After a great weekend of community activities - sno cones at the Relay for Life, and meeting and greeting and CHEERING at the Saturday in the Park, New Hope met to worship God today. Great crowd turned into a congregation.
Worship began with Jamie and Emily singing "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" - I chose that to tie in with the ultimate goal of the sermon.
Then we all sang:
How Great Is Our God
Holy, Holy, Holy
Then Craig, Emily, and Amy sang a new arrangement of "Leaning On the Everlasting Arms" that was great.
We followed that with "Still" and "The Potter's Hand"
My goal was to open some eyes this morning to spiritual blindness caused by pride.
Sermon audio available at:http://www.churchcloud.com/new-hope-valp/