Early this winter, wildfires caused catastrophic damage in and around the Gatlinburg, Tenn., area. Many homes and businesses were completely destroyed. Helping His Hands Disaster Response has been in the area providing assistance since the fires were put out. They recently met someone in the area who lost everything. Helping His Hands has been able to secure enough funds to start rebuilding her home in Gatlinburg and they need Redemption’s help. The basement has been poured, so Redemption will be framing and helping with other tasks on site to begin getting her house built.
Deadline to sign up: April 30
Limit: 25 participants
Dates: Leave at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16. We will return Saturday evening, May 20.
Cost: $175 (due by May 7). Cost includes transportation, building materials, housing, and meals. All meals are provided except one evening in Gatlinburg.
When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. This “Songs We Sing” post is a weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing — as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of March 19, 2017, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and The Loogootee Collective (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:
Written by Zach Bolen and Brian Eicrhelberger; 2013. Taken straight from Psalm 18, this straight ahead driving song declares the greatness of God, the mighty “rock and shield, the fortress that fights off fear.” Buy “Psalm 18” by Citizens & Saints.
GRACE GREATER THAN OUR SIN
Words written by Julia H. Johnston (1911) and music by Daniel B. Towner (1910). Ephesians 2:8 says, “for it is by grace you have been saved … .” This song is a great reflection on God’s grace. “Dark is the stain that we cannot hide. What can avail to wash it away? Look! There is flowing a crimson tide. Whiter than snow you may be today.” Buy “Grace That Is Greater” by Bart Millard.
Written by Dustin Kensrue, 2013. We worship a triune God (Father, Son, Spirit) Who is three in one. This song address our Triune God in each verse (Father, Son, Spirit) and helps us remember we are only saved by grace alone. Buy “Grace Alone” by The Modern Post.
WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS
Written by Charles Crozat Converse and Joseph Medlicott Scriven, 1855, 1868. “Take it to the Lord in prayer.” So simple, yet something we fail to do so often. In Jesus, we find a friend and we find peace. Scriven wrote this hymn to comfort his mother, who was across the sea from him in Ireland. Download “What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Live)” by The Reprise.
GLORY TO HIS NAME
Written by Elisha Albright Hoffman and John Hart Stockton, 1878. This song is also known as “Down At The Cross.” “Come to this fountain so rich and sweet/Cast thy poor soul at the Savior’s feet/Plunge in today, and be made complete/Glory to His Name!” Download “Glory To His Name (Live)” by We Come Alive.
The resurrection of Jesus is the most important event in human history. Easter is all about celebrating this defeat of death. You are invited to celebrate with us. We’d love to have you as part of this great celebration. Redemption’s Jasper Campus is at 1450 Energy Dr. (off of the Hwy. 162 by-pass) and the Loogootee Campus is at 1 Loogootee Plaza (the former Shopko/Pamida building).
Mark your calendars and be praying about who you will invite to attend with you. We will celebrate Jesus’ defeat of death with the following service times.
Jasper: 8:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Loogootee: 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m.
Note: There will be nursery, The Spring, and H20 at all services for kids age birth to fifth grade. We will not be having Good Friday services this year.
When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. This “Songs We Sing” post is a weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing — as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of March 12, 2017, Redemption bands Always At The Ready (in Jasper) and At One (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:
HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD
Written by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves, 2004. This very popular worship song (one of the most popular since the mid-2000s) is a simple song of praise to our great God (“the name above all names/worthy of all praise”). Buy “How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin.
LIFT YOUR HEAD WEARY SINNER (CHAINS)
Written by David Crowder, Ed Cash. Seth Philpott; 2014. This “stomp” song is an anthem for all of us as “prodigals” stumbling towards grace. The chains of sin can no longer hold us as Jesus has wiped away all our sins and broken the bondage of sin. Buy “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)” by Crowder.
THE LOVE OF GOD
Written by Frederick M. Lehman, Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai; 1917 (Arrangement by MercyMe). No matter how often we sing it or say it or write it, nothing can describe the love of God for us. Buy “The Love Of God” by MercyMe.
When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. This “Songs We Sing” post is a weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing — as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of March 5, 2017, Redemption bands We Come Alive (in Jasper) and The Reprise (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:
LET GOD ARISE
Written by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash and Jesse Reeves, 2006. I love the line “Death has no sting/No final word/Our God is a god who saves.” Buy “Let God Arise” by Chris Tomlin.
COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING
Written by Robert Robinson, 1758. This is a favorite hymn at Redemption. It’s such a song of yearning, pleading with God to keep us in Him. “Jesus sought me when a stranger/Wandering from the fold of God/He to rescue me from danger/Interposed His precious blood.” Buy “Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” by Narrow Path.
ALL MY TEARS
Written by Julie Miller, 1993. A simple declaration and song of faith in eternal life with God. It’s an awesome assurance we have, knowing Jesus has paid it all. Musically, this is a really versatile song that can be done in many different ways.
IN CHRIST ALONE
Written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend; 2001. This is a modern hymn (meaning, it’s written in the classic hymn format) that has also become a modern classic in the church. It’s the complete gospel in four verses and is a great, great song. Buy “In Christ Alone” by Kings Kaleidoscope.
10,000 REASONS (BLESS THE LORD)
Written by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin, 2011. Taken from Psalm 103, this song is a great song of adoration and praise. We have so many reasons (and eternity to do it) to praise God for His goodness toward us. Buy “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” by Matt Redman.