Worship Confessional: February 22, 2009

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This weekend has been a complete blur… My oldest daughter got married on Saturday, which means we had all sorts of family and friends in town for the event, which also means we had a houseful of people almost non-stop.  It was quite a day.  Actually, it has been several days of craziness!  But, in the end, we survived, she is now married, and my wife is dropping off the last of our guests at the airport as I type this.  So why did I type all of that in my worship confessional?  1. Because I could, I am proud of my daughter and my new son-in-law (that sounds strange).  2. It leads me into the day we had at Glenville as we celebrated the Lord’s Supper.

We only had one service so that we could partake of Communion together.  I enjoyed that, as I was able to get an extra hour of sleep!  I needed that!  It was a sweet service.  Lord’s Supper is always one of my favorite Sundays!  Here is the order for the day:

Video – We played a video that we actually downloaded about the church being a great place to be.  We did not use their music though, our band played behind it.  This was our first time doing this, and it went quite well!

  • Everlasting GodBrown/Riley
  • How Great Is Our God = Tomlin/Reeves/Cash

Welcome/Prayer

Video – I Will Remember

Message – Our pastor spoke on the significance of the Lord’s Supper in a Christ followers life.

Receiving the Elements – I like how we do this at our church.  Before we receive the elements, we have a time to come to the altar and pray.  Then, we take our elements from three different stations at the altar and go back to our seats to wait for everyone else.  It does take some time, but it is time well spent!  Our pastor then spoke a few more words and led us in receiving the elements.  Then, we went into…

  • At The CrossZschech/Morgan
  • You Are My StrengthMorgan
  • A New HallelujahSmith/Smith/Baloche

It was a great service to end our quite hectic weekend!  Our God is so good!

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Worship Confessional: February 15, 2009

worship_confessionToday was a little different for us.  We had a jam packed service, so we did a little less music than normal.  I do not always like cutting music out for a service, but every now and then, it allows my musicians to have an “easy” Sunday, which I am sure they appreciate.  Though we did two less songs, the people were still very into their Worship through music today.  A sweet spirit overall, which is a great way to describe our church anyways!  So, let’s get to the run down of the service.  As we always do, in first service we sang two of the songs we did in second service.  Our first service is a little more mellow (Read: less volume), as it is filled with mostly older folks, and has a lot less attendance.  Here is the order of the second service:

Set #1:

  • Let Everything That Has BreathRedman
  • Baptism (This NEVER gets old!  I love seeing people get baptized!)
  • Baby Dedication – Had a BUNCH of babies to dedicate!  Great way to help grow a church!
  • Promo video for Young Marrieds Bible study – based on the Fireproof movie
  • Slow Fade music video (I was actually going to sing this, but the video that CC does with the song went so well with our series, we just showed it)
  • Message – Our Pastor did his second message in our “Love Affair” series.  Really nailed it as he talked about communicating with your spouse.
  • Response time/Offering – We did Here I Am To Worship (Hughes) as a backdrop to these

Set #2:

  • The StandHouston
  • Today Is The DayBrewster/Baloche

We had several couples come forward during the response time.  I think the economic times we are living in certainly are causing more strife in marriages (as if many couples needed anything else).  We still have many people out sick.  In fact, I woke up early Saturday morning with the flu.  I wondered if I was gonna make it through the service at one point!  But, God is good, and always seems to give us the strength we need at the right time!  Next week, we get to observe the Lord’s Supper!  I am looking forward to that.  My daughter’s wedding is also next weekend, so this will be a busy week! I pry everyone had a great day worshipping in their local church today!

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Worship Confessional: February 8, 2009

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Another great day at G’ville!  I am just amazed at the way God is working in the lives of people at our church.  People have a genuine compassion and love for one another.  It is evident at the altars during service, it is evident in the way they respond to needs that are mentioned in times of personal crisis in individuals in our church.  I love this place, and have this feeling that God is about to make this place explode!  Musically, we had a good day.  The instrumentalists were on, the vocalists sounded great, and the tech teams were nearly perfect!  Our Pastor was sick today, but he still spoke, and did a fantastic job on the first of a two part series called “Love Affair.”  All of the elements came together to make for a service that honored God, and dealt with some pretty heavy issues about marriage.  So many people are hurting today in their relationship with their spouse.  And then, add the financial pressures that we are facing today, and that makes things even tougher.  Anyways, just a great day as God moved among our people here.  On to the set-list!

  • I Am FreeEgan
  • Awesome Is The LordTomlin/Reeves/Pierce/Able

Welcome/Time to greet

  • HosannaFraser (Another one of our ladies led this out – Awesome job!)
  • Came To My RescueDavies/Sampson/Thomas
  • MajestySmith/Garrard

Message – “The Love Affair”

Response time

Offering and dismissal

We have officially split our band in to two bands now and it seems to be a good thing.  We are able to get more people involved, and it allows us to let people play to their strengths.  We also had two new guys join the band this last week to fill a couple of gaps that we had.  I love it when God works that way.  They did not even know that we had those gaps (they are not church members).  So, I now have a lead electric and another percussionists that specializes in auxillary instruments.  Cannot wait to get them plugged in this week!

Hope everyone had great services as they gathered today!

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Worship Confessional: February 1, 2009

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I am actually sad that the day is over!  I LOVE Sundays!  I love gathering with the church in worship… I love seeing lives changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ! It is what this life is all about!

Today we finished a two week series called “YES/NO,” which dealt with the honesty and avoiding temptation.  Our pastor did a great job with the series, and even used the “F-bomb” today.  Ok, not the actual word, but the phrase “F-bomb.”  It was quite funny!  Anyways, we start a new series next year called “The Love Affair,” which should be quite interesting.

Today was a good day musically.  Our teams did a great job leading our people in worship. We did a couple new ones for our church, which were both very well received.  Here is our order for the day:

  • All BecauseFee (Our people are really liking this one!)
  • Awesome Is The LordTomlin/Reeves/Pierce/Able (This was a new one for us to do. Went pretty well)
  • Famous OneTomlin/Reeves

I gave a short welcome to people and prayed, then, one of our guys did Casting Crowns “Voice of Truth,” and he did a fantastic job!  We showed a short video clip that was a spoof on the PC Vs. Mac ads (Truth Vs. Deception).  Our pastor then gave his talk for the day about temptation.  He used the story of Joseph and Potiphers wife to illustrate how we need to say no to some things in life in order to experience all that God has for us.

  • MajestySmith/Garrard (Probably one of my favorites… love the lyrics of this one!)
  • Hosanna (Hillsongs) – Fraser ( I love this song.  Should have done it a long time ago.  One of our ladies led out on this and she did fantastic!)
  • Beautiful OneHughes

It is such an awesome feeling to be a part of a church full of people that love God, and that love to worship Him in freedom.  It is awesome to see people love Jesus, and desire to follow Him even when that means making tough changes in their lives.  That is what taking a next step towards Jesus is all about!

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Worship Confessional: January 25, 2009

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We started a new series today called “Yes/No.”  Had a real start to it, as we talked about honesty today.  We had a rough rehearsal Thursday and this morning, but it all came together.  Seems God does that for us when we are just not so confident!

Anyways, here is our order:

We opened both services with :

  • SweeterHoughton/Houghton/Cruse-Ratcliff
  • I Am FreeEgan

After the first set, I took a few minutes to talk about the series we just came out of.  It was real good for our church, and we did not want people to just forget about it and move on.  It was about the church and everyone finding their place in it, so I reiterated our desire for people to be plugged in, and gave them some direction on how to get involved.

We then showed a little 5-minute video on keeping promises.  It was cute, and got the people laughing.

Then our Pastor gave his first talk in the new series.  He talked about honesty: “Let your yes be yes and your no be no!”  He did a great job!  We had a few moments for a response.

At this point in the first service, we dismissed.  In the second service, we went on to another set of music:

  • Came To My RescueDavies/Sampson/Thomas
  • HosannaBaloche/Brown
  • You Are GoodHoughton

The church has really enjoyed ending the service with a set!  I have had SO many positive comments.  It will be something we do quite often.  I like to change things up anyways!  Hope you all had blessed Sunday!

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Worship Confessional: January 18, 2009

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Today we wrapped up our series on the church called “The Big D.”  The focus of the series was to talk about how everyone fit into the body, and how has delegated to each and every one of us to be a part of the body and to perform our function in the body.  The responses that we have gotten have been very positive, and we have seen some movement in the church over the last several weeks of people coming and getting involved.  Attendance is up, and people are asking about where they fit in.  God really has used this series in our church!  It is so cool to see people get connected in ministry and strive to find where they fit in the body!  We shook up the order of service for our second service, and it seemed to generate a lot of positive responses as well.  Here is our order of service for first service:

9 AM Service

  • You, You Are GodBeach
  • A New Hallelujah – Smith/Smith/Baloche

Video for our discipleship class

Welcome from our discipleship Pastor

Special – If We Are The Body

Message

Offering/Closing

Our 10:30 Service:

  • You, You Are GodBeach
  • All BecauseFee

Video for our discipleship class

Welcome from our discipleship Pastor

Special – If We Are The Body

Message

Offering

  • The StandHouston
  • Marvelous LightHall
  • A New HallelujahSmith/Smith/Baloche

Closing

Our people really liked going into a worship set after the message.  It let us leave with high energy and an excitement that was just awesome!  The song we ended with was a perfect fit as an ending, as it is a call for the church to rise up and take Jesus to those around us… to live out the “Song” in our life.  Rehearsals were a little rough this week, but God was good and blessed it anyways, allowing it all to come together.  Love it when you know it is God!

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Worship Confessional: January 11, 2009

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I know I am taking a risk at sounding like a broken record, but we had probably one of the best services we have had at Glenville since I arrived.  The energy was just overwhelming!  People were singing out their praises to God without any reservation at all!  Our Pastor nailed it (again) with his message!  Everything was just incredible!   Here was the flow:

  • Better Than LifeHoughton/Cruse-Ratcliffe
  • Sing, Sing, Sing – Tomlin/Reeves/Gilder/Carson/Nunn

Our youth pastor welcomed everyone to the services, and gave a brief announcement.  We then showed a video about our Discipleship program, and our Discipleship Pastor  gave a brief announcement about our Connection Lunch next week (a dinner for those interested in membership).  We then went into our next set:

  • Open The Eyes Of My HeartBaloche
  • All BecauseFee
  • Holy Is The LordTomlin/Giglio

This was our first time doing All Because, and our people absolutely latched on to it!  We actually struggled a bit at the beginning, but it all smoothed out at the chorus and was just great from then on. This was the second week of our series “The Big D” (Delegation).  Our Pastor just nailed it as he talked about everyone finding where they are at in their process of discipleship.  It was more of a message aimed at us individually as far as God’s delegation to us in our spiritual journey.  Next week, we will again focus on the church as a whole, and encourage people to get involved in ministry.

It is so awesome to see God working in the lives of people!

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