SOVEREIGNTY HYMNS: "Hymn 5: I Need A New Ritual – Abigail and Shaun's Story"

In order of appearance in the video montage:

Full song: Down By the Riverside feat. Grandpa Elliott | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

Full song: Louis Amstrong - Down By the Riverside (Lyrics)

Full song: Lynda Randle - Down By the Riverside [Live] with Mahalia Jackson

Full song: Down By The River Side - The Golden Gate Quartet

Full song: Davell Crawford — “Down By The Riverside”

Full song: Down By The Riverside - The Blind Boys of Alabama

Full song: Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Down By the Riverside

Full song: Down By The Riverside / Up Above My Head from Love Transcends

Silent Night by Chewbacca

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Last week, we discussed "No Matter What," had some fun with Mariah Carey and Star Trek, and learned other A words for Advent.

This week, let's discuss a number of R words: Rituals, Relationships, Rarities, Reality, Redemption, Rebels, and Radicality, with Riverside Rock and gospel Refrains. 

Join us as we listen, ponder, cry, laugh, worship, play, reflect, and share -- practicing together that infamous Lutheran both-and -- mourning and celebrating the wonder and chaos of this season of anticipation and waiting. Jill Beverlin, Director of the ELCA's Coaching Ministries, and Jason O'Neill, Senior Administrative Support for ELCA Coaching, will facilitate this sincere and humorous three-week series on how we survive and prepare ourselves to journey through the seasons of Advent and Christmas in 2023, and beyond.

You are invited into community to be witnessed AS YOU ARE and to leave with encouragement and affirmation.

Who can you expect to join us for this second week? A Franciscan friar (returns for an encore), "The voice of one crying in the wilderness," "a fish and bread singer," "the godmother of rock and roll," and a legendary Wookiee warrior