Where to begin...WOW..
Many aspects I loved this weekend - amazing music, art displays, time during worship to participate and reflect - not even responding except to bask in God's presence, powerful teaching, live art...WOW
The time intensive elements were extraordinary, but the most moving moments for me:
-Senior Pastor surrounded by his own young children standing in the front row...(they are typically in kids classes - but I assume wanted to be in for worship and watch the artists)..very, very moving!
-Artists painting wasn't as moving to me as when they stepped away from the individual easels moving toward one another...stirring!
-Band member's father sitting in the crowd with tears running down his face as his son moved from playing the bass to painting to singing...powerful!
Response to God is why we lay our work at His feet each weekend- and the response was strong!
This is a picture of our finished painting when it was all brought together.
Our Set List:
Opening Easter Promo ( Three Days Later Chris McGowan (purchased from Sermon spice)
Welcome: Pastor Tim set the service up perfectly - inviting them to worship ...
Special: Lead Me To The Cross Hillsong United
Special/Praise begins...: Jesus Messiah Tomlin
Praise: Sing, Sing, Sing (Artists moved to the canvases during the end of this song)
Worship: You Are My King
Worship: The Wonderful Cross (Artists met in the center of the stage - placing all the canvases together to make one big picture (this idea came from theworshipcommunity.com site) I believe Fellowship Church performed this with a different song- we used it within worship.
Message: The Cross of Christ
Ending Special: Mighty Is The Power of the Cross
Our Creative Arts Small Group really did an awesome job this weekend! The pictures don't do the projects and worship justice...but it helps to see them just a little bit!
I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEKEND !!!!
If you want to see what exciting elements other ministries used in their services this weekend click here FredMckinnon.com
Tune in Monday to watch our services at www.crossroadswired.com
You are just too cool.
Your creativity inspires me.
You are very kind. You know, I am very blessed to have a congregation around me that allows for creativity. The things we pull off are not expensive and are mostly not original.
We find concepts we like, put our own spin on them and lay it at the Lord's feet! Thanks for your encouragement!
Lori this sounds like a totally awesome day in His presence! Thanks for sharing your ideas.
I love coming to your site each week and seeing how your creativity has been played out. It's so great! Those crosses are so beautiful.
God is great, so that's how it should be.
And there's nothing new under the sun - everything takes concepts and elements from somewhere and tweaks it a little. God made it all before, so thanks for sharing with us how He works through you and your church.
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