Songs We Sing (06.29.2014)

When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. “Songs We Sing” is an 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 June 29, 2014, AT ONE led music and we sang:
 
FREEDOM IS FOUND
Written by Daniel Ross, 2010. Read Romans 8. That’s where most of the lyrics came from. Hopefully, this song helps us to understand that there is no other way to freedom except through Jesus.
Buy “Freedom Is Found” by Narrow Path.
 
BLESSED BE YOUR NAME
Written by Beth Redman, Matt Redman, 2002. This song, lyrically, is never as upbeat as it can sound. It reminds me of the book of Job (where the title was taken from). No matter the circumstances of our life, God is in control. Blessed be His name.
Buy “Blessed Be Your Name” by Matt Redman.
 
OH MY GOD
Written by Daniel Ross, Bob Foote; 2014. This original CCJ song is centered on the fact that the Gospel is deep and unfathomable, yet still simple and easy enough for a child to understand. It inspires reverence toward God, where we can simply say “oh my God, what a wonderous love/That You would show us grace.”
No recorded version yet exists.
 
HOW GREAT THOU ART
Written by Stuart Wesley Keene Hine; 1953. It’s hard to believe that this song is less than 60 years old. The third verse is particularly impactful. “And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing/Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in/That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing/He bled and died to take away my sin/Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee/How great thou art.”

Download “How Great Thou Art (Live at CCJ)” by Trio. (fast version)
Download “How Great Thou Art (Live at CCJ)” by At One. (slow version)
 
MISSION’S FLAME
Written by Matt Redman, 2004. This song has such great words. “We’re going with a passion for Your name/Send us out.” I often wonder about myself, just how much am I going with a true passion for His name?
Buy “Mission’s Flame” by Matt Redman.
 
(IN THE) SWEET BY AND BY
Traditional hymn. A song of hope and faith that we will gather in eternity to eternally praise God through all we do.
Download “In The Sweet By And By (Live)” by At One.

CCJ’s 2014 VBS Registration Now Open

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CCJ VBS will be ‘Weird’

Christian Church of Jasper, 1450 Energy Drive, will host “Weird Animals” Vacation Bible School on July 21 to 25 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. each evening.

During CCJ’s 2014 VBS, kids will learn about some of God’s most creative creations. They’ll participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into treats, experience cool Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them they are one of a kind, and test out scientific devices they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called “God Sightings.” Kids at CCJ’s VBS will also join an international mission effort to share God’s love by providing water for school children in India. The Friday night finale of VBS will be explosive with an extended night (6:15 to 9:15 p.m.) with fireworks to close the week at 9:45 p.m.

CCJ’s VBS is for children age 4 by July 21 to students entering fifth grade.

For more information or to register children online, please visit www.ccjasper.com/vbs or call 812-481-2410. Register to serve here.

A Look Ahead: Next Week at CCJ

Next week (June 1 to 8) will be a busy week for much of the CCJ staff. Several are on vacation and others will be serving at Camp Illiana during the week.

Because of that, there will be a limited number of people in the church offices June 1 to 8.

Additionally, the sermon audio portion of the Web site, The CCJ Podcast and The CCJ App will not be updated with the Sunday, June 1 sermon until June 8 (one week late, but two weeks of sermons in one week).

Changes to CCJ Music

bandWhether you know it or not, there are currently three separate bands that lead music worship at CCJ.

These bands are: Narrow Path, At One, and Alyssa + The Trio.

However, starting June 1, there will be some changes to the bands that serve CCJ during worship services. While these changes may be subtle or unnoticeable to some, they are, quite possibly, some of the biggest changes we’ve made to CCJ Music in years.

Starting June 1, the bands serving CCJ will be At One, The Reprise, and We Come Alive. Some of these bands will have nearly all familiar faces, others will have new faces. CCJ Music and Communications Minister Daniel Ross will lead all bands.

However, the biggest shift is the ending of long-time CCJ band Narrow Path leading music worship at CCJ on a regular basis.

The band will transition into a special-events and recording band but won’t be seen much on stage at CCJ going forward. It’s not officially the end of the band, but it is a definite transition. However, some of Narrow Path’s members will be in The Reprise and some in We Come Alive.

AT ONE will remain Gregg Keiffner, Mike Crockett, Tyler Galloway, Chris Bolin, Kyle Street, and Daniel Ross.

THE REPRISE will consist of Shelby Randall, Phil Schwenk, Mike Weisensteiner, Alyssa Antley, Angie Day, and Daniel Ross.

WE COME ALIVE will consist of Andrew Kieffner, Ethan Lubbhusen, Sarah Heinz, Chealsey Patton, and Daniel Ross.

We are excited about the upcoming changes, but are also reflective about the ways Narrow Path and all its present and past members (Angie, Tina, Daniel, Mike, Kurt, Bethany, Andrew, Drew, Chris, Phil, Kara, and Chealsey) have contributed to music worship at CCJ over the past decade.

Ultimately, no matter the name of the band leading, the most important thing to remember is that we are here to worship the name (Jesus) together and our bands are merely leading the way, musically. So, even though each band’s style and sound is unique, the goal is the same — all of us lifting our voices together in praise to the King of kings and Lord of lords.

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