We started a new series at River Oaks this morning based on Psalm 90:17. The main focus of the series is this:
Following God is not about us doing good things for Him. It’s about God doing His things through us.
For the first time, we’ve got sort of a theme song for the series. We’re using “Lord You Have My Heart” by Martin Smith. It’s an older song, but a very introspective worshipful song. The reason we chose this song was the line in the song, “Lord You have my heart, and I will search for Yours.” As a church, we have been searching for God’s heart and for God’s will for our church. Here was the worship flow:
- On Our Side – Chris Tomlin. This is a favorite for our congregation.
- Your Grace Is Enough – Chris Tomlin
- Hungry – Kathryn Scott
- Lord You Have My Heart – Martin Smith/Delirious
- On Our Side – Chris Tomlin
We changed the order just a bit today. Usually, we have one song, and then announcements, etc. We follow that by a set of 3 songs, and after that we release the children before the message. We were curious if our transition between worship and message would be smoother if we broke the songs up into two sets of two, releasing the children between the sets.
This worked pretty well for us – we didn’t have children squirming around during the worship. The worship/message transition would have been great, except I totally dropped the ball and did not communicate with Bill (our pastor) about how it was going to happen. There was a nice awkward moment, but we got through it. Note to self: make sure worship pastor and senior pastor know exactly what’s going to happen between the worship and the message.