Worship Confessional, April 12, 2009

This post is part of Sunday Set List over on Fred Mc Kinnon's blog

Well, Easter 2009 is done and in the books! It all began on Thursday with our prayer stations ( you can read about that here) and then our Maundy Thursday service. That service was very powerful (just scripture, song and communion). Sometimes the most powerful things are the simplest.

Today began cool and wet (from the rains overnight). We had two services as usual. Our early service was down (some of our regulars were travelers this year. Second service was full and we kept it really accessible this year (not a lot of new songs--in fact NO NEW SONGS) and mostly arrangements of familiar Easter music. Although I was jealous of so many others doing the new Tomlin songs, I think it was the right thing for us this year. Just a simple service with not a lot of fanfare. I'm afraid that too many times on these special events we try to knock it out of the park for the sake of effect and when people return the next week they find it to be a very different place. It was just a good day of worship.

Set List
Alive Forever Amen (Cottrell)--this one rocked with a great track by David Trevey. "Worthy is the lamb, worthy of our praise,worthy is the one who has overcome the grave"
Christ The Lord Is Risen (G3 Worship) new arrangement-really fresh with a great new bridge.
Turn /Greet
"The Journey of A Shoe"--the video led into our promotion about Shoes For Orphan Souls (We wiped out the local Walmart this week). We're collecting 600 pair of shoes.
Are You Washed/Lamb of God (Cottrell arr from LION OF JUDAH-CALVARY'S LAMB)
Scripture Reading (1 Cor. 15)
Glorious Day (Bleeker)--we did this during December and brought it back for Easter Sunday
Morning Message--Taking Off/ Putting On--our continuing series in Ephesians
Jesus Paid It All (Stanfill)--great closer!

How was your Easter day?


Justin said...

I agree with you 110%. Simplicity is really the best way to go- some times (most of the time). I decided not to "knock it out of the park this year" (or that be one of the goals- but to represent our church in the way that it would be the other 364 days out of the year- so when (not if) those people some back- they aren't shocked. :) Great songs- I'll have to look up a couple and take a listen to them!

Jim Drake said...

thanks Justin

Hope you had a great day!

Russ Hutto said...

Jim, looks like you all had a great day today! We met in one of our high school's performing arts center! AMAZING! Back to the theater next week, but man it was awesome today!

Thanks for sharing!

dorothy (vicar of vibe) said...

Jesus Paid it All! That says it all!
I so agree with simplicity, and not having people come back and experience something differant.
That is very important.
The message of Christ Resurrected came through with your service today.
Interesting enough, though ours had a lot of pieces (creatively), it was simply and just flowed.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a beautiful day Jim. Christ the Lord is risen indeed!

steff said...

It looks like Jesus paid it all was a popular choice today! Great song. Love the Stanfill version.

Brian Lusky said...

Thanks for the comment over at my blog...we did indeed do the Cottrell version.

I agree with you--it's so very important to present someone with something close to a "normal" Sunday. Hybels used to say, "what you win them with, you win them to."