Monday, June 07, 2010
Sunday Recap June 6, 2010
Summertime is here. I know the calendar won't reflect it until the 20th, but it's definitely here. One of our New Hope folks was walking to the sanctuary and remarked "why does anyone buy a sauna when they could just walk outside." True. So thankful for the generosity of our church family who when faced with the dying of BOTH sanctuary air conditioners stepped up and gave over and above their tithes and offerings to have them replaced and paid for. I serve within the most giving group of people I have ever known.
Last week of school and a very short six week summer vacation for the kids means that lots of people will be taking vacations earlier. Our mission trip to Big Creek Missions in Kentucky leaves this weekend. So we're going to see some folks move in and out into different places of service they wouldn't normally be in. Great opportunity to see God at work.
We were anticipating a great day of worship yesterday. And God delivered big time. We debuted "Mighty To Save" to open our worship and then brought the congregation in with us later in the set to sing it again. That enabled us to see a sight (best announcer voice on) "seldom seen in nature - Baptists raising their hands in praise." The praise band worked so hard for weeks on that song and the musicians have been practicing twice each week to grow stronger musically. But I think the song grew us. It's such an awesome anthem of praise.
The worship set was: Mighty To Save, Hosanna, Holy Is The Lord, A Shield About Me, Mighty To Save, and Jesus Paid It All. Really thought it went well and the congregation really got into it. That's why we do it - to see people in worship of our awesome God.
The message yesterday was a "one-off" that really came about out of a direction coming out of prayer and reflection over how disconnected many people who follow Christ have become from the practices that Christ Himself outlined for us.
Working on the next series this week. Stay tuned.