Worship, Sunday, Post Tornado

February 11, 2008 at 9:59 am 2 comments

Order of Worship: Post Tornado  (I think, my memory isn’t that great)

  1. Forever (In which praise rose to the roof)
  2. Without You, Jesus (Mark Fuller’s song:  “You’re the calm in every storm/You’re the fire that keeps me warm…”)  Obviously God had this time in mind when he led him to write that song.  Stuck in my head all day
  3. Blessed Be Your Name (in which I sobbed, unable to sing) 
  4. Jesus, Lover of My Soul (set my feet upon a rock, and now I know…I love you, I need you, though my world my fall, I’ll never let you go)
  5. How Great Is Our God
  6. You Never Let Go (see below)
  7. Never Let Go (see below)
  8. Praise You in This Storm (Gary C & Melissa B…”And I’ll praise you in this storm, and I will lift my hands, that you are who You are, no matter where I’ve been, and every tear I’ve cried, You hold in your hand, You never left my side, and though my heart is torn…I will praise you in this storm…I lift my eyes up to the hills, where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the maker, of heaven and earth…”)

Here’s a couple of videos to songs less familiar to me that I loved yesterday:

When clouds veil sun, and disaster comes, oh, my soul, oh, my soul

When waters rise and hope takes flight, oh, my soul, oh, my soul…

You never let go, You never let go

You never go…

Oh, no!  You never let go,

Through the calm and through the storm

Oh, no!  You never let go,

In every high and every low.

Oh, no You never let go,

Lord, You never let go of me.

It was necessarily a heavy service, but a good one.  The interviews in place of the sermon lightened the mood and changed things up.  It was a great service for us all to process and hear from those involved in different elements of the week, different perspectives.  There were generators up and help crews at the church within an hour of the storms.  The police didn’t even know about one of the hardest hit areas until the next morning because so many from our church showed up to rescue and help.  That’s just amazing considering about ten houses were pretty much wiped out.

WFIE out of Evansville was at our services taping yesterday morning, they saw how we respond in worship and realness to crisis…we made the 11:00 Evening news.  I just saw another clip that must have aired at another time.  I didn’t see it last night.  You can watch that here.  (It starts after a commercial.)

In the clip I saw, nothing like seeing the elderly Mrs. Helen’s hands not only reaching my heart from the very first song, but also making one of the two headline lead-in stories for tri-state news that night.  A dear friend was interviewed, the hub and I had a cameo appearance, praying in the clip I saw (not the link here).

The news present leads me to wonder…do we worship like the world is watching our response to times of crisis and stress?  We have to!  They are! 

Do we worship like it makes a difference to the person sitting next to us each week?  We ought to.   It does!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Holly Smith  |  February 11, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    I may just stay all night and sing “OH no you never let go…” at the top of my lings. Is that OK? 🙂

    Need to know that He never lets go!

    Maggie replies: Stacey said their was a typo in her comment and she got upset about it. Yours made me crack up for some reason, so I’m leaving it!

  • 2. morselsfromgod  |  February 12, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I love that song — Oh No Never let Go…

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