Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Easter Worship

Today we took some time as an Arts staff team to do some focused evaluation on our Easter weekend of services. As always, there were some things that could have been better but, all things considered, we were very pleased that almost 2,500 attended services and several gave their lives to Christ.

For those of you interested, here is the song list from our service. The song list was diverse for the sake of engaging a diverse crowd and it is probably obvious from the list that we started the service contemplative by focusing a little more intentionally upon the cross. At the end we closed with the final four songs as a powerful resurrection medley. The strongest tunes were without a doubt the “By His Wounds” opener and closer “Mighty to Save”, which is a must for Easter! You can click on the highlighted titles to hear the songs on Itunes.

By His Wounds
How Great is Our God
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
All the Earth Will Sing Your Praises (Brewster)
Grace Like Rain
Mighty To Save


First Theology said...

Scooter- Thanks for putting this all together - you guys did a great job. FYI: I really like responding at the end of a service in song (or sacrament). It ties it all back to the gospel and helps me process the work God's doing in my heart.

Scott Sterner said...

Josh. Thanks! I agree that response following a message is important and powerful (be it with song or sacrament). I wish our schedule allowed us to do it more often.

djw said...

Hi Scott,
A song that has been powerful in my life is "How Deep The Father's Love.." by Sarah Sadler. It tells the whole story of Christ's death and resurrection. Are you familar with it. I got it off the CD "I Could Sing of Your Love Forever."

donna from Escondido