Sunday was a good day. I’m grateful. It was a good solid service at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church.  We proclaimed the gospel message through song, prayer, word and communion. What more could you ask for?

It was an “ordinary” day. Let me explain.

We are now in the season after Pentecost known as  “Ordinary Time.” My favorite theologian Robert Webber explains how this season compares to the rest of the liturgical year:

The period between Pentecost and the beginning of Advent is called ordinary time. By contrast the period through Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, the Great Triduum, and the Easter season ending on Pentecost is called extraordinary time. Extraordinary time is so designated because its chief purpose is to celebrate the specific historic, supernatural acts of God in history that result in the salvation of creatures and creation.

Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year, p. 167

From Advent to Pentecost, we remember the story line of the gospel from the Incarnation of Jesus to the arrival of the Holy Spirit.

In the season after Pentecost, we focus on what God does to empower us to live as new creations born of the Spirit of God” in the context of our everyday ordinary lives.


Pastor Don Hutchinson began a new series on following Jesus called “Sailing With Jesus”

Here’s the rundown:

    • Welcome & Pass the Peace
  • Oh Taste and See
  • Your Love Never Fails
  • Holy Is The Lord
    • Prayer / Scripture Reading
    • Message: Sailing With Jesus: Jesus Is The Captain
  • Into My Heart
    • Communion
  • Jesus Messiah
  • Agnus Dei
    • Benediction
  • Hold Us Together

This post is part of The Worship Community Sunday Set list roundup. See what other communities are doing here:

By the way, Worship Leader Magazine is doing a similar blog report on worship song-lists, you can add yours here.