Eastwood Christian Church - Nashville, TN
Sermons, music and other highlights from worship services at Eastwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), located at 1601 Eastwood Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee.

Friends, it is our privilege to share with you this recording of our Christmas Eve Service, 2013.

The recording begins with contemplative instrumental music provided by members and friends of the Eastwood Christian Church community.

Due to recording constraints, the words of the institution of Communion are not part of this recording.  The solo offering of "O Holy Night," which was sung during communion, is presented here in part and ends the recording.

We hope that you may live in the light and love of God this day and every day.

Direct download: Christmas_Eve_Service_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am CDT

Brothers and Sisters, we are pleased to share our Worship service from November 10, 2013.

"Don't wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly... lead the way!"

–  Steve Maraboli

Direct download: Worship_11-10-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm CDT

Brothers and Sisters, we're pleased to share this recording of our Worship from Sunday, August 4, 2013.

"It is greed to do all the talking but not want to listen at all."  - Democritus

Direct download: Worship_8-4-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm CDT

Continuing to catch up on Worship services we haven't posted online yet - here's the service from May 26, 2013, in its entirety for you to hear and share.

Direct download: Worship_5-26-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26am CDT

Friends, we're continuing our efforts to catch up with recordings of past services.  Here we're pleased to present our Worship service from June 16, 2013 in its entirety.

"If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough."

– Meister Eckhart


Direct download: Worship_6-16-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm CDT

Friends, we're catching up with recording of past services - we're pleased to present here our Worship service from June 23, 2013 in its entirety.


"If you want total security, go to prison. 
There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. 
The only thing lacking... is freedom."
–   Dwight D. Eisenhower 

Direct download: Worship_6-23-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15am CDT

Friends, we are pleased to share here our Worship Service from June 30, 2013, in its entirety.  

ECC Dress Code:
As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, 
clothe yourselves with compassion, 
kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
–  Colossians 3:12

Direct download: Worship_6-30-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm CDT

Psalm 150

Psalm 84

"Let every instrument be tuned for praise!

Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise!

And may God give us faith to sing always

Alleluia!"

- Fred Pratt Green

Direct download: Sermon_5-5-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm CDT

For our May 5 Worship honoring the 48 years of Marie Wiggins' service as the ECC organist, Julia Tanner and Jocelyn Hartley, celli, and Dawn Hartley, bassoon, shared the "Andante" (Dotzauer) for the Offertory.

Direct download: Offertory_5-5-2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm CDT

For our May 5 Worship honoring the 48 years of Marie Wiggins' service as the ECC organist, the Eastwood Choir concluded the service with the Closing Anthem "Peace I Leave With You" (Pote).

Direct download: Closing_Anthem_5-5-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm CDT

For our May 5 Worship honoring the 48 years of Marie Wiggins' service as the ECC organist, the Eastwood Choir shared "Come Dwell in Solomon's Walls" (Stroope) as one of the Anthems offered.

Direct download: Anthem_3_5-5-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm CDT

For our May 5 Worship honoring the 48 years of Marie Wiggins' service as the ECC organist, the Eastwood Choir shared "All Good Gifts" (Shwartz, arr. Leavitt) from "Godspell."  This Anthem features Allison Enari, vocal solo; Julia Tanner, cello; and Roger Weismeyer, oboe.

Direct download: Anthem_2_5-5-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm CDT

For our May 5 Worship honoring the 48 years of Marie Wiggins' service as the ECC organist, the Eastwood Choir shared "You Alone Are God" (McDonald) for the first Anthem.

Direct download: Anthem_1_5-5-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm CDT

For our May 5 Worship honoring the 48 years of Marie Wiggins' service as the ECC organist, the Eastwood Choir, accompanied by Joseph Hartley on trumpet, opened the service with the Call to Worship "The Morning Trumpet" (arr. Larson). 

Direct download: Call_to_Worship_5-5-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm CDT

Friends, Marie Wiggins served as the organist for Eastwood Christian Church for an astonishing 48 years, concluding her service on Easter Sunday 2013.  On May 5, 2013, Eastwood Christian Church held a special Worship service filled with choral music to celebrate the remarkable gifts Marie shared so generously and faithfully for so long.  We're pleased to share the full recording of that Worship service here.

Direct download: Worship_5-5-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm CDT

Be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating;

for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy,

and its people as a delight.

– Isaiah 65:18

We're pleased to share this recording of the Easter Sunday Worship at Eastwood Christian Church on Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Direct download: Worship_Easter_Sunday_3-31-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm CDT

Pastor Jay Hartley shares the timeless Shaker melody "Simple Gifts" on the bagpipes for the Offertory on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Direct download: Offertory_3-24-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm CDT

The Eastwood Choir presents an a capella rendition of "When Jesus Wept" (Billings), preceded by an introduction by Choir Director Julie Duemler, for the Anthem on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Direct download: Anthem_3-24-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Luke 22:14-23:56

"Why are you sleeping?  Get up and pray that you may not come into the time of trial."

- Luke 22:46

Direct download: Sermon_3-24-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm CDT

As part of our Maundy Thursday service of Worship on March 28, 2013, two of the finest fiddle players on Earth, Stuart Duncan and Andrea Zonn, shared this stunning gift of "What Wondrous Love is This," the traditional Appalachian Folk Hymn.

Direct download: Musical_Meditation-Maundy_Thursday_3-28-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13pm CDT

The Eastwood Choir presented "Silent Was the Night" (Martin) for the Anthem in our Maundy Thursday Worship on March 28, 2013.

Direct download: Anthem-Maundy_Thursday_3-28-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09pm CDT

Our Maundy Thursday Worship service is often described as one of the most meaningful and powerful services of the year.  It is a service of contemplation as we go with Jesus to the Upper Room for the Last Supper with those he loved.

This somber service contains powerful elements of Word and of Music.  Following Communion, during which the organ plays, there are seven minutes of silence.  During this time, the church is stripped - banners are taken down, flowers and candles removed, and then, finally, the cross that hangs at the front of the church is veiled with a black cloth.

The service concludes with 14 readings from Luke 22:24-23:56.  After the last reading, those attending the service depart in silence.  

"The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments.

"On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment."

-- Luke 23:55-56

Direct download: Maundy_Thursday_Worship_3-28-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm CDT

Palm Sunday is a special Worship service at Eastwood Christian Church, featuring Pastor Jay Hartley playing the bagpipes.  We hope this recording enables you to help share in the celebration of our Palm Sunday Worship service on March 24, 2013.

Direct download: Worship_3-24-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm CDT

This beautiful instrumental Offertory, "Wondrous Love" (arr. Brian Joyce), was performed by John Hartley, violin; Jocelyn Hartley, cello; and Dawn Hartley, piano; for Worship on the Third Sunday in Lent, March 3, 2013.

Direct download: Offertory_3-3-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm CDT

This stunning a capella presentation of "From Deep Distress and Troubled Thoughts" (arr. Parker) by the Eastwood Choir was shared as the Anthem for the Third Sunday in Lent, March 3, 2013.

Direct download: Anthem_3-3-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm CDT

Luke 13:1-9

Psalm 63:1-8

"The Day of Judgment is an important notion; but that Day is always with us"

- Alfred North Whitehead

Direct download: Sermon_3-3-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm CDT

Friends, we are pleased to share this recording of our Worship on the Third Sunday of Lent - March 3, 2013.

Direct download: Worship_3-3-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm CDT

For the Offertory the talented Mother and Son pairing of Dieta and Josh Duncan - accompanied by Todd Lombardo on guitar - present "I Am Nothing" (Pettis) as part of Worship on the Second Sunday of Lent - Feb. 24, 2013.

Direct download: Offertory_2-24-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm CDT

The Eastwood Choir presents the classic "The Lord Is My Light" (Allitsen/Stickles) for the Anthem in Worship on the Second Sunday of Lent - Feb. 24, 2013.

Direct download: Anthem_2-24-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm CDT

The awesome Eastwood Children's Choir shares the song "God Is There" as part of our Worship on the Second Sunday of Lent - Feb. 24, 2013.

Direct download: Childrens_Choir_2-24-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm CDT

Luke 13:31-35

Psalm 27

"In all things it is better to hope than to despair."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Direct download: Sermon_2-24-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm CDT

Friends, we are pleased to share this recording of our Worship on the Second Sunday of Lent - February 24, 2013.

Direct download: Worship_2-24-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm CDT

Our own Marie Wiggins presented "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" (Larsen) on the piano for the Offertory in our worship on Transfiguration Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.

Direct download: Offertory_2-10-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm CDT

For the Anthem the Eastwood Choir shares "Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face" (Bonar/Mendelssohn) on Transfiguration Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.

Direct download: Anthem_2-10-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm CDT

Luke 5:1-11

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." 

- Mahatma Gandhi

Direct download: Sermon_2-10-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am CDT

Friends, we are pleased to share this recording of our Worship from Transfiguration Sunday - Feb. 10, 2013.

Direct download: Worship_2-10-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am CDT

For the Anthem in Worship on Feb. 3, 2013, the Eastwood Choir presents "Lord, Here Am I" (Beck).

Direct download: Anthem_2-3-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm CDT

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

"I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink." 

- Matthew 25:35

Direct download: Sermon_2-3-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm CDT

Friends, we are pleased to share this recording of our Worship service from Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 - the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.  We apologize that technical difficulties truncated the recording near the end of the Hymn of Discipleship and that the Call to Offering, Offertory, and Communion were not recorded.

Direct download: 2-3-13_Worship.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm CDT

Friends, we're pleased to share here our entire Worship service for Sunday, January 27, 2013.

Direct download: 1-27-13_Worship.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm CDT

Friends, we're pleased to share here our entire Worship service for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.

Direct download: 1-13-13_Worship.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm CDT

Friends, we're pleased to share here our entire Worship service for Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.  

Direct download: 1-6-13_Worship.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm CDT