Songs and Scenes: Sunday, October 13, 2013

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday liturgy. Our good friend, Ben Walton, provided photos to offer a glimpse into the Sunday morning life of The Crossing. You’ll also find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

1. Call to Worship (adapted from the Worship Sourcebook):

Open our eyes, Lord, to see Your glory.
Open our ears, to hear Your wisdom.
Open our mouths, to sing Your praise.
Open our hearts, to receive Your love.

In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

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2. Here I Am to Worship by Tim Hughes

King of all days, oh, so highly exalted,
glorious in heaven above,
humbly You came to the earth You created.
All for love’s sake became poor.

Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down,
here I am to say that You’re my God.
You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy,
altogether wonderful to me.

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3. 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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4. Scripture Reading: Hebrews 3:7-8a, 12

So, as the Holy Spirit says:
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts?
as you did in the rebellion…

See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.

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5. O Help My Unbelief – Words: Isaac Watts, Music: Justin Smith

How sad our state by nature is!
our sin, how deep it stains!
and Satan binds our captive minds
Fast in his slavish chains.
But there’s a voice of sov’reign grace,
sounds from the sacred word:
“O, ye despairing sinners come,
and trust upon the Lord.”?

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6. Prayer of Confession (adapted from the Worship Sourcebook):

Lord God, we remember Jesus, our Savior:
who, though rich,
became poor and dwelt among us,
who was mighty indeed,
healing the sick and the troubled,
who, as a teacher to his disciples,
was their companion and servant.

Lord, forgive our forgetfulness.
May we ever remember Jesus the Christ
and what he has done for us.

Lord God, we remember Jesus, our Savior:
who prayed for the forgiveness of those who rejected him
and for the perfecting of those who received him,
who loved all people, and prayed for them,
even if they denied and rejected him;
who hated sin because
he knew the cost of pride and selfishness,
of cruelty and hatred,
both to people and to God.

Lord, forgive our forgetfulness.
May we ever remember Jesus the Christ
and what he has done for us.

Lord God, we remember Jesus, our Savior:
who humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death on a cross.
God has exalted him who has redeemed us
from the slavery of sin and given us new freedom.
He will come again in glory and he will reign forever.

Lord, thank you for your mercy and grace.
May we ever remember Jesus the Christ,
what he has done for us,
and continues to do for us.

Amen.

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7. Jude Doxology by Cam Huxford

Cam Huxford tells the story behind Ghost Ship’s adaptation of Jude Doxology, the new song we sang this weekend:

“Jude ends his letter with a doxology. “Doxo” means glory and “doxology” is a statement about the glory of God. But I think of it as he’s actually ending it with a song about the glory of Jesus Christ. He says, “to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forever.” So in Jude’s book he’s reminding us that Jesus is God, that Jesus is reigning. He always has been. He was reigning when the Israelites came out of Egypt. He’s reigning right now and He will reign forever. And so, this song is just singing that doxology that Jude wrote.”

Remember,
Jesus brought you out of Egypt.
Remember,
He has sought you as His people.
Remember,
He has saved your from your sin.
Remember, remember Him.

To the only God, our Savior Jesus Christ
be glory, honor, power and dominion,
before all time, and now, and ever more!

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8. Come Ye Sinners – Words: Joseph Hart (1759), Music: Christine Cover and Greg Weile

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, love and power.

On the bloody Cross behold Him,
Sinner, will this not suffice,
Lo! the incarnate God ascended,
Pleads His perfect sacrifice.

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Music and Tech Teams for October 13, 2013:

Andrew Camp – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Kristen Camp – vocals
Ashley Gross – vocals
Rhett Johnson – vocals, electric guitars
Scott Johnson – worship leader, piano, organ
Andrew Luley – drums
Ryan Ponder – bass
Benedict Sin – violin

Kameron Bong – tech assistant
David Cover – front of house audio
T.J. Fenske – video engineer
Henry Imler – light board operator
Scott Jones – camera operator
Barrett Knox – live-stream audio
Ken Kroll – light designer/director
Cheyenne Lehr – cg coordinator
Gerik Parmele – video director
Jamie Stephens – sermon and live-stream music cg
Michael Schobey – camera operator
Eddie McKinzie – asst. music cg
Darin Nichols – music cg
Jake Wandel – production manager
Brandon Wright – camera operator
Phil Vinyard – technical director

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