No Better Way To Start a New Year

Just as Christmas has fallen on a Sunday five times since the 80s so has New Years Day, and there was no better way to start the 2012 than in Christ-centered worship with a faith family. In planning the first service of the year we took into consideration the following:

  • use familiar songs that everyone would know so that there could be early participation
  • don't neglect our worship core values including the importance of re-telling the story of God (an intentional picture of who God is, His gift of grace through His Son and our opportunity to respond to the story), through scriptures, songs and prayer

Here is the set-list we decided on:

Songs, Scripture and Prayer Open the Eyes of My Heart by Paul Baloche Psalm 19:1 Shout to the Lord by Darlene Zschech Prayer of Confession Revelation 5:8-9 Revelation Song by Jennie Lee Riddle


Songs and Scripture To God Be the Glory arr. by Tommy Walker Stronger by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan I Am Yours by Regi Stone Psalm 19:7-10

Sermon Why Jesus Deserves First Place A look at Colossians 1:15-22

  • Because He revealed the invisible God to us
  • Becaue He made us and all things
  • Because He died to reconcile us back to God


This post is my contribution to the blog carnival Sunday Setlists which can be found at The Worship Community.


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