Sunday, June 28 at Journey
I’ve been away from the blogging thing for a few weeks because of the craziness around here, but it’s time to get back into the swing of things!
This week, we wrapped up our series “God Is…” with God is Closer Than You Think. Pastor Bob was back from the mission trip to Houston (he came back a week ahead of the rest of the team who all arrive back on Thursday) and shared some stories from the trip and reminded us that even when he feels far away, God is never far from us.
Because of the mission trip, we were missing a large portion of our worship team and had some fill-in musicians this week and last week. It’s been a lot of fun incorporating new musicians and I’m hoping maybe I can convince them to join us more permanently!
Everyday, Joel Houston
- The chorus and bridge of this song are really strong. The verses can come off a bit wordy, but we make sure not to let the tempo get away from us on this one and it stays together well. I’m always surprised at how many people I see singing out on the verses – never underestimate what people can handle!
Your Name is Holy, Skillet’s Arrangement
- We haven’t done this one in a while, but it’s always a good one. I like the contrast between the driving verses and the half-tempo feel of the chorus. It makes the song unique.
Better Is One Day, Matt Redman
- This one is one of those solid oldies. It’s been around, but it’s definitely established as one that will be around for a while.
Following the message…
Enough, Chris Tomlin
- We punched this one up and gave it a deeper groove and it’s like a whole new song. It was great to begin with but just a simple change of tempo and groove made it fresh and new.
Sing to the King, Billy James Foote
- One that the church knows really well and a great one to end with.
There were a number of gremlins in the system this wee – actually, they were all simple oversights or human error – but everyone rolled gracefully with the punches and the service went great. Proof that God can work through all of us flawed humans!
Were you at Journey this week? Share your thoughts!