God Make Us Your Family

The family of God is bound together by the life and sacrifice of his Son Jesus. The bond is stronger than bonds of blood-kinship, marriage, gender, age, culture, race or nationality. As members of God’s family, as his own sons and daughters, we follow the example of our brother Jesus. By sharing together the life of worship and caring, we become instruments of God’s Spirit who brings wholeness and reconciliation to us and our world. All who follow the leading of God’s Spirit are God’s own sons and daughters. They have been adopted into the very family circle of God and can say with a full heart, “Father, my Father.” For God chose them to bear the family likeness of his Son, that he might be the eldest of a family of many brothers and sisters. He chose them and made them righteous in his sight, then lifted them to the splendor of life as his own children. Selections from Romans 8:10, 14, 15, 29.

Singers: Pat Allen, Ed Baggett, Conway Barker, Max Dyer, Bill Farra, Mimi Farra, Richard Gullen, David Gustafson, Dianne Gustafson, Judith Harris, Louise Jolly, Nona Keene, Howard Page-Clark, Jodi Page-Clark, David Porter, Betty Pulkingham, Bill Pulkingham, Margi Pulkingham, Rick Roberts, Marie Schlink, Terry Schlink, David Stayner, Sandy Hardyman Stayner, Lindsay Treen, Ruth Wieting. Children: Rachel Booth, Sarah Booth, John Denman, David Pulkingham, Martha Pulkingham, Jeanine Schlink, John-Mark Schlink. Guitar: Mimi Farra, David Porter, Bill Pulkingham, Rick Roberts. Bass Guitar: Richard Gullen. Mandolin: Bill Pulkingham. Cello, Autoharp: Max Dyer. Violin, Viola: Louise Jolly. Organ, Accordion: Mimi Farra. Piano, Kalimba: Betty Pulkingham. Flute, Oboe: Leslie Macleod. Recorder: Jackie Kemp. Percussion: Max Dyer, Bill Pulkingham, Margi Pulkingham, Ruth Wieting.
Cover Design: Ruth Wieting. Sound Engineer: Ray Prickett. Recorded in the Cathedral of the Isles, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland. Produced by Celebration Services (International) Ltd.
We are grateful to the following copyright holders for the use of their material: The Seed song © 1977 Church of the Redeemer, Houston, TX; God and man at table © 1972 Dawn Treader Music, admin. Music Services; This is the feast © 1969 Augsburg Fortress; God has spoken © 1966 Oregon Catholic Press. All other original material on this recording is copyrighted by Celebration. Produced by Celebration (ASCAP).

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