Worship leaders and team members, we know that Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for you. We pray that in the midst of the busyness, you can find a moment to breathe and meditate on His Word and sit in His presence. In the midst of working hard and serving selflessly, may you rest in His peace. May you find a moment to reflect back on His faithfulness in 2015 and look forward to all that He has in store for the New Year!
Merry Christmas from all of us here at WorshpPlanning.com!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful celebration of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas to all!
Serving with you,
The crew at worshipplanning.com
“And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:6-7)
For most church leaders this is probably the busiest season of the year. With service planning, Christmas programs, Christmas Eve service, along with finding Christmas presents for family and friends…it can get pretty exhausting.
We want to invite you to take 5 minutes today to pause and reflect on Jesus Christ – the true reason for the season. He came into the world as a baby, yet our Savior had no place to lay His head. We worship this humble, selfless King.
From all of us at WorshipPlanning.com, have a Merry Christmas as you celebrate the Lord’s birth!
Thanksgiving has come and gone. And, the biggest shopping day of the year is also over…for 2013 at least. I heard there were some great deals out there! For me, personally, I like to stay home on Black Friday and just relax and enjoy some family time.
When we shop for things like Christmas, which is just around the corner, most of us try to find the best deals. That’s why Black Friday is so huge! We consider not only what the person likes, but also how much money we have to work with. Interestingly, in a way, we also look at how much that person is “worth”. Are they worth spending $20 on? $50 on? $100 on? Most of us don’t spend as much money on our friends or co-workers as we do our family members…because our family is “worth” more to us.
In the midst of this busy season, with all the shopping and festivities, I’d like to challenge you with a question that I recently came across: “What is God worth to you?”
In the book The Way of A Worshiper, Buddy Owens (Teaching Pastor at Saddleback Church) writes, “When we worship God, we declare His worth. But in order to declare God’s worth, we must first discover His worth.”
Then he presents the question: “What is God worth to you?”
What a powerful question! As we enter into this Advent and Christmas season, consider that question. It’s a question that all of us must ask ourselves.
We hope that during this busy time of year, you and your family are able to find quiet moments to hear God speak His blessing upon you.
What’s that under the Christmas tree? There, way in the back, under all the brown needles. It’s one last gift, looking for a home. In fact, it’s a new iPod Touch 8GB that we’d like to give away to one lucky person. But rather than just randomly draw a person’s name out of a virtual hat, we’d like your Christmas music experience play a factor.
Enter the Christmas Songs 2010 Contest. We’ve analyzed the WorshipPlanning.com data and created a list of the 14 most-performed Christmas songs for this past season. Your job is to order the list from most-performed to least-performed. The person with the most matches to the correct order (from our data) wins the iPod Touch! Oh, and if you tweet about it using our Twitter link, and “Like” the WorshipPlanning.com Facebook page, you can earn a couple of bonus matches to help improve your chances of winning!
Contest ends on January 25th. Good luck!