Author: Dan Loewen

Christmas Carols Service Outline

Usually on the last Sunday of advent before Christmas Eve our church will do a service almost entirely of Christmas Carols.  On some occassions we’ve used the same format for a Christmas Eve service using the carols to tell the Christmas nativiy story. So if you’re looking for a service outline of Carols, readings, and videos, here’s a list of some carols you can use. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen This can be a fun way to start the service, check out this ‘Jig Style’ arrangement we’ve used. WELCOME – ANNOUNCEMENTS Usually after announcements there is an opportunity to...

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Prepare Him Room – Advent Song

I came across this song that works so well for Advent.  The chorus is incredibly simple, but creates a beautiful space for the congregation to reflect on where in their life they may need to ‘Prepare Room’ for Christ. One way you could use this for your Advent series is to sing the song each week.  For example you might want to read a scripture or have a prayer, light a candle, then sing the song or at least the chorus a few times. Another idea would be to put up some questions on the projectors prompting people to reflect.  (i.e. “Where do you need to prepare room for God this season?”)     Studio session recording of “Prepare Him Room” by Rebecca Elliott and Dave Fournier. http://sovereigngracemusic.org/music/… Lead Vocal: Rebecca Elliot Electric Guitar and BG Vocals: Neil DeGraide BG Vocals: Kate DeGraide Piano: Jonatan Barahona Acoustic Guitar: Devon Kauflin LYRICS: VERSE 1 O behold, the mystery now unfolds See the star shine on the virgin foretold Angels sing and light up the sky Hope rings out in a newborn’s cry Swing wide, you ancient gates For Christ is born today! CHORUS Prepare Him room Prepare Him room Let the King of glory enter in VERSE 2 God with us, the promise has come to be This, the one the prophets were longing to see In the darkness a...

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*New* Father’s Day Video “Foster Kid Father’s Day”

If for some reason your church cannot afford to pay this cost and you would still like to use this video, please send me an email at loewen.dan (at) gmail.com. $17.99 – Add To Cart Checkout Added to cart Here’s a new video for your Father’s day service called “Foster Kid Father’s Day”.  The analogy of God as Father can be powerful and meaningful for many people.  But for others who have had a less than ideal relationship with their earthly Father, this metaphor can be difficult and confusing.  This video explores Father’s Day through the lens of a former foster...

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2017 Creative Father’s Day Ideas

Here are some creative Father’s day ideas for your church service.  If you’re looking for Father’s Day videos, songs, themes, ideas, or scripture, you’ll find a good starting point here. Video *New Video* Foster Kid Father’s Day Not everyone has a good experience with their earthly Father.  This video helps to acknowledge the challenge of having less than perfect father experiences while providing a unique perspective on how we can look at God our heavenly Father in a new way. $17.99 – Purchase Checkout Added to cart If for some reason your church cannot afford to pay this cost and you would still...

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