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Getting Ready for Sunday 10/16/11

crowd in worship

There is 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. In an effort to help you get more out of it, we're posting a short preview of this Sunday's gathering.

It's week 6 in our I Am series (click here for past sermons and Study Guides). Josh will be teaching from John 11:17-44 - "The Resurrection and the Life." To prepare for worship, read this great story about the raising of Lazarus. Reflect on what you learn about Jesus.

Mike and Abby decided they wanted a honeymoon (apparently volunteer worship leaders can take off whenever they want to). Never fear though, we're excited to have Matt Sirasky leading worship with the New City music team this week. Matt is one of the worship leaders at NCCC, and we're thrilled to have him with us this week.

We hope you'll join us on Sunday, and invite a friend.

Songs we'll sing include:

  • Jesus I Lift My Eyes (listen) - Anne Steele wrote this song in the early 18th century. She was a brilliant women with a hard life. She lost her fiance (he drowned) the night before their wedding. She also was ill and bedridden for many years. So when she writes that her "fainting hope almost expires," it comes with some real life experience. Great song to call us to worship whatever's going on in your life this week.
  • You Are the Light (listen below) - Still on the theme of Christ's help in dark days, this a re-tooled Charles Wesley hymn.
  • My Jesus I Love Thee - classic hymn, reminding us of the many reasons to love and worship Jesus. 
  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness (listen to a sample) - One of the most popular American hymns in the early 20th century. Based on Lamentations 3:22.
  • On Jordan's Stormy Banks (listen below - live from Indelible Grace Hymn Sing) - "Sickness, sorrow, pain and death are felt and feared no more / I am bound for promised land."
  • King of Saints (listen to a sample) - one of our favorites, written by William Gadsby (the Bob Dylan of his day) and re-arranged by Red Mountain Church.