Preparing for Worship 1.21.18

Good News 2018

Even though Paul was in prison with chains on he found joy because Christ was being proclaimed and the Gospel was advancing throughout the world. God’s message and his mission were not thwarted by Paul’s imprisonment but rather they were advancing. We will gather to worship this great God who through his kindness brought this message to us.

We will be singing the following songs during worship:

Rescuer / Rend Collective

Brethren We Have Met to Worship / Atkins & Moore

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) / Matt Redman

Before the Throne of God / Bancroft & Cook

Satisfied / Red Mountain Music

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go / Indelible Grace

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Preparing for Worship 1.14.18

 

Prayer 2018

Prayer is transformative in the life of a Christian. E.M. Bounds says “Prayer should not be regarded as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty.” Paul in Philippians 1:9-11 WE see Paul delighting in his privilege to pray for those gathering at the Church at Philippi. His prayergives us a helpful insight in how we should pray for one another and the great spiritual wealth that is available to each of us as we enter into a relationship with Jesus and seek to live in light of all that he has done.

We will be singing the following songs for worship:

Brightest and Best / Ben Grace

First track found HERE

No Other Name-Nombre No Hay / Freddy Rodriguez

In Christ Alone / Stuart Townend

Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior / Crosby & Doane

I Am God, There Is No Other / Trudy Poirier

Beautiful Things / Gungor

 

 

Preparing for Worship 1.8.17

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Paul loved the church in Philippi, and referred to them as his “joy and crown” (Phil 4:1). You can read about the founding of the church in Philippi in Acts 16.

In his letter to the Philippians, Paul addresses a large part of what it means to live as a Christian in a world that does not value your faith. While commending the generosity and loyalty of the Christians at Philippi he also urges them to consider what truly motivates their thinking and to pursue joy. While all kinds of things seek to cause division Paul urges his readers to pursue unity and remember their treasured position as citizens of heaven. The concept of joy is seen throughout the letter and Paul presses his readers to consider where joy is to be found. It is not to be found in the accumulation of possessions, position or prestige; it is not controlled by circumstances or diminished by struggles or difficulties. Paul says joy comes from knowing and growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Paul writes this letter from jail and yet rejoices because of his opportunity to share the good news of Jesus as one who is in union with Christ and communing with him continually. This letter covers a wide range of things we need to know as we seek to follow Jesus like: friendship, finances, doctrine, mission, unity, and the centrality of Christ.

We will be singing together and worshipping God with the following songs:

Brightest and Best / Ben Grace

First track found HERE

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing / Wyeth & Robinson

Here I Am To Worship / Tim Hughes

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us / Stuart Townend

We Will Feast in the House of Zion / Sandra McCracken

One Thing Remains / Jesus Culture

 

Preparing for Worship 12.31.17

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THE LIGHT HAS COME: The Season Of Epiphany

At Christmas, we remember and celebrate the nativity of Christ and the mystery of the incarnation. As we continue our series we look at the Light of the Star of Bethlehem and the the birth of Jesus the Light of the World invading our darkness to bring us salvation, the best gift of all..

The English word is derived from the Greek epiphainein, which means “to appear” or “manifest.” The Epiphany season has to do with the Lord’s manifestation or appearance to the nations. The Season of Epiphany celebrates the manifestation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, beginning with the visit of the Eastern wisemen (the Magi) in Matthew 2. We invite you to join with us in this celebration.

We will be singing the following songs this Sunday:

Let Us Love And Sing And Wonder / Newton & Taylor

Jesus! What A Friend for Sinners / Prichard

O The Deep Deep Love of Jesus / Francis & Williams

Jesus I Am Resting Resting / Pigott & Hampton

For All That You Have Done / Rend Collective

Preparing for Worship: Christmas Eve

Christmas-eve-service_title slide“He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.”                                                                                                        — Augustine

We look forward to you joining us as we celebrate and sing the following songs for our Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols:

Noel / Chris Tomlin & Lauren Daigle

O Come All Ye Faithful

Go Tell It On the Mountain

Come Light Our Hearts / Sandra McCracken

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

How Great Our Joy / Craig Courtney

Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendor / Getty

Mary’s Song: Magnificat / Traditional Irish

From the Squalor of a Borrowed Stable / Stuart Townend

Silent Night / Gruber & Mohr

Born Is the King (It’s Christmas) / Hillsong

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

 

 

Preparing for Worship 12.24.17

Christmas Word Became Flesh

As we look at the last part of the prologue of John’s gospel, we see that Christ entrance into the world brings Light into our Darkness, Hope into our hurt, Peace into our unrest, Joy into our Sorrow and Love into our Longing. Jesus brings into full view all that our broken world cries out for and to all that the Old Testament was waiting to come about.  We invite you to join with us in this celebration.

We will be singing the following songs this Sunday:

O Come All Ye Faithful / John Francis Wade

Joy To the World / Isaac Watts

This Is the Christ / Sandra McCracken

What Child Is This / William Chatterton Dix

For All That You Have Done / Rend Collective

Go Tell It On the Mountain / John Wesley Work, Jr.

Preparing for Worship 12.17.17

 

This series looks at the coming of Christ into the world through the perspective of the first chapter of John’s Gospel. This series uses John’s poetic narrative to provide a fresh look at the birth of Jesus and the Light of the World invading our darkness to bring us salvation, the best gift of all. We invite you to join with us in this celebration.

We will be singing the following songs as we worship this week:

Noel / Chris Tomlin & Lauren Daigle

Good Good Father / Chris Tomlin

Angels We Have Heard On High / James Chadwick

Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming / 15th Century German Hymn

Come Light Our Hearts / Sandra McCracken

For All That You Have Done / Rend Collective