Worship Tools 6.18.2012

June 18, 2012

“The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music.” –  Jonathan Edwards

Sojourn Music posts their liturgy recap every Monday. Always good ideas.

And speaking of Sojourn, Bobby Giles has an excellent post today: “Why Do Pastors and Theologians Pick on Worship Leaders?”

From Musicademy: Worship guitar techniques uncovered – Playing in sixths

I didn’t know there were this many! Votive Praise offers 44 Mistakes to Avoid When Leading Worship

WorshipIdeas provides the Top Ten CCLI for Week Ending 6.16.12 – No surprises here!

Jon Acuff wonders if you worship leaders notice when he quits clapping. (“Call to Palms” – funny!)

This is a lovely prayer / poem based on Psalm 13o  from Thom Shuman.

Canticle 130

i dangle my toes over
the curb of my heart,
my toes washed in
those tears racing
towards the storm drain,
my keening words
echoing through the
empty streets;if you wrote all my sins
on the blackboard
you would run out of schools,
but the Spirit stays after class,
banging dusty death out of the
erasers
begging your pardon
for Crossing
out your work;more than those
who watch the clock
on the graveyard shift,
i wait (we wait!) for hope
to be the lyrics of
the music of your heart,
more than a rooster
scanning the horizon
for that first glimpse of dawn –

we hope
for you . . .

— copyright © 2009 Thom M. Shuman.