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Feb 26

Come, Let Us Sing! Saturday Seminar Recap

2015 | by Drew Hodge | Category: Other

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Last Saturday, around 100 people gathered from 9-12 to talk and think about corporate worship and singing. It was a great time to be encouraged, and to be reminded that we were created for a purpose. Worship. And, how we can respond and express ourselves in worship. Singing.

Ryan started the morning with a look at the theology of worship. God’s plan for worship. How He has laid out in His word how He wants to be worshiped. Then, I got to lead out in thinking about singing. Why we sing. What we sing. What happens when we sing. Why don’t we sing, and how we should sing. Lots of great questions that we should all ask and lots of great answers from God’s word. A few key takeaways:

1. Worship starts with God. He speaks and we respond. He initiated it and gives us the structure for it.

2. God has commanded singing in His word. He has not commanded everyone to be a great singer.

3. All of our thoughts, actions, songs, prayers, and anything else that happens in a corporate worship service, should be tethered to God’s word. We cannot trust our emotions and experiences apart from God’s word. Through His word we can expect great worship to lead to great emotion.

4. Make singing normal. In your house, car, family bible times. Commit to family worship. Keep it simple. Song, Scripture, Supplication.

5. Be prepared for corporate worship. Sing before you get to church. Be on time (or early). Sit together as a family. All of these things will shape the way you and your family respond to God.

As a believer, we live all of life as worship. Everything we do, we do it unto the Lord. Corporate worship is a special outpouring of that life. Unity and clarity that is an effect of God’s people being together. Aligning our hearts, our bodies, our minds in worship to our King. Let us not forsake it.

The audio and video will be available online next week. Resources used or mentioned in the seminar are below:

Books:

Bob Kauflin, Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God (Crossway)

Mike Cosper, Rhythms of Grace: How the Church’s Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel 

(Crossway)

Paul Jones, Singing and Making Melody: Issues in Church Music Today

(P&R)

Bryan Chappell, Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice 

(Baker Academic)

Philip Graham Ryken, editor. Give Praise To God: A Vision for Reformed Worship

(P&R)

Music:

DSC’s online music store – desertspringschurch.bandcamp.com

DSC VBS kids CDs (available at resource table)

DSC’s Music Blog – desertspringschurch.org/ministries/music/blog

DSC’s App for phones and tablets (coming soon!)

Hymn iPad App – Glory to God Hymnal – Hymnary.org

Feb 16

Desert Springs Sunday Recap, February 15, 2015

2015 | by Drew Hodge | Category: Sunday Recap

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Welcome to the Sunday recap for Desert Springs Church! We will be posting an overview of the songs and liturgy of our weekly service. Each song will have lyric, chord chart and mp3 (where available) attached. I hope it is a blessing.

Call to Worship – Psalm 145:21

All Creatures of Our God and King – lyricchord chartmp3

Jesus Paid It All – lyricchord chartmp3

Welcome and Prayer

Lift High the Name of Jesus – lyricchord chartmp3

Come Ye Sinners – lyricchord chart

Tis So Sweet – lyricchord chart

Sermon – Ryan Kelly preached another sermon in our series through the book of Mark titled “His Followers Are Other-Wordly” from Mark 9:30-50. Listen and watch here.

All Glory Be to Christ – lyricchord chartmp3

Benediction. 

Feb 9

Songs for the New Album: Final List

2015 | by Drew Hodge | Category: Other

The voice of the people has been heard. Thanks to everyone that helped pick the songs! We are already in pre-production working on arrangements. For now, be praying for us as we now embark on the long journey or recording and finishing the record. See if the ones you voted for made it.

 

Come and Dine – lyricchord chartmp3

Great Things – lyricchord chartmp3

God Moves In A Mysterious Way– lyricchord chartmp3

Lord, We Come to Hear Your Word – lyricchord chartmp3

Be Strong – lyricchord chartmp3

My Father Planned it All – lyricchord chartmp3

Blessed Assurance – lyricchord chartmp3

Raise Your Voice– lyricchord chartmp3

We Give Thanks – lyricchord chartmp3

Clap Your Hands – lyricmp3

Christ Is All – lyricchord chartmp3

Cornerstone – lyricmp3

 

Feb 9

Desert Springs Sunday Recap, February 8, 2015

2015 | by Drew Hodge | Category: Sunday Recap

Welcome to the Sunday recap for Desert Springs Church! We will be posting an overview of the songs and liturgy of our weekly service. Each song will have lyric, chord chart and mp3 (where available) attached. I hope it is a blessing.

Psalm 115 – lyricchord chartmp3

God Moves In A Mysterious Way– lyricchord chart

A DSC original arrangement, and we added a chorus (Response) based on Psalm 77. Recording coming soon.

Welcome and Prayer

Scripture Reading – Psalm 96:1-4

Oh For a Thousand Tongues to Sing – lyricchord chartmp3

Kyrie (Lord Have Mercy) – lyricchord chartmp3

Show Us Christ – lyricchord chartmp3

Sermon – Ryan Kelly preached another sermon in our series through the book of Mark titled “He Confronts Faithlessness” from Mark 9:14-32. Listen and watch here.

Lord I Need You – lyricchord chartmp3

Benediction. 

Feb 2

Desert Springs Sunday Recap, February 1, 2015

2015 | by Drew Hodge | Category: Sunday Recap

Welcome to the Sunday recap for Desert Springs Church! We will be posting an overview of the songs and liturgy of our weekly service. Each song will have lyric, chord chart and mp3 (where available) attached. I hope it is a blessing.

Call to Worship 

How Firm A Foundation – lyricchord chartmp3

Welcome and Prayer 

Jesus You Reign – lyricchord chartmp3

Confession:

(Leader)
Almighty and merciful God, We have sinned
 and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
We have followed the desires of our own hearts.
 We have broken your commandments.
We have left undone those things which
we ought to have done;
and we have done those things
which we ought not to have done.

(Congregation)
Have mercy upon us, O Lord.

Heal, forgive and restore us
as we embrace the promises declared to the world in Christ Jesus.
Give us more faith to listen
and trust your voice. Amen. 

O My Soul Arise –  lyricchord chartmp3

Be Thou My Vision– lyricchord chart

Sermon – Ryan Kelly preached another sermon in our series through the book of Mark titled “The Radiant Son” from Mark 9:2-13. Listen and watch here.

Jesus The Name High Over All – lyricchord chartmp3

Holy Holy Holy – lyric

Benediction. 

Jan 26

Desert Springs Sunday Recap, January 25, 2015

2015 | by Drew Hodge | Category: Sunday Recap

Welcome to the Sunday recap for Desert Springs Church! We will be posting an overview of the songs and liturgy of our weekly service. Each song will have lyric, chord chart and mp3 (where available) attached. I hope it is a blessing.

Call to Worship – Eph. 5:1-2, 8-9, 14

Hear the Call of the Kingdom – lyricchord chartmp3

Welcome and Prayer 

Blessed Assurance – lyricchord chart

One of the songs we might put on the new DSC album. Help us pick here! 

All I Have Is Christ – lyricchord chartmp3

All Glory Be to Christ – lyricchord chart, mp3

Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us – lyricchord chartmp3

Sermon – Ryan Kelly was back and preached another sermon in our series through the book of Mark titled “A Christ Who Is Killed” from Mark 8:27-9:1. Listen and watch here.

Wonderful Cross – lyricchord chartmp3

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus – lyric, mp3

Benediction. 

Jan 19

Desert Springs Sunday Recap, January 18, 2015

2015 | by Drew Hodge | Category: Sunday Recap

Welcome to the Sunday recap for Desert Springs Church! We will be posting an overview of the songs and liturgy of our weekly service. Each song will have lyric, chord chart and mp3 (where available) attached. I hope it is a blessing.

Call to Worship – Isaiah 1:18

Come Ye Sinners – lyricchord chart

Welcome and Prayer 

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery– lyricchord chartmp3

I Hear the Words of Love – lyricchord chartmp3

Scripture Reading – Psalm 95:6-8

Be Strong – lyricchord chart

One of the songs we might put on the new DSC album. Help us pick here! 

Prayer:

Living God, help us to hear your holy Word with open hearts so that we may truly understand; and, understanding, that we may believe; and, believing, that we may follow in all faithfulness and obedience, seeking your honor and glory in all that we do. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen. 


Speak O Lord – lyricchord chartmp3

Sermon – Trent Hunter preached the fourth and final sermon from our series in Ephesians, titled: “One Primary Relationship”  from Eph. 5-6. Listen and watch here.

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – lyricchord chartmp3

Benediction. 

Jan 12

Desert Springs Sunday Recap, January 11, 2015

2015 | by Drew Hodge | Category: Sunday Recap

Welcome to the Sunday recap for Desert Springs Church! We will be posting an overview of the songs and liturgy of our weekly service. Each song will have lyric, chord chart and mp3 (where available) attached. I hope it is a blessing.

Call to Worship – Ps. 133.

Oh How Good It Is – lyricchord chartmp3

Welcome, Prayer 

Hear the Call of the Kingdom – lyricchord chartmp3

I Hear the Words of Love – lyricchord chartmp3

Christ Is All – lyricchord chart

A DSC original. One of the possible choices for the new DSC album. Help us pick the songs here!

Make Us One – lyricchord chartmp3

Sermon – Trent Hunter preached the Third sermon from our series in Ephesians, titled: “One Life Together”  from Eph. 4. Listen and watch here.

The Church’s One Foundation – lyricchord chart

Benediction. 

Jan 8

Songs for the new Desert Springs Church album.

2015 | by Drew Hodge | Category: Other

Help us choose the songs for our next recorded studio album. Below is the list of songs to choose from. All of these songs are original DSC compositions and or arrangements. Pick one to ten of your favorites. Songs that have blessed, challenged or encouraged you.

To pick, email drew@desertspringschurch.org with your picks. Subject line: This Is Our Song

I would also love to hear any stories about these songs working in your life.

Be a part of the process!!

Come and Dine – lyricchord chartmp3

Great Things – lyricchord chartmp3

God Moves In A Mysterious Way– lyricchord chartmp3

Lord, We Come to Hear Your Word – lyricchord chartmp3

Be Strong – lyricchord chartmp3

My Father Planned it All – lyricchord chartmp3

Blessed Assurance – lyricchord chartmp3

Raise Your Voice– lyricchord chartmp3

We Give Thanks – lyricchord chartmp3

Clap Your Hands – lyric, mp3

Christ Is All – lyricchord chartmp3

In Christ – lyricchord chartmp3

Jesus You Reign – lyricchord chartmp3

O God Our Help in Ages Past – lyricchord chartmp3

Awake My Soul – lyricmp3

Cornerstone – lyricmp3

It Is Well – lyricmp3

All Hail the Power (Exalt the Name of Jesus) – lyricmp3

Jan 5

Desert Springs Sunday Recap, January 4, 2015

2015 | by Drew Hodge | Category: Sunday Recap

Welcome to the Sunday recap for Desert Springs Church! We will be posting an overview of the songs and liturgy of our weekly service. Each song will have lyric, chord chart and mp3 (where available) attached. I hope it is a blessing.

Call to Worship 

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name – lyricchord chart

Welcome, Prayer 

Kyrie (Lord Have Mercy) – lyricchord chartmp3

And Can It Be – lyricchord chartmp3

I Hear the Words of Love – lyricchord chart, mp3

This song is new to DSC. A new arrangement of the old hymn.

Saved by Grace – lyricchord chartmp3

Sermon – Trent Hunter preached the second sermon from our series in Ephesians, titled: “One Impossible People”  from Eph. 2-3. Listen and watch here.

The Love of God – lyricchord chartmp3

Benediction.