Singers: Bruce & Sheelagh
MP 1046 Give thanks to the Lord (G) Intro: Sing Praise, Sing Praise
MP 809B Blessed be the name (Kids) (D), Intro: last two lines of verse
MP 296 I stand amazed (G) Intro: Whole verse (VVC,VVC,VC) (Neil you'll get used to my abbreviations V=Verse C= Chorus)
MP 473 My hope is built (G) Intro: Chorus
MP 990 I will offer (communion hymn) (D) (Gently - Intro: first 2 lines)
Singers: Sheelagh & Julie
Prior: Praise is rising (Sorry forgot to pick one for before the service)
Take us the river (D) Intro: 'For the spirit of the sovereign Lord...'
MP 864 I worship you almighty God (G) x 2, Intro: last line - straight into:
MP 872 Jesus, Jesus, holy and anointed one (G)
MP 1118 There must be more than this (G) Intro: first line
What a friend (F) Intro: Last line 'we should never...'
G - I WILL STAND [Holland Davis]
G - OH GLORIOUS GOD [Greg Skodacek/ Ron Shaffer]
G - SWEETLY BROKEN [Jeremy Riddle]
A - THE STAND [Joel Houston]
D - AGE TO AGE (HIS GLORY APPEARS) [Darlene Zschech, Marty Sampson]
C - YOU SAW ME [Ben Fielding, Mia Fieldes, Reuben Morgan]
A - JESUS MESSIAH [D. Carson, C. Tomlin, E. Cash, J. Reeves]
Call to Worship - Mark 11:9-10
Hosanna (Brooke Fraser)
I Stand Amazed (Charles Gabriel Hutchinson)
All That I Need (Dan Marks)
Louder Shout To Come (Matt Redman)
I Can Only Imagine (Bart Millard)
I feel a little "naked", just giving the set, so I going to add some explanation. The sermon will be Matt 19:16-22, on the Rich Young Man. Our pastor has already said it's going to be a "seeker" friendly service, so we have tried to avoid anything that 'scare' a new-comer during their first visit, so no bathing in a fountain of blood, etc. No overly esoteric terminology, and even with the first song, I will be reading a dictionary definition of the word "Hosanna".
As for flow, wanted something along a ACTS model. Hosanna is definitely the Adoration song. It's also uplifting (at least the way we're doing it) and meant to be a call to worship type of song. The next song is a hymn, which we try do at least one a set (in a semi-blended style). After that is a more thanksgiving song, with a seeker feel to it. We're hoping that it speaks to anyone in the audience that is the "dark-clouds" of their life, that God is all they need. All they need to do is ask for it. Lastly, the final song is a Supplication song, talking about Heaven, which eternity will be part of the following message. The response is a song that has gotten a lot of airplay a few years ago. The hope that if we have new-comers, they may have heard this song and not realized it's content. Hopeful hearing a bunch of people sing it, with passion and conviction might give them a glimpse of what this song is really talking about.
Lastly, a common thread through all the song is the word "song". Almost every song talks about singing to God (except All That I Need). It's subtle, but we're called to Sing to God a New Song (see Psalm 40:3, 33:3, Isaiah 42:10, etc)