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SCEFC Set List: July 22, 2012

On Sunday I’ll be serving as the worship leader at State College E-Free Church. I’ve been out of town all week, so I put most of this list together before I left, then finalized it while in Boston. I still haven’t played through the list yet (In fact, I’ve gone more than a week without playing a guitar–which hasn’t happened in a very long time).

Prelude: (E) Be Still My Soul – Katharina von Schlegel
(G) Holy is the Lord – Chris Tomlin | Louie Giglio
(G) Let Your Mercy Rain – Chris Tomlin
(A) You Never Let Go – Matt Redman | Beth Redman
(A) Majesty – Martin Smith | Stuart Garrard
Response Song: (E) Refiner’s Fire – Brian Doerksen
Closing Song: (C) Hungry – Kathryn Scott

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SCEFC Set List: July 1, 2012

On Sunday I’ll be serving as the worship leader at State College E-Free Church. The message will be based upon Nehemiah 5 and will touch on greed, generosity, and the fear of the Lord.

Prelude: (G) Unashamed Love – Lamont Hiebert
(A) It is Well With My Soul – Horatio Spafford | Philip Paul Bliss
(D) From the Inside Out – Joel Houston
(E) Be the Center – Michael Frye

Response Song: (D) The Wonderful Cross – Isaac Watts | Jesse Reeves | Chris Tomlin | J.D. Walt | Lowell Mason

Closing Song: (D) Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken – Henry Lyte | Bill Moore

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SCEFC Set List: May 27, 2012

On Sunday I’ll be serving as the worship leader at State College E-Free Church. I’ve been reading Ecclesiastes lately, so the idea of humility before God has been on my mind. I’ve had my share of “Meaningless, meaningless! Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless!” moments in the past few weeks.

Prelude: (E) 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – Matt Redman | Jonas Myrin

(A) God You Reign – Lincoln Brewster | Mia Fieldes

(A) Our God – Chris Tomlin | Jesse Reeves | Joans Myrin | Matt Redman

(A) Everlasting God – Brenton Brown | Ken Riley

(A) You are God Alone – Billy Foote | Cindy Foote

Closing: (E) Hosanna – Brooke Fraser

I really like the bridge of Hosanna, which begins with “Break my heart for what breaks Yours.” I think it is very fitting for the conclusion of the sermon series we’ve been having this month that focused on Jesus reaching out to address the spiritual and temporal needs of others. Over most of my life the concept of a broken heart was rather abstract to me. It’s not abstract to me anymore.

One of the things that overwhelms me is that God loves so many people who do not love Him. He sees the pain they put themselves through. He sees the poor choices. He sees the injuries they inflict on themselves and others. At times I ask myself why He allows Himself to be so vulnerable. He still loves.

My immediate response is not so noble. When the pain is sharp I think: I’ll never let someone mean that much to me again. A line from Sherlock this past Sunday comes to mind: “Alone is what I have. Alone protects me.” Hearing that line elicits pity, for it is evident that it is not healthy.

The song Hosanna recognizes Jesus as the one who offers us hope. The very title, and the repetition of the chorus, is a plea to be saved [1]. Coupled with that plea to be saved is another request. A request to feel pain.

May our hearts break when we see need around us. May we refuse to embrace the protection of isolation. May we recognize the love of our Savior and offer our devotion.

[1] A loose translation of hosanna is "save us!"

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SCEFC Set List: May 20, 2012

On Sunday I’ll be serving as the worship leader at State College E-Free Church. We’re halfway through a month-long sermon series about Jesus. More specifically, we’re reflecting on how He addressed both spiritual needs and temporal needs.

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about needs and wants, strength and weakness, and initiative and patience.

Prelude: (G) King of Grace – Mark Altrogge

(D) Revelation Song – Jennie Lee Riddle

(C) Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Robert Robinson

(G) Give Us Clean Hands – Charlie Hall

(E) We Fall Down – Chris Tomlin

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Closing: (E) How Can I Keep from Singing? – Chris Tomlin | Ed Cash | Matt Redman

 

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SCEFC Set List: May 6, 2012

On Sunday I’ll be serving as the worship leader at State College E-Free Church. Here is the set list I have planned:

Prelude: (A) Your Name – Paul Baloche | Glenn Packiam
(G) Holy is the Lord – Chris Tomlin | Louie Giglio
(D) Holy – Brenton Brown
(C) Lord Reign in Me – Brenton Brown
(D) Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken – Henry Lyte | Bill Moore
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Closing: (E) Be the Center – Michael Frye

I’m intending to read Psalm 100 at the beginning of the main set of songs.

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