After being down at Bridgeway Community Church with Nikki Lerner and her amazing 100 person choir I came back refreshed and excited to jump back into our community.
Stef Fontela was down to lead but injured her foot so Angela stepped up to lead. Jeremiah was back in town because we're closing down our rehearsal space so her joined the team on drums.
GOD IS DOING SOMETHING WONDERFUL IN ME - DAVID FRAZIER
We've done this song before under Angela's leadership and I wanted to start off the service with a bang so we dusted this one off. I love the call and answer part in the bridge!
ALABASTER - REND COLLECTIVE
So this is a song that we took from its original folky rendition and Robbie wrote a kicking gospel version of it. A live version of Rend Collective's original is to the right and a recording of the first time we did our version of is below.
HOLY ARE YOU GOD/I JUST WANNA SAY/HOLY SPIRIT
We've been doing this a lot lately and this week we added the chorus from Bethel Music's "Holy Spirit". If you wanna read about that and see the videos check out this blog post from a month or so ago
CHANGED/BLESSED TO BE A WITNESS
"A New Liturgy" is a project by Aaron Niequist and we've done several of their liturgies in church. I took the chorus from his song "Changed" and mashed it together with the chorus Ben Harper's "Blessed to be a witness" as Jen had been talking about what it means for us to be witnesses out of Acts 1:1-11 and talking about how the mission of Orchard Group for starting new churches is a means for us to leverage our own blessing to bless others. Ben Harper's song is to the right and the first 10 minutes of Aaron's liturgy "Blessed to be a blessing" is below