Worship Confessional, July 19, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Fred McKinnon's Sunday Set List (been going for 52 weeks straight). This post is part of that forum.

I wasn't on stage today--and it felt great. We had previously scheduled a band to come and play for our Summer Camps emphasis (wrapping up all that went on with them--doing it all in one service rather than 3 separate ones), so I was excited to be off the stage today and be a worshiper!

Here's the set (Band was Hollis Ok from Lubbock)

Blessed Be Your Name (Redman)

Enough (Tomlin)


Video from Camps

Untitled from Jim Drake on Vimeo.

Interview with students who went to camps (my oldest was one of them--she had an amazing time at Super Summer last week)

Say You Will (?)

Sweetly Broken (Riddle)

Love Is Deep w/Doxology (Crowder)

Message--by Dave Bilderback, one of our Elders (He'll be finishing out the Jonah series for us)

The Stand (Houston)

Benediction (*)

We usually don't do a benediction, but since I was pastor de' jeur today, I decided to do one from Romans 15:

5May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, 6so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I had them hold their palms upward and receive the benediction (am I really a Baptist doing this?). Immediately afterwards a lady came up and said "thank you, thank you--I've been wanting us to do something like that for a long time"---Guess that was the right call.

How was your Sunday?

I'm heading to the National Worship Leaders Conference in Kansas City this week. Can't wait to catch up with some of my Recreate alums; hear Travis Cottrell and Marva Dawn; and eat some KC BBQ!

For those of you who don't know, we are now pastorless. Today was our first Sunday without a pastor. He has moved to Austin to begin a new work with Hill Country Bible. We pray God's best for him. Next week will be hard---it just seemed like he was gone on vacation this week. Pray for us--pray for me!


Anonymous said...

Hey Jim,
Hope you have a great time at NWLC. I though about coming down for that but the timing wasn't right.
I'll be remembering you in my prayers as you go through the transition.


Marina said...

Beautiful blessing/benediction. I've never been to NWLC. Hope it is all you dream it to be!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you fellowship as you find another pastor. Have a good time at the conference. Sounds like you guys had a good service. That's encouraging.