Getting Ready for Sunday | 3/11/12
Giving honor to God. We do that daily, individually, in word and deed. But there is also something special about the people of God coming TOGETHER for worship (Hebrews 10:24-25). Thus, we hope Sundays at New City are a highlight of your week. Here is some stuff to help you prepare for our corporate worship Sunday.
Turn to Genesis 18:16-33 to familiarize yourself with this week's sermon text. Josh will be exploring the idea of Praying for the City. You can access more of our Living in the Gap series' sermons and download study/discussion guides CLICK HERE.
Psalm 47 will serve as our call to worship and we'll be affirming our faith with the Apostles' Creed.
Here are the songs we'll be singing together:
- Rejoice the Lord is King (This is the lyrics, written by Charles Wesley to encourage the burgeoning Methodist movement. The lyrics are re-tuned by High Street Hymns, but alas, it is not available on the interwebs. One morereason you'll have to be there on Sunday!)
- Before the Throne of God Above (This beautiful 1863 hymn, by Charitie
Lees Bancroft, has been revived lately, and for good reason! You can get a free album of hymns by Anathallo with a tremendous version of this song included.)
- Jesus I My Cross Have Taken (Buckle in for this 8 1/2 minute journey. Originally written by Anglican minister Henry Lyte, for some time this track was the most downloaded Indelible Grace track on iTunes. CLICK HERE to listen to Kevin Twit intro the song and share that tidbit. )
- You Have Redeemed My Soul (This song comes from Enter the Worship
Circle, the First Circle album featuring Don & Lori Chaffer from Waterdeep. We sang this heartily on Ash Wednesday and we'll be singing this week and next as well. CLICK HERE to watch a video on how to play it.)
- In Your Name (A New City favorite, we actually sang this at our first preview service! This comes from Austin City Life.)
- On Jordan's Stormy Banks (Another one from Indelible Grace, this recorded @ the Hymn Sing as well. CLICK HERE to listen to the whole album. Excellent stuff.)
Free Song! CLICK HERE to get the song It is Finished by Matt Papas. We're hoping to celebrate in song with this one during Holy Week. Add it to your playlist and learn it as we journey towards Good Friday and Easter.
Be there Sundays for our worship gatherings! Bring some friends!