Saturday, September 22, 2012
Troubadours Sing From The George Jordan Songbook @ Tinney Chapel's first Praise & Gospel Night Concert
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Troubadours Sing From The George Jordan Songbook @ first Praise & Gospel Night Concert:
Let Me Try
Let Me Rest In Your Arms For A WhileAll three songs listed above, performed by the Tinney Chapel Troubadours, were composed by George Jordan, and are on the video above.
Troubadours Pick & Sing Old & New Favorites @ Praise & Gospel Night Concert
Once on the Internet, don't miss Kevin Tinney's solo performance as a Troubadour.
Tinney Chapel Troubadours Pick & Sing:Hold Fast To The Right
Where Rainbows Never Die (Kevin's solo)
Keep On The Sunny Side Of Life
Jesus Is The Rock
Praise & Gospel Night is TONIGHT @ Tinney Chapel, Saturday, Sept. 22, 6:30 pm
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Tinney Chapel's First Praise & Gospel Night hosts
several pickers, singers and bands
Expect to hear:
Tinney Chapel Troubadours, host (home church) band
(Brother Carl Sterling, George Jordan, Kevin Tinney, Roger Schneider, Rob Aycock, Cline Hall and Joe Dan Boyd)
Snow Hill, Forestburg, TX
Roy Lee Miller, Ben Franklin, TX
East Texas Singers
ADMISSION IS FREE
Join us in our spacious family life center, everyone welcome, bring family and friends.
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Sunday, September 16, 2012
"Drawing Nearer" Preached From James 3:1-12 Today
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Drawing Nearer preached from James 3:1-12 @ Tinney Chapel by Brother Carl Sterling, 09-16-12
James 3:1-12 (New International Version)
Taming the Tongue
7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
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Friday, September 14, 2012
Brother Carl Sterling & His Esteban Guitar @ Quitman Bluegrass Jam 09-14-12
This photo is actually two photos combined. Both appeared on Facebook today, Sept. 14, 2012, one by Doc Davis and one by Delene Allen. See both separate photos below:
This photo, above, is the one made by Doc Davis and tagged to my attention on Facebook. I tweaked it to become the photo below:
And, below is the photo made by Delene Allen, in which you can actually see Brother Carl's guitar, but not much of the guitar picker:
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Brother Carl Sterling, Pastor of Tinney Chapel, at Quitman, TX. Bluegrass Jam 09-14-12.Roger Schneider was almost certainly there, too, but no one sent us a picture of him.
Way to go, Brother Carl: Let's hear that Lester Flatt G-run?
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Praise & Gospel Night Slated For Saturday, Sept. 22, @ Tinney Chapel
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Praise & Gospel Night Slated for Saturday, Sept. 22 @ the quintessential country church (Tinney Chapel UMC, located 2 miles south of Winnsboro, just off FM 312 @ 449 CR 4620)
Come join us in our Family Life Center for this FREE event.
Bring Your family & friends.
See and hear:
The Tinney Chapel Troubadours (featured recently in the North Texas Methodist Reporter Newspaper).
Snow Hill (from Forestburg, TX)
Roy Lee Miller (from Ben Franklin, TX)
The East Texas Singers
Sunday, September 09, 2012
"Can You Hear Me Now!" Preached Here Today
Can You Hear Me Now!
A sermon preached by Brother Carl Sterling, based on Mark 7:31-37, @ Tinney Chapel UMC.
Jesus Heals a Deaf and Mute Man31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.[a] 32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.
33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. 34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). 35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. 37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
- Mark 7:31 That is, the Ten Cities
Kids Time @ Tinney Chapel, part 2 of "Can You Hear Me Now" sermon 09-09-12
Kids Time, Part 2 of "Can You Hear Me Now," sermon for adults, hymn of invitation & benediction @ Tinney Chapel, 09-09-12.
Music Ministry @ Tinney Chapel 09-09-12
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Tinney Chapel Troubadours perform another George Jordan original song
Today's two-song effort by the Tinney Chapel Troubadours included another original hymn composition by the talented George Jordan, the original Tinney Chapel Troubadour, and a long-time singer and songwriter.
Today's song by George was Let Me Rest In Your Arms, followed by a pastoral favorite, Jesus Is The Rock, both performed with a peppy rhythm.
The group welcomed a new member of the Troubadours: Cline Hall, a drummer, who added percussion to the performance.
Other Troubadours include Pastor Carl Sterling, Kevin Tinney, another multi-talented singer-songwriter of the Greater Winnsboro area, Roger Schneider and Joe Dan Boyd.
A special treat today was the trumpet solo by Travessa Tinney Newsome: Nearer My God To Thee, introduced as having been played by the ship's band when the Titanic sank.
The church choir sang Precious Name today.
Our pianist was Molly Mathis and our song leader was Angela Wylie. Congregational songs included This Is My Father's World and Softly And Tenderly Jesus Is Calling, the latter as the hymn of invitation.
Sunday, September 02, 2012
"Clean Hands" Sermon Preached Here Today
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"Clean Hands" Preached Here Today.
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"Clean Hands" Sermon, part 2, & Service Of Holy Communion 09-02-12
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"Clean Hands" Sermon, Part 2 & Service of Holy Communion Video by Brother Carl Sterling, Pastor, Tinney Chapel UMC.
Each local United Methodist church determines how often to serve communion. Many churches celebrate communion once a month, often on the first Sunday. Communion is also celebrated on special days of the year, such as Christmas and Easter. There has gradually been a move toward more frequent celebration of the Lord's Supper. Some United Methodist churches now celebrate the Lord’s Supper every week.
The pastor will be able to provide information on the worship services and the communion traditions of the local church.
The table of Holy Communion is Christ’s table, not the table of The United Methodist Church or of the local congregation. The table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ’s love and seeks to lead a new life of peace and love, as the invitation to the table says.
The United Methodist Book of Worship says, “All who intend to lead a Christian life, together with their children, are invited to receive the bread and cup. We have no tradition of refusing any who present themselves desiring to receive” (page 29). This statement means that in practice there are few, if any, circumstances in which a United Methodist pastor would refuse to serve the elements of Holy Communion to a person who comes forward to receive.
By Water and the Spirit affirms: “Because the table at which we gather belongs to the Lord, it should be open to all who respond to Christ’s love, regardless of age or church membership. The Wesleyan tradition has always recognized that Holy Communion may be an occasion for the reception of converting, justifying, and sanctifying grace.”
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The Washing Of Hands @ The Quintessential Country Church
A Ceremonial Washing Of The Hands @ Tinney Chapel ahead of Pastor Carl Sterling's upcoming sermon, "Clean Hands," based on Mark 7:1-23.
That Which Defiles
6 He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:
but their hearts are far from me.
7 They worship me in vain;
their teachings are merely human rules.’[b]
14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. 15 Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.”  [f]
17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable. 18 “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them? 19 For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)
20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”
- Mark 7:4 Some early manuscripts pitchers, kettles and dining couches
- Mark 7:7 Isaiah 29:13
- Mark 7:9 Some manuscripts set up
- Mark 7:10 Exodus 20:12; Deut. 5:16
- Mark 7:10 Exodus 21:17; Lev. 20:9
- Mark 7:16 Some manuscripts include here the words of 4:23.
The Magic Of Music At Tinney Chapel 09-02-12
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The Magic Of Music @ The Quintessential Country Church
Music gets us going at Tinney Chapel with the first rattle out of the box: Our Call to Worship, This Is The Day, followed by our opening hymn Leaning On The Everlasting Arms.
Our animated song leader, Angela Wylie, keeps us excited about our music because she is so obviously caught up in its thrall. Soon, so are we!
When the Tinney Chapel Troubadours take center stage, their first offering is the familiar standard, Hold Fast To The Right, an old chestnut going back at least to the days of the old Vaughn Quartet. Please excuse our filming which missed most of the first two verses, but perhaps the Troubadours' enthusiasm will help to compensate for that. Their second number, Now I Can See, is one of Troubadour George Jordan's many original compositions, this one with a catchy call-and-response technique which often brings the congregation to a hand-clapping mood.
Finally, after the sermon and after the service of Holy Communion, Angela Wylie leads this singing congregation in Brother Carl's Hymn of Invitation, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, as Tinney Chapel's acolyte pauses with him during this stirring finale.
To say that it has been a magical musical tour would be an understatement. All of us are still humming, singing and patting our feet as the memory lingers now and, likely, forever.
Some of us older members think of Gene Autry, America's first singing cowboy star, who famously said: "It's hard to be mean and sing at the same time."
Until next week when we will all be Back In
The Saddle Again.