On most Sundays a worship choir is a part of the 'on-stage' worship team. This team usually has prepared a 'ministry song' that it presents to the congregation. But over the last few years those songs have often congregation friendly, meaning it doesn't take long for the congregation to catch-on and join in. That's exactly what happened this weekend. The worship choir led out in a new song by Tommy Walker "I Will Not Be Shaken." On the second time through the chorus I noticed many people in the congregation singing along, so they were asked to stand and join in singing with the choir. Isn't that the role of the choir, to encourage the congregation to join in on the conversation of worship?
Isn't that the role of any of the worship teams from those on stage to those running the technology?
Here is our setlist including how we incorporated celebrating communion.
Remembering 9/11 Video: we used the first 50 seconds of this video Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20 The overriding thought of this segment to that we are to love everyone, pray for everyone and share Christ with everyone, even our enemies.
Songs, Scripture and Communion Hosanna by Brooke Fraser as this song finished the congregation was asked to be seated and the following scripture was read I Corinthians 15:1-4 I Corinthians 11:27-29 communion elements were passed congregation was asked to reflect on their relationship with God Hosanna (reprise, singing only the bridge) I Corinthians 11:23-24 Take the Bread Christ In Me by Michael O'Brien I Corinthians 11:25-26 Take the Cup Christ in Me (reprise)
This post is my participation in the blog carnival Sunday Setlists which can be found at The Worship Community