Fellowship Bible Church - 02/25 - 02/26/17

We had a great weekend together as we continued our series through the Sermon on the Mount, The Way of Life. This weekend, the focus was on our secret practices, and how God is more concerned with our relationship to Him and who we are in private than with how we seek to impress other people. It was a great weekend, and I think we were all challenged to focus more on our internal lives and private practices than performing for others.

Here's what we sang together:

Pre-service - "Your Love is Strong" [Jon Foreman]
"Rejoice" [Dustin Kensrue, The Modern Post]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale]
"Hosanna" [Hillsong United]
"Lord, I Need You" [Chris Tomlin]

Fellowship Bible Church - 01/14 - 01/15/2016

We had an interesting week, to be sure. There were many weather-related questions concerning the weekend, with a looming ice storm that threatened to hit right in the middle of our Saturday evening services and run through the night into Sunday morning. Because of the potential storm, we pre-recorded the service on Thursday afternoon so we could share it with the congregation just in case. However, we were able to get our Saturday 5 PM service in, but we canceled the remaining services to be safe and to keep our people off the roads as much as possible to prevent accidents due to icy conditions. As it turned out, the temperature danced around the freezing point, and the ice was minimal, but when we had to make the call, there was no way to know that for sure. Hindsight...

All that considered it was a great weekend. David Hinkle's message from Matthew 5:3-12 and the Beatitudes pointed us to the truth that our blessing comes to us externally because of what Jesus has done for us. His life, His righteousness, His character–they are shared with us as we depend on Him and look to Him for our satisfaction and our identity. It was a powerful message of the grace of God and being clothed in Christ.

For our singing, we focused on dependence, on the truth that we are children of God and He is our faithful Father, and on how we desperately need Him to lead us and guide us.

Here's what we sang together this weekend:

"All The Poor & Powerless" [All Sons & Daughters]
"Rejoice" [Dustin Kensrue/The Modern Post]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"Good, Good Father" [Housefires II]
"Lord, I Need You" [Chris Tomlin]

I hope you had a great weekend, whatever weather you were experiencing!

in the Son,


Fellowship Service Recap - 10/15 - 10/16/16

This weekend we concluded our Awakening series with a message from 2 Timothy 1:6-12 about how the Gospel is the greatest gift for us and for others. It was a great reminder and encouragement to share the wealth of the Gospel message with everyone in our lives.

Here's what we sang together:

Pre-Service - "Lead Me To The Cross" [Hillsong United]
"Sing to the King" [Billy Foote, Passion Worship Band]
"Hosanna" [Hillsong United]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"My Victory" [Crowder]

It was a great weekend together. Both Lindsay and Rachel did a great job leading, and I was thankful to only be leading one song this weekend, as I ended up with a pretty good cough. Someone commented to me that every single member of the band was singing as they played throughout the weekend, and that is a great inspiration to our congregation as they led from their respective positions. It was a beautiful thing.

I continue to see a lot of new faces in the congregation each weekend, many of whom are infusing a new energy into our gatherings, and it is very encouraging to see. I'm excited to see what the Lord does in and through our church family in the coming years!

Have a great week!

in the Son,


Fellowship Service Recap - 08/27 - 08/28/16

This weekend was our third in the Storms series, and this week Joe shared about Jesus as the Master of the storm, and how the best place for us to be is anywhere with Jesus.

Here's what we sang together this weekend:

Pre-service - "Unleashed" [Warren Barfield]
"Rejoice" [The Modern Post/Dustin Kensrue]
"This is Amazing Grace" [Phil Wickham]
"Lord of All" [Kristian Stanfill]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"God With Us" [All Sons & Daughters]

It was a great weekend together! Warren Barfield's "Unleashed" is a great song and ton of fun to play together. That was a "just because" kind of song. :)

For the rest of our singing together, we focused on themes of God being with us, Him being Lord of all and the name above all names, and the cross being the demonstration of God's unfailing love toward us. It felt like the songs really connected well with the themes of Joe's message from Mark 4, and everything came together well for a cohesive message and reminder for all of us to trust Jesus in all of life's trials and storms.

in the Son,


Fellowship Service Recap - 07/13 - 07/24/16

This weekend was our second in Paul's letters to Timothy, and missions pastor Kyle Brown focused on 1 Tim. 4:6-10 in a message titled, "How to Keep the Faith in Leadership." The greatest challenge for us, Kyle said, was for us to lead ourselves. He called us to trust in Jesus and to see Him as our greatest promise and our greatest prize.

Here's what we sang together this weekend:

Pre-service - "Lead Me To The Cross" [Hillsong United]
"Rejoice" [Dustin Kensrue/The Modern Post]
"This Is Amazing Grace" [Phil Wickham/Bethel]
"Because Of Your Love" [Phil Wickham]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale]
"Be Thou My Vision" [Traditional]

It was a great weekend together. We sang some congregational favorites, and from top to bottom of the service, it was clear that the Lord's hand was at work in the planning. The team did a great job leading, and I enjoyed playing rhythm electric for a change.

I hope you had a great weekend of worship, too!

in the Son,


Fellowship Service Recap - 04/30 - 05/01/16

As we continued our Decided series this weekend and Joe focused on the decision to worry or worship in the midst of difficulty, Pastor Joe looked to the awesome account of King Jehoshaphat's response to a major threat in 2 Chronicles 20. The key line from that passage is in verse 12: "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you."

Here's what we sang together this weekend:

Pre-service - "A Mighty Fortress" [Christy Nockels]
"Before the Throne" [as sung by The Modern Post]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"O Praise The Name (Anástasis)" [Hillsong]
"Jesus!" [Citizens & Saints]

This weekend, which happened to be the last weekend in our current worship center, was a great one. I could not think of a better way to finish our time singing together in this room than to sing out the words of "Jesus!": "Highly exalted is the name/ Of Jesus Christ/ Heaven and earth declare all praise/ To Jesus Christ" and "Jesus/ every heart and tongue confess/ Your name above all names/ All things/ Of this earth belong to You/ Forever, You will reign!"

Our team did a great job leading, and many of them had an extra long weekend as they helped with a special Sharefest celebration downtown earlier on Saturday. I'm so grateful for our volunteers who put in so much work to make our weekends happen. They serve with excellence and great attitudes each and every week. They are a blessing to me and to our church!

I hope you have a great week!

in the Son,


FBC Service Recap - 02/20 - 02/21/16

This weekend, Joe continued teaching from the book of Acts and focused on Chapter 16, where Luke records three specific lives that were transformed by the power of the gospel: a God-fearing woman named Lydia, a slave girl who was being exploited by her owners, and a Philippian jailer. It was a beautiful reminder of how God has rescued and transformed people from every kind of background and made us all part of His body together. 

Here are the songs that we sang together:

"Hail The King" [Zach Bolen, Brian Eichelberger]
"Blessed Be Your Name" [Matt Redman, Beth Redman]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"How Great Is Our God (chorus only)" [Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash]
"O Praise The Name (Anástasis) [Marty Sampson, Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher]
"God Is Able" [Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan]

We had a great weekend together. We sang some songs we hadn't sung in a while, along with introducing a new song in "O Praise The Name (Anástasis)" from the team at Hillsong. I really enjoyed singing this together. I wasn't sure how I felt about the song going in, but singing it with the church helped me to connect with the lyric more than the recorded version. We'll continue teaching it over the next few weeks, and we're planning on singing it at Easter together, which should be very fitting, as it recounts the story of the gospel–what Jesus has done and is going to do for our redemption. 

The themes in our songs this weekend were our justification by faith because of the work of Jesus, our hope being in Him alone, His worthiness of praise no matter the circumstances because He is with us always, celebrating the power of the gospel and the name of Jesus, and the sacrifice of Jesus for us. 

The team did an excellent job this weekend, and helped facilitate a great time of worshiping together with the church. I'm so thankful for our volunteers and all that they put in to make our times together rich and meaningful. Above all, I'm grateful the that the Lord uses us and moves in and through us in our times together (often in spite of ourselves!). 

All of our hope is in Jesus! 

Have a great week! 

In the Son, 


FBC Service Recap - 1/9 - 1/10/16

This weekend, we began our new series through the book of Acts, Mission Possible. For the message, Pastor Joe shared from Acts 1-2 about how to live in the power of the Spirit.

Here are the songs we sang this weekend:

Pre-service - "Come All You Weary" [Thrice]
"It Is Finished" [Dustin Kensrue]
"Hosanna" [Brooke Ligertwood]
"I Will Go" [Tim Neufeld, Jon Neufeld, Allen Salmon]
"Jesus Paid It All" [John T. Grape, Elvina M. Hall, add. chorus by Alex Nifong]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]

It was a great weekend together, despite being super cold outside. During the pre-service countdown we sang Thrice's "Come All You Weary," which is a favorite of mine. It speaks to the rest that we find in Jesus, and it set us up really well to start the service off with "It Is Finished," which is a powerful anthem about the finished work of Christ for our redemption. I absolutely love the declaration of that song. In all, it was a encouraging weekend together, and a great start to our journey through the book of Acts. Our team did a great job, and we had a lot of fun making it all come together. 

I hope you had a great weekend, and that you stay warm! 

in the Son, 



Songs We Sing - 10/24 - 10/25/15 - Fellowship Bible Church

This weekend we began a new series through the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, called Rebuild. In this series, we're looking at rebuilding a heart for God and a heart for the city where He has placed us. This weekend our outreach pastor, Kyle Brown, shared about how God brings "Redemption in the Ruins," and how God meets us in the midst of our failures and sin to call us back to Himself and to redeem and restore us.

Here are our songs from this weekend:

Pre-Service - "How Can It Be" [Jeff Johnson, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle)]
"Rejoice" [Dustin Kensrue, Stuart Townend]
"Man of Sorrows (In My Place)" [Philip Paul Bliss, Bill Horn]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"This is Amazing Grace" [Phil Wickham, Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle]

It was a great kickoff to the new series, and a powerful reminder of the unfailing covenant love of God for us. We introduced Lauren Daigle's "How Can It Be" in the pre-service, and Kelsey Thomsen did an excellent job leading it. I love the lyric of that song, and I look forward to singing it more with our church. We also sang "Man of Sorrows (In My Place)," which we first introduced a little over a month ago. I love the strength of that hymn lyric, as it gives such a powerful depiction of Christ's sacrificial death for us.

For all of our singing, we wanted to focus on how we have been redeemed and brought back by God despite our sin. He is so good to us.

It was a wonderful time for us to cast aside our idols and look to our incomparable Savior.

in the Son,


Songs We Sing - 09/19 - 09/20/15 - Fellowship Bible Church

This was our second week of our Unstuck series, where we looked at what it means to be "unstuck" in our faith. Joe shared the ways we typically get stuck in faith, and the things God often uses to get us growing again in our faith.

"Made Alive" [Zach Bolen, Brian Eichelberger]
"Desert Song" [Brooke Ligertwood]
"You Never Let Go" [Matt Redman, Beth Redman]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"Everlasting God" [Brenton Brown, Ken Riley]

In talking about faith, we began by focusing on Jesus as the source of the gift of faith, in making us alive together with Him in "Made Alive." We then sang "Desert Song" as a reminder that even if we are faithless, Jesus remains faithful to us, so we don't have to fear. We responded to the message with "You Never Let Go," which continues that idea of God's faithfulness in the midst of trials, and our need to trust Him no matter what we face, because He is with us and cares for us. We then closed out the service with "Your Great Name" and "Everlasting God," both of which proclaim how the Lord is the one who restores us and gives us strength, especially when we are weak.

This weekend served as a gracious reminder that Jesus never leaves us or forsakes us; He is always faithful, even when we have much growing to do in our faith.

I hope you had a great weekend of worship!

in the Son,


Songs We Sing - 08/01 - 08/02/15 - Fellowship Bible Church

Below is a recap of both our services and our worship night from this past weekend. It was a fantastic weekend of worship together! - bh

Weekend Worship Services

"It is Finished" [Dustin Kensrue]
"There is a Fountain" [William Cowper, Zach Bolen]
"Before the Throne" [Charitie Lees Bancroft, The Modern Post]
"Son of God" [Tim Neufeld, Jon Neufeld, Ed Cash, Gordon Cochran]
"Rock of Ages" [Augustus M. Toplady, Thomas Hastings]
"Lord, I Need You" [Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson]


Worship Night

"Lead Me to the Cross" [Brooke Ligertwood]
"10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" [Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman]
"A Mighty Fortress" [Christy Nockels, Nathan Nockels]
"Great Are You Lord" [Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan, David Leonard]
"Lamb of God" [Jason Ingram, Andi Rozier, Meredith Andrews]
"Jesus Paid It All" [John T. Grape, Elvina M. Hall, Alex Nifong]
"This is Amazing Grace" [Josh Farro, Phil Wickham, Jeremy Riddle]
"Rejoice" [Dustin Kensrue, Stuart Townend]
"Made Alive" [Zach Bolen, Brian Eichelberger]
"It is Finished" [Dustin Kensrue]
"Forever (We Sing Hallelujah)" [Brian Johnson, Kari Jobe, Jenn Johnson, Gabriel Wilson, Joel Taylor, Christa Black Gifford]
"He is Jesus" [Heath Balltzglier, Matthew Melton, Steve Fee]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"Rise and Sing" [Steve Fee]
"Jesus!" [Zach Bolen, Brian Eichelberger]

Songs We Sing - 06/06 - 06/07/15 - Fellowship Bible Church

This weekend we continued through 1 Corinthians, focusing on 1 Corinthians 9:15-27.  Pastor Joe shared about giving up our rights for the sake of serving others and advancing the gospel in the people around us.

Here are our songs from this weekend:

Pre-Service - "Our God's Alive" [Andy Cherry, Jason Ingram, Dan Muckala]
"Jesus!" [Zach Bolen, Brian Eichelberger]
"Man of Sorrows" [Matt Crocker, Brooke Ligertwood]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"This is Amazing Grace" [Phil Wickham, Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle]

For our singing this weekend, we focused on the example of Jesus, who stepped down into our reality and took on flesh, taking on the form of a servant, in order to rescue us from sin and death. He gave Himself and His rights up for us so that we can in turn do the same for others. He was selfless so that we could also be selfless.

It was a great weekend of worship together!

- Bill

Songs We Sing - 04/18 - 04/19/15 - Fellowship Bible Church

This weekend we continued our series, Never, with a message called "Never Go Back," where Pastor Joe shared about biblical repentance. It was a powerful call to leave behind our old lives and to cling to Jesus.

Here are the songs we sang from this weekend:

"Jesus, You" [Bill Horn]
"Sing to the King" [Charles Silvester Horne, Billy Foote]
"Lord, I Need You" [Daniel Carson, Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, Jesse Reeves]
"Glory to God Forever" (Bridge Only) [Steve Fee, Vicky Beeching]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"Rejoice" [Dustin Kensrue, Stuart Townend]

It was a great weekend together. During "Jesus, You," we had a synced video that showed the first names of everyone who made a decision to either trust in Christ for the first time or to reconnect with Christ. It became an opportunity for prayer together, and to reflect on Christ's powerful work in all of us. Other highlights were "Lord, I Need You" and "Rejoice," as they provided opportunities for us to repent and to trust the Lord in the midst of our struggles, recognizing that He is faithful, He is with us, and He will remain with us, no matter what. "Rejoice" seems to be an anthem for our congregation right now, and I think there is good reason for that. it really encapsulates a lot in the lyric. It reminds us:

  • of God's worthiness of all of our worship
  • that His mercies are new every morning
  • that He has reconciled us through the sacrifice of the cross
  • that He is our faithful Father
  • that He knows and understands our trials and sufferings, having walked the path before us
  • that He hears us when we cry out to Him
  • that one day, He will right all the wrongs of this life

"Rejoice/ Come and lift your hands and raise Your voice/ He is worthy of all praise/ Rejoice/ Sing the mercies of your King/ And with trembling, rejoice!"


Songs We Sing - 03/21 - 03/22/15 - Fellowship Bible Church

This weekend, we continued in our series through Mark, called "Follow." We looked at Peter's denials of Jesus, and at what we can learn from him when we fall. It was a beautiful reminder of our need for grace in our own lives, and our need to give grace to others in our lives.

Here are our songs from this weekend:

"Every New Day" [Five Iron Frenzy]
"Faithful One" [Original]
"In Tenderness" [W. Spencer Walton, Adoniram J. Gordon, Nate Garvey]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"Forever Reign" [Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram]
"Rejoice" [Dustin Kensrue, Stuart Townend]

This weekend was incredibly fun. We had a brass section on the team, and Ronnie, Haley, and David did a fantastic job with it. On top of that, Ronnie had suggested the Five Iron Frenzy song, "Every New Day" for this weekend, and this was a song that I have always wanted to try to play with a band. It was such a blast to play it together. The overarching theme for all of the singing this weekend was also the passage I shared to open the service:

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness."  - Lamentations 3:22-23

It was beautiful to see how it all came together, and to share in the encouragement of the gospel this weekend. Even when we stumble and fall, He is faithful, and He will pick us back up. May we leave a legacy of the gospel of grace for others in our lives.


Songs We Sing - 02/14 - 02/15/15 - Fellowship Bible Church

Happy Valentine's Day! We had a great weekend with our church, looking at what it means to die to ourselves and follow Jesus from the Gospel of Mark.

Here are the songs we sang together this weekend:

"There is a Fountain" (William Cowper, William Gardiner - Citizens & Saints version)
"Hallelujah to My King" (Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown)
"Lead Me to the Cross" (Brooke Ligertwood)
"Your Great Name" (Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff)
"Because of Your Love" (Phil Wickham)

"There is a Fountain" is a great arrangement by Citizens & Saints of a fantastic hymn about the precious blood of Jesus that has won our forgiveness. I think it is something we need to celebrate more often. "Lead Me to the Cross" was a fitting response to the message, and I felt that "Because of Your Love" was a good way to send each other off at the end of the services. Our laying down of our lives for Jesus is only a response to how He laid down His only life to save us. He has done it all for our redemption, and because of that He is worthy of all that we are.

Songs We Sing, 08/30 - 08/31/14 - Fellowship Bible Church

This weekend was a great finish to our "Choose Love" series. I think this entire series has been transformational for our entire congregation, especially our couples. I think we will all reap in the long-term from what we have gained. I'm thankful for a pastor who has so much wisdom in relationships. I know I am a better man and husband for serving under his leadership.

Here's our set from this weekend:

"You Brought Me Back To Life" (Bb) [Zach Bolen, Brian Eichelberger]
"Love Is Not A Fight" (A) [Warren Barfield]
"Lord of All" (A) [Kristian Stanfill]
"Your Great Name" (A) [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]

I hope you had a great weekend wherever you were!


Set from our Worship Night - 08/03/14

Here's our plan from our Worship Night at FBC last night:

"Words in the Water" [Thrice]
"In Tenderness" [Citizens]
"This is Amazing Grace" [Phil Wickham]
"One Thing Remains" [Bethel Worship]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"How Deep The Father's Love For Us" [Stuart Townend]
"Carried to the Table" [Leeland]
"Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" [Chris Tomlin, et al]
"In Christ Alone" [Keith Getty, Stuart Townend, personal arrangement]
"I Am Set Free" [All Sons & Daughters]
"It Is Well" [Todd Fields]
"You Have Overcome" [Bill Horn, Erik Oldberg]
"Forever (We Sing Hallelujah]" [Bethel Worship/Kari Jobe]
"Before the Throne" [The Modern Post]

It was an incredible night of worship together. I realized last night that I have desired to plan a night like this for nearly eight years, but it has been hindered by various things during that span. It was a beautiful thing to see it all come together, and to see a dream realized, in a sense. My intern, Chandler Klamm, contributed to every part of the process, and I think it was cool for him to see it all come together, too. I'm so grateful for our incredible team that made it all happen!

Songs We Sing, 06/21 - 06/22/2014 - Fellowship Bible Church

For our fourth weekend in our series on Hope, Pastor Joe shared from the prophet Jeremiah about remaining faithful in uncertain times, because of our certain hope in the Lord.

For our singing, we focused on songs that reminded us of our true hope in the Lord, even in the midst of trials and suffering. Our hope is secured because of the finished work of Christ for us, and that is something we need to be reminded of daily.

Here are our songs from this weekend:

  • "Rejoice" (Bb) [Dustin Kensrue, Stuart Townend] - Jesus suffered in our place, and therefore He knows the hurt and the pain of trials and suffering that we experience. Because of this, He is our sympathetic Great High Priest, who knows us, cares for us, and makes a way for us. He goes before us, so we can rejoice always in Him.
  • "I Will Boast" (D) [Paul Baloche) - This song is almost directly from Jeremiah 9:23-24
  • "Your Great Name" (Bb) [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff] - We were all without hope before Jesus saved us and made us His own.
  • "You Never Let Go" (Bb) [Matt Redman, Beth Redman] - Even in trials, the Lord is faithful and He is with us, so we must keep our hearts fixed on Him and continue to praise Him no matter the situation.
  • "Desert Song" (D) [Brooke Ligertwood] - This song calls us again to faithfulness, in worshiping the Lord in every season of our lives.

It was a solid weekend. Our team did a great job, and it was great to dust off a few songs that we haven't sung in quite a while ("I Will Boast" and "Desert Song"). I'm really enjoying this series as a whole. There have been some powerful and challenging messages about where we find our hope, and how to continue on in hope, even when the situation is grim.

I hope you had a great weekend of worshiping together with a church family, wherever you were! 

Songs We Sing, 03/08 - 03/09/14 - Fellowship Bible Church

This weekend, Pastor Joe continued our series on worship with a message about Refuge. He called us all to turn to the Lord for refuge instead the things most of us often turn to. Only the Lord can deliver and restore us. You can listen to or watch the message and service here.

Here's the order from this weekend:

Call to Worship - Corporate Reading - Psalm 27:1 ESV
"Name Above All Names" (A) [Bill Horn]
"Before The Throne" (A) [Charitie Lees Bancroft]

Greeting Time/Announcements/ Send-off for The Catlin Family
Message - "Worship: Refuge" [Joe Hishmeh]
"Your Name" (Bb) [Glenn Packiam, Paul Baloche]
"Your Great Name" (Bb) [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"Everlasting God" (Bb) [Brenton Brown, Ken Riley]

Thoughts: this weekend was great, yet bittersweet. The Catlin family has answered God's call to serve the Lord as missionaries to East Asia, and we took opportunity this weekend to pray for them and send them off well. They are family friends, so my family is both excited and sad to see them go. As they sat in the service in front of me, I had a hard time holding my emotions in check as we sang about the greatness of Jesus and His gospel and how all the world will praise His name one day, because I had a beautiful example of someone laying down their lives in obedience to God's call on their lives to help make that very thing happen. They will be fantastic ambassadors for Christ where they are headed.

For the service this weekend, we focused on the Lord's sovereignty, sacrifice, atonement, faithfulness, and how He is our perfect refuge and shelter as a result. We began each service after the call to worship by introducing "Name Above All Names," which is an older song of mine (written in 2009). I am usually pretty reluctant to teach my own songs, but several team members who helped record some vocals on the song asked when we would be singing it in our services, so I went ahead and got it on the schedule. I've thought about it for a while, but it was finally time. The point of the song is that Jesus is above all, and everything in all creation will bow down to Him because He is worthy. Some themes in this song are the Lord's sovereignty, power, authority, and eternal reign. I will post specifically about this song later this week, so look for that. After "Name Above All Names," we moved on to "Before The Throne." This song remains one of my favorites and one of our church's, as well (I think I say that every time we sing it...). I love this song because it gives such a clear portrait of Jesus as both our atoning sacrifice and as our Advocate. It is definitely something we need to be reminding one another of as the body of Christ.

After the message, we responded with several songs to help us declare the truth that the Lord is trustworthy and faithful; our strong fortress, shelter, and refuge; and the One who restores and redeems us: "Your Name," "Your Great Name," and "Everlasting God."

Our team did a great job throughout the weekend, and it was one of those weekends where everything came together well in a unique and beautiful way. It was also "lose an hour of sleep" weekend, aka the beginning Daylight Saving Time (yes, I just learned that it is officially "saving" without the "s"), which always creates some interesting dynamics with our church's energy level on Sunday morning... Regardless, it was another great weekend with my church family!

Hope you had a great weekend of worship wherever you were!