Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday services setlist

The services this weekend have been fantastic.

Thursday night we set up the band on the floor, not on the platform, and put the chairs in a horseshoe configuration around the band. This gave us a great vibe and atmosphere of increased intimacy with God. At times in the service we just paused and listened to God speaking to us in silence. This morning we had the kids in the service for the first fifteen minutes which is always lots of fun, and then we pressed in to God's throne room with some passionate worship.

The theme of the worship was dependency on God, hunger for him, thirst for him, finding our sufficiency in him, and Travis (Youth Pastor) preached from Matthew 6:1-18 on how prayer, fasting and giving are a form of non-violent resistance to the oppressive powers of this world.

Here's how it went down:

Opener: Lord You Are Good - Israel Houghton

Welcome & notices

Kid's singing: Mercy is Falling - David Ruis
Kid's devotional

Enough - Chris Tomlin
Hungry - Katherine Scott
Breathing the Breath - Matt Redman
(So much fun to get the congregation singing in 7/8 time in the bridge of this song)

Sermon - Non-Violent Protest (through prayer, fasting and giving)

Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble - Martin Smith

This post is part of "Sunday Setlists" over at Fred McKinnon's blog.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Daffodils are nice

Felicity brought home some daffodils from England. They are nice. I haven't seen Daffodils for six years. They are more yellow than they look in this photo. This blog entry reads like a seven-year-old's school essay.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Daddy/Daughter Date @ Fresco

Hannah and I went out for a treat while Holly played football after school. Fresco does amazing smoothies and their waffles are pretty nice too :-)

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

The future of music?

You have to check out this great track, created by mixing a whole pile of youtube clips together.

The man's a genius.

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Single Dad Week

Felicity has had to go to England at short notice to care for her old and frail Grandmother, so it's Single Dad Week at our house. Cue lots of junk food, tv, mess and chaos!

Actually it's going very smoothly so far.  Only a few small tears from the girls here and there as they miss their Mummy and realise they're stuck with me for a whole week, but apart from that, it's all pretty cool.

Part of the reason it's all so smooth is that Felicity has left me with an incredible master list giving instructions day by day as to what needs to be accomplished, which days they need sports kit, what to pack in their lunches, and a tick checklist of things that need to be done before going to school - brush hair, clean teeth, make bed, feed tortoises etc. It's amazing! I can run through the list get everything ticked, and then the three of us have tons of spare time to lie around on the sofa watching tv and eating junk food.

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