Today we’ve kicked off a new, 8-week series called “Deep Roots” at SSCC.Â I’m excited to get into a deep teaching where we break down God’s Word, verse by verse.
Part of the creative discussions we’ve had is how we could incorporate some older creeds and songs.Â Today we proclaimed “The Apostles Creed” together.Â Now you may be in a church where this is done every Sunday but that’s not normal for us.Â In my nearly 3-years of serving on staff as the Worship Pastor, we’ve never recited it.
Here’s how the flow of our worship service went today:
Walk In Song:
“Washed by the Water” (Needtobreathe)
Comments:Â I’ve always loved this song and one of our guitarists/vocalists, David Dantzler, nails it.Â It was our first time and people really got into it.
“Glorious One” (Steve Fee)
After a short announcement video, I took about 4-5 minutes to discuss the history and heritage of the Apostles Creed.Â I wanted to make this come alive so that it wasn’t some creed we said out loud that meant nothing.Â I tried my best to put this creed into context.Â It seemed like people were connecting with it and when we proclaimed it together, it was if I were saying it for the first time.
From there, I transitioned with the team directly into the traditional hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy” in the Key of C.
This made for a smooth transition from “old” to “new” with “Revelation Song” (Gateway Version) in C.
(yeah, I know, some of you saying “that’s not new!” … haha, indeed it’s a few years old now, but still a great song for our congregation!)
After Pastor David’s sermon, we closed by reinforcing what the Book of Colossians was stating … by singing “Center” (Charlie Hall), stating how Christ is the center of it all.
That’s a recap of our services.Â I’m sharing this in cooperation with the “Sunday Setlists” blog carnival hosted over at TheWorshipCommunity.Com, where you can see our recap along with many others!Â Go check’em out!