We are excited to present “Born is the King”. This year’s advent sampler was recorded at BelPres over the past summer and fall from arrangements we made for last year’s Worship Through Music on December 9, 2012. Several of the songs are original works, including Peace Has Come and Angel’s Song. All of the music was recorded by members of the Modern Worship Band, and we want to say a special thanks to everyone who helped make this. Born is the King is completely free and is available in person at BelPres or for download on Bandcamp: https://fpcbmodernworship.bandcamp.com/album/born-is-the-king
We are proud to announce “The Hymns Project” by Modern Worship is here at long last.
The resilience of hymns in the Church today is a testament to the richness of theological, lyrical, and musical depth contained in our hymnals. Each of these hymns holds a special place in our hearts and in the hearts of our congregation. Doxology, penned by Thomas Ken and Louis Bourgeois, has echoed through the halls of churches, inspiring faithful worshipers for nearly half a millennia. This song has been significant us and to our congregation.
One day, we crawled through a small passageway behind the organ and emerged in a light chamber behind the sanctuary cross, which was fashioned from the beams of the old chapel. We set up a microphone and recorded Doxology Part I and II. Our main purpose was to take advantage of the rich acoustics in this chamber, but we later realized the beauty of how this symbolizes the continuity between the modern and the traditional, the old and the new, the past and the present, and our desire to worship at the foot of the cross. It is a slice of who we are as a church, one body of Christ, with different languages of worship, but all coming to the cross.
This project was made by and for the Church to glorify the Lord, Jesus Christ. We are so thankful for the support of our church and for the opportunity to make this project. Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise Him all creatures here below, praise Him above ye heavenly host, praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
To download “The Hymns Project,” please visit http://fpcbmodernworship.bandcamp.com/ or come see us in person at Bellevue Presbyterian Church.
– Chris, John, and Kyle
Here’s a sample from our upcoming release, “The Hymns Project,” available this Sunday, September 8th!
This video of Fairest Lord Jesus is from our upcoming album, “The Hymns Project,” which will be available September 8, 2013. You can preview tracks from the album here: http://fpcbmodernworship.bandcamp.com/
This is a video from our upcoming album, “The Hymns Project,” which will be released September 8, 2013. You can preview tracks from the album here: http://fpcbmodernworship.bandcamp.com/
Speaker: Scott Dudley | Sermon Title: Second Touch
Song Set: Sweetly Broken | Freedom Reigns | Great Is Thy Faithfulness | Cornerstone | | Closing Song: Run
6pm Communion Songs: Beautiful | Freedom Reigns (Reprise)
Expecting great things from the Holy Spirit as we continue to seek Him for revival in our community, in our church, and in our hearts. Have a great weekend.
Speaker: Mike Howerton | Sermon Title: Glorious Mess
Song Set: Cannons | Furious | Blessed Assurance | Never Let Go | 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) | Take It All
This week, we’ll be hearing from Mike Howerton, lead pastor at Overlake Church. His sermon is entitled “Glorious Mess,” and he’ll be drawing from the book of Jonah for his theme. Jonah was called of God, whether Jonah liked it or not. When Jonah tried to get away, God went to extremes to bring him back (a whale!?!). I was struck by two excerpts from our song set that illustrate well the story of Jonah and his relationship with God.
Song: Furious | “Nothing can tear us from the grip of His mighty love.”
Song: Never Let Go | “You never let go, You never let go, You never let go” (a truth worth repeating)
Can’t wait to worship with you all. See you Sunday.