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.

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
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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