Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday Setlist July 26, 2009

Mark Redfern opened Matthew 5:13-16, on our being salt and light. So the music theme follows. It's Friend Sunday as well.

Here I am to worship

We come, O Christ (tune: darwall) / Margaret Clarkson
Let your kingdom come
I'm forever grateful
O church, arise

b/4 sermon
Let there be light (tune: duke street) / John Piper

We had an extra time of prayer for several (incl two of our pastors leaving for Columbia), so the music was shortened. Pastor Sam opened Romans 2:12-15, the law as basis for judgment.

Glorious and mighty (Ps 96)

No condemnation (tune: morning has broken)
Alas! and did my Savior bleed / Bob Kauflin version
Always forgiven

The law of God is good and wise (tune: murphy)
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Quo Vadis?

That is, "where do we go from here?"

Steve Hartland, one of the pastors of Trinity RB in Baltimore, preached at our church this past Lord's Day evening. Here's the link for the entire sermon, if you'd like. The sermon opens up 1 Corinthians 9, on our need to adapt the gospel to various kinds of people, so that we might "win, win, win, win, win, save some, more" (Paul's words).

This is the last 8 minutes, where he makes application to our music.

I'd really like your response to this. If you feel more comfortable doing so, respond anonymously. In turn, I'll post some of my reflections.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunday setlist July 19, 2009

Pastor Joe preached Matthew 22:1-14. The music theme focused on God's character. The other pastors and many of our people were gone to Newburgh (daughter church) for the ordination of their pastor (Eddie Goodwin).

walk-in song
Mighty God, while angels bless you (tune:ode to joy) [God is mighty]

Our God our help [God is everlasting]
Your mercy, my God (music: McCracken) [God is merciful]
Indulgent God, how kind [God is indulgent/i.e., pardoning]
Before the throne of God (music: Cook) [God is justifying]

b/4 sermon
Come ye sinners, poor & needy [God is embracing]

No musical theme; service truncated to accomodate a church business meeting. Pastor Steve Hartland (Trinity in Baltimore) opened up 1 Corinthians 9 on doing (and how to do) more to win/save others to Christ.

Praise be to Christ (Dudley-Smith's setting of Col. 1:15-20)

The power of the cross
I will rise (Tomlin)
Give me Jesus

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