Boxing Day Sunday Wrap

29 12 2010

Before the Christmas break had officially begun, there was some debate amongst the staff about whether or not anyone would show up for church on Boxing Day. Well, you answered our question! We’re were PACKED OUT during our service this past Sunday. Crazy! Thanks for coming out, everyone.

Some of the highlights of the service included:

*Theresa Charters being baptized in the coldest waters that our faucets could produce. I’m surprised we didn’t see small icebergs floating by.
Theresa stood to receive Christ at a recent service and we’re pumped to see her take this next step!

*Angela and Ryan Cochrane had their baby girl Sadie dedicated. Lots of family were on hand to watch this special event. Very awesome!

*We were treated to great acoustic worship set from Amanda Collicott and Shea Guptill. Enjoyed some classic Christmas tunes along with a stripped-back approach to some of our favorite worship songs. Here’s the setlist:

Christmas Carol Medley
“This Is Our God” Hillsong Chapel, Yahweh (with the chorus of “The Wonder Of Your Love” and the bridge from “We The Redeemed” Hillsong Live, Faith+Hope+Love)
“Saviour King” Hillsong Chapel, Yahweh
“In The Bleak Midwinter” Ginny Owens, Bring Us Peace

*We had heard from 4 different staff members via video sermon. It was a fun and unique approach to the Christmas story, and a good opportunity to hear from people you don’t usually even see on a Sunday morning. Thanks for ignoring the buzz, too. 🙂

Remember — we’re back to ‘normal’ this Sunday. Two services, crazy awesome music, and I’ll (Pastor Mark) be preaching. Come check it out!

Pastor Tim and the fam are still on route to Florida — be praying for safe travels for them! They’ve definitely had an adventure trying to get down there…

And a final reminder that we’re all reading through the Bible together this year! We’ll be using YouVersion.com to track our daily reading plan, along with some other fun community experiences. There will be more details in this Sunday’s service, but for now, go HERE and sign up.

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3 responses

29 12 2010
Jo

I was wondering what the song was that Amanda and Shea sang.

“What can I give Him
Poor as I am
If I were a shepherd
I’d bring him a lamb”

5 01 2011
timguptill

Hi Jo, I have no clue 😉 I left for Portland, Maine right after the baptism, trying to get ahead of the storm. (Didn’t work!) Maybe one of our other blog readers will see this and will post the name of it. Amanda sends me all the songs/artists/set lists – so I’ll have it when I get back in the office and I’ll post it here for you.

Hope everything is going well,
PT

7 01 2011
Mark

It’s the last song on the set list — In the Bleak Midwinter.

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