"Worship is man's full reason for existence. Worship is why we are born and why we are born again." A.W. Tozer

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday Setlist - 07.04.10

Week #102 of Sunday Setlists. Here is our setlist for Sunday, July 4th.

- The Battle Hymn of the Republic
- America, the Beautiful
- My Country, 'Tis of Thee
- Faith of Our Fathers
- God of Our Father
- Breathe
- You Gave Your Life Away (communion)
- New Doxology

Since Independence Day actually fell on a Sunday and our pastor was on vacation, we decided to do a little bit different style of service. We decided to do a prayer service focused on our country. I know this can ride the line for some people on whether the church is becoming too political, and that was definitely not our intention. I also believe that is not what came across during our service. Our country was founded on Christian principles and that's what we wanted to focus on. We showed the following video towards the beginning of our service.

We then broke up our service into three different prayer times. The focus of the first section was Prayers of Thanksgiving for our founding fathers, those that have given their lives in service to our country, and those that are currently our country. We are called to pray for our leaders, so that was the focus of the second section; prayer for wisdom for our leaders on all levels and that they would seek God in all that they do. The third section was a time of personal prayer time, but also a time of calling our nation back to its knees in repentance. That led into communion which was a great way to end our service. All in all it was a great morning.

For communion I did Paul Baloche's You Gave Your Life Away. It's a great song that fits really well with communion, but I also chose it because I thought it fit with Independence Day and where we really find freedom. We definitely have freedom in this country but we truly have freedom in Christ. Here is line, "You bought our freedom on the cross."

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