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Thanks for praying for stef. Here is an update from his wife…Wow our God is amazing

“Hi, it’s Sandi filling in for Stef– Wow! What a day this has been. Actually, what a journey these past three months have been. We have been awaiting this day for some time now. We waited with both fear and excitement. We had a fear of the unknown because we didn’t know for sure what they would be doing once they opened Stef up, and we had excitement because of the possibilities of this surgery.  We definitely saw what God can do.  I do have to thank our amazing support system also.  We have so many amazing friends and family who shared of their time with us over the last few days.  Some dear girl friends of mine had me up for lunch yesterday and a time of prayer.  Last night, some friends of Stef’s came to our house to pray with Stef.  Today, we had some wonderful people sit with me  at the hospital to help pass those long hours.  A wonderful friend of Stef’s was there, seven of my friends sat with me and kept my mind off of things, my mom and dad, my sister, one of my brothers and his family, my niece and her boyfriend, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, a dear friend to both of us, and our pastor all were there for part of the process or the duration of the surgery to support us.  Stef finally made it into the OR around 10 am.  He went to recovery at 3pm.  He then made it up to his room at 545pm.  I talked to the surgeon and he said things went better than he expected.  The cancer did not seem to be as extensive as he thought.  We ARE still dealing with Stage 4 cancer, so please continue to hold us up in prayer.  Our journey is far from over.  However, the surgeon feels that he was able to remove about 90% of the cancer.  He only had to remove the omentum (the sheet like drape that hangs down from the transverse colon) and the sigmoid colon (a small portion of the large colon where the largest tumor was).  He was able to “peel” the cancer from the bladder and stomach, so those things did not have to be really messed with.  He did remove some other tumors throughout the abdomen as well.  We are so thankful for this remarkable answer to prayer.  I was able to see Stef around 615pm and he was doing well.  He knew about the outcome of the surgery and was so excited about this good news.  I just want to thank all you who prayed for us and remembered us today as we took this path towards full healing today.  Please remember to continue to pray as this is far from over.  We still covet your prayers.  Stef will need much strength and encouragement over the next days and weeks AND months.  Please continue to check in on him.  We love that.  It reminds us that someone was thinking of us.  I will try to keep everyone updated as to his progress until he can take over.  Thanks again for all the love and support and prayer.  We truly serve a God of miracles.  Good night!”

If you read my blog then you know my blogging buddy at AC180 has cancer. He is going into major surgery today. He needs everybody to prayer for him. Pray for his imediate healing. Pray for his wife and

kids. Pray for a miracle. Just pray.

Put this pic on your fridge and write on it:

JOEL SAID TO PRAY FOR HIM…SO DO IT!

Stef posted his campaign on his blog

To God be the glory…

if youare praying…make a comment here…on his blog or over at AC180 so you can be an encouragment to him and his family.

Saint Francis Day

October 4, 2007 — Leave a comment

Saint Francis of Assisi 1181-1226

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an
instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred,
let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.

Blended Worship Conference?

September 4, 2007 — 13 Comments

There is a little buzz in the CECWorship camp and I wanted to pose this question to everybody who reads this. In the CEC (my denomination) we are working on a worship conference for next year. One idea is to make it similar to Integrity with the way the sponsor seminars4worship. This would make the conference not just for one denomination but open to all.
It would be a blended worship conference. Seminars would include: guitar, bass, vocals, keys, drums, misc instruments, digital techniques, Innovative slide/presentation design, Web/blog presence, blending hymns with modern, hymns, communion, liturgy, prayers, creeds, and spoken word, choirs, how to have worship without a band, worship flow, sensitivity to the spirit, song writing, and much much more.

Ok so the questions of the day.

Would you go to a Blended Worship Conference in the Northeast in 2008 sposored by the CEC and CECWorship?

What would you like to see at a conference like that?

How does the Fall of 2008 sound?

Set List Sept 2nd 2007

September 1, 2007 — 2 Comments

Processional
Raise up the Crown (all hail the power) – E

Gloria
We Praise Your Name – C/D (Klamperts)

Praise
More Than Ever – D (Robbie Reider)
In Christ Alone – D (Townend/Getty)
Above all Else – D (Vicky Beeching)

Gospel
Word of God Speak- G (Millard)

Offering
Communion Song – F (Klampert)

Sanctus
Holy – C (Brenton Brown)

Mystery of Faith
Mystery of Faith 1 – Dm (Klampert)

Communion
I could sing of Your Love Forever – E (Martin Smith)
Better is One Day – E (Matt Redman)

Recessional
More Than Ever – D (Robbie Reider)