After two weeks of vacation, it was great to be back with my worshiping community. While I was in South Carolina, I had the opportunity to worship with the people of Hilton Head Island Community Church. Thanks to Todd and Cynthia Cullen for their leadership.
Yesterday we begin a two week series around the question, “What Does the Lord Require?” During the course of the series, I will be teaching on two texts of Scripture: Micah 6 and Matthew 22. Sue, one of our team members, lead worship through music yesterday. She did a tremendous job in putting together a setlist that reflected the heart of our theme and my message from Micah 6. She also worked through some weird and irritating sound issues. We have been fortunate as a community of faith in terms of sound and haven’t had many Sundays when we wrestle with the technology. Praise God that yesterday was the exception. And praise God for the patience and diligence of our team and their capacity to keep their eyes of the One we were there to worship.
We closed worship with a beautiful song from Christy Nockels, Sing Along. It’s a worship anthem that connects justice, compassion and humility in a powerful way. I especially love the bridge and closing chorus:
Let your song rise and fill up the earth
Let your hope ring out
Let your heart be heard
Great God, wrap your arms around this world tonight
And when you hear our cries sing through the night
We will join in your song and sing along, sing along
You can listen to the song story and an acoustic version at New Song Cafe from Worship Together.
Here is our complete worship flow:
- Rise (Kari Jobe)
- Movable Feast (Sue Puhala)
- Our God Is Mercy (Brenton Brown)
- I Will Follow (Chris Tomlin)
- Prayer for the Beginning of the School Year
- Announcements and Offering
- Message (What Does the Lord Require?)
- Sing Along (Christy Nockels)
You can learn what other communities of faith experienced in worship this past weekend at The Worship Community.