Wonderful Sunday to wrap up 2012 at North Side.  Being the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I gave the band the week off for practice, and then we had 2 ladies call in sick this morning unable to sing.  So we had to do some major scrambling and changing of the setlist this morning, but this worship team never ceases to amaze me with their ability to be flexible when I have to call some audibles.

Today was the first time I have ever led worship with the banjo.  I got to play that on one song, the hammered duclimer on one, and guitar on others.  It was a definite bluegrass kinda morning.  The fellas did a great job!  It was wonderful to hear an update on Project Love Christmas Bash today as well as pray for our West Africa team which just landed earlier.  The gospel in Greenwood and beyond.  Love being a church committed to the Great Commission!

Today, we worshiped to:

Jeff’s message on being a peacemaker is one we all need to hear and apply.  “If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with all men” (Rom. 12:18).  This verse, so direct, yet so helpful.  Do our part.  Prove ourselves to be children of God and make peace (don’t achieve it).