This was the twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, and it was also youth Sunday. That means the songs were picked by the youths. Below, you’ll find the list of the songs and artists. Clicking the song titles will take you to the lyrics. Below the songs, you can find a brief example of one way you might think of these songs. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to comment at the bottom of this page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chariot by Page France
Fall Afresh by Jeremy Riddle
Wandering by Jameson McGregor
Wild One by Jameson McGregor
Up On A Mountain by The Welcome Wagon
How They Fit In:
There are many ways to think about the significance of songs and the way they fit together–-this is simply one way you can look at these songs in light of this week’s theme.
Chariot: This song is a looking ahead toward the re-Creation of all things. This looking ahead in some way embodies the posture of Ordinary Time, insofar as we allow this looking ahead to motivate us to live as though the Kingdom has already come in fullness.
Fall Afresh: This song is a petition for the Spirit to infuse our lives with vitality and purpose, and to protect us from growing numb to the work of God in the world.
Wandering: We sang this song to proclaim the faithfulness of God, despite our tendency to be selectively faithful toward God.
Wild One: This song is a reminder that our ideas about who God is are never synonymous with who God in fact is, and draws us into a posture of worship predicated on our inability to comprehend God fully.
Up On A Mountain: We sang this song to look over our shoulder at last week's songs. This is what we said about Up On A Mountain then: We sang this to proclaim Jesus' solidarity with us in suffering, the depths of human pain, and the ongoing presence of God with us via the Spirit.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.