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Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – July 16, 2017

Bullfrog Choir 2017I was out on vacation Sunday and Jenny Pruitt filled in for me.  Always great to have such a host of talented people able to lead OMPC well.

They opened last Sunday with All Because of Jesus.

After the call to worship they sang Joyful, How He Loves, Never Let Go, and Great Is Thy Faithfulness

The offering song was a Jenny Pruitt original called You Go Before.

Join us in just two weeks for our 14th annual Bullfrog Choir – the opportunity every year for all men (and their sons) of OMPC to come together on the stage to sing and lead our congregation in worship!

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Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – July 9, 2017

Micah McElveen from Vapor Ministries preached yesterday at OMPC.  Great guy with a tremendous passion for the impoverished, and a great vision for reaching the ends of the earth.  We continued our BlueBook themes this week with “Letting Go.”  The illustration I used as we intro’d the “song of the week” was that of letting go those things that we cling to so tightly.  Much like a two-year-old, grasping and obsessing over whatever toy they’re playing with, until a parents walks into the room – where the kid drops the toy, throws his arms in the air in surrender… letting go.

We opened yesterday with Heaven and Earth

After the call to worship we sang Everlasting God, I Lift My Hands, Draw Me Nearer, and We Will Run.

Our offering song was a great tune from Tommy Walker called Where You Are.

The #bluebook song this week was I Lift My Hands.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – June 25, 2017

We’re halfway through our Blue Book series. If you haven’t joined us, it’s never too late to grab a copy and join OMPC in walking through this devotional.  Yesterday’s sermon was on “Naked” and so our worship set was based around Psalm 30 (joy comes in the morning – God pursues us, and brings us out of shame).

We opened with a new tune for OMPC called Glorious Day from the Passion folks over in the ATL.

After our call to worship we sang You Lifted Me Out, Jesus, Jesus Paid it All, and What a Beautiful Name (Hillsong).

Our offering song was Jesus I Come.

The #BlueBook song for this week is Just As I Am

The OMPC Worship Ministry is Hiring!

stagehand_tee_shirt-r02a04b4d11624f1d88a5a5898cb5a2a8_k212a_324The OMPC Worship Ministry is currently hiring a part-time stagehand (20-25 hours/week).  Hours include Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.  Qualified applicants should be able to lift 50 pounds over their head, enjoy their steaks medium-rare (at the most), never use the phrase “lefty-loosy, righty-tighty” and have extensive knowledge of local cheese dips.  Kombucha Juice and Essential Oils are not provided.  Contact Jason or Wes in the Worship Ministry for more information.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – June 18, 2017

Bob was out yesterday and Tom Patton brought our message following along in the BlueBook series with Holiness.

We opened with a tune that Jeff Sauceda has introduced the last couple times he’s led called Psalm 100

After our call to worship we sang Your Grace is EnoughJesus Only Jesus, 10,000 Reasons, and Holy Holy Holy – which is also the #BlueBook song of the week.

Our offering song was a new (to OMPC) tune called What a Beautiful Name by Hillsong.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – June 11, 2017

Yesterday’s service gave us the opportunity to be reminded of the sustaining, life-giving breath of God.  Our time in worship reflected on the importance of His breath empowering every part of our being, and reminded us of our desperation for His very breath to always be moving, working, and breathing within us.

We opened yesterday with All Because of Jesus.

After our call to worship we sang Hosanna, Breathe on Me Breath of God, Breathe, and O Come to the Altar.

Our offering song was Great Are You Lord (from All Sons and Daughters), and our communion tune was Breathe In Me, from Michael W Smith.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – June 4, 2017

It was great to be back at OMPC yesterday after a Sunday away on vacation.  We continued in our Blue Book series with “Following and Being Led.”

Our worship set was designed around the theme of whole-hearted devotion, sacrifice and surrender.  For me, a key verse for surrender is always found in the 3rd verse of O Worship the King – “Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, in You do we trust, nor find you to fail…”

I’m always forgetting that I am that frail child of dust – my trust is too often in what I’m able to control, and how i’m able to order the world around me.

We opened yesterday with Here For You

After our call to worship we sang Lay Me Down, O Worship the King, Oceans, and Lay it Down.

Our offering song was Meredith Andrews’ All I Ask.  As I continued to study the week, and plan the set, i was led to Psalm 73 where the writer says “whom have i in Heaven but You – there is nothing on earth I desire besides You…”

If you’re looking for the Blue Book Song – I’ve included “He Leadeth Me” below

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – May 28, 2017

Ok ok… so it’s Thursday.  But if you’re checking a blog on Memorial Day to find out song names, you’re doing holidays wrong…

I was out on Sunday and Jeff Sauceda led worship.  Always does a fantastic job!

They opened with Psalm 100.

After the call to worship they sang You Lifted Me Out, White Flag, Lord I Need You, and Take My Life (the Passion version).

The offering song was Come As You Are, and the communion tune was Jesus Messiah.

Jason’s Disney Insider Tips, part 1

We are Disney fanatics.  We love it.  There’s something about the customer service, the commitment to a unified vision, and the fervent pursuit of excellence that is attractive, inspiring and motivating about a trip to Disney.  From the street sweepers, to ride-loaders, to customer service agents, and managerial level – the employees (known as cast members) are lock-step in full commitment to bringing a top drawer experience to the customer.  The design is incredible, the logistics are impeccable, and the simple act of a visit can easily become a lesson in customer service, and guest experience.

We (the Sears Family) have visited more times that I’m willing to admit, and we absolutely love it, every single time.

It dawned on me the last time we were there that we have tips and secrets that we adhere to that enable our family to have the most fun for the least dollars.  We’re all about value.  I then thought that maybe it would be helpful to share those with my readers so they could take advantage.  So I’m going to spend some time here outlining what we feel are the most beneficial tips and tricks for “doing Disney” with a family.  I’ll cover things like stroller rentals, where to stay, where to eat, HOW to eat, rides to avoid, fast passes to NOT get, and little inside secrets that I’ve picked up along the way.  I’ll also be happy to answer any questions posted in the comments.  Stay tuned!

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – May 21, 2017

Bob was back in the pulpit yesterday as we continued our series in the Blue Book Devotional.  Yesterday’s theme was “Loved By God” – which paired so nicely with some great tunes that remind us of God’s love for us…

We opened with Because of Your Love.

After our call to worship we sang Our God Saves, Good Good Father, I Stand Amazed, and How Deep the Father’s Love For Us.

Because Bob used the Zephaniah 3 passage for his sermon – we paired that with one of the best song settings that I’ve ever known for that passage – He Will Rejoice, written by Scott Wesley Brown.  Definitely an older tune – but so great.

If you’re looking for this week’s Blue Book song – you’ll find Jesus Lover of My Soul below…