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Welcome back to one of the original Text-Fessionals. woot!.
Pretty great sunday this week. I opened with Raise up the Crown (a hail the power) from the Passion Hymns CD. I love this re-arrangemen. If you don’t have that CD and you have been living under a rock on a remote island. Find yourself a boat and get thee to your nearest CD store now!.

We did the Gloria this week in D and went right into More than Ever. Robbie Reider is one of my favorite worship leaders and this song is brilliant. We have been practicing it for a year now and never introduced it because of the tons of other new stuff to do. This week we did it and I think the congregation really loved it. It seemed a little forced to go into In Christ alone next. There are some limitations when you are lacking a band like we are right now. Ending a song doesnt feel like an actual ending so to cut right into a hymn was a little wierd. The lyrics however are awesome.
We ended the praise with Vicky beeching’s Above all Else. great lyrics and just a real nice slow song. It really makes you focus on Christ.

Jesus, my passion in life is to know You
May all other goals bow down toThis journey of loving You more
Jesus, You’ve showered Your goodness on me
Given Your gifts so freely
But there’s one thing I’m longing for
Hear my heart’s cry
And my prayer for this life

Above all else
Give me Yourself

During offering I did my communion Song. I ended up doing it in F#. I love this song. gets me ever time. It is Christ talking to us. Telling us that going to the cross was for us because we are His children made in Him.

You are a child of God
fearfully and wondrously made
holy anointed one
You were created in me
nothing compares to My love

We did a couple of oldies for communion. I could sing and Better is one day. I still love those songs. Classics.
And then we ended repeating More Than Ever.

All in all a great service. the sermon was on Jonah and will be the next few weeks. This week was taking notice of the storms in our life.

I will see you back next week. CAIO!

How was your sunday?

The Return of the Hymn?

August 7, 2007 — 6 Comments

here is a great article from kieth getty. thanks Mandy: original post at CounterCulture

RETURN OF THE HYMN? 

Save me From Myself; How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs And Lived To Tell My Story:
4 out of 4 stars
Brian “head” Welch

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne (July 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061251844
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061251849

In 2005 Brian”head” welch gave his life to Christ sparking a media frenzy and controversy in the music industry. Most of us heard about it. Lead guitarist of Korn gets saved and leaves the band. I like most heard every kind of rumor around this and was wondering what the real truth was.

Then i find out through Jason (the man of steel) that instead of coming out with a CD like the rumors said he wrote a book. I thought…man I’d better pick this thing up. I am glad I did.

This is the Brian’s life story basically and it goes from him being a kid,to being in korn all the way to him getting saved. It goes through his Drug and alcohol abuse and his eventual freedom from it. I know what your thinking…Oh yeah another drug testimony. This one is different. I don’t know how best to explain it, but I read this book in 2 days. It had me captivated and amazed with God’s grace on this man. And on top of that the people he has affected since.

My words can’t do this one justice. Go buy it. It is a great redemption story for any Christian to read but more so for non believers and people whos lives are out of control. This book shows the hope we have in Christ.