Well last week was amazing. We ran our Krazee Arts Camp for the first time ever and from all reports it was a HUGE success. Lots of photos on my blog.
Hilights from last week -
>Having a peacock in the building
>Telling kids every day that God created them, God loves them, God wants a relationship with them
>Hearing them sing LOUD at the Variety Show on Friday night
>Working with amazing volunteers to pull off an incredible week
Our service on Sunday morning was another good one. We closed our "Like This" series by taking two of Paul's "final instruction" verses and building a section of teaching around each verse. It went something like this - Sunday, July 22, 2007 - "Like This"1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
Let Everything That Has Breath - Matt Redman
Open The Eyes - Paul Baloche
Teaching - v.23 - "A Prayer"
The Wonderful Cross - Trad., Tomlin & Reeves
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) - Trad., Tomlin & Giglio
Teaching - v.24 - "A Promise"
Faithful One - Brian Doerksen
Never Let Go - Matt & Beth Redman
Two really neat things from this service -
I felt like for the first time "Let Everything" really
worked in a service here. Right tempo, right groove, right placement. It just worked.
The other really great thing was "Never Let Go". This song rocks. I said to my team this week that the song feels like an epilogue to "Blessed Be Your Name". Same authors, same theme, same conviction, same range separation from verse to chorus. Anyways - the congregation ate it up. It is definitely going in our regular rotation and we'll for sure pull it out during our next series on David.