The last week of our At the Movies series will feature the movie The Help. I love this movie and can’t wait to see how this all comes together. It’s gonna be another great weekend. Oh yeah and we’ll by adding some soul this weekend with a little Mary J.
Hope to see you there!
Well it’s been quite some time since my last post. What can I say, life has been really busy lately so at the top of the list of things that got overlooked was the blog… Anyway here we go again. We are introducing a new song this week by Hillsong – Cornerstone. I love this song and can’t wait to sing it.
Hope to see you this weekend at the Crossing Church!
I am excited about another Crossing Church night of worship! (Jan 29th @ 6:00pm) The inspiration for this night came from G.K. Chesterton and Brennan Manning as they described the idea of God’s love and longing for us as furious. Chesterton’s was one of quick mention while manning expounded into definition. Furious is, rightfully so, associated with anger and rage. However it is synonymous with ferocity and fierceness. And as Manning expounds, a growing intensity and emotion. While this is most definitely not a systematic theology that exhaustively explores the vastness of God’s love and longing for His creation it is one aspect on which we can meditate upon and within find solace. For ours is not a story of man searching for God rather a story of God searching for His creation that has gone astray.
I like the correlation we find in a God whose longing for union with His creation is compared with the swelling intensity of a raging storm; one that compares with the same passion and ferocity – a Furious Love.
We will be meeting in our gym rather than the comfortable surroundings of our sanctuary. The thought of hundreds of voices bouncing off the hard surfaces, resonating around the room like the gathering heaviness of clouds about to burst with rain, gives me chills. It will be a much different night than those in the past as we drive with a very low key set up and acoustic arrangements to let our fierce passion shine.
Sunday January 29th @ 6:pm at The Crossing Church
Furious – Jeremy Riddle
Came To My Rescue – Davies, Joel | Sampson, Marty | Thomas, Dylan
Hallelujah What A Savior – Philip Paul Bliss and Tommy Walker
Take The World But Give Me Jesus – Fanny Jane Crosby and John Robson Sweney
Always – Jason Ingram and Kristian Stanfill
You Never Let Go – Redman, Beth | Redman, Matt
Lead Me To The Cross – Fraser, Brooke
How He Loves – John Mark McMillan
With Everything – Joel Houston
We wanted to start the day off a little differently so we went Sing Off Style with an a cappella arrangement of Hark the Herald Angels Sing by the Blenders but we had a little fun with it and added a beat box! whoop whoop! Oh yeah we were beat boxing in church ha ha. It was really fun to see the smiles as well as the deer in headlights looks of “what’s going on?” Overall it felt like a really good day and had some fun with the creativity of it all.
Hark the Herald Angels Sing – The Blenders
Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy)* – Chris Tomlin
Forever Reign* – by Jason Ingram and Reuben Morgan
Come Thou Found, Come Thou King* – by Miller, Thomas | Robinson, Robert
O Come All Ye Faithful – Chris Tomlin
* Denotes songs where loops were employed.
I think it’s a great way to kick off the advent season singing Salvation is Here. And to follow up with a set just proclaiming the Glory of God seemed apropos. I am very excited about the Modern Christmas Medley (I can’t link to it till after the set, I don’t want to ruin the surprise but let me say you won’t want to miss it!!!)
Salvation is Here* – by Joel Houston
All Over The World – Matt Redman and Martin Smith
Glory To God Forever* – Vicky Beeching and Steve Fee
Blessed Be Your Name – Beth and Matt Redman
A Modern Christmas Medley* – Buckhead Church (at least where I got the idea from)
We pulled of the Modern Christmas Medley as linked above however we only did “Do You Hear What I Hear” and “Angels We Have Heard on High” which turned out incredible. We had the strings programmed though our loop system and the band pulled it off great! It was a lot of fun and was received extremely well. Take a watch – wish I had recorded our team doing it but nonetheless you get a great idea of what we did from the Buckhead video above.
*denotes songs where loops were employed
Yes God is Able is on the schedule twice – on purpose. We are going to teach it to start service and come back to it at the end of service. It’s kinda the big theme of the day so I thought having a moment to teach it and then a moment to really worship through it would be great. And I just can’t get enough of One Thing Remains I love that song! The other cool thing is the transition from Awesome is the Lord to Holy is the Lord. We’ll never resolve from the 4 chord but hit it the move to 2 dominant 7 back to 4 and repeat that before we sing verse one. It give it a cool Coldplay Yellow type of feel to the intro and make a nice smooth transition (but i mean how smooth is transitioning from A to A ha ha)
God is Able (version 2 no lyrics – but awesome) – by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan
Awesome is the Lord Most High – by Jon Abel, Cary Pierce, Jesse Reeves, and Chris Tomlin
Holy is the Lord – by Louie Giglio and Chris Tomlin
One Thing Remains – by Brian Johnson
God is Able – by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan
The Solid Rock (Chorus Only) – by William Batchelder Bradbury and Edward Mote
All Because of Jesus – Steve Fee
Forever Reign by Jason Ingram and Reuben Morgan
Inside Out – Joel Houston
Great is Thy Faithfulness – Lincoln Brewster version
All the Poor and Powerless – Leslie Jordan and David Leonard
Really excited about the debut of All the Poor and Powerless. Such a powerful song that will lead into hopefully a great prayer time. A time to think about those locally, regionally and globally who are without the Hope of Christ. those who we want to reach, the reason we act as a local church! Also a prayer for those who don’t have the freedom and privilege to worship together without fear of persecution.