It is time once again for Sunday Setlists…
- Go, Tell It On the Mountain (instrumental, pre-service)
- That’s Why We Praise Him
- Angels We Have Heard On High
- Is There Room? with Room for Jesus (Celebration Choir)
- Christmas Offering (Baloche)
- Jesus Messiah
Now for the philosophy lesson.
OK, not really a lesson. And it’s just my philosophy. Namely, how I plan worship around Christmas time.
I feel that we are inundated with so much Christmas music during December (and, lets face it, the months prior) that easing into the season is in order. I try to program music in the first week of December that is in keeping with Christmas without actually being a Christmas song.
For instance, That’s Why We Praise Him begins as follows…
He came to live
Live a perfect life,
He came to be
the living Word, our Light
THAT says Christmas to me. Here are the opening words to Jesus Messiah…
He became sin
Who knew no sin
That we might become
He humbled Himself
and carried the cross
Love so amazing
Again, heaven to earth. Humble. Sacrifice. Christmas without being a carol.
Worship Community readers: hope your Christmas planning is going well. God bless!