The Rock Church Worship Service

Paul (dirge) (Praise is rising) (mighty and strong to save) Stephen Keating 3rd Sunday of Advent Matthew 1:18-25 Jon Tendency to focus on negatives when we say/hear “you’re just like your father” 2 of the most important men in my life Ernie Woolner and Dennis Berry Great deal of respect for both of them A lot of who I am is shaped by my father Watching people become more and more like Christ Great to have male role models Thinking of the Christmas Story Don’t know what kind of a father Joseph was Imagine raising the son of God Joseph, having other children to raise, would treat the honor of raising Jesus just as seriously V. 19 – Joseph was a just man and a righteous man Knew the Torah, practiced business with integrity Don’t hear much about him after the birth How it relates to loving God with everything … Continue reading →

Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness – The Rock Church Worship Service

Paul 12th century, oldest song of our faith Means “God With Us” 1 John 3:16-20 16 We have come to know love by this: that Jesus laid down his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians. 17 But whoever has the world’s possessions and sees his fellow Christian in need and shuts off his compassion against him, how can the love of God reside in such a person? 18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth. 19 And by this we will know that we are of the truth and will convince our conscience in his presence, 20 that if our conscience condemns us, that God is greater than our conscience and knows all things. Matthew 6:19-23 19 “Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where … Continue reading →

The Christmas Music Of Mannheim Steamroller – OCPAC

Video Intro/Announcement by Chip Davis saying due to recent neck surgery he can’t play for a while (and in which he stomps fake snow off of his pristine white sneakers) Act 1: Hallelujah Band Introductions by Ron Cooley Feliz Navidad Deck The Halls We Three Kings Catching Snowflakes On Your Tongue Messengers Of Christmas Away In A Manager Faeries Good King Wenceslas White Christmas Act 2 – This is where the fun really started – the video screen stayed lowered and they played a Renaissance Christmas feast on the upper portion while you could see the band through the bottom half of the scrim: Gagliarda In Dulci Jublio Wassail, Wassail (which is a hot mulled cider) Carol Of The Birds (projected images of large flocks of birds) I Saw Three Ships Video cast member shouts out, “Hey Chip! How about something we can dance to?!” God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen … Continue reading →