Twitch Worship Collective

Twitch Worship Collective A few months ago I had the privilege of sitting in for a Christmas Eve show for my friends and music streamers a_couple_streams.  I had no idea what it would feel like to sit in their extra bedroom with a webcam and play Christmas music to the internet. It turns out – it […]

Christianity and the Anthropocene – Part 3

The Priest and Prophet in the Anthropocene             What follows is a poetic exploration around the subject of the Anthropocene, laid out following Brueggemann’s three part structure of reality, grief, and hope, including a psalm, a song, and finally, a prayer. Part 1 is available here, part 2 is available here. Part 3: Hope   An […]

Christianity and the Anthropocene – Part 2

The Priest and Prophet in the Anthropocene             What follows is a poetic exploration around the subject of the Anthropocene, laid out following Brueggemann’s three part structure of reality, grief, and hope, including a psalm, a song, and finally, a prayer. Part 1 is available here Part 2: Grief In the Anthropocene, there is much to grieve. […]

Christianity and the Anthropocene – Part 1

The Priest and Prophet in the Anthropocene Introduction            While scientists and geologists struggle to process the data and keep up with the implications of our rapidly changing planet, publishing bleaker, updated timetables, the minister, functioning in the roles of priest and prophet, must struggle to discern his or her faithful […]

Worship Set-list for Our Life Together 2016

Here’s the worship set-lists for Our Life Together 2016. For some of songs, there are downloadable chordcharts and instrumental parts available here (and the links below), although I haven’t had a chance up upload them all yet!  Hopefully I will get to it in the next couple months.  Several of the songs or arrangements are by our […]

Creed of the Journeying Heart

I believe in Jesus.I believe in Jesus so much that I’m sure -by God- I don’t have him figured out.I believe every box I put him in stings like a sword in his side. I believe every creed I nail down pierces like nails in his wrist – desperately trying to pin him to a […]

Set-list for Nov 1

This week at The Open Door we’re finishing up our series Simple Talk About Money: Earn. Save. Give. Here’s the set-list for Sunday: Skeleton Bones by John Mark McMillan Dry Bones (Come Alive) by Centric Worship The Church by Elevation Worship Communion Song by Travis Jeffords Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson

Call to Worship for Stewardship Sunday/Series

We’re just finishing up a sermon series on stewardship at The Open Door based on Jim Harnish’s great book Earn. Save. Give.  here’s the promo for the book if you’re interested: Throughout this series we’ve used the same Call to Worship that Rev. Stacee Fischer-Gehring wrote (or possibly adopted from another source…I’m not actually sure […]

Set-List October 25, 2015

Open Door Setlist for October 25, 2015 Joyful (The One Who Saves), Brenton Brown – charts and parts available here How Great Thou Art, Ramshackle Orchestra – charts and parts available here Great Are You Lord, All Sons and Daughters – part available this week! All the Poor and Powerless – charts and parts available here Takin’ […]

3 Reasons to play Pop Songs in Worship

A few times a month at The Open Door, after the preacher gives the benediction and as families are heading out the door, the band will close with a fun, upbeat, positive ‘secular’ pop song to send people on their way. Every once in a while we’ll even begin worship together with an upbeat secular song.  Things like Uptown […]

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