FY 100: FreeFall Evaluation

Our class attended a night of worship, 3 hours of ancient/present worship laced with ancient prayers, communion and a Stomp percussion fest to end the night.

Here are your InResponse questions. A few paragraph thoughts on each, reflective and analytic, would be best.

What did you love about the event? What elements rose to the top for you as living worship experiences? Think of words from our studies such as accessibility, intimacy and integrity.

What did you not like about the event? What kinds of elements distracted you, or frustrated you?

Speak about those who led in generic terms, such as “the drummer,” the “background vocalist,” the “worship leader,” the “communion leader,” etc. Was there anything any of those participating did to especially enhance your time, or to detract from it? Be honest, and be specific. This is a case study.

Target areas you loved in the way they did what they did, and things you noticed that distracted you.

Note elements of musicianship and planning and how they affected you — arrangements of songs, physical postures of team members, etc.

Note any overall, or final impressions. You will be drawing on these insights when you lead worship, in teams of 3, at an upcoming SSU chapel in a few weeks.


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.