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This Month's Featured Idea
May 2014: Contemporary Worship
Laurie Hanson Roberts, Grace Avenue UMC, Frisco, TX
Contemporary music suggestions for Pentecost
Looking for some new contemporary music for Pentecost Sunday (June 8)? Here are five suggestions:
Awake My Soul, Chris Tomlin. (Scripture reference: Ezekiel 37:1-11.)
This is a great opening song of celebration. As with many of Tomlin's songs, the key is high, especially for female singers, so you might want to drop it a step (or 2!).
Holy Spirit Have Your Way, Leeland Mooring. (Scripture reference: John 3:30.)
This is an easy song to change up. Have worship leader sing a verse, congregation sing the chorus, everybody join in on verse 2, etc.
Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God, Stuart Townend & Keith Getty.
I love the simplicity of this song. It is very hymn-like. It would work well as a call to prayer or preparation for the reading of scripture.
Fall on Me, Rick Muchow.
This is another good choice for a call to prayer. Don’t feel as though you need to use the whole song (which applies to any song). Sometimes a verse and a chorus can set the mood for worship in a beautiful way. (The link above takes you to the lyrics of this song; the recording is found on Muchow's album, All About Love.)
When You Move, Vikki and Steve Cook.
This is a favorite at Grace Avenue UMC. The words are powerful with solid theology, plus the drums and bass lines are so interesting that no one wants the song to end!