Worship gatherings are not always spectacular, but they are always supernatural. And if a church looks for or works for the spectacular, she may miss the supernatural. If a person enters a gathering to be wowed with something impressive, with a style that fits him just right, with an order of service and song selection designed just the right way, that person may miss the supernatural presence of God. Worship is supernatural whenever people come hungry to respond, react, and receive from God for who He is and what He has done. A church worshipping as a Creature of the Word doesn’t show up to perform or be entertained; she comes desperate and needy, thirsty for grace, receiving from the Lord and the body of Christ, and then gratefully receiving what she needs as she offers her praise-the only proper response to the God who saves us.
— Matt Chandler, Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church

Wow, what a quote!  And thinking back to last Sunday I believe I see the elements he describes:  Brokenness, hunger, and need mingled with grace and praise to cause an expression of worship that honors God.  You started the service in a wonderful way with "Glorious City of God."  We sang old hymns and the brand new "Lion and the Lamb" with a church ready to sing.  Then that moment came when "For the Cross" took off.  Oh my, thank you, Jennifer for giving your heart and your voice in that moment as the Holy Spirit moved on the church and resulted in great praise.  If you had to miss it, or even if you were there, I encourage you to go to the church website and experience "For the Cross" again.

Next Sunday we will be observing the Lord's Supper in our morning service  This is such an important time for us as a church as we confess our sins and move forward in wholeness with Christ.  We'll be singing some great songs including "Glorious Day," "It Is Well With My Soul" and "Man of Sorrows."  Come ready to receive.