Let the Praises Ring - Lincoln Brewster. Even as we opened with the song, I found myself thinking, "Hmm...we do this song a lot." We do.
I Have A Hope - Tommy Walker. His new album is full of great, singable worship songs. This is one of the best. Awesome declaration of who we are in Christ.
This Is Not This - AMAZING, relevant, timely video from Floodgate Productions via Worship House Media. And they gave it away this week. It addressed, with very timely language, the current economic challenges - and contrasted those issues with the cross. During second service, it drew applause. Very powerful, and kudos to Worship House and Floodgate for creating material that really works, on a real-time basis, for the local church.
Our pastor gave us a quick verbal transition from the video to the next worship song; Kevin began to sing "I trust in You...I trust in You..." over the piano, and we slowly moved into the next song.
Healer - Mike Gugliamucci. Powerful. My daughter said, "I think about so many different things when I hear that song; it's awesome..." It was a strong declaration of faith yesterday. (See further thoughts on this song here.)
I made a few welcoming comments and announced the grand total from the auction we held for the building fund ($14,000 - woo hoo!) and prayed for the offering.
Ready Now - Jared Anderson. Great song of commitment.
The message was excellent and full of power, a strong exhortation to do something, coupled with an exploration of the tension between 'salvation through faith alone' and 'show me your deeds and I'll show you my faith'. At the end, we showed a video of our IMPACT project last summer, when we literally 'did something' by blitzing the community with home projects. We're doing it again in a few weeks.
We played the chorus of "I Have A Hope" as the walk-out.
It was a good, good day. How about yours? What did YOU think?
*This post is part of the Sunday Setlist Carnival over at Fred McKinnon's place...