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Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – January 19, 2020

We had a busy week at OMPC as all of our normal weekly activities kicked back off – including worship choir which meets on Wednesday nights from 6-7 in the choir room. We’re starting right away with our Palm Sunday music, and there’s never been a better time to join us! We have free childcare, drinks and snacks and there’s NO requirement to be able to read music.

We opened yesterday with Heaven and Earth

After the call to worship we sang I AM, Jesus Only Jesus, Living Hope and Never Once

Our offering song was Your Love Defends Me.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – January 12, 2020

We continued our new sermon series with 2 Timothy yesterday. If you haven’t gotten the OMPC app yet, you should do so today! Just text ompcapp to 77977, and it will magically download to your phone.

We opened yesterday with Great Things by Phil Wickiam

After our call to worship we sang Unstoppable God, Build My Life, Be Still My Soul and Lord I Need You

Our offering song was a new tune (for OMPC) by CityAlight called Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me.

Join us this Wednesday as Worship Choir resumes from 6-7 in the choir room. We’ll start working right away on our Palm Sunday music – set for Sunday April 5, 2020.

Bible Reading Plan for 2020

I read through the Bible every year, and have switched between two different plans – a chronological plan that follows the story based on when the books were authored, and aligns historical events (example – you’ll read the Chronicles and Kings accounts of the same story at the same time) and a historical plan which essentially goes through from page one to page done. This past year, I did an historical plan with a reading from the old testament and new testament.

After much searching and coming up nil – i’m creating my own plan. Yup, that’s right. I’ve combined the chronological and the historical with a reading from Old and New Testaments (that way you don’t have to wait until October to begin the new testament). The benefits? You’ll read all four gospel accounts of the same story. You’ll read through Acts, and then jump to the appropriate epistle based on when it falls in Acts.

Anyway – if you’re interested, shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to share.

Update – have already had quite a bit of interest. You can find January’s readings right here.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – December 29, 2019 and Christmas Eve 2019

Yesterday was the final Sunday of 2019! I wish every reader a fantastic New Year.

For Christmas Eve, we opened with Here for You

After the call to worship we sang Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, What a Beautiful Name (2nd verse and chorus only) and What Child is This

Carlee Green also sang Noel and Lynne Means sang O Holy Night

Our closing song was Silent Night

For yesterday – after the call to worship we sang Hosanna (Praise is Rising), King of My Heart, Living Hope and Holy Holy Holy

Our offering song was a new tune for OMPC called All Glory be to Christ by King’s Kaleidoscope.

Join us Wednesday January 15 as we launch Worship Choir back and start preparing for our Palm Sunday service – set for April 5, 2020.

Monday Morning Recap for Sundaay – December 22, 2019

Our 4th Sunday of Advent was the Angels’ Sunday – the Annunciation of Christ. We only have one more service in the 2019 Advent Season – tomorrow’s (Tuesday) Christmas Eve Services at 5 and 6:30.

We opened yesterday with Even So Come

After the call to worship we sang Lion and the Lamb, Forever Reign, Angels We Have Heard on High, Angels From the Realms of Glory and What a Beautiful Name

Carlee Green also sang Light of the World after the pastoral prayer.

Our offering song was Messiah

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – December 8, 2019

Yesterday was one of our “not the typical OMPC musical style” sundays with a couple acoustics, piano, bass and percussion.

It’s also the 2nd Sunday of Advent and at Oak Mountain we continue to sing some of our favorite praise songs along with Christmas carols, but in light of Advent – the text of those praise songs take on a whole new meaning.

We opened yesterday with Everlasting God

After the call to worship we sang Relentless, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, O Come Emmanuel, Great Are You Lord and Waiting Here For You

Our offering song was Francesca Battistelli’s You’re Here, sung by Kala Waldron.

For Communion, Jeff Sauceda sang Peace by Michael McDonald.

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday – December 1, 2019

We started our 2019 Season of Advent yesterday with our annual Kids Sing-a-long. Advent is the 4 Sundays prior to Christmas. Each Advent Sunday has a “theme,” traditionally signified by an Advent wreath with 3 purple candles, a pink candle and a white candle. The first Sunday of Advent is the Prophets Candle – signifying the prophets foretelling of Christ’s birth.

We opened yesterday with No Not One

After the call to worship we sang Beautiful One, O Come All Ye Faithful, Away in a Manger, O Little Town of Bethlehem and Your Name (Christmas version)

Our offering song was a tune called How Can It Be – written by my wife, Mandy.