Weekend Reflections: O Come Emmanuel on 12.19.10

On Sunday, in the small window between Christmas services, we squeezed in one weekend service at 10am.  If I’m honest, I wasn’t very excited about adding another service to a crazy-busy season, but it ended up being a really moving morning.

Musically, we went for a Ben Folds Five feel (piano, drums, and fuzz bass), and spiritually, we were hoping to capture both the wild joy and deep longing of this holy season.

1-Let it Rise
2-O Come All Ye Faithful (with a little bit of “O Praise Him”).  Listen to our version of it HERE!
3-O Come O Come Emmanuel
4-Scripture reading and space to pray

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Jesus’ words from Matt 11:28-30)

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.  “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then…know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!  (Jesus’ words from Matt 7:7-12)

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  (Jesus’ words from John 10:10)

5-All Who Are Thirsty

And then Greg closed us with a soulful, tender, honest, pastoral prayer.

Honored to get to be a part of this with you all.  Merry Christmas!

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 12.23.10 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience.

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