Todays worship service really hit me personally today. The song “Inside Out” really hits home to people, I think. To sing about God’s everlasting nature and then “consume me from the inside out” means to as a response to seeing God’s character that we give ourselves completely as an offering. Why is it that we hold on to possessions or position over putting God first? We forget. We forget the character of God–hence, the reason for why we gather each week is to remember the character and work of God.
I love to co-lead worship, whether with backing singers or having multiple worship leaders. My daughter, Emilie, and Bob led along side with me. Bob is a gifted worship leader who tag teamed the lead. This makes for a richer presentation, in my opinion.
Our team is logging in the decibel levels in various parts of the room in hopes of finding a sweet spot. Most growing churches run at least 95 db or louder. We found that it is 2xs louder in the front than in the back of the room. Also, the participation is helped by being close to the 95 dbs. We are using “A” weighting on slow response, and double checking the bass to be sure it make sense with the music style. The jury is out, but we adjusted, based on this process, the 2nd service a bit softer. So much fun!;)
To top off the afternoon, our worship band played for the men’s BBQ. Now, I got to get a bit of rest before small group tonight. Phew…what a day!
Here are the songs:
- A Thousand Hallelujahs – Mark Roach
- Everlasting God – Brenton Brown
- All We Need – Charlie Hall
- Inside Out – Joel Houston
- You Never Let Go – Matt Redman
How was your worship weekend?