(Insert VeggieTales Song)
I had the awesome responsibility of leading worship today. It was exhilirating, and...well, exhausting. Our set went like this:
Hear Our Praises
Bless the Lord (Jeff Deyo version)
(Offertory) Jesus, Lover of my Soul ("It's All About You" from Passion: One Day)
(During Communion) Wonderful, Merciful Savior
The Wonderful Cross w/ When I Survey
Sing to The King
I would like to take this opportunity to thank several worship pastors I've learned from in my life: Josh H., Tim B., Josh B., Jason G., Mark F. -- all great men who loved Jesus, loved leading people into worship.
I have new respect for you guys, for the week after week of preparation and prayer. There's almost a physical weight that you can feel as you realize it's your responsibility to lead people into the presence of God. Whew.
One of things I struggled with the most today was what to say. It's really hard to just be sincere during song transitions and not spout a bunch of Christian phrases/cliches you've heard all your life. Hard not to feel cheesy.
But thankful God was glorified. Thankful it is DONE. Thankful for a church where the Spirit is welcome and there is freedom.
And Rachel, Allison, Tricia, if you're reading this, thank you so much for worshiping/leading today and being true friends. You are family.