Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, January 26

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, January 26

Once a year, the campus ministry I attended played a massive week-long game of “Assassin.” The object of the game was to eliminate the players assigned to you by spraying them with a water gun (or, for the McGuyvers in our group, an improvised water bottle).  Therefore, if you were playing the game, you were […]

Preparing to Gather, Sunday June 30

THE WORD Scripture: Jeremiah 40:1-41:10  Sermon: “Follower or Rebel?” SONGS Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (arr. Sandra McCracken) listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase Hail To the Lord’s Anointed (arr. Sandra McCracken) listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase His Love Can Never Fail (arr. Chris Miner) listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase Savior Like a Shepherd listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase Offering: Lead On, O King Eternal (Indelible Grace) listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase Song of Response: Lead […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, June 9

I’m very sorry for the few weeks I’ve not gotten the worship blog post out. It’s extremely encouraging to me to hear from many of you that you miss it and are desirous of it. My goal is to provide the members and attenders of Uptown Church with one way to prepare to gather each […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, February 24

(You can download last week’s bulletin here, or listen to Pastor Tom’s sermon here.) The past few weeks, the scripture texts for our sermons have been heavy on the stubbornness of Israel refusing to repent for their sins. They are blinded by their own iniquity and cannot see the destructive path their own feet tread. The […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, February 10

If you are interested in having a soft copy of last week’s bulletin, you can download that here. We continue this week with our sermon series on the book of Jeremiah. The themes of sin and calls for repentance continue to permeate the text. As the Lord directs Jeremiah to prophecy, we should remember that […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, October 28

 This Sunday we’re continuing in this series on the book of Ruth. I’ve been struck by the themes of redemption, waiting, and steadfast-love. This past Lord’s Day, Pastor Hawkes preached on Ruth 3:7-13, where Ruth takes a huge risk by coming to Boaz in the night and essentially asking for marriage with the epic words, “I […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, September 30

This post is coming late, but I would rather get it out there on Saturday night than not at all, in the hopes that some may find it useful tonight or tomorrow morning. Let’s prepare as we are able to meet with our Lord.  THE WORD Scripture: Ruth 2:8-18 Sermon: “The Redeemer’s Refuge” SONGS Worship Leader: […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, August 12

Last week when we gathered for worship, Wes Andrews kicked off a new series on the Church by preaching from God’s word a sermon titled “The Blessing of Community.” This week we continue in that series as we look at the centrality of God’s Word in the life of the church, and the primacy of […]

Worship Elements for Sunday, July 29

THE WORD Scripture: 1 Corinthians 16:13-24 Sermon: “Cling to Christ Our Hope” SONGS Worship Leader: Jeremy D. Goodwyne Come Thou Long Expected Jesus listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase (I have several copies of this Red Mountain album in my office if anyone wants one. Uptowners, comment and one is yours while supplies last!) Glorious Things […]

Worship Elements for Sunday, June 10

THE WORD Scripture: 1 Corinthians 14:1-25 Sermon: “Christianity: Subjective Experience, or Objective Truth?” SONGS Worship Leader: Jeremy D. Goodwyne Brethren, We Have Met to Worship listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase O Word of God Incarnate (RUF) listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase May the Mind of Christ listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase […]

Worship Elements for Sunday, June 3

THE WORD Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12.31b-13:13 Sermon: “Seek Love, the Most Excellent Virtue” SONGS Worship Leader: Jeremy D. Goodwyne How Great is Our God listen | chords | info | purchase O Love Incomprehensible (arr. Kevin Twit) listen | chords | info | purchase O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus listen | chords | info […]