Praying for our world on 08.17.13

This weekend, we immersed ourselves in God’s LOVE for every single person on earth.  Built around Robbie Seay’s fantastic song “Rich & Poor”, we thanked God for His love and then prayed for our brothers and sisters around the world.  Here’s how it flowed… We began with Mighty to Save.  I love this classic song […]

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 08.19.13 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience with No Comments on Praying for our world on 08.17.13.

“Ufanelw’ Ukudunyiswa” on 4.28.13

This weekend was the second week of Willow’s Celebration of Hope.  I love Celebration of Hope because it reminds me that as Christ-followers, we are called to join God in what God is doing to redeem the entire world…not just our own individual lives.  Such a helpful and beautiful reminder. After beginning with a wonderful […]

Holiest of Holies on 04.07.13

This weekend, we began with the defiant celebration of the old spiritual “Turn Me Around”.  I love this song, and we have a ton of fun with our Cee-Lo inspired arrangement.  After this declaration, we turned our attention upward to the Almighty God and sang “Praise to the Lord the Almighty” and “10000 Reasons”, which […]

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 04.07.13 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience with 1 Comment on Holiest of Holies on 04.07.13.

I Know Who You Are on 02.24.13

This weekend began with a beautiful corporate reading – “We Thank You, Lord” from the The Book of Common Prayer – that launched us into the hymn “Our Great Savior“. Once grounded in deep thankfulness to God, we launched into the celebration of “Happy Day” and the commitment of “White Flag“. Shauna then invited us […]

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 02.25.13 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience with 1 Comment on I Know Who You Are on 02.24.13.

God the Deliverer on 02.10.13

This last weekend during worship, we focused on God’s incredible love, grace, and action on behalf of the poor and oppressed. We began with the great hymn “O For a 1000 Tongues“… Harlots and publicans and thieves In holy triumph join! Saved is the sinner that believes From crimes as great as mine. Murderers and […]

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 02.12.13 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience with 2 Comments on God the Deliverer on 02.10.13.

Communion, the Tin Man, and Jesus on 11.11.12

This weekend, we had the holy opportunity to celebrate communion as a church.  Blaine Hogan, one of our Creative Directors and artists, pastored us through the entire experience…

God with us on 10.28.12

Our hope for this worship experience was simple.  Remind ourselves…better yet…create space for God to remind us that God is with us.  It’s a simple idea that is more easily understood than it is experienced. We began with an energetic song (Happy Day) and then flowed into a series of songs to serve as a […]

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 10.31.12 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience with 1 Comment on God with us on 10.28.12.

CREATION New Liturgy on 10.21.12

This weekend, we immersed ourselves in the beauty of God’s Creation. Isaiah 6 says that the living creatures in Heaven never stop saying “Holy Holy Holy, the earth is filled with His glory!”  This word “glory” is the Hebrew word “kavod”, which means “weight, significance, of utmost importance”.  So another way we could say it […]

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 10.21.12 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience with 2 Comments on CREATION New Liturgy on 10.21.12.

Anniversary on 10.14.12

This service was our 37th Anniversary of the church.  There is so much that God has done in and through our church over the last 37 years that we decided to simply focus on what God has done over this past year – even that is overwhelming! Sometimes in our worship songs we use hyperbole, […]

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 10.17.12 under Weekend Experience with No Comments on Anniversary on 10.14.12.

When I Survey on 09.29.12

After singing Praise to the Lord the Almighty and One Thing Remains, we turned our attention to Jesus Christ and the communion table.  To help us prepare, we focused on the scripture and heart behind the classic hymn When I Survey The Wondrous Cross.  Becky sang a free-flowing, minor key, haunting version of a verse, […]

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 09.30.12 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience with No Comments on When I Survey on 09.29.12.

Habukkuk Song on 09.16.12

We began by lifting our voices and hearts to God by singing Glory to God Forever and a really driving version of the old hymn For the Beauty of the Earth.  Our community sang and read scripture and clapped and celebrated the goodness of God and all God has made. After we sat down, Sharon shared […]

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 09.19.12 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience with No Comments on Habukkuk Song on 09.16.12.

Kingdom Come on 08.26.12

This weekend was fun because four of Willow’s worship leaders were a part of the worship team.  (We’re just sad that Matt was out of town, or we would have made it all five!)  But Becky, Sharon, Brandon, and I decided to partner together – each leading one part of the worship experience. Becky began […]

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 08.27.12 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience with 1 Comment on Kingdom Come on 08.26.12.

God Never Lets Go on 08.19.12

Glory to God Forever Be Glorified Everything Dance with song Never Let Me Go (by Florence and the Machine) Communion You Never Let Go Last weekend we had the joy of participating in the sacrament of communion together.  In preparation, our creative team came up with a dance to share, accompanied with “Never Let Me […]

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 08.21.12 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience with 1 Comment on God Never Lets Go on 08.19.12.

God is Love on 08.05.12

Last weekend, we immersed ourselves into the depth of the Love of God.  After reading this beautiful quote from A.W.Tozer… “…God’s Love is an incomprehensibly vast, bottomless, shoreless sea before which we kneel in joyful silence and from which the loftiest eloquence retreats confused and abashed.” …we launched into 20 minutes of prayer, singing, silence, […]

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 08.12.12 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience with No Comments on God is Love on 08.05.12.