Setlist - 3 Aug 2014
Sunday morning at Kings

Tags: communion

  • [D] Come, now is the time - Brian Doerksen
  • [E] Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - Joachim Neander, Catherine Winkworth
  • [E] Cornerstone - Edward Mote, Reuben Morgan, Jonas Myrin, Eric Liljero
  • [E] Thank you for saving me - Martin Smith
  • [Bb] It's your blood - Michael Christ
  • [E] Nothing but the blood - Robert Lowry
  • [D] Living for your glory - Tim Hughes
  • [E] Be thou my vision - tr. Eleanor Hull

These summer weeks used to be very quiet at Kings, but not any more. The congregation is bigger anyway, and with Kings weddings most weekends this year there are always lots of old friends visiting. It's still not as busy as term-time, but there's a good amount of energy in the room every week.

I haven't led 'Come, now is the time' for ages. It felt pretty fresh. A strong theme developed over the opening block, centred around the greatness of God and his saving provision for us in Christ.

I led 'It's your blood' again to confess our need of Christ ahead of communion. I really like it. I guess partly that's because I sang it when I was a child, but it's a great meditation on the cross.

We've reached the end of James 2 in out sermon series, which has the slightly discordant verse "a man is justified by works and not by faith alone". Mark wrestled with the tension as he preached. We led into the sermon with some relevant lines from 'Nothing but the Blood':

Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

And led out of the sermon singing "Here I am, use me for your glory". I was pleased with how well the songs echoed the tension of the sermon.

I had a strange new experience after the meeting. It's the first Sunday since my CDs arrived from the printers. I'm incredibly proud of the recordings, and incredibly grateful to so many from church who have been enthusiastic to support it... But it's weird to feel like I've become that guy - the worship leader with a box of CDs to sell after the meeting. Yuk! Lord, have mercy!

But a very good morning.