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Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – March 18, 2018

Yesterday was our “Easter season special worship service.”  It takes the whole hour and consists of choir/band, solos and ensembles and usually some kind of video/narrative element to guide our hearts through the theme.

If you’re looking for videos – come back later this week as I’m hoping to have them up on Thursday.

Our setlist was God is Coming – Tim Hughes, Wonder – Hillsong United, Your Love Depends Me – Matt Maher, Lord I Run to You  – Tommy Walker, O Sacred Head Now Wounded (a custom choral arrangement I did), Forgiven – David Crowder, Remember – Passion, Death Was Arrested – Northpoint Church, The Waiting – Matt Maher, Glorious Day – Passion, Because He Lives – Matt Maher, Hallelujah We Will Sing – Tommy Walker and Never Fail – Anthony Evans.

Here is the blurb I wrote for the program to help guide our thoughts….

Welcome to “Forgiven.”

This morning’s worship service is designed to take us through the events of Holy Week.  I find myself forgetting the weight of those actual events.  That Jesus experienced them as a man, in time and space as a part of history.  He walked the roads, experienced the people, tasted, smelled, felt.  His was welcomed into Jerusalem with a hero’s welcome – as WE were welcoming Him, under the impression that He was going to setup an earthly kingdom, and form a new government.  It wasn’t until later in the week that WE were also crying out “crucify Him!” and then WE mocked.  WE flogged.  WE drove the nails.  WE watched as the Lamb of God took away the sins of the world.  And as WE either stood by, or actively denied, or took part in the crucifixion, HE cried out on our behalf “Father forgive them, they know not what they do.”

And at the end of the week, after 3 days of doubt, darkness and despair, HE rose again, and took HIS rightful place, and because of HIS sacrifice, death and resurrection, WE share in the inheritance.  WE are seen as spotless and look with hope and longing to the clouds where HE will ride in, make all things new, reverse death and we’ll share in an eternity of glory.

What an incredible paradox.  What an unimaginable gift.  What mercy.  What grace.

As we come to worship this morning, my prayer is that I have a greater awareness of my sin, only so I may more fully experience His love, grace and mercy in my life.  As I imagine what it might have been like to be the one that drove the nails, and STILL hear that I’m forgiven, may my love grow deeper.  May my longing for Heaven become palpable, and may it spur me to share that incredible truth with others.

Welcome to “Forgiven.”


Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – March 11, 2018


Yesterday was a different “feel” for our worship set.  I try to change things up every once in a while with an acoustic set – piano, acoustic, hollow bass, fiddle and percussion.  We keep the same songs/programming, but it offers a nice contrast to our normal electric-driven worship style.  It also provides a nice balance for next week’s Easter-season worship service “Forgiven.”

We opened yesterday with Come Ye Sinners

After our call to worship we sang Your Grace is Enough, Great Are You Lord, Draw Me Nearer and Lord I Need You

Our offering song was At the Cross and the tune we sang during communion was There is a Fountain

Join us next week for “Forgiven” at both morning services, 8:15 and 10:45

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – March 4, 2018


Yesterday capped off our 2018 Global Missions Conference with a message on Faith Promise from our Sr Pastor Bob Flayhart.  Faith Promise is the way members of OMPC contribute financially to what we believe God is calling us in supporting missions work, missionaries and efforts around the world.

We opened yesterday with Heaven and Earth

After the call to worship we sang All Because of Jesus, Rejoice the Lord is King and The Same Love

Our offering song was Your Grace Finds Me

Our Faith promise pledge offering song was Let Your Kingdom Come

It’s never too late to join us for choir – we’re rehearsing for our Easter season worship service “Forgiven.”  Join us on Wednesday nights from 6-7 in the choir room!

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – February 25, 2018

We kicked off our 2018 Global Missions Conference yesterday with a choir Sunday and a message from Pete Nicholas from Inspire London – a church that we’ve partnered with that’s reaching downtown London.

We opened yesterday with Let Creation Sing

After the all to worship we sang Jesus Shall Reign, Forever Reign, 10000 Reasons and Revelation Song.

Our offering song was No Other Name

It’s never too late to join us for choir as we prepare for “Forgiven” – our special Easter season worship service on March 18th.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – February 18, 2018

Yesterday was the 1st Sunday of Lent – a season of the liturgical calendar marked by reflection, repentance and a turning our gaze back toward the Father.  Yesterday’s worship set focused our thoughts on asking God to search us and make our mind one with His.

We opened with White Flag

After the call to worship we sang Hosanna (Hillsong), Search Me, May the Mind of Christ My Savior and We Will Run

Our offering song was Adoration – one of my favorite tunes from Brenton Brown

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – February 11, 2018

Yesterday was our last Sunday before Lent begins.  Lent starts this Wednesday with Ash wednesday – and is 40 days and 40 nights before Easter.  It’s a time for pause, reflection, repentance and lament.  Our worship sets over the next few weeks will allow us some opportunities to slow our pace a bit and be more reflective.

We opened yesterday with All My Fountains

After the call to worship we sang Lay Me Down, Grace That is Greater Than All Our Sin, To Him and O Come to the Altar

Our offering song was My Victory – sung by Carlee Green.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – Febraury 4, 2018

It’s hard to believe that we’re already into February.  The year is already flying by – and we’ll be into March and our March 18th special worship service before you know it!  If you’d like to join us in choir – now is the perfect time to get involved.  We rehearse every Wednesday night from 6-7 in the choir room.  Drinks, snacks and childcare are provided and NO singing experience is necessary!

We opened yesterday with Glorious Day.

After the call to worship we sang This is Amazing Grace, All Hail the Pow’r of Jesus Name, The Stand, What a Beautiful Name and Holy Holy Holy (just verse 3).

Our offering song was Broken Vessels, sung by Jenny Pruitt.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – January 28, 2018

Yesterday morning was a choir Sunday.  I feel like everytime I write the recap for a choir sunday I always type “I love choir Sundays” and I really do – they’re my favorite.  I love having that many people coming together to lead OMPC in worship.  It’s such a fun fellowship/community group that just happens to sing music.  If you’ve thought about joining us – please do!  We meet on Wednesday nights from 6-7 in the choir room and provide drinks, snacks and childcare.

We opened yesterday with Unstoppable God

After the call to worship we sang Amazing God, Jesus, Amazing Grace (Chains are Gone) and Jesus Only Jesus

Our offering song was one of my favorites from All Sons and Daughters called All the Poor and Powerless


Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – January 21, 2018

Yesterday kicked off our week of prayer here at OMPC.  Bob preached on prayer from Acts, and our week is devoted to praying for the various ministries of Oak Mountain, our community, and our world.  Feel free to join us!  Click here for more information from our website

We opened yesterday with All My Fountains

After our call to worship we sang Now Thank We All Our God (which may or may not have been set to Everybody Wants to Rule the World), Good Good Father, Let It Be Jesus, and This I Believe (the Creed)

Our offering song was a tune that I’ve loved singing since he released it – Break Through by Tommy Walker.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – January 14, 2018

Yesterday’s worship set focused our thoughts on the Holy Spirit, and the prayer for the Spirit’s work to fall on us at OMPC.

We opened with Awake My Soul – a hymn re-write from an Isaac Watts hymn text.

After the call to worship we sang Soul on Fire, O 4 a 1000 Tongues (with the Crowder chorus), Savior King, and Oceans.

Our offering song was a new tune (to OMPC) called Holy Spirit.  And since no fewer than 42 Christian artists have done their rendition of this tune – we used Francesca Battistelli’s roadmap.

Join us in choir!  We’ve resumed rehearsals and are preparing for our “Not Really Palm Sunday Spectacular Spectacular” which will be on March 18.