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Music Setlist – 09.13.08 and 09.14.08 by Mike Jones
September 15, 2008, 9:00 am
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Becoming: to grow to be; to turn into.

This series has been amazing. We always plan each series and hoping and believing it will be better than the one before and so we thought this one too would be better than the previous. For me personally it has gone beyond what we ever thought it would be.

So what’s your story? How has this series impacted you? How have you seen God move through these spiritual practices in your life? Email us your story to info@orchardvalleyonline.com.

Here’s our music setlist from this last weekend (with links to purchase the original recordings from the artists listed):
It’s Not My Time – 3 Doors Down (instrumental)*****
The Time Has Come – HillSong United
Let Me Sing – Todd Fields
Majesty – Hillsong United
Lead Me To The Cross – Brooke Frazer
Communion – Third Day

Posted by Mike Jones

*****(Please use discretion when previewing or purchasing other songs by this artist as other songs on this CD may contain inappropriate lyrical content.)



Music Setlist – 09.06.08 and 09.07.08 by Mike Jones
September 12, 2008, 7:50 pm
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Here’s our music setlist from this last weekend (with links to purchase the original recordings from the artists listed):

Makes Me Wonder – Maroon 5 (instrumental)*****
Today Is The Day – Lincoln Brewster
Let Me Sing – Todd Fields
Center – Charlie Hall
Whatever You’re Doing – Sanctus Real
I Give You My Heart / Center – Amanda and Mike

Posted by Mike Jones

*****(Please use discretion when previewing or purchasing other songs by this artist as other songs on this CD may contain inappropriate lyrical content.)



arrive | engage | listen by scotthodge
September 8, 2008, 10:04 am
Filed under: Art, The Orchard, Weekend Gatherings
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Here are a few photos of this weekend’s art by Katrina Willis.  Such a beautiful element that really added to our worship environment.

We continued our “Becoming” series this weekend and I taught on how we can prepare our hearts for the times we gather together as a community – specifically how we ARRIVE, ENGAGE, and LISTEN.  Such a unique, but powerful teaching.  And great response!

Really, really loving this series…

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Posted by Scott Hodge.


Continuing the Practice… by orchardblog
September 7, 2008, 11:38 pm
Filed under: The Orchard, Tools

Hasn’t the last week of sharing Common, Fixed Hour Prayer been good?  The practice of the daily offices of prayer is thousands of years old… the daily rhythms of prayer have been thought of as spiritual breath, the back and forth with heaven, since the third century A.D.

You can continue this practice on your own!  Or pick it up whenever you feel the need to “breathe spiritually”.  Here are some great tools that can help you integrate the daily offices of prayer into your life:

Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer – an explanation of the BOCP, as seen below.

The Book of Common Prayer, 1979 edition – The most recent and contemporary rendering of this famous prayer book which has been around since 1549.

Praying with the Church – Following Jesus Daily, Hourly, Today – Scot McKnight

A Contemporary Celtic Prayer Book – I own this, and use it frequently in my personal devotions

A Book of Hours – Thomas Merton – I loved this book, and then loaned it to a friend, never to be seen again!

Ancient Psalms for Contemporary Pilgrims – A wonderful guide to praying the Psalms… an ancient practice.

The St. Francis Prayer Book – this is my personal favorite prayer book – small enough it is in my bag on most days, and helps me “jump start” my prayer times with one of the great saints.

-Chris



Sunday Evening Prayer by orchardblog
September 7, 2008, 7:00 pm
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Almighty God, my heavenly Father, I have sinned against you, through my own fault in thought, and word, and deed, in what I have done and what I have left undone.  For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me all my offenses; and grant that I may serve you in newness of life, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

May the Lord Almighty grant me and those I love a peaceful night and a perfect end. Amen.

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep.  Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.

Lord, you now have set your servant free to go in peace as you have promised; for these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see: a Light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of your people Israel.  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever more shall be. Amen.



Sunday Afternoon Prayer by orchardblog
September 7, 2008, 10:00 am
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May God be merciful to us and bless us, show us the light of his countenance and come to us. (Psalm 67:1)

I will confess you among the peoples, O LORD; I will sing praises to you among the nations. (Psalm 108:3)

Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ, triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem: Grant that I, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise you in the City of which he is the light, and where he lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

O Lord my God, to you and to your service I devote myself, body, soul, and spirit.  Fill my memory with the record of your mighty works; enlighten my understanding with the light of your Holy Spirit; and may all the desires of my heart and will center in what you would have me do.  Make me an instrument of your salvation for the people entrusted to my care, and let me by my life and speaking set forth your true and living Word.  Be always with me in carrying out the duties of my salvation; in praises heighten my love and gratitude; in speaking of You give me readiness of thought and expression; and grant that, by the clearness and brightness of your holy Word, all the world may be drawn to your blessed kingdom.  All this I ask for the sake of your Son, my Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.



Sunday Morning Prayer by orchardblog
September 7, 2008, 6:00 am
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How great is your goodness, O LORD! which you have laid up for those who fear you; which you have done in the sight of all.  (Psalm 31:19)

I will bear witness that the LORD is righteous; I will praise the name of the LORD Most High. (Psalm 7:18)

Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ, triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem: Grant that I, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise you in the City of which he is the light, and where he lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought me in safety to the beginning of this day: Preserve me with your mighty power, that I may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all I do, direct me to the fulfilling of your purposes; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.