reading & Reflection #2: Matthew 13:18-23 Hymn: […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for July 05, 2020 – 5th Sunday after Pentecost


Watchword for the Week: The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Psalm 145:8, NRSV) (Moravian Daily Texts)   Introduction & Welcome: Hymn: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Church Hymnary, No. 124) Reading: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Reflection: We sang a dirge and you did not mourn Hymn: I, […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for June 28, 2020 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost


Church bells & Organ prelude: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in G Minor Hymn: Let’s sing to the Lord (Church Hymnary, No. 126) Reading & Reflection: It’s the little things that matter (Matthew 10:40-42) Hymn: Brother, sister, let me serve you (Church Hymnary, No. 694) Prayers for Others Postlude/Blessing: Magnificat (Taizé) sung by members of the […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for June 21, 2020 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost


Organ prelude: Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Partita: Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig (BWV 768) Reading: Genesis 21:9-21 (Reader: Katherine Masa) [Recorded outdoors in Uganda with wind and background noises lending greater authenticity!] Hymn: Spirit of truth and grace (Church Hymnary, No. 608) Reflection and Prayer: “Hagar – an all-too human story” Hymn: Now the green blade […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for June 14, 2020 – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost


Church bells and organ prelude / Glocken und Orgelvorspiel: Mendelssohn, Andante religioso (Organ Sonata Op. 65, No. 4) Hymn: Spirit of the living God (Church Hymnary, No. 619 + 620)   Reading: Matthew 9:35 – 10:8   Reflection: Healing Divisions   Hymn: Come, Holy Spirit, come! (Church Hymnary, No. 594)   Prayers for Others:   Blessing: The Lord […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for June 07, 2020 – Trinity Sunday


Hymn: All things bright and beautiful (Church Hymnary, No. 137.1) Reading & Reflection: “This is good!” <iframe src=”″ width=”640″ height=”564″ frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; fullscreen” allowfullscreen></iframe> Hymn / Prayer for Creation: All things bright and beautiful (an alternative version) Blessing May the God who dances in creation, who embraces us with human love, who shakes […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for May 24, 2020 – Seventh Sunday of Easter


Church bells and organ prelude: Bach, Prelude in G Minor (BWV 558) Bible reading: Acts 1:1-14 (Dear Theophilus) Reader: Robert Haworth Your browser does not support the audio element. Download AudioDownload (right mouse-click on the Bible Gateway link to ‘open in a new tab’ while listening to the audio file)  Hymn: In Christ there […]