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Today we wrapped up our series on the church called “The Big D.”  The focus of the series was to talk about how everyone fit into the body, and how has delegated to each and every one of us to be a part of the body and to perform our function in the body.  The responses that we have gotten have been very positive, and we have seen some movement in the church over the last several weeks of people coming and getting involved.  Attendance is up, and people are asking about where they fit in.  God really has used this series in our church!  It is so cool to see people get connected in ministry and strive to find where they fit in the body!  We shook up the order of service for our second service, and it seemed to generate a lot of positive responses as well.  Here is our order of service for first service:

9 AM Service

  • You, You Are GodBeach
  • A New Hallelujah – Smith/Smith/Baloche

Video for our discipleship class

Welcome from our discipleship Pastor

Special – If We Are The Body

Message

Offering/Closing

Our 10:30 Service:

  • You, You Are GodBeach
  • All BecauseFee

Video for our discipleship class

Welcome from our discipleship Pastor

Special – If We Are The Body

Message

Offering

  • The StandHouston
  • Marvelous LightHall
  • A New HallelujahSmith/Smith/Baloche

Closing

Our people really liked going into a worship set after the message.  It let us leave with high energy and an excitement that was just awesome!  The song we ended with was a perfect fit as an ending, as it is a call for the church to rise up and take Jesus to those around us… to live out the “Song” in our life.  Rehearsals were a little rough this week, but God was good and blessed it anyways, allowing it all to come together.  Love it when you know it is God!

This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.

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I know I am taking a risk at sounding like a broken record, but we had probably one of the best services we have had at Glenville since I arrived.  The energy was just overwhelming!  People were singing out their praises to God without any reservation at all!  Our Pastor nailed it (again) with his message!  Everything was just incredible!   Here was the flow:

  • Better Than LifeHoughton/Cruse-Ratcliffe
  • Sing, Sing, Sing – Tomlin/Reeves/Gilder/Carson/Nunn

Our youth pastor welcomed everyone to the services, and gave a brief announcement.  We then showed a video about our Discipleship program, and our Discipleship Pastor  gave a brief announcement about our Connection Lunch next week (a dinner for those interested in membership).  We then went into our next set:

  • Open The Eyes Of My HeartBaloche
  • All BecauseFee
  • Holy Is The LordTomlin/Giglio

This was our first time doing All Because, and our people absolutely latched on to it!  We actually struggled a bit at the beginning, but it all smoothed out at the chorus and was just great from then on. This was the second week of our series “The Big D” (Delegation).  Our Pastor just nailed it as he talked about everyone finding where they are at in their process of discipleship.  It was more of a message aimed at us individually as far as God’s delegation to us in our spiritual journey.  Next week, we will again focus on the church as a whole, and encourage people to get involved in ministry.

It is so awesome to see God working in the lives of people!

This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.

worship_confessionThis Sunday was our Christmas concert. We used a collection from Travis Cottrell, David Moffitt and Sue Smith called “Everything Glorious.” My choir did an absolutely amazing job. The tech teams were flawless during the service! The soloists sounded great! I really could not have asked for anything to go any better than what it did! We did not do any congregational music before hand. Our pastor welcomed everyone and then introduced the concert. I had the opportunity to give a brief message during the concert. We had a time of response and saw several people come forward to make decisions. I am not too sure what all those decisions were, but it is always cool to see the hearts of people being moved by God. At the end, we took the offering and that was it. People stayed around FOREVER talking with each other. I love watching our people build relationships. Things are so exciting here at Glenville right now! I am looking forward to see what God has for us in 2009! To all who read this, I hope you have a Merry Christmas! Oh… here is just a simple pic of the stage for the concert… nothing too elaborate, but it sure worked for this…

stage_pic

This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.

Not sure if you have seen this or not, but this clip is humorous, yet gets it’s point across… Just thought I would share it with you today as some “food for thought!”

I started the day off wondering if I was even going to make it to services at all.  I came down with the flu Saturday morning, and it just got worse throughout the day.  By evening, I was almost positive I was gonna be staying home on Sunday, which has only happened one other time in my 18 years of leading worship.  Anyways, I got  pretty good nights sleep (I am sure the extra hour helped), and by the time I woke up Sunday morning, I was feeling like I could probably make it through the day, which I did.  I hate missing services!  As I write this here on Sunday night, I am sure that being in services today has helped me feel better!  Ok, on to the day!

We started our missions emphasis month today with a video and a testimony from an organization called House of Hope which provides support for relationship struggles in families.  This is a wonderful ministry, and certainly there are many that could benefit from an organization like this for restoring relationships.

First service, we then went in to the only set we had for that service which included:

  • Friend Of God – Gungor/Houghton
  • Beautiful One – Hughes

The second service opened up with:

  • Sing, Sing, Sing – Tomlin/Reeves/Gilder/Carson/Nunn
  • Better Than Life – Cruse-Ratcliffe/Houghton

After the opening songs in both services, our pastor spent a short time talking about our “theme” for missions conference and the next year, which is Connections: Loving God, Loving Others, Serving Both.  He also spent some time encouraging our people to bring visitors and friends for a special day we have coming up called “Connection Sunday.”

In the second service, we then had our second set of songs, which were the two we did in the first service:

  • Friend Of God – Gungor/Houghton
  • Beautiful One – Hughes

Our Assimilation and Discipleship Pastor was our speaker for the day, and brought us a great message about having the world view that God does for people.  It was a great way kick of our missions, and fit right in with where we are heading as a church in encouraging our people to be relational in all areas of life.

The energy for the music was incredible.  Our people are really liking Tomlin’s Sing, Sing, Sing.  The passion in their singing today was just contagious!

This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.