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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 last of the five:

5. Accentuated Joy

Last, but not least, is the heightened experience of worship in the corporate context. Our own awe is accentuated, our own adoration increased, our own joy doubled when we worship Jesus together.

As the Swedish proverb says, a shared joy is a double joy. In corporate worship, the “graces and blessings” we uniquely enjoy are not only awakening, assurance, ad-vance, and accepting others’ leadership, but also the accen-tuated joy of deeper and richer and greater adoration and awe, since our delight in Jesus expands as we magnify him together with others.
The secret of joy in corporate worship is not only self-forgetfulness — or to put it positively, preoccupation with Jesus and his glory — but also the happy awareness that we are not alone in having our souls satisfied in him.
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I hope you have enjoyed walking through this perspec-tive on Corporate Worship with me. May we all grow in gratitude toward our gracious God and in unity as we co-labor together in this mission field.

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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