The first Sunday of the New Year is always a challenge. Who will show up? What sort of mood will everyone be in? I knew going in that we'd be missing some of our regulars, and that it would be felt in the praise team again. So we didn't try to pull off anything we thought would be a stretch.
Lord I Lift Your Name On High - normally a real "feel good" interactive song, but the first Sunday of the New Year? Not so much.
Whole World In His Hands - fit perfectly with the message theme
Still - again, chosen to fit the theme
It Is Well With My Soul - to close
Looking into the New Year, there will be challenges. What choices will we make? How will we make them? Alone? Or Together as a Body?