Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – April 14, 2019

We don’t have the typical recap today, as yesterday was our Palm Sunday worship service “Is He Worthy.”

If you’re looking for videos of the service – check back later this week, as I’m hoping to have them up on Thursday.

Our Palm Sunday service (much like our special Christmas worship service) takes the whole hour – with music, video, narrative…

The title was “Is He Worthy?”

We did tunes from Christy Nockels/Passion, Tommy Walker, Matt Redman, Gungor, Hillsong, Jared Anderson, Andrew Peterson and The Greatest Showman.

Here is the “blurb” that I wrote from the program:

Welcome to “Is He Worthy?”

We’re thrilled to have you worshipping with us this morning.  As we near the end of the lenten season, and look forward to next week’s Easter celebration, the texts that we’re singing this morning could not be more appropriate as we consider our place in God’s story.  Our failures, His healing.  Our weakness, His strength.  Our brokenness, His redemption. As John stood before the throne in Heaven, he wept as the question was asked “who is worthy?”   I’d like to think that John was face-to-face with the ultimate example of mankind’s need for rescue and redemption, and our sin ONLY being redeemed by the ONLY one that is worthy.  And as he wept, one of elders reminded Him that he was forgiven, his standing was cleared, and all would be made new through the sacrifice of the Lion of Judah, the Lamb of God, Jesus the King.

The title of this morning’s worship service is “Is He Worthy?”  Spoiler alert – He is.  He is the only one that’s worthy, and as we proclaim His glory, power, dominion and majesty, we do it in the context of our eternal need for a Savior.  The only thing we’re able to bring is a sacrifice of worship.  An acknowledgement of our sin and failure, and the need for His mercy and grace in our lives.  It’s only through the awareness of our desperation that we’re able to see the miracle that He has worked on our behalf, making our standing with the Father perfect, and securing our place in glory with Him.  It’s only as we worship out of our brokenness that we’re are able to declare – HE IS WORTHY.

As you come to worship this morning, perhaps this is just another Sunday for you.  Maybe you’ve lost track of when Easter is, or come with doubts about who you are and how you can possibly be loved.  Perhaps you’re looking for a reminder of just how worthy He really is.  Consider the words we sing this morning.   Engage with the story line.  Find your place of celebration and gratitude.  Even through your darkest hour, your deepest need and your most detrimental failure,  His worthiness has claimed you, set you apart for His glory, and called you His own.

Welcome to “Is He Worthy?

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – April 7, 2019

Yesterday was one of our “not the normal worship style” Sundays, where we have a fiddle, percussion, piano, acoustic and bass and one or two vocalists (as opposed to a full praise team or choir).

We opened with All Who Are Thirsty

After the call to worship we sang Hosanna (Hillsong), Search Me, Lead Me to the Cross and Lord I Need You

Our offering song was a great new tune for OMPC called Raise a Hallelujah – sung by Landon Ditto.

Join us next week for our Palm Sunday worship service Is He Worthy? for both morning services – 8:15 and 10:45.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – March 31, 2019

It was great to be back at OMPC after being out last week. We’ve entered the home stretch as we look forward to our Palm Sunday service – on April 14. This week is a big week for us as we get the stage set, have extra rehearsals and our first dress rehearsal next Sunday after church. And as always – it’s NEVER too late to jump into choir. So if you’re up for an adventure, come join us this Wednesday night from 6-7 in the choir room as we continue rehearsals.

We opened yesterday with a new tune for OMPC called Who You Say I Am

After the call to worship we sang Hosanna (Praise is Rising), Come Ye Sinners, To Him and We Will Run

Our offering song was Break Through

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – March 24, 2019

I was out yesterday, taking some time with family during our spring break here in Birmingham. Jeff Sauceda led worship for us – great guy, very talented!

They opened Sunday with Psalm 100

After the call to worship they sang Joyful, This is Amazing Grace, Reckless Love and How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

The offering song was a Jeff Sauceda original called The Cross

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – March 17, 2019

Yesterday was a choir Sunday at OMPC – love choir sundays! If you’re wanting to get involved, it’s never too late to join choir. We meet on Wednesday nights from 6-7 in the choir room. Drinks, snacks and childcare are all provided. And right now we’re preparing for our Palm Sunday worship service “Is He Worthy?” – set for April 14, for both morning services.

We opened yesterday with Everlasting God

After the call to worship we sang Come Christians Join to Sing, Jesus, Revelation Song and One Thing Remains

Our offering tune was Build My Life

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – March 3, 2019

Yesterday concluded our 2019 Global Missions Conference. Bob preached on Faith Promise – OMPC’s giving mechanism to fund our missions effort.

We opened yesterday with Relentless

After the call to worship we sang Unstoppable God, O for a 1000 Tongues, We Will Feast and Great Are You Lord

Our offering song was a new tune for OMPC called Who You Say I Am from Hillsong

Our faith promise tune was Let Your Kingdom Come

Join us next week for our Kids Musical “Not Just With Our Words” written by my wife Mandy Sears.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – February 24, 2019

Yesterday was the start of our 29th annual Global Missions Conference at Oak Mountain.  We had a great morning as the choir led worship, we heard from missionary guests and our speaker – David Stoddard.

We opened yesterday with Let Creation Sing

After the call to worship we sang Jesus Shall Reign, Forever Reign, Jesus Only Jesus and No Other Name.

Our offering song was All the Poor and Powerless

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – February 17, 2019

Yesterday was an acoustic Sunday at Oak Mountain – something we do from time to time with acoustic, piano, bass, fiddle and perc.

We opened with Here For You

After the call to worship we sang Heaven and Earth, Build My Life, O Come to the Altar and Fairest Lord Jesus

Our offering song was a new tune for OMPC – Raise a Hallelujah by Bethel

Our two communion tunes were He Will Hold Me Fast and How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – February 10, 2019

2 weeks into February and we’re continuing to introduce new tunes for OMPC worship.  If you’re reading this and attending OMPC for worship hopefully you’re finding the new music to draw you into a closer understanding of the character of God, and His love for us through Christ.

We opened yesterday’s worship with Found in You

After the call to worship we sang Lay Me Down, How He Loves, We Will Feast and What a Beautiful Name

Our offering song was Mercy from Bethel.