Sunday, March 22, 2009

weekend review

I saw many people wiping their eyes as they left the auditorium this weekend. It is always moving to involve children in the weekend service. Combine the impact of children with the teaching of our Family Ministry Director, Jeanette Chase and you have a God anointed weekend!

Our Setlist: We began the theme right from the opening element and carried it all the way through

Instrumental: Linus and Lucy

Announcements: we used our Senior High Ministry Pastor who brought up a tiny side kick (we look for thematic ways to have fun with announcements- so involving a child was perfect)

Praise: As For Me this song is taken from one of the texts Jeanette used

Praise: Today

Praise: One Voice this is an original song written by Milo Sgambellone one of our worship leaders...if you watch our service on line, you will see a video within the teaching of a little boy who played and sang this song for Milo ! A perfect illustration of how we model for our children.

Special: Cats In The Cradle I have to confess when the music guys told me we were doing this song I thought it too predictable. But, the way it was performed was so great, a great take on the original!

Drama: Fat Chance (a WillowCreek drama) A perfect representation of what every parent deals with and how it is difficult to even find time for prayer.

Teaching: Prayer in Parenting

Ending Special: Shout To The Lord kids choir

This weekend took a lot of behind the scenes people to pull of, I would like to thank them all so much. Our congregation was very moved and I'd like to pass all the thank yous on to all of our amazing team members!

If you would like to see what other churches around the country and around the world did this weekend, go to Fred McKinnon's site!

If you visit our site on Tuesday, you can watch the Crossroads services on line! God Bless!

4 comments:

Justin said...

LINUS AND LUCY!!?!?!?!?!

I love that.

did someone play it or did you guys play a recording of it?

Lori Biddle said...

It was awesome! We played it live, it went from the original score to a rip roarin' electric guitar middle section and back again. Fun!

jendakerr said...

How fun to do Linus and Lucy!
Sounds awesome!

steffanieoltmans said...

Sounds like a great service! Kids are so sweet. I love services that incorporate them.