Songs and Scenes: Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday, June 23

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. This morning’s liturgy was inspired by “Summer Mindset” by John Piper and “Of Summer’s Lease and Sabbath-Song” by Jen Wilkin.
Nate Herndon provided photos to offer a glimpse into Sunday morning life at The Crossing. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

Our Call to Worship was Matthew 11:28-29, where Jesus Christ (whom John Piper calls “the refreshing center of summer”) invites us to come to Him to find deep soul refreshment and rest.

[Jesus said,] “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.”

Sunday, June 23

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.

Sunday, June 23

In Christ Alone by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, Arrangement: Kings Kaleidoscope

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

Sunday, June 23

The apostle Peter’s encouragement from Acts 3:19 was our call to confession.

“Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”

So, together through corporate prayer, we repented of the summer mindset that causes us to turn away from Christ and seek our rest apart from Him.

Everlasting God

Fountain of all life and the true home of every heart:
our hearts are restless until they rest in you.
Yet we confess that we have turned away from you
because our our hearts struggle with stubborn rebellion and selfish desires.
We have chased after many pleasures and have neglected the one thing we need.
We have not loved you with our whole hearts.

We repent and return to you, Lord.

Refresh us once again by your quiet waters of mercy
Restore our souls by your redeeming love.
Guide our paths, that we might follow you more closely.
And helps us to yearn for the eternal summer that is to come when you return,
and we will be at home with you forever.

Amen.

Sunday, June 23

Following a time of silent prayer, we read John 6:35, which reminded us of Jesus’ promise to refresh and satisfy the spiritual hunger and thirst of our souls.

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.”

This is the good news of the Gospel.

In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven, we are refreshed and we are satisfied.

Thanks be to God!

Sunday, June 23

Trees Will Clap by Andrew Camp, Scott Johnson, Patrick Miller and Greg Wiele

This new song (based on Isaiah 55) gives us an opportunity to sing and remember God’s invitation to enjoy the banquet of the gospel of Christ. The last line of the chorus was inspired by C.S. Lewis’ vision of Heaven as described in “The Last Battle,” the final book of “The Chronicles of Narnia”.

“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…Come further up, come further in!”

Turn your ear, hear his voice,
“Sinners come, and rejoice,
Through my son, I set you free.
Pardon won, upon my tree.

Trees will clap, clap their hands,
mountains sing, oceans hymn.
Take your joy, fill the earth.
Lead us up and further in.

Sunday, June 23

The Solid Rock – Words by Edward Mote (1834); Music by William B. Brad­bu­ry (1863), Arranged by Page CXVI

His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand
all other ground is sinking sand.
All other ground is sinking sand.

Sunday, June 23

The Mystery of Faith – Words: Traditional english liturgy, Music by Scott Johnson and David Wilton

Christ has died, Christ has risen,
Christ will come again.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel,
Christ will come again!

Sunday, June 23

The Revelation of Jesus Christ by Cam Huxford

I saw a new heaven and a new earth,
for the first had passed away.
I saw a new city, Jerusalem;
a bride on her wedding day.
I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
“look at the dwelling place of God.”
He will dwell with them, they will be his people,
and He will be their God.

Wipe away every tear from our eyes.
Death will be no more.

Sunday, June 23

Music and Tech Team for Sunday, June 23, 2013:

Walt Beeson – electric and upright bass
Andrew Camp – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
Kristen Camp – vocals
Ashley Gross – vocals
Scott Johnson – worship leader, piano, organ
Andrew Luley – drums
Josie Patton – cello
Greg Wiele – acoustic guitar, six-stringed banjo

Jay Atkins – asst. technical director
Joy Barbero – light board operator (1)
Kenton Binkholder – live-stream audio
Kameron Bong – tech assistant
Ryan Eiffert – video engineer
Jeff Fox – camera operator
Ken Kroll – light designer, director
Gerik Parmele – video director
Michael Schobey – camera operator
Jamie Stephens – music cg
Ryan Stoll – camera operator
Chantel Wandel – sermon cg, live-stream music cg
Jake Wandel – production manager, light board operator (2,3)
Tim Worstell – front-of-house audio

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