Currently Listening: Classic Case, "Losing at Life" Here's our set from yesterday:
"Salvation's Chorus" [Todd Fields] "Happy Day" [Tim Hughes, Ben Cantelon] "Beautiful the Blood" [Steve Fee] Offertory: "Hands of the Healer" [Eddie Kirkland] Message: "The Blood of Jesus" [Pastor Jay Dennis] INV: "Nothing But the Blood" [Matt Redman] Lord's Supper: Bread - "Lamb of God" [original] Cup - "By His Wounds" [Mac Powell, David Nasser] "Jesus Paid It All" (2nd Chorus only) [Alex Nifong]
We had a great day of worship yesterday. We celebrated the Lord's Supper, and that is always a truly special time with the Body of Christ. Pastor Jay also preached about the blood of Jesus, which was a great reminder of the power of Jesus' blood.
The highlights of this week were the new song, Eddie Kirkland's "Hands of the Healer," and the special trio we did for the Lord's Supper, "By His Wounds." "Hands of the Healer" is an amazing song, and has such a powerful lyric and energy in its melody. It is in the same range of Steve Fee's "Glorious One," with the verses in the lower register of the key of C, and the choruses pushing the envelope of most people's range. However, despite being our first time singing the song, people began to join in early on, which is a good sign. We'll continue to teach it this next week.
"By His Wounds" is from the Glory Revealed project, and was originally sung by Mac Powell, Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall, and Brian Littrell. It is a simple song based on Isaiah 53:5, and is a beautiful reminder of what Jesus accomplished for us. As part of the Lord's Supper, it was a very special moment. This song was Pastor Jay's suggestion, and he played and sang with Danny and I on it, which made it even more memorable. We did that particular song for each of the three services. I'm thankful for Pastor Jay taking on the extra stress on a Sunday morning to participate in that, because I really enjoyed it, and I think our people need to see that side of him. He is a very talented musician! Our utility player-extraordinaire, Larry Butts, played mandolin, and that was a great touch, also.
All-in-all, it was a fantastic morning. I love meditating on Jesus' sacrificial death in our place, and this Sunday was ALL about that.
I hope you had a great day of worship wherever you were worshiping. God is alive!
Until next time,
Be sure to check out Sunday Set Lists to see what other worshipers experienced this week.