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Worship Recap for SSCC – Sunday May 24, 2009
Our worship service was unique today in that it was the first of a 2-week series called “Celebrate Life” which features a celebration of what God has done at our church over the last year, and the volunteers that made it happen.
The purpose is 3-fold:
1 – to celebrate what God has done
2 – to celebrate and honor the several hundred volunteers at SSCC each week
3 – to recruit new volunteers
Instead of having our typical time of musical worship followed by a sermon, the entire service had music, worship, and drama mixed throughout featuring our “Clubhouse Kids” from the “Fam Jam” environment. An immense amount of work and preparation went into this – I don’t even have time or energy to share the set, the pictures, and videos, etc. Just suffice it to say it was incredible. Huge pictures of volunteers were hung all over the stage and all across the building, and were on signs outdoors across the property. In addition to the drama (which was about thanking our volunteers) we had some incredible video testimonies from folks whose lives have been changed as a result of the ministry at SSCC. The service ended with a volunteer appeal where we had a tri-fold printed document with all of the “reach out” volunteer opportunities and we encouraged all attenders to check three areas of interest where they’d like to serve. All existing volunteers checked the boxes, too – so it was a “we” thing … I glanced over the congregation and it seemed like the overwhelming majority of folks there had the brochure in hand, pen open, and were filling it out. Wow, what we could do with 1500 new volunteeers!
The moment I heard the name of the series I knew I wanted horns. I recruited a sax player and a couple of trumpets (from a highschool in the next county, over an hour’s drive!) and we opened and closed with “Celebration” by Kool & the Gang. It was sweet!
Walk In: “Celebration” (Kool & The Gang)
Happy Day (Tim Hughes)
Everlasting God (Todd Fields, Northpoint Live Arr.)
Glorious One (Steve Fee)
How Great is Our God (Tomlin and crew)
For the details, see this production sheet from PlanningCenterOnline.
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