Worship Music April 22

Mike is continuing his series on the post resurrection appearances of Christ. This week was Cleopas and the other disciple on the road to Emmaus. I stifled my inclination to rewrite the words to “On the Road Again” (mostly because after the first verse I had nothing). Instead I attempted to find songs that were [...]

April 23, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Worship Music April 15

Mike is starting a new series post Easter that carries the story forward, focusing on the appearances of Christ after his resurrection. My thought process was, since I don’t have any “put your hand in my side” songs, music that centered around being in Christ’s presence or gazing upon Him in his glory. Pastor’s Greeting [...]

April 16, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  One Comment

Worship Music April 8

Christ is Risen! We had a unique opportunity to join our two services (English and Spanish) with another church that meets in our building on Saturdays. Since we were joining the congregations, we thought it would be appropriate to join the worship teams also. The result was an 11 piece band – most of whom [...]

April 9, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: worship and the church  No Comments

Worship Music April 1

Being Palm Sunday the theme was fairly obvious (unless, of course you have one of those pastors that refuses to be sidetracked from his current series). In our case Mike is doing a series leading into Easter, so it’s not an issue either way. I wanted the congregation to put themselves in the place of [...]

April 2, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Worship Music March 25

Continuing his series leading up to Easter, Mike’s message this week was on “blood sacrifice.” Mike was taking passages from the Old Testament related to the animal sacrifice (particularly as it relates to the covering of sins) and then also from the New Testament related to Christ as the perfect sacrifice. When I heard that [...]

March 26, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  3 Comments

Worship Music March 18

Mike and I were not able to coordinate on the topic this week, so I wasn’t entirely sure what direction things were going to go. I knew that he was starting a new series and that it would lead into Easter. So…not crucifixion, not resurrection, but leading that way somehow. With that in mind, I [...]

March 19, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Worship Music March 11

This week we had a guest speaker from Alpha Omega Institute presenting the second part of a seminar on Creation vs Evolution. Today’s message was a general overview of design and designer versus chance. With that in mind, I planned to gear the music toward themes of God as creator and sustainer. I also wanted [...]

March 12, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Worship Music March 4

As you look at the music selections this week, knowing that the sermon was part two of the “Forgiveness” series, you might wonder how these songs fit. Or even how they fit together. I had much the same concerns. The reality is, I was never very happy with this list, but simply couldn’t put together [...]

March 5, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Worship music Feb 26

Once upon a time I used to keep track of each week’s worship music and what the theme was and why we chose the songs we chose, etc. I found it to be a good exercise to make sure I was thinking through things as I put songs together, rather than just haphazardly throwing things [...]

February 27, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments