Category Archives: Worship Pastor Helpers

Sunday Text Messages

People text me while I preach.  At the beginning of each message, I put up my digits and encourage people to text as I speak.  I usually make the following clear, so as to establish protocol: As I’m talking, please feel … Continue reading

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We’re All On the Worship Team

The parking lot team has a job, and it’s to show you where to park your car and help you find your way inside for worship.  The coffee team gets there early and brews a holy brew for people to wake up … Continue reading

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Changes at PFM (Third Service)

This Sunday, December 20, 2015, PFM will hold its final Third Service.  We’re stepping forward into a new Sunday morning format starting January 3, 2016, with two essentially identical worship services at 9am and 11am.  I’ll be taking on the … Continue reading

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On Choosing Songs

It is the  contradiction for worship planners: Pick songs your congregation knows YET pick new songs for your congregation to learn. Yep, we gotta sing songs people know, otherwise, they won’t sing.  How can they?  Yet, if we keep singing the same … Continue reading

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About Lent and Ash Wednesday

Lent is a season of intentional preparation for Easter.  How do you best prepare for the Resurrection?  By dying to self and being raised with Christ.  The question, then, is this: what needs to die in me?  What part of … Continue reading

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Navigators’ Topical Memory System

* I just picked up The Navigators’ Scripture Memory Course from the Seeds Resource Center at SAFMC. How convenient — hundreds of books available for purchase are only a few steps away. Wait. How dangerous. Anyway, I’m really pleased that … Continue reading

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Church Orchestra

Trumpets, Trombones, and Tubas. Flutes, French Horns and Flugelhorns. Violins, Violas and Variable Percussion Instruments. We’re building an Orchestra at SAFMC and it’s going OK. Not great if you’re counting by the numbers (we fluxuate from 2 to over 10) … Continue reading

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