Worship Service Without Music: Recap – August 17, 2014

I had family plans last weekend and was unable to find someone to take my place so by necessity and by design, I planned a service without music for last Sunday, focusing instead on worship through group and solo scripture readings.

Hymnals are a great resource for congregational readings and the one with the best contemporary readings that I have found is the Celebration Hymnal by Word/Integrity.

Another resource I used is the Daily Light Devotional which is composed completely of selected scriptures.

Here’s our service from last week:

Congregational responsive reading from Psalm 145

Psalm 67

Daily Light reading using the following scriptures: Luke 1:49; Exod. 15:11; Ps. 86:8; Rev. 15:4; Matt. 6:9; Luke 1:68; Isa. 63:1; Ps. 89:19; Eph. 3:20-21

Congregational reading from Philippians 2:1-11

The church then celebrated the remembrance of the Lord’s Supper.

Sometimes it’s good to do things differently to connect to hearts in a different way.


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Sunday Song List – August 10, 2014

Worship recap for August 10th, 2014

Call to Worship: Hebrews 11:1-3, 6, 12:1-2

By Faith (Getty)

Psalm 18:1-3

Your Name

I Love You Lord

My Jesus I Love Thee


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Sunday song list — August 3, 2014

Our call to worship is from Psalm 136: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.”

Forever (Tomlin)

Grace greater than All Our Sin (Ps. 136:23 It is he who remembered us in our low estate,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;)

He Will Rescue Us (Ps. 136:24 and rescued us from our foes,
    for his steadfast love endures forever)

My Heart is Filled With Thankfulness (Ps. 136:25 Give thanks to the God of heaven,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.)

May your heart be filled with thankfulness today for God’s steadfast love for you!





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Sunday Song List — July 27, 2014

Last week our songs centered on God’s love for us:

The Love of God
I Stand Amazed (Tomlin arr.)
You Are My King (Amazing Love)
Agnus Dei


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Sunday Worship — July 20, 2014

Oh boy, it’s been too long since I posted here. I was going to try to catch up on all the Sundays I’ve missed, but the thought of that was too overwhelming so here’s our worship order for tomorrow:

Call to worship: Psalm 119:57-64
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
I Will Glory In My Redeemer
Good Shepherd Of My Soul (Getty)
Oh The Deep, Deep Love Of Jesus (Kauflin)


Closing Song: The Lord’s Prayer (from Hidden In My Heart Vol. II)

Have a blessed week in the Lord!

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Worship Wednesday — I Have a Shelter

We’ll be adding this song to our Sunday worship list:

I am drawn to all the verses in the Psalms that praise God as our refuge, our shelter, our strong tower. What comfort in difficult times!



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Worship Recap — May 4, 2014

Here’s our order of worship from Sunday, May 4, 2014:

Ephesians 2:19-22, Colossians 1:18
Oh, How Good it Is
The Church’s One Foundation
Be Thou My Vision

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.

The Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.

I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of the Lord.                                               ~From Psalm 116

Before the Throne of God Above
Worship in Communion

Closing Song: 1st verse of Oh, How Good it Is



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