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This recap of the services at Fellowship Bible Church in Conway, AR is part of the Sunday Setlists blog carnival hosted by TheWorshipCommunity.com. To check out what others are doing in their services and learn more about what Sunday Setlists is all about, check out www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-98/.

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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This recap of the services at Fellowship Bible Church in Conway, AR is part of the Sunday Setlists blog carnival hosted by TheWorshipCommunity.com. To check out what others are doing in their services and learn more about what Sunday Setlists is all about, check out http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-96/.

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.

This recap of the services at Fellowship Bible Church in Conway, AR is part of the Sunday Setlists blog carnival hosted by TheWorshipCommunity.com. To check out what others are doing in their services and learn more about what Sunday Setlists is all about, check out http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-85/.

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!

This recap of the services at Fellowship Bible Church in Conway, AR is part of the Sunday Setlists blog carnival hosted by TheWorshipCommunity.com. To check out what others are doing in their services and learn more about what Sunday Setlists is all about, check out http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-84/.

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.

This recap of the services at Fellowship Bible Church in Conway, AR is part of the Sunday Setlists blog carnival hosted by TheWorshipCommunity.com. To check out what others are doing in their services and learn more about what Sunday Setlists is all about, check out http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-82/.

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)

This recap of the services at Fellowship Bible Church in Conway, AR is part of the Sunday Setlists blog carnival hosted by TheWorshipCommunity.com. To check out what others are doing in their services and learn more about what Sunday Setlists is all about, check out http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-81/.

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).

This recap of the services at Fellowship Bible Church in Conway, AR is part of the Sunday Setlists blog carnival hosted by TheWorshipCommunity.com. To check out what others are doing in their services and learn more about what Sunday Setlists is all about, check out http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-80/.

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.

This recap of the services at Fellowship Bible Church in Conway, AR is part of the Sunday Setlists blog carnival hosted by TheWorshipCommunity.com. To check out what others are doing in their services and learn more about what Sunday Setlists is all about, check out http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-77/.

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

This recap of the services at Fellowship Bible Church in Conway, AR is part of the Sunday Setlists blog carnival hosted by TheWorshipCommunity.com. To check out what others are doing in their services and learn more about what Sunday Setlists is all about, check out http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-76/.

Being the first Sunday of the new year, we went with a “state of the church” themed message, an opportunity to re-cast vision. We usually have two services each Sunday morning, but we decided to have just one service Dec 20 – Jan 3. We took the opportunity of having everyone together to celebrate communion as well. We usually do communion on the first Sunday of every month, flexing when it fits better with a message on a different week. It was great to practice this discipline together with a larger gathering of folks.

We opened the service with a reading of 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, followed by a 3 (more like 2.5) song set:

No Sweeter Name
Revelation Song
We Fall Down

I say 2.5 songs because we did We Fall Down as a tag to Revelation Song. We did a verse and then the chorus twice, but we kept it mellow – mostly keyboard & vocals.

Our pastor came up for the message immediatly after, opening with prayer.
Message audio available here

We did You Are My King while the offering was taken. We do communion a couple of different ways: sometimes having folks come forward to stations and sometimes passing the elements in trays. We decided to pass this morning since the crowd was so large. We did The Cross (Charlie Hall) while the bread was passed, then Nothing But the Blood (Matt Redman) for the juice.

We closed with Matt Redman’s new song This Is How We Know. It has quickly become one of my favorites. It’s very singable, fun to play, and emphasizes the centrality of the cross.

So, I’m running a little behind on these…

December 20 was our annual church-wide Christmas service. We have just one service instead of two, getting the whole family together at once, followed by a potluck lunch afterward. We had two different musical teams serving for the morning. One was a standard worship band: keys, drums, bass, electric, acoustic, with 4 vocalists. The other was a gospel choir accompanied by piano & drums.

The worship band opened with Mercy Me’s arrangement of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. I love that whole CD. We also used their version of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree after the service was over and folks were making their way out to the potluck.

After the opening song, we had a brief call to worship from Luke 1:39-45. This was followed by a 3 song set:
O Come All Ye Faithful (Third Day)
Angels We Have Heard on High (Third Day)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Paul Colman Trio)

Next up was the message:
Sermon audio download
Sermon notes download

The choir handled the set after the message, drawing from more of a gospel background:
So Many Wonderful Things About Jesus
Born in a Manger
(by our very own Marvin Williams)
Unto Us (also by Marvin)
Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child

This concluded the service. After we gave instructions for the potluck, the worship band came back out to provide a little “fun music” while folks waited for their turn. It was a great morning with a great church family!

To check out what others are doing in their services and learn more about what Sunday Setlists is all about, check out Fred McKinnon’s blog at http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/12/20/sunday-setlists-74/