Worship Matters – 7.6.08

I took a couple of days off last week as Kim and I made a trip to St. Louis to watch the Cardinals play. I was saddened that they lost 11-1 to the Mets but being at the ballpark was a great and relaxing time for us.

Yesterday was another great day in worship at FCN. I am so proud of the way our team has rallied over these last several months. Our church is in a time of tremendous uncertainty and yet the team has been so faithful to come with open hearts week after week.

I am amazed by the way our choir has rallied during the summer. Typically worship departments gear down in the summer and plan towards the fall but at FCN our numbers have jumped significantly. It’s crazy but we are so blessed.

Our band has been playing equally as well. We really are learning how to listen and play with one another. It gives me great joy to see them huddled after rehearsal working out solo lines and chord changes. That really fires me up!

This isn’t a pic of our team in action, but is a couple of our friends who serve on the team pretending to sing for this picture. I’ve been looking for a place to use it because it absolutely cracks me up! Pictured are Steve Adams and Misty Javorka. Partially pictured is Tony Javorka and his expression was equally as funny! Too bad it got cut out of the picture. Dude can pose with the best of them!

Back to worship matters…. We used a song in worship yesterday called “Calling Out To You” by Tommy Walker. Thanks to my life long friend, Sam Lynn, for sharing this song with me several years ago. It’s a great song for those days that correspond with the patriotic calendar. Those are tough days to plan worship for and this song does a great job of keeping the focus squarely on the Lord. These tremendous lyrics taken straight from 2 Chronicles 7:14 are set to awesome music. Great places for some power chords from the electric guitars!

Lord You have told us, Lord You have promised that if Your people would pray; You would hear from heaven and You would send Your mercy and touch us with Your strong healing hand.

So we’re calling out to You; we’re crying out to You, forgive us of our sin, heal our land. As we seek Your holy face, we turn from all our wicked ways, hear from Heaven even now as we pray.

I love the heart of this song and that it puts our focus and dependence completely on God. It is literally a heart-cry kind of song and I love the way that God uses it to remind us that in HIM and HIM alone is where we will find the answers that we are searching for. He promised to hear us and that He would answer us!

To all members of our team who are reading this, thank you for your hearts and faithful ministry. It is a joy to serve with each of you week after week! Be Blessed!

One Response to “Worship Matters – 7.6.08”
  1. G’day!
    As an Australia-based STL Cardinals fan, I found your blog on google and read a few of your other Cardinals posts.
    I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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