This weekend, our lead pastor, Joe Hishmeh, continued in our fourth week of our series, "Deep and Wide," and shared how the deep and wide follower of Jesus is called to be generous with everything we have. It is always in response to the how God gave first, in giving His only Son for our redemption. You can listen to or watch the entire message and service here. Here's our service plan from this weekend:
Video - Aaron and Jessica Catlin, Missionaries to East Asia "Rejoice" (Bb) [Dustin Kensrue, Stuart Townend] "This is Amazing Grace" (Bb) [Phil Wickham, Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle] "Lord of All" (Bb) [Kristian Stanfill] Tag of "How Great Thou Art" (Bb) [Stuart K. Hine] Greeting Time Video - Family Ministries Announcements Video - You & Two - Scott May Message - "Deep & Wide: A Follower of Jesus... is Generous" [Joe Hishmeh] Elder-led Prayer - Greg Pruett "Son of God" (G) [Tim Neufeld, Jon Neufeld, Ed Cash, Gordon Cochran] Dismissal
Thoughts: It was great to be back after a week off for our move (my family and I moved to our new home on the east side of town). It was a little bit of a hectic week getting everything together, but the Lord was strong in my weakness and we had a great weekend worshiping together as a church. We introduced a new song, the team did a fantastic job and was very flexible with some adjustments, and Jesus was glorified through it all.
For our singing this weekend, we sang songs that focused on how God gives first ("Rejoice," "This Is Amazing Grace," "Lord of All," "Son of God"), and some of the songs also focused on His sovereignty and goodness, and our response to all He is ("Rejoice," "Lord of All," "How Great Thou Art"). It was a powerful weekend throughout, and it was beautiful to hear the church sing it out.
What were your thoughts or experiences from your worship gathering this weekend?