Currently watching: Toy Story This morning was a great day of worship with Church at the Mall. Here's our set for today:
"Faithful One" [original] "Holy is the Lord" [Chris Tomlin] "Beautiful" [Phil Wickham] "Revelation Song" [Jennie Lee Riddle] "Lord of All" [Kristian Stanfill] Message: "Catching a Glimpse of the Glory of God" [Dr. Jay Dennis] Invitation: "Never Be the Same" [original] "Glorious" [Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown]
This morning everything came together in a beautiful way. I was thrilled that Pastor Jay was going to be spending this week focusing on the glory of God, because there is so much you can do to emphasize that through the worship music. It isn't difficult to find worship songs that deal with the glory of God.
Pastor Jay had requested that we learn Paul Baloche's "Glorious," because it would fit well with this message. This was a song I have wanted to introduce for almost a year now, since Paul played it for the state convention's Worship Expo which was held at our facilities last year. It's a captivating song, with a solid lyric and some unique melody ideas. There are points where the melody is almost haunting. I love it.
We also brought back our arrangement of Phil Wickham's "Beautiful," which powerfully incorporates the theme of God's glory through creation, the cross, and eternity. I've said this before, but the lyric of the fourth verse always moves me when the church sings it together: "When we arrive at eternity's shore/ Where death is just a memory and tears are no more/ We'll enter in as the wedding bells ring/ Your bride will come together and we'll sing, You're beautiful."
It all came together well, and I believe God was truly exalted by the church this morning. As we lifted up His praise, we encountered Him in a beautiful and powerful way. God is so worthy.
I hope you had a great day of worship wherever you were this weekend!
As always, check out www.theworshipcommunity.com and Sunday Set Lists to see what other leaders did this week in their faith communities.