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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

VBS x 2

Monday I started a pair of VBS experiences: Mornings with the kids of almost all ages at Old Condo Shadows Church, where I'm the Missions person and evenings at Left Right in the City Church, where I'm doing a 5-part version of my Theology of the Cross series with the English-speaking adults.

The VBS materials we're using from Group in Loveland, Colorado impress me so! Despite the Statement of Faith on Groups' website being (definitely more) conservative (than I am), the instructional materials and music are appropriate for any church I can imagine. We're using Avalanche Ranch, and today I bought my very own copy of the Sing & Play Stampede Music CD that includes all 10 AR songs—several are fabulous originals by Jay Stocker; here's the...

Song List:

1. Wild Ride!
2. The Great Adventure
3. This Is the Day (Psalm 118:24)
4. Forever
5. God Is Good (All the Time)
6. Worship You Forever
7. Praise the Lord (Psalm 150:6)
8. You Are My All in All
9. Awesome God
10. Were You There

And the text of my favorite so far, from listening to the CD, though the VBS kids haven't sung it yet:

Praise the Lord | Psalm 150:6

Let everything that moves
And everything that breathes
Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.

From the rising of the sun
’Til the time that it goes down,
Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.

Everybody, let’s prai-ai-ai-ai-aise the Lord!
Come on, let’s prai-ai-ai-ai-aise the Lord.
Let everything that lives
Sing praises to the Lord.
Praise the Lord!

Let everything that walks
And everything that runs
Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.

No matter where you are,
No matter where you’ve been,
Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.

Everybody, let’s prai-ai-ai-ai-aise the Lord!
Come on, let’s prai-ai-ai-ai-aise the Lord.
Let everything that lives
Sing praises to the Lord.
Praise the Lord!

Everybody, let’s prai-ai-ai-ai-aise the Lord!
Come on, let’s prai-ai-ai-ai-aise the Lord.
Let everything that lives
Sing praises to the Lord.
Praise the Lord!

Let everything that lives
Sing praises to the Lord.
Praise the Lord!

by Jay Stocker. © 2005 Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

Left Right in the City's senior pastor told me he's happy not to be the "only theological bad guy!"—this evening we'll be talking about Paul and Mark.

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