04.23.17 Worship Confessional

imagesPilgrimage is an ancient practice in need of modern discovery – a physical, emotional, and spiritual journey that goes onward, upward and outward. Pilgrimage is a spiritual practice that reminds us of our sacred purpose – to grow closer to God. Whether we choose to believe it, we are all on a journey. The trail winds and wiggles through this world, often obscured from view, but life’s deepest questions are answered along its gravel. (Christian George)

As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. (Luke 24:28-30)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Found in You (Paul Baloche)
  • He Is Risen (Paul Baloche)
  • Scripture and Prayer
  • Fullness (Elevation Worship)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (A Walk. A Meal. A Burning Heart.)
  • Communion
  • How Great Is Your Love (Passion)

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04.16.17 Worship Confessional

HopeConsider how the world appeared at the finish of Good Friday. It would have seemed that every source of order, justice and comfort — politics, institutional religion, the community, friendship — had been discredited. It was the cynic’s finest hour. And God Himself seemed absent or unmoved, turning cynicism toward nihilism. Every ember of human hope was cold. And there was nothing to be done about it. Then something happened…

If the resurrection is real, death’s hold is broken. There is a truth and human existence that cannot be contained in a tomb. It is possible to live lightly, even in the face of death — not by becoming hard and strong, but through a confident perseverance. Because cynicism is the failure of patience. Because Good Friday does not have the final word.

Michael Gerson, What Good Friday Teaches Us About Cynicism

Here is our compete worship flow:

  • Song of Hope (Robbie Seay Band)
  • Alive Again (Matt Maher)
  • He Is Risen (Paul Baloche)
  • How Great Is Your Love (Passion)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Reclaiming Hope)
  • Because He Lives (Matt Maher)

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04.09.17 Worship Confessional

sfuegiwBlessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)

“What is the one aspect of this broken world that, when you see it, touch it, get near it, you just can’t stand? Very likely, that firestorm of frustration reflects your holy discontent, a reality so troubling that you are thrust off the couch and into the game. It’s during these defining times when your eyes open to the needs surrounding you and your heart hungers to respond that you hear God say, “I feel the same way about this problem. Now, let’s go solve it together!”” (Bill Hybels)

We are an Easter people living in a Good Friday world (Anne Lamott)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • All Creatures of Our God and King
  • Video: This Is Palm Sunday
  • Hosanna (Brown and Baloche)
  • Great Are You, Lord (All Sons & Daughters)
  • Prayer of Confession
  • King of My Heart (John Mark McMillan)
  • Vocational Commissioning
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Hunger and Thirst)
  • Come to Save Us (All Sons & Daughters)

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04.02.17 Worship Confessional

static1.squarespace.comThis past weekend we were blessed to have Jeremy Casella with us. Jeremy is a Nashville-based performing-songwriter who writes music that guides people towards a deeper relationship with God. Drawing from scripture and his own life experience, Jeremy has toured throughout the United States & Europe for over 15 years, sharing his songs and stories in churches, colleges and anywhere else people are gathered. Jeremy shared a house concert with us on Saturday evening and then lead a rich time of worship through music and story on Sunday morning. Jeremy has a deep love for the hymns of the faith and has been deeply involved in Indelible Grace, an artist collective based in Nashville, Tennessee, that has led a movement to restore the historic practice of writing new melodies to old hymn texts. If you are not familiar with Jeremy’s music, you owe it to yourself to check out his work.

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Come Thou Fount (Traditional)
  • Good, Good Father (Pat Barrett and Anthony Brown)
  • Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah (Jeremy Casella)
  • Jesus Cast a Look at Me (Matthew Perryman Jones)
  • Lazarus (Jeremy Casella)
  • Let It All God (Jeremy Casella)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Meek, Not Weak)
  • Beauty Leads the Way (Jeremy Casella)

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03.26.17 Worship Confessional

Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. (Luke 6:21)WEBLOGO

Here he will suddenly remove the cloud of sorrow that has been hanging over all the nations. The Sovereign Lord will destroy death forever! He will wipe away the tears from everyone’s eyes and take away the disgrace his people have suffered throughout the world. The Lord himself has spoken. (Isaiah 25:7-8)

I heard a loud voice speaking from the throne: “Now God’s home is with people! He will live with them, and they shall be his people. God himself will be with them, and he will be their God. 4He will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death, no more grief or crying or pain. The old things have disappeared.” (Revelation 21:3-4)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Look to the Son (Hillsong)
  • The Earth Is Yours (Gungor)
  • Our God Is Mercy (Brenton Brown)
  • Always (Kristian Standfill)
  • Vocational Commissioning
  • Simple Gospel (United Pursuit)
  • Announcements & Offering
  • Message (Mourning & Laughing)

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