We had a great morning at church today! I have not led in church the past two Sundays because of the National Worship Leader Conference, so it was great to get back into leading again. Many of the team members this week were also at the conference, so there seemed to be a renewed sense of excitement and passion in the worship today.
Here is a breakdown of our services, along with a link to iTunes for most of the songs:
Awesome Is The Lord Most High (Tomlin and others) – A great opener!
This Is How We Know (Matt and Beth Redman) – One of my favorites off Matt Redman’s latest CD; based on John 3:16.
How He Loves (John Mark McMillan) – This is our second week doing this one. What a great song!
Lead Me To The Cross ( Brooke Fraser) – Shanna did a great job on the solo this morning! Great words for Communion.
You Gave Your Life Away (Paul Baloche and Kathryn Scott) – One of my favorite songs to use at Communion. We did the newer version of this one off of Paul Baloche’s Easter EP he released a few months ago.
You can see the Planning Center details here, if you really want to know. You also watch this service on our LiveStream site here. If you watch the video, I have to apologize ahead of time for the mix. We weren’t able to check the mix on our Livestream until after the service today, so it’s not the best.
Cafe Connections Service (Video Cafe)
I wasn’t involved with leading this service today. Nathan, our youth pastor interim led this along with Zack on percussion and Jeanne on vocals. Zack tried percussion today for the first time and did a great job – even playing both shaker and congas at the same time! Jeanne also surprised me today when she took out her violin and played the solo part on “In Christ Alone”. Way to go!
Meet With Me (Lamont Hiebert) – A great opener!
Indescribable (Laura Story) – We saw Laura at the National Worship Leader Conference last week. She really is nothing like I expected her to be!
Beneath the Cross (Keith and Kristyn Getty) – Nathan picked this one out; I was not familiar with it. Great song for communion, though!
In Christ Alone (Keith Getty and Stuart Townend) – This is the song where they added the violin. Nice touch!!
You can see the Planning Center info for this service here. I thought since I couldn’t give you a link to watch our LiveStream video of this service, I’d just give you a little taste of the service. Click here to see a video I shot during their rehearsal this morning of “In Christ Alone”, with the violin. This is our acoustic, coffee-house style service, where the worship team team is live, but the message is live via video.
All Creatures of Our God and King
I Will Sing of My Redeemer
More About Jesus
Behold the Lamb (The Communion Song) – (Keith and Kristyn Getty) – I’ve been on a Getty kick ever since the NWLC! I really was not aware of their music before then. This was a wonderful song for communion – great words and very memorable melody!
The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power