Wow. Look at me, all absent from my blog for almost 2 weeks.
Theme: Heart Rules: Happiness
This week officially ended the presentation part of our financial campaign for a new worship center. There was much to celebrate! Pastor spoke about happiness & joy, and held this idea up for us: “Because God’s goodness in greater than life’s badness, Christians should always (to some degree) display happiness & joy.” Chew on that a while.
Everybody Praise the Lord (Lincoln Brewster)
All About You (Houghton, Cruise-Ratcliff)
Filled With Your Glory (Neufeld/Neufeld)
God of this City (written by band Bluetree)
You Never Let Go (Redman)
Everybody Praise the Lord: two things
– this isn’t a great participation song for our church
– in my opinion, it takes very little imagination to place Lincoln Brewster’s voice quite close to Sponge Bob’s on this song.
God of this City: lots to say. This was our debut of this song, which was timely considering our building campaign. We were inspired by the arrangement on Chris Tomlin’s Hello Love album. Love this arrangement. Used images of our city (that being Wichita) as backgrounds to projected lyrics, which was very effective. And finally: this is probably more significant to me than anyone else, but I feel it necessary to celebrate the fact that we intro’d a new song sung by two male vocalists. This would be a first for us. Oh plus also one of them is our band leader and long-time keyboardist and now we all know he can sing. Yep, secret’s out, my friend.
Images of Wichita, KS Photography: Justin Cary