Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday Flashback

Gail and I worshipped today at the Calvary Baptist Church in Yorba Linda, CA. God is doing some great things with this church and it is so neat to watch it happen from afar. Pastor Brian Moore's teaching today gave me some great fodder for my next series, coming in September called "Radical Generosity". Thanks Brian!

Even more exciting was hearing how amazing the worship gatherings were at Nags Head. I'm told someone said, "Don't tell Rick, but this was the best worship service of the year!". That's the best news I could have received today. Knowing that things don't miss a step, but even get better in my absence is fabulous. Nathan and I worked hard (well, Nathan did all the work really) to put today's worship plan together, hoping that it would drive home the point that we're here to reach others.

"What on earth are you doing" was the theme today. Included were songs and video of many of the things our church is doing to demonstrate the love of God with the community and world around us. There was also a report and challenge from John Peterson, our missionary with Campus Crusade.

Here's a video clip of George's story of a missions trip earlier this year. He gets it! How about you?



Great job everyone! Sorry I wasn't there to enjoy it with you.

Next Sunday we'll finish our series "40 Days of Prayer" with a look at Jesus' 40 days experience in the wilderness. Then Monday let the 40 Days begin!

9 comments:

Bonnie said...

It was great! We did miss yall. Your video reminded me of Rob Bell. I love watching his stuff. The whole service flowed extremely well. One visitor told me she felt like she was in one of those mega churches...

MilePost13 said...

"Rob Bell"

BWAHAHAHA

Rick Lawrenson said...

Don't make fun of Rob.

Andy Lawrenson said...

Rick's gonna have to get some sweet black framed glasses like Rob and Andy now

marie/nhc said...

George made me cry.

OBX Rox said...

This was truly the best "Missions" gathering we've ever had! George's testimony was so moving, I think I might have to sign up next time .... and you KNOW that is saying something!!!
Your intro and outro were perfect. Please don't get used to the miracles of technology and become one of them Californ-I-Ay TV preachers who can inspire us in Nags Head while eating pies at Polly's!! We still want you back :)
Love,
Roxanne

Nancy said...

We hope you will bring enough Polly's Pies back so that next week we all can have a slice before the 9 and 11 o'clock services!

Andy Lawrenson said...

I like the video idea that way if Rick goes long we can fast forward keeping his sermons to 20 minutes. :0

Michelle Jamie said...

Soli Deo Gloria! (with tears in my eyes)