(picture from our beach camping trip last week)
Currently listening to my very large: Smiths/Morrissey playlist
Welcome & Game
1. Open the Eyes of my Heart (chorus only) by: Paul Baloche
2. “Marvelous Light” by: Charlie Hall
3. “Love Came Down” by: Brian Johnson & Jeremy Riddle
4. “Jesus I Come” (Shelly Moore version)
Message – Pastor Craig
5. “Stand in Awe” (Chorus only) by: Jeremy Riddle
6. “Psalm 33” by: Greg & Amanda Blache
Today was a good morning. Though to be honest I’m still not 100% all here 🙂 I love camping and want my own Pop Up Camper and go camping again very soon. I loved out trip.
So we started out a new series on the Song of Solomon this morning and I think it went pretty well. The set up was more of a cafe feel and I like it. Chad played electric hollowbody with lots of effects over our acoustics creating a very Daniel Lanois wall of sound. Very cool. As far as the set went we used “Open the Eyes of my Heart” as more of an opening prayer. I don’t think I’ve lead that whole song in over 3 or 4 years. I’ve only used parts of it for prayers. I think it worked well. Then went straight into “Marvelous Light”. Great song. Then “Love Came Down”. I’m such a huge fan of this tune. I’m so glad to have come across that tune a few months ago. I think it really resonates with our people. Then “Jesus I Come” which continues to blow me away. Powerful words plus I love the version we are doing. Jess and Nikki sounded amazing leading it. I used “Stand in Awe” the chorus only to bring us out of the Offering time which built nicely into “Psalm 33” which is such a great upbeat singable psalm. We’ve been singing this tune for so many years. Can’t go wrong with Scripture and a great melody. We ended the morning with a reading of Colossions 3:15-17 from “the Message” I love how Eugene Peterson paraphrases that text. I think that scripture is a great way to end the morning.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.“