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We had a full morning, so we opened with an uninterrupted set of 3 songs:

Let the Praises Ring (Brewster)
How Great Is Our God (Tomlin)
Glorious Day (Casting Crowns)

This was a followed by a welcome & a few announcements and then a sendoff for all teams and individuals going on mission trips this summer. Our youth pastor gave an overview of all the trips we knew about and asked if there were any folks we might have missed. All participants scattered throughout the congregation, and folks gathered around and prayed for them. It’s something we look forward to every year.

The message for the morning was on God’s Heart for the Nations. A video was used very near the beginning. It can be be viewed by following this link to the website of The Traveling Team. It will be the first video on the list, titled “Around the World.”

Sermon audio and sermon notes are available for download.

We sang Sending (Charlie Hall) immediately after the message while the offering baskets were passed. From there we transitioned into communion. We passed the elements through the congregation and then took them together. We sang Be the Centre while the bread was passed and This Is How We Know (Matt Redman) while the juice was passed. We closed the service with In Christ Alone (Townend/Getty).

It was a great morning. While it was full, we’re getting better at knowing how to trim and make the time we do have meaningful rather than trying to squeeze in everything we normally do and feeling rushed the whole time. The time of communion seemed especially meaningful this week. Our congregation lost two of our own and two foreign friends on a mission trip a few years ago. Involvement in mission trips has really surged since then (the opposite of what you might expect). So, seeing how God is using a little Arkansas church around the world always makes us think of the price our friends paid and how they gave their lives, not just doing something they loved, but for the greatest cause possible: the ever-expanding Kingdom of God.

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Due to a couple of announcements and a “Get in the Game” initiative related to our current series on the book of Jonah, we had a little bit less time in the service. What we did have was very good, though. Our band was initially scheduled to be a little thinner than usual due to the absence of all of our electric guitar players, but the availability of a violinist and a friend who played the cello helped fill things out VERY nicely.

With the decrease in time, we opened with a welcome and Scripture reading rather than preceding that kind of thing with an opening song. We read from Colossians 1:15-20 in the NIV, and then sang:

Jesus Messiah (Chris Tomlin)
We Cry Out (Walker Beach)
Majesty (Martin Smith)

These flowed very well not only musically but thematically. They are easy to sing and well-known by our body. People were visibly engaged.

The announcements included some transitions on our elder board and an upcoming training for ministry to international students. The latter included a video.

The message was from Jonah 4, describing God’s compassion, our eagerness to apply it to ourselves and our reluctance to apply it to others. Sermon audio is available here. The sermon notes & outline are available here.

The message was followed by:

God of Justice (Tim Hughes)
I Surrender All (1 verse & chorus only)
You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)

The last set flowed very well, too. We used Michael W. Smith’s arrangement of the last song because the band parts tend to be more melodic than some other arrangements. Given our thinned rhythm section, this was a good call.

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This was the first time for one of our Sunday evening guys to lead on Sunday morning. There was a visible difference in his comfort level (some anxiety), but he did a good job. He was nervous when he first started leading on Sunday evening, too.

We opened with two songs:

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (David Crowder arrangement)
He Is Exalted (Shane & Shane arrangement)

We did both of these songs in an acoustic-led style. That meant no change for He Is Exalted, but it was substantially different from David Crowder’s arrangment. It worked well, though.

From there, we went right into some announcements and then the message. We had a lot coming later in the service, so we had to get to business pretty quickly.

The message was on Ephesians 6 and the armor of God. Sermon audio and notes are available for download.

After the message, we collected the morning offering while the worship team sang When I Think About the Lord (Shane & Shane arrangement).

Next came communion led by our new executive pastor. We sang You Alone Can Rescue (Matt Redman) while the bread was distributed, and then we sang This Is How We Know (Matt Redman) while the juice was distributed. We closed with You Never Let Go (Matt Redman).

We had some flow issues during communion. It wasn’t anything that was completely disruptive; it just wasn’t as smooth as I would have like. All of it really lands on me from a coordination standpoint. All of the folks handling different elements did a good job. We just needed more coaching on specifically how to move from one element to the next. Many times our teaching pastor and I handle this so much that it becomes second nature, so it’s easy to overlook it in the preparation. Lesson learned.

Overall, it was a good morning. We got to celebrate with a new believer who got baptized during our second service, we received teaching from God’s Word about how to stand in the midst of life’s trials, and we got to remember the death of our Lord together as a family. You can’t ask for much better!

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Our choir opened the service singing O I Want To See Him (Rufus Henry Cornelius).

After a brief announcement & welcome time by our new executive pastor, we moved into a 3 song set:

Lead Me To The Cross
Hosanna
The More I Seek You

I shared briefly from Jeremiah 17:7-8 before we did The More I Seek You, encouraging them to use the song to engage with God about who/what they look to as their source of peace.

The message was on Ephesians 6 and the nature of the spiritual battle we face daily.
Sermon audio

We followed the message with Charlie Hall’s I Will Overcome. He has a couple of versions of this song. We used the one from On the Road to Beautiful as opposed to Joel’s Window. We did cut out the final bridge, though. The vocals in that section don’t lend themselves to a team, and we didn’t want to end the song with a solo.

We closed with Michael W. Smith’s arrangement of Forever by Chris Tomlin.

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Sing Sing Sing (Tomlin)

Video call to worship

You Are God Alone (Foote)
Majesty (Martin Smith)
Mighty to Save (Hillsong)

Message: Assyria Cannot Save Us
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We Cry Out (Walker Beach)
You’re Worthy of My Praise (Ruis)

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It was a busy morning for us that flowed surprisingly well. We have recently found that our services flow much smoother if we open with as much focused corporate worship time as we can squeeze in. It helps us all make the transition from a hectic morning.

We opened with No Sweeter Name and Holy and Anointed One.

After a brief welcome, we had several baptisms: three at first service and two at second. This was followed by the ordination of three new Elders.

The message was on employee/employer relationships from Ephesians 6. Sermon audio available here. Sermon notes available here.

After the message, we sang Be the Center during the offering. Then we celebrated communion together. We had six stations throughout the auditorium instead of our usual four. It really helped with traffic flow. Sometimes we take the elements at the same time after everyone has returned to his or her seat. This time, we instructed folks to take the elements whenever they wished.

We sang Lead Me To The Cross during communion and closed with He Reigns (Newsboys).

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We weren’t sure how many folks we would have because of some sleet & snow that had fallen within the last few days. We decided to go ahead and have services for whoever was able to make it. We ended up have a very decent crowd at first service and a fully attended second service!

Our gospel choir opened the service with Holy Is The Lamb by Oleta Adams. (YouTube link)

Our teaching pastor followed this with a welcome and a few announcements. This led into the main song set for the morning:

Jesus Messiah (Chris Tomlin)
We Cry Out (Walker Beach)
This Is How We Know (Matt Redman)

We Cry Out was new for us, and the consensus among the worship team was that it was definitely a keeper. Our sound tech for the morning even commented that a lot of folks were swaying back and forth to it before they had picked up enough of it to sing. It was a significant enough portion of the congregation that it looked really cool.  That’s not a common thing for our body, so I took it as a positive response.

Our children’s ministry pastor taught on parenting from Ephesians 6. (sermon audio download) He used a YouTube video as his opening joke, and I thought it was hilarious. Check it out!

We closed with Nothing But the Blood (Matt Redman) and then a more traditional, vocally led version of At Calvary.

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We had a great morning! There was only one song I was leading vocally, so I enjoyed being more free to focus on keyboarding and throw in a little vocal harmony here and there.

We opened with Lead Me To the Cross (Hillsong version). After a brief welcome & invitation to stand, we moved into a 4 song set:

The Solid Rock (our own version of the hymn)
Wonderful Merciful Savior
Exalted (Yahweh)
(Chris Tomlin)
I Will Rise (Chris Tomlin)

We had violinists on the team this morning, and their contribution was just beautiful. They added a lot to every song, but especially on the last two Chris Tomlin songs.

The message, “Heaven Help the Home”, was the first in a two-part series on Paul’s words to families in Ephesians 6. Sermon audio and sermon notes are available online.

We closed with How Great Is Our God.

We opened with Glory To God Forever by Fee, immediately followed by an Amena Brown video from BluefishTV:

We followed this video with:

Majesty (Martin Smith)
You Are God Alone (Billy & Cindy Foote)
It Is Well With My Soul

The drums & vocals really carried the last one. It was just off-the-charts good!

We had a good friend in to teach while our pastor is overseas for a week. The message was titled Downward Mobility. We took a look at the humility of Christ. Sermon audio is available here.

We closed the service with:

The Wonder of Your Cross (Robin Mark)
and a reprise of Glory To God Forever since this was our first Sunday to use that song.

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This was our first Sunday getting everything back to “normal” with 2 morning services. We opened with the following set:

All Who Are Thirsty (Kutless version)
Awesome Is the Lord
Enough
You Are So Good To Me
In Christ Alone (with The Solid Rock) (from Travis Cottrell’s Alive Forever project)

We’re in the process of recognizing some new elders in our church, so we talked about that process some before the message got started in earnest. The sermon topic was stewardship. We usually have one or two of these messages to start each year. The focus was on whole-life stewardship, involving time, possessions and energy in addition to finances.
Sermon Audio available here
Sermon Notes available here

We closed with:

Praise the Father, Praise the Son
Revelation Song