First off, sorry for the late posting this week! This past weekend, we continued in our third message of our series - "Seven." Our pastor, Joe Hishmeh, shared about the importance of our calling, and how we are all called to be ministers of the gospel in whatever vocation we have. Every job can present an opportunity for the gospel if we serve with excellence and integrity. His message called us all out to a higher level of serving with our lives. You can listen to or watch the entire message and service here. Here's our service plan from this weekend:
Pre-Service - "Only A Word" (E) [Original] Welcome "Your Grace Is Enough" (G) [Matt Maher] "Made Alive" (C) [Zach Bolen, Brian Eichelberger] Greeting Time/Announcements Message - "Seven: Calling - Colossians 3:17" [Joe Hishmeh] "Take My Life And Let It Be" (D) [Frances Ridley Havergal, Henri Abraham Cesar Malan] "Your Great Name" (Bb) [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff] "Let Me Sing" (Bb) [Todd Fields] Dismissal
Thoughts: This weekend was a beautiful and powerful weekend. The team did an amazing job, and the church sang out! I was really encouraged by the feedback we received regarding the weekend, especially about the new song we introduced: "Made Alive" by The Citizens. I LOVE this song. It feels totally different from most of the music for the Church that is out there, and it is taken right out of Ephesians chapter 2, which is one of my favorite gospel passages. It lays out where we were and where we are now because Christ has brought us back and made us alive together with Him because of His grace, love, and mercy. Singing it really just makes me want to shout out! I can't wait to sing it again this week. Another highlight of the weekend was when we sang "Your Great Name." I'm not sure I have ever heard the church sing as loud as they did during that song this weekend. It was overwhelming. Jesus is so good, it's ridiculous.
What were your thoughts or experiences from your worship gathering this weekend?