We hope to begin every team night with a time of fellowship and refreshments. Many thanks to Aaron Read who organised our hot chocolate and coffee bar, a great way to show our appreciation to those who continue to serve week in week out. We want to intentionally include time within our team night for catching up with one another and building relationships across the teams.
For musicians not currently using our Onsong library of songs we still update our Dropbox folder with the same new songs. PDF and word files can be found here and viewed/saved offline to your tablet or phone as required. At present our songs are categorised into folders entitled 'invitation, declaration, response and encounter'. This is to assist song selection, in particular reflecting upon the flow of songs in the journey of worship for a service.
The new song rehearsed on the night was 'Yes and amen', originally by Housefires. It has since been released by Chris Tomlin whose version we used as our starting point to learn instrument parts. In the 45 minutes we have together as musicians we are taking one new song each month to learn and worship with. At the beginning of 2017 this song captures a message of hope for the next season and freshly awakens us to God's faithfulness and the need to rest in his promises alone. The song is playable, singable, well structured, lyrically stirring and even works well stripped back with just an acoustic guitar.