Every weekend at Mount Pleasant Christian Church, we work on a very special service.
Brian Tabor, Worship and Arts Pastor, does a phenomenal job with the music selection every week. This weekend he brought something different: a bluegrass four-piece band. In times when most of Worship & Arts/Programming folks seem to be searching for the latest and the greatest, Brian pulled this one out of the hat in great style. We are blessed with an army of excellent musicians, volunteers who weekly dedicate their personal time and energy to serve the Lord with the best they can offer.
From the Programming side rested the opportunity to bring into focus what was about to happen on stage. We actually did something we usually don’t do. After the countdown, we usually begin the service with lights at 100% and the full band and singers leading the church into a time of praise and worship. But since this special bluegrass music would begin right after the countdown, we chose to dim the lights to 40%. This allowed the church to focus on the stage and to worship from the heart. as they listened to “I’ll Fly Away” performed bluegrass style.
What a great way to start a service. It was inspiring and engaging. The special music was followed by “You, You are God” and “Happy Day”, with great participation from the congregation.
The right elements for weekend service are the elements that the Holy Spirit places in front of us. Sometimes they won’t be what we think are the latest or the greatest, but they will be the right ones.