Recap: This was a special weekend in that two young worship ministry guys converged in a social media connection that could only happen in the 21st Century (see photo). Nick Arbuckle is a worship leader and student from Texas who found me at a conference via twitter last summer and ended up being our worship intern this summer. Sean Pritzkau is a student from Rochester, New York who intends to serve as a pastor some day. He has followed my blog and I his since he was in high school. Sean ended up staying the night at my house and sitting in on guitar on a song. Both these young men are impressive and I am humbled to have some part in their lives and am excited how in the 21st Century I can pray with a native student in the Philippines and encourage the next generation here in my church and elsewhere in North America.
As far as the service, Britt Sipe delivered a message on the Helmet of Salvation and Sword of the Spirit in a series entitled “Iron Man” and our congregation seemed to respond well to our closing worship song “How He Loves” with hands and voices raised more than what we see usually. It was a very sweet time in God’s presence.
Set List: We sang a new song by Phil Wickham entitled “Cielo” (heaven) and in the transition I tried to connect people to the fact that we indeed live in a heavenly realm as believers. Spiritual warfare makes sense when we see that there is another reality beyond the surface of things.
- No Greater Love – Matt Maher
- Our God – Chris Tomlin
- Cielo – Phil Wickham
- How He Loves – John Mark McMillan
How was your worship weekend?