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Here we are again…What are your top 5 CD’s this week?

here’s mine:

1. Steve Vai- Live at Astoria London (Brilliant guitar work)

2. DC*B- Remedy (going on listen 35 or so)

3. Godspell- Original Cast (One of the best shows of all time)

2. Michael Neale- No Greater Audience (WHY HAVEN’T YOU LISTENED TO THIS?)

1. Sara Groves- Add to the Beauty (One of the best CD’s ever)

again whats yours?

Interesting week… I am about to get real here so strap on your helmet.

It has been a tough week with family, emotions, money, kids, pregnant wife, and blogging friends who are going through major trials. (and before there are any crazy thoughts…My marraige is just fine…that isn’t the issues…My wife rocks) I have been really focusing on God this week, but it seems that I was dreading Sunday morning. Basically too much crap going on. So what does I guy do…Pray. yes talk yes. all good answers, but it was still an unavoidably tough week and the peace wasn’t coming.

So church starts this morning…all these thoughts flying through my head. I do not want to be there. I want to be at home on the couch doing nothing. Funny thing is I am more than justified in feeling this way.

Worship starts with Did You Feel the mountains tremble.

“Open up the doors and let the music play let the  streets resound”

It went great. People got really into it from the start…Thank the Lord he can work through a crappy vessel like me.

Next comes prayers and the praise set. I had a good time playing just because I love to play but my mind was not where it needed to be. Things started to change we we came to All we need.
I ended the song repeating..

“All we need…All we Need…All we need is You”

God was starting to push into me..I’m not really receiving it

Sermon…I hear it was good…But here is brutal honesty…I wouldn’t know…I wasn’t really listening.

I sang Bless his name before communion

“Lord we come with gratitude that flows…from deep within our souls…we rejoice in You”

That was me mister thankful…are you kidding…things are a mess…simply that…and I am to be thankful

Communion….

Invitation Fountain:

” all who are weak…all who are weary come to the rock…come to the fountain.”

It hit me…well God hit me…I needed to come to the fountain of mercy….the table of the Lord…remember what He did…and what he promises to do.

” He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.”

I love that verse…there is however a difference to loving a verse or enjoying it and actually standing on the word and the Kings firm foundation.

It’s odd…I have been reading in the blogsphere…God will prune and then expect bigger. Steven Furtick said expect freakin watermelons. I DO!

Apostle Paul was in jail and praised His king…I recently read a bout a woman losing her baby girl and she is praising the King

We went into O Praise him…

I will turn my ear to heaven and hear HIS joyous noise. I will make MY praises constant and rejoice in my Savior. I will thank my God for giving me the most wonderful wife and kids. All else around me may be Wack…I will still Praise Him.

“PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW…”

Processional
Did You feel the mountains tremble – C (Martin Smith)

Gloria
We Praise Your Name – C (Klamperts)

Praise
More than Ever – D (Robbie Reider)
Let the Praises Ring – E (Lincoln Brewster)
All we need – E (Charlie Hall)
Center – E (Charlie Hall) ALTERNATE SONG

Gospel
Ancient Words- E

Offering
Bless His Name – A (Tony Sanchez)

Sanctus
Holy – C (Brenton Brown)

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

Communion
Invitation Fountain – G (Vineyard)
O Praise Him – G (David Crowder)

Recessional
My Redeemer Lives – E (Reuben Morgan)
Marvelous Light -A (Charlie Hall) ALTERNATE SONG

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