Sunday Worship June 28

I’m thanking God for such a great day worshiping with His people at our church! Here’s our worship order from today, Sunday, June 28, 2015:

Call to Worship:

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear  though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. 
                             ~Psalm 46:1-3, 7

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Behold Our God

“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Psalm 46:10-11

Be Still My Soul

Show Us Christ

Sermon: The Son Must Be Lifted Up; John 3:14-21

Hallelujah! What A Savior

Be Still My Soul – Sunday Song

Be Still My Soul

I love this hymn, and how it encourages us to speak the truth to our own souls. The most obvious scriptural basis for this beautiful hymn is Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.” and Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” We are to be still because God is in control. He commands the waves and the storms. He is faithful. It speaks the truth of God’s love, sovereignty, care, guidance, and His eternal promises.

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still my soul: thy best thy heavenly friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hast’ning on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

You can get a free chord chart or lead sheet here.

Recently, Kari Jobe and Jason Ingram added a chorus. What I love about this chorus: It takes the truth of the original hymn and adds a chorus of response of the trust, hope and rest we have in God because of His love, sovereignty, care, and guidance.

In You I rest, in You I found my hope
In You I trust, You never let me go
I place my life within Your hands alone
Be still my soul.

Text: Katharin von Schlegel; trans.  Jane L. Borthwick; Music: Jean Sibelius;

New W&M by Kari Jobe and Jason Ingram

Sunday Worship June 21

This is our worship order from Sunday, June 21, 2015:

Call to Worship:
As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved,  clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:12, 14 (NIV)

Oh How Good It Is

This Is My Father’s World

Here Is Love

My Worth Is Not In What I Own

Sermon: “The Love of the Father for Eternal Life” John 3:1-21

He Will Rescue Us

It was a great morning of worshiping the heavenly Father with our family of believers.

Sunday Worship June 14

Here’s our order of worship from Sunday, June 14, 2015:

Call to Worship:
Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars;
he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.
Psalm 147: 1, 3-5

Immortal Invisible God Only Wise

Indescribable

Your Great Name

The Risen Christ

Sermon: John 2:13-25, “The Day the Son Did Not Stand Still”

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

New Song Poll


Recently, two very different artists released very similar songs. Two great songs: both with a similar message and a very similar musical feel. I love to listen to them both but they both can’t go in the song rotation at church at the same time. So how about a quick poll?

I’ve included videos for both BUT the production quality of the sound and videos is very different. As far as it’s possible, don’t let that influence you, because this will be used as a congregational song with piano. I would also love to hear from you in the comments below. Why did you choose that song? Lyrics? Melody? Artist? Looking forward to your feedback!

My Soul Longs for the Lord – Getty

My Soul Longs for Jesus – Planetshakers

Sunday Worship June 7

Here’s our order of worship from Sunday, June 7, 2015:

Call to Worship:
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power
and the glory  and the victory and the majesty,
for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours.
ALL: We thank You and praise Your glorious name!
Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.
Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all.
ALL: We thank you and praise Your glorious name!
In your hand are power and might,
and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.
ALL: And now we thank you, our God,
and praise your glorious name.
from 1 Chronicles 29:11-13 (ESV)

Crown Him With Many Crowns

You Are My King (Amazing Love)

The Risen Christ (Oh, Breath of God)

I Will Glory In My Redeemer

Communion

Sermon

Closing Song: Give Me Jesus

The Risen Christ – Sunday Song

O breath of God, come fill this place;
Revive our hearts to know Your grace;
And from our slumber make us rise
That we may know the Risen Christ.

O Word of God, so clear and true,
Renew our minds to trust in You;
And give to us the bread of life
That we may know the Risen Christ.

O love of God, so unrestrained,
Refresh our souls in Jesus’ name
Let us reflect Your sacrifice
That we may know the Risen Christ.

May God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit make us one.
In holiness let us unite
That we may know the Risen Christ.

Words & Music: Keith Getty and Phil Madeira
copyright 2005 Thankyou Music

You can download the free sheet music here.