Monday, July 16, 2007


Memorial is a fabulous group. We know we are not God. He is the one Who supplies. Our dependence is upon Him in every effort. We are greatful for each leader/minister; yet, we are fully aware each is simply discarded junk inhabited by you-know-Who!

One of the dynamics which has become such a special thrill at Memorial is in the zone of our music. A Capella churches need/should capitalize on their awesome heart-voices. We are getting better at such a skill. Shane Coffman is one special worship leader. He has that perfect knack of being up front unnoticed. Allen French, before him, had the same ability.

I am impressed week after week at the creativity of God in Shane. Yesterday Krista Magnusson began Amazing Grace by singing a solo and then the church joined in. To hear her was to listen to an angel. She looks like one and sounds like one. Shane's song selection was upbeat and led us to ride the clouds as we thrust our hearts upward to the King. Jason Thornton's solo backed by the worship team was an earth shaker. His God Raised Me Up rocks the church!

We are most blessed to see the singers among us get to be used more and more as we remain faithful to the Word and let those who have a song sing it. Thank You, God, for letting us be a part of your world-wide, century-continuing called out people. We are most grateful to be included.


Anonymous said...

How did a solo EVER become considered a sin by most of the church? What a blessing. I remember Jason's song at the workshop...a highlight of the week no doubt. Shane is an awesome talent.

Brenda said...

I think we are so lucky to have Shane as a member, leader, and a friend. He brings a dynamic spirit to us. And anytime Krista sings you feel like an angel is singing to you. She truly has a gift from God. I think we have a remarkable team and am blessed to be a part of this church.

Jill said...

I wish I could have been there to hear Krista! I love hearing her sing!

Liz Moore said...

Singing is such a great part of our worship. I love it! At Highland Oaks we also have a great worship leader who sometimes incorporates solos into the service. What an amazing impact they have.

I am so thankful to God for our voices. There is nothing more beautiful that thousands of voices raised together to God in song!