Setlist - 8 Aug 2010
Sunday morning at Kings

  • [D] Our God saves - Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown
  • [C] Blessing and honour - Gary Sadler
  • [C] Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven - Henry Lyte
  • [C] Bless the Lord, O my soul - Godfrey Birtill
  • [C] Beautiful one - Tim Hughes
  • [E] Surrender - Marc James
  • [E] In the secret - Andy Park
  • [E] Be thou my vision - tr. Eleanor Hull

Just back from two weeks away. I've been at the Ichthus Revive week so I'm feeling the usual mix of spiritual refreshment and physical exhuastion after a week of camping and the long drive home.

This is normally the low ebb in terms of numbers at Kings over the summer and there were still well over 100 people at the meeting this morning!

It's always slightly strange adjusting from the emphasis of a week like Revive to normal church life, but this year I feel that there's a lot that can pollenate over from Revive to our Sunday worship.

Some loyal readers will be astonished to see a Godfrey Birtill song among the list above. His style is quite distinctive and I've not really found an opportunty to use any of his songs at Kings before (despite strong opinions in all directions among various members of the congregation) but we sang 'Bless the Lord' several times at Revive and it seemed a very useful addition to our repertoire.

I think it's time for a little more space in our worship for hearing from God, so I didn't just charge through the songs at the end. There's the pressure to finish on time, but we need to strike the balance between that and leaving enough space to genuinely engage with God as we worship.

Interesting times...