This weekend marked the third week of our series through 2 Corinthians-- "Purpose In Christ." Our adult discipleship pastor David Hinkle shared about how our sufficiency and adequacy is from God through the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf. It was such a powerful and encouraging reminder! You can listen to or watch the entire message and service here. Here's our service plan from this weekend:
Pre-service - "Glorious" (C) [Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown] Welcome "Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)" (G) [Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown] Greeting Time/Announcements Message - "Purpose In Christ - Our Sufficiency in Christ" [David Hinkle] Communion - "Because of Your Love" (G) [Phil Wickham] "Glorious" (C) [Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown] "Happy Day" (C) [Tim Hughes, Ben Cantelon] Dismissal
Thoughts: This was a beautiful weekend. We changed our service times to 5 AM & 6:30 PM on Saturday, and 9:15 AM & 11 AM on Sunday, and it seemed like it helped level out the attendance between the four. We began our weekend singing "Glorious" by Paul Baloche and Brenton Brown. I loved this song the first time I heard it when Paul Baloche sang it at a worship event I attended. I love the lyric of the song, and the melody has a very unique, almost haunting, feeling to it. It is really just beautiful all around. I have had several people comment about how much they enjoy the song when I told them we would be singing it this weekend. It was a great fit for the weekend's message, as well. In order to teach it quickly this weekend, we sang it as the countdown song and then again later in the service. I think that helped out overall. "Because of Your Love" was a beautiful fit for this week, connecting the dots between David's message and communion. "Happy Day" was a high point and a great way to send one another out this week, as we celebrated together the finished work of Christ on our behalf. Communion weekends are always a highlight moment for me and our congregation. I really believe that the extra emphasis on the gospel through communion helps us to remember the why of worship, and we respond accordingly. I am so grateful for our church and the opportunities we have to worship together. I love it!
Thanks for reading and being a part of this with me!
What were your thoughts or experiences from your worship gathering this weekend?