Friday, January 25, 2008

I promised pics...

As promised, here are some pics of the Christmas program "Jesus: His Glory Revealed".

This is one of the pics used in the slide show during the song "Our Great God" (Women of Faith version) - along with the choir sitting on the platform. We had additional singers on the front pew to help give some additional volume.

Zyor, the angel (my boy, M) tells of the initial reaction of the angel upon being told that Christ had left heaven to be born the Messiah. Do you see his wings?

Zyor expressed how he and his comrades were ready for battle when told about Christ leaving heaven just to be slain to buy the souls of men. (Yes, that's a real sword!)

Zyor shouts the praises of God!

Mary (my girl, E) told us about the day the angel came to visit her and tell her that she would be expecting the Messiah. Do you know that Mary questioned God about being the right girl?

Mary (E) sings "Breath of Heaven".

Simeon (my boy, D) told how that he'd heard from the Lord about seeing the Messiah, how God lengthened his days on earth to see that desire fulfilled, and about the day it all happened!

Anna (our assistant, M) sings "My Hope/The Solid Rock" (Women of Faith version).

Nicodemus (Pastor's son, J) tells us what it was like being on the Sanhedrin Court and about the meeting with Jesus.

Nicodemus sings "Mercy Came Running".

Mary (my girl, M) slips in and anoints the head and feet of Jesus (our assistant, J, M's husband). All of this drama is being played out during the song "Alabaster Box".

The rest of the group watching as Mary moves around to anoint the feet of Jesus.

Some of the Pharisees watching this scene after trying to stop it. Jesus told them to stop.

This is Mary kneeling at the feet of Jesus after she's anointed his feet. This story can be found here. This was a beautiful scene.

This is Pastor playing the part of John the Revelator. He was telling us about the vision found in the book of Revelation and about what he saw while "in the spirit on the Lord's Day". It was extremely moving.

Can you see all of the kids coming down to pray with C??????????? It was soooooo cool!!!!!!!!!

Listening to the "Invitation Quartet" sing between the program and the baptism.

This is the baptistry awaiting the next soul to be plunged under and become new.

S decided to get re-baptized after she rededicated her life back at the ladies meeting in September. That's her daddy helping Pastor. This was fantastic. I'm so happy for her.

This is S going down.

This is S's dad having a good time while praising the Lord!

This is S's dad giving her a bear hug after she was baptized.

As you can tell, we had a wonderful time. If you would like a copy of the DVD, leave me a comment and let me know.

See y'all later.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Well, hello there!

I've just been enjoying a "bloggy break".

We made it through the Christmas program. It went smoother than expected. The spirit that seemed to envelope the service was exciting. There were just enough people who knew just enough to make them extremely excited. The whole topper of the evening was that C (one of my girls from "way back when" started coming back and decided to help with the program), she went back to the altar and rededicated her life to the Lord. That was the whippie with a cherry on top!

Then, we had a lock-in for those crazy kids on New Year's. It was really fun. The couple that's been helping us, J & M, had their older daughter, K (4 years old), there too. She was soooo funny when it came time to play hide-and-go-seek-in-the-dark. We gave her a flashlight (she's 4 - I didn't want to give her nightmares for the rest of her life). She came back from the first game and said, "THAT WAS TOOO COOL!!! CAN WE PLAY AGAIN?!?!?!?!?!" I think she liked it.

Now, it's on to competition stuff.

I might try to put some of the stuff on YouTube, but I'm not going to guarantee anything.

I'll post again tomorrow with pics from the Christmas program - AND THE WINGS I MADE!!!! Yes, I'm still a little hung on the wings. They're just soooooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think y'all will agree.

See you tomorrow!