Sunday, September 13, 2009

weekend report

God of This City became personal today. We shot video as we drove last week to help with a food pantry- you can see it here. The ending shot, where it turns to color is our church. (Please keep in mind we do not mix for recording...use your imagination!) We took our very rough footage and used it 'as is' with this song and people really, really responded. There is something about seeing your town, really seeing it...our pastor told us to look around at the empty chairs and challenged us to fill them! A very powerful ask!

Our Setlist:

Opening Instrumental: Brown Eyed Girl
Announcements: Quite a find.... Stephanie McAuley has agreed to be the person I begin to develop to duplicate myself! I am so thankful!
Praise: Everlasting God
Praise: One Way
Worship: Jesus Messiah
Worship: Revelation Song
Special Music: God Of This City - video of Mansfield, Ohio
Message: ReKindle Pastor Tim Armstrong - very strong challenge!
Exit Song: God of This City

If you would like to see what other ministries around the country used in their worship services this weekend click here to go to Fred McKinnon's site.

To watch our services go to on Monday.


Fred McKinnon said...

Brown-Eyed Girl? Are you serious, that's like the ONE SONG I can actually swing dance to. Joy and I hit the dance floor HARD anytime we hear that song playing. I would've been cutting the rug in Mansfield.

Anonymous said...

wow...brown eyed girl...ha ha...

and the "God of the city" with a video of your city sounds awesome...actually seeing the issues and seeing God as the solution...i can see how that would hit people...

Harold Forbis said...

Lori, "God of This City" is a really inspiring song, and I can only imagine how powerful and envisioning it was to sing it while watching video of your community. What a great idea - I may borrow it!

Lori Biddle said...

The highest form of flattery! To be copied! Thanks - the film really worked.

We typically edit to death everything we create, but there was something about the roughness of this that we though fit the pastor's message extremely well...

God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is such a great idea to use a video with God of this City! Great idea. Thanks for sharing,