Hey everyone. There has been a ton going on lately, and I wanted to share a quick update.
We spent most of May tracking A New Liturgy No 5: Here Are My Hands. Largely built around the piano, string quartet, and a pounding floor tom, this liturgy is all about our commute: Part 1 is a 15 minute “on-the-way-to-work liturgy”, and part 2 is a 15 minute “on-the-way-home-from-work liturgy”. Available July 8th. Here’s a clip from our string quartet recording session…
And now June is all about traveling. After leading worship this weekend at Willow, on Tuesday night I get to be a part of PhoenixONE. This really exciting worship gathering aims to unite 20 & 30 somethings from around Phoenix and get them connected to local churches. What a beautiful vision! They’ve asked me to lead through the “God is Love” liturgy, which I can’t wait to experience with them. So if you live in the Phoenix area, please join us!
Next weekend, I get to join up with my friends at Granger Community Church to share the “Creation” liturgy. Their phenomenal team of musicians, pastors, and artists are coming together to turn the whole service into a celebration of God’s work in Creation. Check out pastor Jason’s vision for the series HERE. I love when a church gathering tells one cohesive, beautiful story – from music to message to announcements to visuals – and the Granger team is diving in with both feet. Again, if you live near Granger, Indiana, please join us.
Finally, on the following Wednesday, I’m jumping on a plane for Bethlehem to be a part of the Bet Lehem Live Festival…and then go on a tour of Palestine and Israel. I will share SO much more about this “alternative pilgrimage” over the next few weeks, so be looking for stories and pictures.
Last thing: In all the busyness, the absolute best part of this season is Shauna, Henry, and Mac. Life with them is so much fun, and I keep pinching myself with thankfulness. So please indulge me as I end this post with a couple pictures. (Yes, I have officially become that ridiculously proud dad with no shame or restraint!)