Today’s Worship–February 24th, 2013

Good Morning Saints!

Today’s Bible Reading & Verse

Numbers 5-6

Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.- Isaiah 61:7

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Today’s Song Story

Now Thank We All Our God

Martin Rinckart (1586-1649 A.D.) was born in Eilenburg, Germany — a small city near Leipzig, which in the 20th century ended up behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany for several decades.

Rinckart studied for the Lutheran ministry, and was called to serve as pastor of the church at Eilenburg, his home town. He arrived there just before the beginning of the Thirty Years War, a war that devastated Germany in general and Eilenburg in particular. Being a walled city, Eilenburg became a place of refuge and soon became badly overcrowded, rendering it susceptible to disease. The plague of 1637 decimated the town, killing 8,000 people, including Rinckart’s wife. Rinckart often conducted forty or fifty funerals a day for plague victims.

It seems incongruous that a hymn like "Now Thank We All Our God" should come out of such circumstances. However, Rinckart wrote the first two stanzas, not as a hymn for public worship, but as a table grace for his family. At the end of the war, his hymn was sung to celebrate the signing of the Peace of Westphalia — the treaty that ended the war.

But we would know nothing of this hymn except for the good work of Catherine Winkworth, an English woman who translated many German hymns into English — this hymn and "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" being the best known

Today’s Worship Songs

Playlist

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3zeFIWkPsyLBueuAS92C8mqaEj5vIP9V&feature=mh_lolz

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Nothing Between – Sanctus Real

Start With Me – Meredith Andrews

All Because of the Cross – Paul Baloche

The Greatness of Our God – Vertical Church

You Are My Worship – Among the Thirsty

I Surrender – Hillsong

Shine Your Light – Fellowship Creative

The Gates – Young Oceans

Today’s Worship is a ministry of The Servant’s House, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Come visit our Facebook page –

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For information concerning our place and time of our Sunday worship call us at 514-451-4385 or 514-929-6098 or email me @ worshipper_777@hotmail.com
May Christ richly bless you!
Gerry Desjardins
Worship Pastor
The Servant’s House
9641 Blvd. LaSalle,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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