Songs and Scenes: Sunday, November 3, 2013

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday service liturgy. Unfortunately, we don’t have photos this week but, as always, you’ll still find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

1. Call to Worship: Psalm 68:4-6, Titus 2:14, 1 Peter 1:14-16

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

[He] gave himself for us
to redeem us from all wickedness
and to purify for himself a people
that are his very own,
eager to do what is good.

As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

2. Holy (Jesus, You Are) by Jason Ingram, Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin

Your name alone has power to raise us.
Your light will shine when all else fades.
Our eyes will look on Your glorious face
shining like the sun.
Who is like You, God?

You are holy, holy, holy
God most high and God most worthy.
You are holy, holy, holy
Jesus, You are. Jesus, You are.

3. Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:6-8. Titus 2:14

[Jesus], being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!

[He] gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own…

4. Suffering Servant by Dustin Kensrue

Though all of us have gone astray,
though all have turned to their own ways
the Lord has laid our wickedness on Him.
His punishment has brought us peace
and crushed for our iniquities.
He died to save his people from their sin.

5. Confession: Psalm 51:1-2

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.

6. Nothing But the Blood – Words and Music by Robert Lowry, Arragement: Page CXVI

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

How precious is the flow
that makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
nothing but the blood of Jesus.

7. Assurance: Titus 2:11-14, 1 Corinthians 15:58

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

8. Onward Go – Words: Henry K. White, Frances S. Fuller-Maitland (Verses 1-2), Christopher Wordsworth (Verse 3) Additional lyrics: David A. Cover & Patrick Miller. Music: Christine Cover and Greg Wiele. Arrangement: The Crossing Music

Oft in sorrow, oft in woe,
onward Christians, onward go.
Fight the fight, maintain the strife
strengthened by the Bread of Life.
Onward Christians, onward go;
join the war and face the Foe.
Know that much does yet remain,
dreary is the long campaign.

9. Here I Am to Worship by Tim Hughes

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.

Music and Tech Team for November 3, 2013:

Christine Cover – vocals, percussion
David Cover – worship leader, electric and acoustic guitar
Ashley Gross – vocals, percussion
Scott Johnson – piano, organ, vocals
Ryan Ponder – bass, vocals
Andrew White – drums

Kameron Bong – tech assistant
Tracy Christman – camera operator
Kevin Fletcher – switcher
Henry Imler – sermon and live-stream music cg
Scott Jones – camera operator
Barrett Knox – live-stream audio
Ken Kroll – light designer/director
Cheyenne Lehr – cg coordinator
Eddie McKinzie – music cg
Gerik Parmele – technical director
Ryan Stoll – camera operator
Jake Wandel – production manager, light board operator
Tim Worstell – front of house audio

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