Weekend Reflections: The Box on 9.19.10

This last weekend (9.19.10) at Willow was really exciting to be a part of.

After the pre-service – Izzy’s killer string quartet arrangement of “Today” by The Smashing Pumpkins – we launched into a quiet chorus of “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever” and a corporate reading of Paul’s great prayer of Eph 3:14-19. This mediation on God’s sweeping LOVE morphed into “Thank You (You’re Love is Everywhere)” – the really uplifting and quirky song by Glen Phillips. I especially love the “won’t you let it flow through me…” bridge.

But before we got to that bridge, Sharon stepped up and tore the roof off with a song/rap she wrote for. The band did our best to lock down the groove of “Family Affair” by Mary J, but really, Sharon carried us on her much cooler, much more soulful back. It was SO fun to watch such a gifted and passionate person bring what only she can bring. Check it out here…

The heart of the worship set, however, was “Cannot Keep You” by Gungor. (You can read more about why I love his music here.) Using a bit of performance art and a whole lot of Blaine Hogan‘s visual genius, we attempted to bring this song to life and then invite our community into some of the deeper questions: In what ways do we try to contain God? Why? Am I willing to invite His “uncontainable-ness” to have full reign in my life? What could that look like?

Here’s the whole experience…

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 09.22.10 under Lead Worship, Songs, Weekend Experience.

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