Today was a great day at church. We wrapped up 'Awaken' with a service on prayer.
Friend of God - Israel Houghton. Jump up and down!
Lift Him Up - Martha Munizzi. Jump up and down and slap your hip!
I did an extremely out of breath welcome.
When I Remember - Kim Hill. Love this old tune; first time we did it in the big room today. We introduced it a few weeks ago at the Women's Retreat. Not sure how it worked today - folks didn't seem as engaged I expected them to be. My eldest says it works better acoustically.
'Coffee With Jesus' - GREAT film about prayer from churchfuel.com. Check it out - very, very funny - a little close to home - and well made. These guys make great products.
The message was excellent; Brian dissected James 5.13-16 and did a fantastic job.
We closed with a reading of the Lord's Prayer from the NIV and The Message - sort of line-by-line statements, read by two junior high guys. I underscored their words on the grand, Brian came up with some closing words and a prayer.
As It Is In Heaven - Matt Maher. We introduced this last week and used it again today, which is a rarity - but it's a great tune and a great setting of the Lord's Prayer.
It was a great day. What did you think?
*By the way, the songs link to iTunes, where you can purchase them and worship through the week...