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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!