Kyle Tade preached an excellent sermon from Psalm 146 that reminded us that ALL are loved by God -- every last person in every place on our planet.
I loved leading music. Last night I arranged for the use of a sound system that allowed me to plug in the guitar and to have a microphone for me and for a few other vocalists. It was great to have a whole contingent of youth come up for a couple of songs to celebrate by playing wonderfully on Rhythm instruments.
A day before the service, Joey Feldman offered to be a singer with me. He was perfect -- on the songs he already knew he added the most heavenly harmonies -- and on the songs he'd never heard he learned them as we sang and made them come to life.
Here are the songs we sang before and during worship:
- "Woke Up This Morning" blues (I pretty much made this one up as we sang -- Maybe I'll write down the lyrics later)
- Sweet Sweet Song of Salvation (an old Larry Norman tune)
- Open the Eyes of my Heart (With "Australian" sound effects at the beginning)
- God Our Maker, Whose First Summons (done "Speedwood" style)
- Here in This Place (The first time I've ever sung a Christopher Grundy song)
- Have Love (Lost and Found's call for us to love one another)
- Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ (the quicker version)
- Come to the Feast (Another CG song)
- Baby (Lost and Found's classic)
- T.A.M.B.O (Third CG song I've ever sung)
- This Little Light of Mine (Started off with Latisha's soulful voice and ending up with a bluesy rock celebration.
~End thought on our theme, "Let Your Light Shine -- Glowing into the Future"
Glowing shares light that is stored - it provides celebration for all, but it does begin to fade. As we are out glowing into the future, we have to remember to look to the light and rely on the light so that our glow doesn't fade and go away.