this post is part of the celebration over at Fred McKinnon’s blog
We had a great All Saints Day on Sunday. we got some of our stage volume issues taken care of, but still have a few to cover. we opened with…
I Am Free-Promise Keeper’s arr. (this version completely rocks. we did have some issues with projection. substitute did this song the last time i was gone and didn’t do this version, so i didn’t think to fix the cue. my bad)
Opportunities for Witness and Service
Our God Saves-Baloche
Holy is the Lord-Tomlin
Everybody Praise the Lord-Brewster (offering. they loved it again)
On All Saints Day, we read the names of those members who have passed away in the previous year. we say their name and then ring a bell. after the reading, we had set up some candle boxes for people to come and remember their loved ones who have gone on to be with Jesus. it was a definite God moment in the service and came off much better than i planned or hoped. i was beautiful to see whole families come up and light a candle. (in hindsight, the service was a bit schizophrenic with the big anthem and then the rocking offertory followed by somber moment and a vibrant sermon on “vision”. but somehow those swings worked.)
Sermon-Steps to Building a Vision for Your Life (Pastor Nick challenged us to live up to our 10×12 capacity and not be satisified with a 2×4 kind of life.)
had two more families join the church today.
how was your Sunday?