This weekend, our lead pastor, Joe Hishmeh, concluded our series on worship with a message about contentment. He focused primarily on wisdom from the book of Ecclesiates, and the two ways of living portrayed within: living under the sun or living under the Son. One life is spent chasing the perishing things of this world, while the other is spent seeking the Lord and resting in what He has accomplished for us. It was a powerful challenge to align our priorities to God's priorities in this life. You can listen to or watch the message and service here.
Here's the order from this weekend:
Pre-Service - "Remedy" (G) [David Crowder]
Call to Worship
"Rejoice" (Bb) [Dustin Kensrue, Stuart Townend]
Message - "Worship: Contentment" [Joe Hishmeh]
Communion - "Jesus, You" (F#) [original]
"Jesus Messiah" (G) [Daniel Carson, Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash]
"10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" (G) [Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman]
This was a great weekend. Our team did a solid job, the congregation was engaged, and all around it was a great weekend. I think the highlight for me was singing the final two songs, "Jesus Messiah" and "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)." The church knows and loves those songs, so they were most engaged at that point in response to the message and communion. There were several beautiful moments where I could step away from the microphone and let them sing it. That's what I'm hoping we experience more and more as we grow in worship together, and also our expression of that through singing.
For the songs this weekend, we chose songs that focused on Christ's finished work for our redemption through the cross, and on trusting and worshiping Him in response to all He has done.
Hope you had a great weekend of worship wherever you were!