Songs and Scenes from Sunday, March 10, 2013

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday services. Scott Myers provided photos to give a glimpse into Sunday morning life at The Crossing. You’ll also find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

Our service began with a prayer of invocation adapted from a celtic prayer from “The Open Gate: Celtic Prayers for Growing Spiritually” by David Adam.

Everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being:

As we gather to worship you this morning we remember Your Son’s invitation to the weary and burdened to come and find rest in his care.

So we come, asking that You would refresh our souls by your Holy Spirit.
Take from us the tension that makes knowing your peace impossible.
Take from us the fears that prevent us from trusting You.
Take from us the undue worry that blinds our sight
Take from us the distress that hides Your joy.
Help us to know that you are with us.
That we are in Your care, That we are in Your love.
Lord God, You have made us for yourself,
so that our hearts are restless until they rest in you.
May we find rest in you this morning through Christ, the Great Shepherd.

Amen.

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Divine Invitation by Steve Hindalong and Eric Owyoung, Arrangement: Page CXVI

We are all here to find
the place where our restless souls will be free.
We were all made to see.
our hearts could not rest until found in Thee.

In this divine invitation we find Your embrace
and in our deep adoration see the light of Your face.
In this divine invitation we all find the place
for our souls where the longings were born long ago.

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In Christ Alone by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, Arrangement: King’s Kaleidoscope

In Christ alone! who took on flesh,
fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
scorned by the ones He came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied
for every sin on Him was laid;
here in the death of Christ I live.

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Our call to confession was from an adaptation of Isaiah 53:1, 3-6 found in “The Message” by Eugene Peterson.

Who believes what we’ve heard and seen?
Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this?

But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—
our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
We thought he brought it on himself,
that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sins that did that to him,
that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
Through his bruises we get healed.
We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost.
We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong,
on him, on him.

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Following a time of silent confession we heard the assurance of our forgiveness in a reading based on Ezekiel 36:25-26 and 1 Peter 2:24.

Our God made a promise through the prophet Ezekiel:

I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean;
I will cleanse you from all your impurities
and from all your idols.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;
I will remove from you your heart of stone
and give you a heart of flesh.

This promise has been fulfilled once for all by Jesus Christ’s death at the cross.

He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross
that we might be dead to sin and alive to all that is good.

In the name of Jesus Christ we are forgiven, cleansed and renewed.

Amen. Thanks be to God!

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Jesus Paid it All – Words: Elvina M. Hall (1865), Music: John T. Grape (1835-1915), Arrangement: Kings Kaleidoscope

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone,
can change the leper’s spots
and melt the heart of stone.”

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

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We enjoyed the sacrament of communion together and sang the following songs:

Satisfied – Words: Clara T. Williams (1875), Music: Karl Digerness (1997), Arrangement: The Crossing Music

All my life long I had panted
for a drink from some cool spring
that I hoped would quench the burning
of the thirst I felt within.

Hallelujah! He has found me,
the One my soul so long has craved!
Jesus satisfies all my longings,
through his blood I now am saved.

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Here is Our King (chorus only) by David Crowder

Here is our King, here is our love,
here is our God who’s come
to bring us back to Him.
He is the One, He is Jesus.

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Gloria by King’s Kaliedoscope

O taste and see that the Lord is good;
all you people, all you saints
all you children of the king.
Gloria!, Gloria!, Gloria!, Gloria!

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Music and Tech Team for March 10, 2013:

Andrew Camp – vocals, electric guitars
Kristen Camp – vocals
Nick Havens – bass
Rhett Johnson – electric guitars, percussion
Scott Johnson – worship leader, piano
Andrew Luley – drums
Emily Riesen – vocals
Johnny Tucker – keyboards

Joy Barbero – light designer, operator
Kenton Binkholder – live-stream audio
Kameron Bong – tech assistant
David Cover – front of house audio
Kevin Fletcher – asst. technical director
Addison Hawkins – asst. live-stream audio
Ken Kroll – director, asst. light designer
Gerik Parmele – video director
Casey Reichart – camera operator
Michael Schobey – camera operator
Jamie Stephens – sermon cg, live-stream music cg
Tyler Stone – video engineer
Ben Walton – camera operator
Chantel Wandel – music cg
Jake Wandel – production manager

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