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Music for Worship

 

My music career started in church - with choral and children's music actually. I was living in Germany on retreat with the European Unitarian Universalists and the new UU Hymnal had just come out. I didn't know much choral music, but stepped up to co-lead a workshop on the material and we hosted a beautiful concerts at the end of the weekend. Later, in Media, PA, I can remember being asked to co-lead a children's worship session with another parent. We lead them in songs and played "Here Comes the Sun"!

 

It was several years later with friends from church someone set, let's start a band. Our first performance were at church, then in public, and then we returned to church for regular music for worship. There is nothing more cathartic than moving people's hearts, bringing the secular into the spiritual in a relatable way that touches our souls.  

 

For worship services, The Jean Lenke Acoustic Worship Trio offers music to support the day's message, working closely the host ministry to create a holistic worship experience. With a selection of secular message music ranging from traditional to popular singer-songwriter to Jazz, the group is appropriate for any worship community that wants to move their congregation's music experiences in a new directions

"Music touches our spirits in mysterious ways. It's not good church unless people are crying".

     ~ Jean Lenke

 

Reach Out - Let's talk about options for Music for Worship, Soulful Sundown, and Jazz Vespers!

Example Message & Seasonal Songs for Worship

Alive in the World (Jackson Browne, 1996)

All That Is (Garnet Rogers)

Bless The Beasts & the Children (Barry De VorzonPerry Botkin, Jr. for The Carpenters)
Blessing (Jonell Mosser)

Born This Way (Lady Gaga)

Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel, 1970)

Bright Blue Rose

Cathedrals (Joan Osborne)

City Hall (Vienne Teng)

Conviction of the Heart (Kenny Logins)

Circle Game (Joni Mitchell)

Cool Change (Little River Band)

Day By Day (from the musical Godspell)

Everybody Hurts (R.E.M.)

Every Kinda People (Andy Fraser, 1978, Robert Palmer)

Firework (Katy Perry)

Forgiveness (Patty Griffin)

For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield)

Fragile (Sting, 1987) 

Galileo (The Indigo Girls)

Get Together (The Young Bloods)

Give Yourself to Love (Kate Wolf)

God Bless the Grass (Malvina Reynolds)

Hawk & The Dove (Tret Fure)

Heavenly Day (Patty Griffin)

Here Comes the Sun (George Harrison)

Home (Phillip Phillips)

I'll Be Your Water (Keb Mo)

Imagine (John Lennon)

Imitation of Life (Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster, 1959)

In the Deep (Bird York, from the movie CRASH)

Just Breath (Pearl Jam)

Just Like You (Keb Mo')

Keep Me In Your Heart (Warren Zevon)

Make a Smile for Me (Bill Withers, 1973)

Make Your Own Kind of Music (Barry Mann & Cynthis Weil, 1986)

Mama's Kitchen (Raffi)

Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson)

Married In London (Janis Ian)

None of Us Are Free (Solomon Burke)

Oh Dear (Brandie Carlile )

Oh God - A Prayer (Annie Lennox)

One Light, One Sun (Raffi)

One (U2)

One of Us (Joan Osborne)

Painted on Canvas (Gregory Porter, 2013)

Peace Like a River

Pure Imagination (Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley 1971) 

She Keeps Me Warm (Mary Lambert)

Smile (Charlie Chaplin, 1936 "Modern Times", lyrics John Turner & Geoffrey Parsons, 1954)

Standing on the Side of Love (Jason Shelton)

Swimming to the Other Side (Pat Humphries)

Up to the Mountain (Patty Griffin)

We're All in the Dance (Christophe Monthieux / Elisabeth Anais, for Feist, 2006)

World is a Circle, The (Burt Bacharach, 1967)

Urge for Going (Joni Mitchell)

Where I Live (Raffi)
Where is Love? (Lionel Bart, “Oliver”, 1962)

Yesterday (Lennon & McCartney, 1965)

 

Send Jean a note if there is something you'd love to hear us play for you!

 

 

 

 

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