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Dr. Tim Lantzy, Senior Pastor
Tim Wuester, Min. of Worship Arts
Ben Gavrun, Min. of Youth/Educ
Donna Cusick, Dir. of Children's Min.

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Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm
700 N Citrus Avenue
Crystal River, FL 34428
Ph:  352.795.3367
Fax: 352.795.3714

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Music & Media Ministries

Music Ministry Rehearsal Schedule

Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Celebration Choir Rehearsal Wednesdays - 7:15 p.m.

Thursday: Praise Team Rehearsal (Vocalist & Instrumentalist) 6:30 p.m.

Monday: Youth Praise Band 5:00 p.m.


Worship Arts Ministry

I recently came upon this article about corporate worship. Here is the second of five benefits to Corporate Worship…The full
article by David Mathis can be read at: www.desiringgod.org/articles/five-benefits-of-corporate-worship

Worshiping Jesus together may be the single most important thing we do. It plays an indispensable role in rekindling our spiri-tual fire, and keeping it burning. Corporate worship brings to-gether God’s word, prayer, and fellowship, and so makes for the greatest means of God’s ongoing grace in the Christian life.

But thinking of worship as a means can be dangerous. True worship is fundamentally an experience of the heart, and not a means to anything else. So, it’s important to distinguish between what benefits might motivate us to be regular in corporate wor-ship, and what focus our minds and hearts should pursue in the moment.

According to Don Whitney, “There’s an element of worship and Christianity that cannot be experienced in private worship or by watching worship. There are some graces and blessings that God gives only in the ‘meeting together’ with other believ-ers” (Spiritual Disciplines, 92). Surely, many more could be given, but here are five such “graces and blessings” that we experience uniquely in the context of corporate worship.

 

Here is the third of five:
3. Advance
Corporate worship also plays an indispensable part in our sancti-fication — our progressive growth in being conformed to the im-age of Jesus (Romans 8:29). Corporate worship is for our general “upbuilding and encouragement and consolation” (1 Corinthians 14:3), but also in beholding Jesus together: “we all . . . are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another” (2 Corinthians 3:18).

“When our hearts feel it least is when we need most to remind our souls, ‘For me it is good to be near God.’” Christian growth is not just something that we take away as sermon application and then work into our lives that week. As Tim Keller says, sanctification can happen “on the spot” as we sit under gospel preaching and engage in corporate worship. There are times — may God make them many — when the Holy Spirit takes the Scripture read, the prayer spoken, the chorus sung, or the truth preached and presses it right to the point of our need, and not merely in-forms our Christian walk, but heals us in that moment.

When we join in corporate worship, God loves not only to change our minds, but to also irrevocably change our hearts “on the spot.”

His, Tim

Worship Arts Ministries - Handbells & Worship Team

 

Do you want to learn a new skill? Do you want to satisfy some curiosity about whether you could learn how to play a handbell? Please contact Tim Wuester today and we can get answers to those questions…(903) 475-2070.

 


Needed NOW…singers and musicians to commit to being a part of a team of singers and musicians.Auditions are mandatory and having a passion for Contemporary worship music is a must.

His,
Tim

 

 

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