Pastoral Resources

For those who are using our yearly theme to form their teaching schedule for the year, we have made the at-a-glance schedule available for download here: 2022-2023 Sacred Roots Annual: It Is Well with My Soul Weekly Themes

It Is Well with My Soul Flippingbook gives a short summary of each teaching for your quick reference.

It Is Well With My Soul: Sacred Roots Annual 2022-2023
Our 2022-23 Sacred Roots Annual theme, “It Is Well with My Soul” is named after the hymn written by Horatio Spafford after his children were lost at sea. This hymn affirms God’s goodness and faithfulness in Christ, no matter what sorrows and trials come our way, and it is just one of countless instances where the Church, throughout its history, has captured its message of love and mercy in symbols, stories, and songs. All of these are designed to lift up the name of the Lord and encourage the saints; spiritual hymns and songs are a universal language that emphasizes our devotion to God through Jesus Christ, he who is worthy of our highest praise and service.

Continuing on in our Sacred Roots theme, we have selected the hymns below for our study to show both the objective side of our faith (what God did) and subjective side of our faith (how the Church responds). Below you will find the outline for our study of the Hymns during Ordinary time (during the Season of Epiphany and the Season after Pentecost) in the order it will be taught.

Spiritual Hymn Focus during Epiphany and Season After Pentecost

We Three Kings

  1. Star with Royal Beauty Bright, Num. 24.17 (Week 9)
  2. King forever, Ceasing Never, Over Us All to Reign, Gen. 49.10 (Week 10)

Holy, Holy, Holy

  1. God In Three Persons, Blessed Trinity, Isa. 6 (Week 28)
  2. Only Thou Art Holy; There Is None Beside Thee, Psalm 104 (Week 29)

It Is Well with My Soul

  1. Christ Has Regarded My Helpless Estate, Rom. 5.1-8
  2. It Is Well with My Soul, Phil. 47

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

  1. Emmanuel Shall Come, Jer. 33.14-22
  2. Rejoice! Rejoice!, Luke 2.10-12

O Holy Night

  1. Yonder Breaks a New and Glorious Morn, Isa. 60.1-3
  2. Truly He Taught Us to Love One Another, John 13.34-35

Amazing Grace

  1. Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound, Eph. 2.1-10
  2. Grace Will Lead Me Home, Rev. 21.1-8

Just As I Am

  1. His Blood Can Cleanse Each Spot, Heb. 9.22-28
  2. Just As I Am—Poor, Wretched, Blind, Titus 3.3-6

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

  1. Did E’er Such Love and Sorry Meet?, John 20.24-29
  2. Forbid It, Lord, That I Should Boast, Save in the Death of Christ My God!, Gal. 6.14-16

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

  1. Christ Has Burst the Gates of Hell, 1 Cor. 15.54-58
  2. Hail the Lord of Earth and Heaven, Alleluia!, Phil. 2.5-11

Hail Christus Victor

  1. That Ancient Foe Christ Put Down, Heb. 2.14-18
  2. He Sits Above, In Prayer to Intercede as Our High Priest, Heb. 7.22-28

Praise Him, Praise Him

  1. Jesus, Our Blessed Redeemer, Isa. 43.1-7
  2. Tell of His Excellent Greatness, Ps. 148

I Love To Tell the Story

  1. The Message of Salvation from God’s Own Holy Word, 1 Cor. 15.1-8
  2. The Story, It Did So Much for Me, Ps. 107

My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

  1. Christ the Solid Rock, Matt. 7.24-25
  2. My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less Than Jesus’ Blood and Righteousness, Eph. 2.19-22

Jesus Shall Reign

  1. Jesus Shall Reign, Ps. 2
  2. Blessings Abound Where’er He Reigns, 1 Cor. 15.22-28