Monday, June 22, 2009

Good morning Team,
What a wonderful day of worship we had yesterday! I felt a unity of spirit that focused on God and His work in our world. Pastor Jesus Bernat's sharing and Bob Prescott's interpreting (or interrupting) highlighted a very successful Faith Promise campaign and kicked off a fantastic week for your church staff as we head to Orlando, FL tomorrow to attend the General Assembly of the Nazarene church. We will be gathered together with thousands of Nazarene believers from 125+ countries. I'll send you reports about the worship times!

I have been following Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life teachings for many years and I subscribe to his daily devotional. This past few have been excellent and I will be sharing some of these with you. The emphasis is on being real with God. Question... How much does the approval of men effect who you are? Ponder that for a minute... what motivates you to dress the way you do... groom yourself the way you do... talk the way you do... go places where you go... pray the way you pray? This is going to be fun to explore.

This Sunday, Jim Halton will be leading the first service and Scott Senko will lead the second service. Regular praise teams plan to rehearse at the normal times before each service. I will be emailing the service orders and songs today before I leave.

Don't forget to email me with your registration for the July 18, 10am,

Worship Team Appreciation Christmas Brunch

We want to let you know how much we love an appreciate all the time and effort you give to make our worship team so special. This is open to all choir members, band members, tech team members. Your spouses or a guest are welcome.


Monday, June 15, 2009

It's Monday!

Good morning Team,
Although more accurately it's afternoon. I have been unable to get into my blog editing page all morning and finally got through. Anyway, I want to give cudo's to Andy and the teens for an awesome job yesterday leading worship. Well planned, well executed and spirit filled. A big "Woohoo!" to you!

Summer schedules are at the Ministry Center for our concerts with Sweet Aroma. Pick one up!

Someone sent me this video...if you have had a tuff Monday...check it out:


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

OwegoNaz Worship Team Christmas Appreciation Brunch

July 18, 2009


goNaz mini hall

OwegoNaz Worship Team, you are invited to our first ever Christmas Appreciation Brunch! You and a guest will enjoy a wonderful brunch and a time of fellowship as we say, "Thanks!" for all the time and effort you give to make our worship team so special.

At 11am we will introduce our Christmas musical...
Reservations are required... so email me at
or sign up at the Ministry Counter.

Monday, June 8, 2009

It's Monday!

Good morning Team,

17 Even though the fig trees have no blossoms,
and there are no grapes on the vines;
even though the olive crop fails,
and the fields lie empty and barren;
even though the flocks die in the fields,
and the cattle barns are empty,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord!
I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength!
He makes me as surefooted as a deer,e]">[e]
able to tread upon the heights.

(For the choir director: This prayer is to be accompanied by stringed instruments.)

I love this song from Habakkuk and the performance notes at the end :) When the world trembles at economic turmoil, we can rejoice in the Lord...our strength. We can stand strong in the face of tough times because we have a bigger, eternal picture than the world does. Our help comes from the Lord...BE JOYFUL TODAY!

A few notes:

...Welcome to Mark and Rachel Gabbidon, our newest worship team members. Mark played piano in the second service yesterday and Rachel will be joining the ONWC and praise team.

...Speaking of the ONWC...I have schedules printed up on the Ministry Center for this summer's Sweet Aroma concerts. Rehearsal is Monday, July 6 at 6:30pm at Karen's house.

...The Teens will be leading both services this Sunday so our regular praise teams and accompanists will have the morning to worship in the congregation.

...You're invited to Janel Lantz's graduation party! Saturday, June 27 starting at 3PM. 105 Henton Rd. Barton, NY.


JULY 18, 2009...10AM!!!


Have a child-like wonder full week!



Monday, June 1, 2009

It's Monday!

Good morning Team,
Psalm 132:15-16 says:
15 I will bless this city and make it prosperous;
I will satisfy its poor with food.
16 I will clothe its priests with godliness;
its faithful servants will sing for joy.

David was talking about Zion when he mentioned the city and today it refers to His church, the body of believers...YOU! You are, indeed, His faithful servants. I have been reflecting on all that we have done so far this year and I am amazed at the amount of work you have done for the Kingdom. Now it is time for a rest. We always take July and August off for the summer, but because of all the special events in June, I have decided to add June to our vacation time this year. You deserve it! So our summer break has officially begun and we will not be rehearsing on Wednesday this week.

We still will have some special opportunities to serve Jesus during the summer thanks to Sweet Aroma. Many of you signed up to participate in their concerts and here is the schedule:

Monday, July 6 - rehearsal at Karen's home (6:30)
Wednesday, July 8 - evening concert in Sayre
Sunday, July 11 - afternoon concert in Owego
Monday, August 3 - evening concert in Waverly

I will prepare maps and details for you soon. If you didn't sign up and would like to are welcome!

Watch your email in the next few days... I have a special announcement!