Friday, September 2, 2005
I've just returned from the Worship Songwriters' Retreat @ Mt Hermon. What a tremendous event--I am so glad I was able to go. It was put on by the good folks @ Integrity (who demonstrated that they truly want to serve the local church, even within the context of promoting their resources); it was well-organized, worshipful, informational, inspirational. The professional musicians who presented workshops and led worship were refreshingly honest and humble, while being dynamic and, at times, a complete crack-up (Paul Baloche in particular). My assessment is that they take their call seriously, but don't take themselves too seriously.
Met wonderful, interesting people (hello to Father Bill, Bruce & Yvonne, Jen, Andy, Craig and Gregg, Melissa, Tim & Susan, Chuck, Carl & Karen, Dale, Sean, Franklin, Charles, Dave, Tawndy, Nathan & Marvalinn). Every age group was represented, from teens to 70-somethings, and everything in between. People from all over the US (and Egypt, England, Brazil, Canada and the Philippines as well). Many denominations (and non-denoms) across the spectrum--Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, Roman Catholic, Evangelical Covenant, Episcopal, Pentecostal.
Most of us who attended the conference are probably at the point of "input overload," while at the same time feeling like we've been in an information blackout regarding the aftermath of hurricane Katrina as it has unfolded over the past few days. I am shocked by the reports of devastation, and pray God's mercy to be extended to all those affected. May God intervene directly from on high. May the Lord also work through the hands of his followers, who seek to show mercy and kindness in the powerful name of Jesus. Shalom, shalom.
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two printable versions of sheet music -- one includes melody, guitar chords, and an arrangement for keyboard; the other is simply the melody line and can be used as a bulletin insert. This free sheet music is in .pdf format. (If you do not have a .pdf reader you can download the free Adobe Reader).
audio sample -- helps the listener become familiar with the mood and tempo of each song -- you'll hear the computer playing the sheet music arrangement.
May the Lord bless you and your congregation as you plan your worship services, and as you join together to offer praise to God alone!