New Song Episcopal Church, Coralville

New Song Episcopal Church, Coralville

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Thanks to everyone who helped out at the clean-up of New Song's adopt-a-highway north of Iowa City!
Happy 12th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy Hallelujah from “Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration” (G.F. Handel, arranged by Mervyn Warren, Michael O. Jackson, and Mark Kibble, 1991) studio musicians conducted by Quincy Jones and Mervyn Warren
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoBwzLH2Aig&list=RDOxGsSIpRp0Q&index=7
Happy 11th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy Harold Darke’s setting of Christina Rossetti’s poem, In the Bleak Mid-winter, sung by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJtX4_X7MYw
Happy 10th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy the Sans Day Carol (setting by John Rutter, 1969) sung by the Ely Cathedral Choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIHYEb-EIfY
Happy 9th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy Rejoice and Be Merry (traditional English carol), sung by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIc5LUdZOE4&t=2811s
Happy New Year! And Happy 8th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy William Walton's joyful New Year carol, "What Cheer?", sung by VOCES8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8x4sWtcxrg
Happy 7th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy Stephen Cleobury's setting of Joys Seven, sung by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UmR6njG5Ew
Happy 6th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy John Rutter's lovely, lyrical What Sweeter Music, performed by The Cambridge Singers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yckjpO1vvnE
Happy 5th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy Jauchzet, frohlocket (Opening chorus from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 249, J.S. Bach, 1734), performed by the Monteverdi Choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggm0SZCWKZo

A mutual ministry community, diverse, open, affirming. Join us for worship, every Sunday at 10:00 AM.

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12/12/2021
11/22/2021

Thanks to everyone who helped out at the clean-up of New Song's adopt-a-highway north of Iowa City!

Thanks to everyone who helped out at the clean-up of New Song's adopt-a-highway north of Iowa City!

REVIVAL: LOVE IGNITES! 07/23/2021

REVIVAL: LOVE IGNITES!

REVIVAL: LOVE IGNITES! Join us for vibrant worship, music, and testimonials from across the diocese and from our companion dioceses in Brechin (Scotland), Nzara (South Sudan), and Swaziland (eSwatini) PLUS our guest preacher, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Join in from Facebook or YouTube. A prayer line will be available...

05/09/2021

On this Mother’s Day, I celebrate and give thanks for my mom and all the mothers who help us continue to create the landscape of our lives. And my heart is with those for whom this day holds an ache, a hollow. For those who choose to enter into the empty, motherless places—the “othermothers” who come in the form of teachers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, neighbors, friends: bless you and thank you. For all the mothers—mothers by blood, mothers by heart—this blessing is for you.

BLESSING THE MOTHERS

Who are our
first sanctuary.

Who fashion
a space of blessing
with their own being:

with the belly
the bone and
the blood

or,
if not with these,
then with the
durable heart
that offers itself
to break
and grow wide,
to gather itself
around another
as refuge,
as home.

Who lean into
the wonder and terror
of loving what
they can hold
but cannot contain.

Who remain
in some part of themselves
always awake,
a corner of consciousness
keeping perpetual vigil.

Who know
that the story
is what endures
is what binds us
is what runs deeper
even than blood
and so they spin them
in celebration
of what abides
and benediction
on what remains:

a simple gladness
that latches onto us
and graces us
on our way.

—Jan Richardson

Image: “Mother Root” © janrichardsonimages.com

From a reflection first published at sanctuaryofwomen.com/blog/mothers-day-blessing-the-mothers/.

youtube.com 01/05/2021

Hallelujah!

Happy 12th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy Hallelujah from “Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration” (G.F. Handel, arranged by Mervyn Warren, Michael O. Jackson, and Mark Kibble, 1991) studio musicians conducted by Quincy Jones and Mervyn Warren
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoBwzLH2Aig&list=RDOxGsSIpRp0Q&index=7

youtube.com From the 1991 album 'Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration'(Winner of the 1992 Grammy for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album)Produced by Mervyn Warren.Exe...

01/04/2021

In the Bleak Mid-winter (Darke) | Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Happy 11th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy Harold Darke’s setting of Christina Rossetti’s poem, In the Bleak Mid-winter, sung by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJtX4_X7MYw

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and organist David Briggs perform Harold Darke's popular Christmas carol In the Bleak Mid-winter based on a poem by Christina Rosse...

01/03/2021

Sans Day Carol (Rutter) Ely Cathedral Choir

Happy 10th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy the Sans Day Carol (setting by John Rutter, 1969) sung by the Ely Cathedral Choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIHYEb-EIfY

Ely Cathedral is one of those places where music lifts the soul towards heaven in surroundings that are sublime. The Girl Choristers and Lay Clerks of Ely Ca...

01/02/2021

A Choral Christmas

Happy 9th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy Rejoice and Be Merry (traditional English carol), sung by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIc5LUdZOE4&t=2811s

Online purchase or streaming (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tidal, Google Play):https://brilliant-classics.lnk.to/AChoralChristmasSocial Media:Faceb...

youtube.com 01/01/2021

What Cheer? (VOCES8 ) Music Video Christmas Card

Happy New Year! And Happy 8th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy William Walton's joyful New Year carol, "What Cheer?", sung by VOCES8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8x4sWtcxrg

youtube.com What Cheer? by William Walton (1902-1983)VOCES8What cheer? Good cheer! Be merry and glad this good New Year! “Lift up your hearts and be glad In Christ’s bir...

youtube.com 12/31/2020

Carols from King's 2016 | #9 "Joys Seven" arr. Stephen Cleobury - Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Happy 7th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy Stephen Cleobury's setting of Joys Seven, sung by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UmR6njG5Ew

youtube.com “Download Carols from King’s 2017 in high definition: https://www.kingscollegerecordings.com/product/carols-from-kings-2017-download”Carols from King's 2016 ...

12/30/2020

What Sweeter Music - John Rutter, The Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia

Happy 6th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy John Rutter's lovely, lyrical What Sweeter Music, performed by The Cambridge Singers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yckjpO1vvnE

17. What Sweeter MusicFrom ‘The John Rutter Christmas Album’The definitive collection of John Rutter carols and arrangementsComposer John RutterConductor Joh...

12/29/2020

Bach - "Jauchzet, frohlocket" - Monteverdi Choir, Gardiner

Happy 5th Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy Jauchzet, frohlocket (Opening chorus from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 249, J.S. Bach, 1734), performed by the Monteverdi Choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggm0SZCWKZo

John Eliot Gardiner leads the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists in "Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage," the opening chorus of the f...

12/28/2020

Coventry Carol (Lully, lulla) | Carols from King's 2019

Happy Fourth Day of Choral Christmas (and Holy Innocents Day)! Enjoy Kenneth Leighton's 2019 musical setting of the Coventry Carol, sung by the King’s College Choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhdAWRM0tUA&feature=emb_logo

Carols from King's 2019 is available to download from: http://bit.ly/carols-2019'Coventry Carol' by Kenneth Leighton from BBC Carols from King's 2019. Broadc...

youtube.com 12/27/2020

Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols (Op. 28) - George Guest; Marisa Robles; St. John's Cambridge

Happy Third Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 (Benjamin Britten, 1942) performed by the choir of St. John’s, Cambridge with George Guest, conducting, and Marisa Robles, harpist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSt1Zljnql0

youtube.com ****************************************************************** This is a re-upload of my 2013 posting of this wonderful recording, here with the missing ...

youtube.com 12/26/2020

VOCES8: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RjAXOcTebI&list=RD7RjAXOcTebI&start_radio=1&t=10https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RjAXOcTebI&list=RD7RjAXOcTebI&start_radio=1&t=10

Happy Second Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy the traditional German carol, Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, sung by VOCES8

youtube.com VOCES8 sings the traditional German carol, 'Es ist ein Ros entsprungen' during a recording session for the group's album, EQUINOX.www.voces8equinox.comA spot...

12/25/2020

Handel: Messiah, For unto us a child is born (Sir Colin Davis, Tenebrae, LSO)

Merry Christmas and Happy First Day of Choral Christmas! Enjoy "For unto us a child is born" from Handel's Messiah, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS3vpAWW2Zc

Listen to full work here: https://apple.co/2R8ImvmSir Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, Susan Gritton, Sara Mingardo, Mark Padmore, Alastai...

04/07/2020

John Philip Newell

In the gift of this new day

earthandaltarmag.com 04/05/2020

A Coming Alleluia — Earth and Altar

Ssh. Be still.
Do you not hear her?
Clucking close by like an old mother hen,
brooding and sighing and
stretching her wings?

Fear not, she says,
for I did it before –
in the silence
in the dark
in a closed and locked room
in a world that had known
only death.

Did I not once prove
once for all
that there is nothing you can do,
no decision you can make
(for good or for ill)
that can stop
me
rising?

earthandaltarmag.com They say there will be no Easter this year. No hats. No hunts. No hymning. No lilies to fill a bright room  with a fanfare of pollen. No garden, no angel, no victory. They say that our journey  born in sackcloth and ashes will lead us at last to nowhere. And so we sit worried t

04/02/2020

From Thich Nhat Hanh’s Good Citizens: “[I]n a difficult situation, it’s crucial for you to find a way to practice peace. Even if you can only do it in a very restricted manner, it will help you survive. It will help you nourish hope. So I think it’s very important not to allow ourselves to be carried away by the feeling of despair. We should learn how to bring peace into our bodies and our minds, so we’re able to give rise to thoughts of compassion, words of compassion, and acts of compassion in our daily lives. That will inspire many people, and it will help them not to be drowned in the ocean of despair.”

time.com 03/30/2020

Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus

time.com It's not supposed to

03/30/2020

Blessed be the Lord!
for he has shown me the wonders of his love in a
besieged city.
Psalm 31:21

03/23/2020

Reading Hope in Trying Times - Diana Butler Bass

The first video in the "Reading Hope in Trying Times" series is now up. Listen as religion scholar and author Diana Butler Bass discusses the importance of gratitude. For the next couple of weeks a new spiritual author will be featured each weekday. New Song's Lori Erickson is on the schedule for March 31. In the comments is a link to the full list of authors and dates.

In this interview Diana discusses how gratitude can be helpful in trying times.

newsongepiscopal.org 03/22/2020

Recent sermons

Even though we can't gather in person for worship at New Song this morning, on our website is a link to a sermon by Mark Pries. And we have it in audio form too! Thanks to Mark for his fine sermon and also to his wife Lesley for reading the Gospel as part of the recording.

newsongepiscopal.org One of New Song’s major strengths is the diversity and wisdom of those on our preaching roster, which includes both lay people and members of the clergy. Light Reveals; Sight Sees by Mark Pri…

03/22/2020

"It is Well with My Soul", arr. Rene Clausen

A treat from the Wartburg College Choir for those of you missing choral music.

Sung by the Wartburg Choir, April 24, 2016, at First Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska during the 10:30 Worship Service, . Lee Nelson, Conductor. Tom Trenney...

03/19/2020

Center for Action and Contemplation

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03/17/2020

"Now is the time for which our faith has prepared us. Now is the moment when all that we believe can be put to work. Now we can turn to the inner resources we have been developing over these many years to face the challenge of a world in desperate need. We are not afraid of this crisis for we have been made ready for it. We have devoted our lives to the belief that something greater than fear or disease guides human history. We have studied, prayed and grown in the Spirit. Now we come to the call to use what we believe. Our people need hope, confidence, courage and compassion: the very things for which we have been trained. We are the calm in the midst of a storm. Stand your ground and let your light so shine that others may see it and find their faith as well."
The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston

issuu.com 03/17/2020

Candle Walk: A Bedtime Prayer to God by Karin Holsinger Sherman

This one is intended for children, but I found it quite lovely and deeply moving. Available free through April 15.

issuu.com Share the beauty of nature and bedtime prayer with a child. This beautifully illustrated picture book invites families to enter into a calm, contemplative quieting-down based on a centuries-old practice of evening prayer from the Christian liturgical tradition. Appropriate for toddlers and school-ch...

issuu.com 03/17/2020

Living Lent: Meditations for These Forty Days by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

Another free service being generously offered in response to COVID-19!

issuu.com Enjoy the beautiful seasonal hymns that Barbara Cawthorne Crafton turns for inspiration for daily meditations during this great devotional season of the church year. Those who have known the hymns forever as well as those who are new to these verses will find them, and Crafton’s meditations on fai...

episcopalnewsservice.org 03/17/2020

Church Publishing offers Book of Common Prayer, other free resources for devotional use - Episcopal News Service

episcopalnewsservice.org As congregations, families, and individuals seek to live faithfully in these uncertain times, Church Publishing Incorporated is working to support you. We are making available an easy-to-navigate PDF version of …

03/16/2020

Please keep New Song member Gina Glass in your prayers. She has been reassigned from the UIHC Cancer Center to the front lines of the COVID-19 Team. She is currently seeing patients with flu symptoms via video visits, and may be moved to the Influenza-like Illness Clinic (ILI Clinic) as the pandemic progresses.

03/15/2020

Jan Richardson

For many folks, the gospel reading for this Sunday will be from John 4, which tells of a well-side encounter between Jesus and a woman who has come to draw water by herself. In this particular week, when most church communities will be worshiping in ways that don't involve physically gathering together, I am struck anew by the woman's isolation: she has arrived at a time when none of the other townspeople would be there. I am struck also by how present Jesus is to this singular woman—how he sees and engages (and is engaged by) her in a way that she (and perhaps he) has never experienced before.

In whatever physical distancing we are experiencing in these days, may we be that willing to find other ways to be present and to engage each other. May we be both creative and stubborn in our seeing.

BLESSING OF THE WELL

If you stand
at the edge
of this blessing
and call down
into it,
you will hear
your words
return to you.

If you lean in
and listen close,
you will hear
this blessing
give the story
of your life
back to you.

Quiet your voice.
Quiet your judgment.
Quiet the way
you always tell
your story
to yourself.

Quiet all these
and you will hear
the whole of it
and the hollows of it:
the spaces
in the telling,
the gaps
where you hesitate
to go.

Sit at the rim
of this blessing.
Press your ear
to its lip,
its sides,
its curves
that were carved out
long ago
by those whose thirst
drove them deep,
those who dug
into the layers
with only their hands
and hope.

Rest yourself
beside this blessing
and you will
begin to hear
the sound of water
entering the gaps.

Still yourself
and you will feel it
rising up within you,
filling every emptiness,
springing forth
anew.

—Jan Richardson
from Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessings for the Seasons

Image: "We Will Find Wellsprings for Our Deepest Thirst"
© janrichardsonimages.com

episcopalnewsservice.org 03/15/2020

In livestreamed National Cathedral Eucharist, presiding bishop preaches on the simple power of soap and love - Episcopal News Service

In his sermon today, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry asked us to be “contagious with love.”

episcopalnewsservice.org [Episcopal News Service] Although Washington National Cathedral’s seats were empty on March 15, thousands of people attended its 11:15 Sunday service via livestream to virtually celebrate the Eucharist and hear …

cathedral.org 03/15/2020

Washington National Cathedral - A Spiritual Home for the Nation

For worship services March 15, please go to: https://cathedral.org/ where Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be presiding and preaching.

cathedral.org Come visit and see the beautiful architecture and grounds, learn more about our history, and enjoy the spiritual and cultural events and tours.

03/14/2020

Due to the coronavirus, services at New Song are cancelled until further notice. Be safe, pray for healing.

news.forwardmovement.org 03/14/2020

Forward Movement offers resources for prayer and worship at home

news.forwardmovement.org As we face a coronavirus pandemic, some churches are canceling worship services and other gatherings to slow the spread of disease. This means that many Christians will find themselves praying and …

All are welcome at New Song!

If you’re new to the idea of “church,” if you doubt church is for you, if you’re seeking a deeper connection to spirituality, if you’re looking for something more in life, or if you long for a sense of community, you are welcome at New Song.

We seek to be a warm, open, and diverse congregation. We believe that we’re a ministering community, rather than a community gathered around a minister. We see ourselves as God’s partners in ministry.

Sunday mornings are just one part of our communal life. Much of our ministry takes place outside of our building. Volunteering, in fact, is part of our DNA as New Songers. You’ll find us working in a wide variety of places, from the Coralville Community Food Pantry and Agape Cafe at Old Brick to Hospice and local environmental organizations.

We give away a substantial percentage of our church funds every year to outreach and to organizations that serve the larger community—that’s another part of our identity as New Songers.

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912 20th Avenue
Coralville, IA
52241

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 3:30pm
Thursday 9am - 3:30pm
Friday 9am - 3:30pm
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Johnson County Historical Society Johnson County Historical Society
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City Circle Theatre Company City Circle Theatre Company
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