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YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY

MUSIC & WORSHIP RESOURCES

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Charles Cotton, Young Adult Lectionary Liturgists' Team

Worship Planning Notes

Often, as worship planners, we can over-plan or under-plan for Sunday services that will primarily involve young adults. The focus of this moment is to help young adults believe that through recession, depression, and other obstacles, young adults can be victorious through Christ Jesus, our Lord. Consider taking a simpler approach this day.

  • Seek out three young adults who have experienced unemployment, financial hardship, depression, etc. Allow them space and opportunity to speak within the worship experience, perhaps before the altar call prayer, the offering, or benediction. Ultimately their testimonies should encourage and strengthen the community of worshipers. Again, the focus is that we are victorious through Jesus Christ.
  • Create space for a poster ministry to operate during the worship service. Make an appeal for all persons who have been unemployed, depressed, financially challenged, homeless, friendless, hopeless, etc., to participate in making a poster that expresses their sentiments about this juncture in this life. Select a song that is reflective, meditational, and inspirational to accompany the poster presentation. While the song is playing, allow the young adults to present their posters without verbal communication. Consider the following examples and allow creative input from your young adult ministry leaders.
Side 1
I was unemployed for 24 months and did not know how I was going to eat or pay my bills.
Side 1
I suffered from depression after being physically abused by my husband of 5 years.

Side 2
Today, I work as the Vice President of Marketing for XYZ Industries.
Side 2
I have been happily re-married and depression-free for 5 years. I no longer allow my past to haunt me.

1. The Call to Worship

We Have the Victory! (Psalm 113)

Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord; praise the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time and forevermore.

Congregation: Today, we celebrate that we've made it this far by faith.
We have come through hardships, lonely days, and sleepless nights.
If it had not been for the Lord on our side, we would have given up and thrown in the towel of life and quit our journey in Christ.

Leader: The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, Who is seated on high, Who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?

Congregation: We take joy in knowing that our heavenly Father who mothers us is watching over us. When days are good and when they are bad,
We will remember that our help comes from Jehovah!

Unison: There's no god like Jehovah!
Hallelujah, thanks be to God,
We have the victory!

2. Opening Hymns
(a) Victory in Jesus. By Eugene M. Bartlett

(b) I'm So Glad. Arr. by Evelyn Simpson-Curenton

(c) Lift Every Voice and Sing. By James Weldon Johnson

(d) I Am on the Battlefield for My Lord. By Sylvana Bell and E. V. Banks

3. Traditional Gospel Selections
(a) He Has Done Great Things for Me. By Jessy Dixon

(b) I Really Love the Lord. By Jimmy Dowell

(c) In the Name of Jesus. Arr. by Walter Owens

(d) What a Mighty God We Serve. Traditional

4. Worship through Dance
(a) Victory. By Tye Tribett

(b) Bless the Lord. By Tye Tribett

(c) God Is Able. By Smokie Norful

5. Anthems and Spirituals
(a) Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land. By Glenn Burleigh

(b) Satan, We're Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down. Traditional

(c) Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee. By Margaret Pleasant Douroux

6. Modern Songs
(a)Greater Days. By James Fortune

(b)I Win. By John P. Kee

(c) I Smile. By Kirk Franklin

7. Offertory Song or Instrumental
(a) Give. By Donald Lawrence

(b) Release My Praise. By Eric Reed

(c) Crown Him Lord of All. By Patrick Love

(d) My Jesus, I Love Thee. By William R. Featherston. Instrumental

8. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) Even Me. Arr. by Michael McElroy

(b) Is Your All on the Altar? By Elisha A. Hoffman

(c) Total Praise. By Richard Smallwood

(d) I Need You to Survive. By Hezekiah Walker

9. Sermonic Selection
(a) We Made It. By Hezekiah Walker

(b) You Reign. By William Murphy

(c) Worship Medley. Arr. by Jonathan Nelson

(d) I Love the Lord. By Richard Smallwood

10. Invitational Song or Instrumental
(a) O Happy Day. By Edwin Hawkins

(b) Completely Yes. By Sandra Crouch

(c) I Want to Be a Follower of Christ. By Donald Vails

(d) We Offer Christ. By Joel Britton

11. Benediction Song or Instrumental
(a) Strength. By John P. Kee

(b) Clap Your Hands. By John P. Kee

(c) Till We Gather Again. By Stephen Key

(d) A Beautiful Day. By India Arie. Play this selection as worshipers leave.

Cites and Additional Information for Music and Materials Listed

1. The Call to WorshipóWe Have the Victory! By Charles B. Cotton, Jr. (Excerpts from Psalm 113)

2. Hymns and Congregational Songs
(a) Victory in Jesus. By Eugene M. Bartlett
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 2001. #261

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, Inc, 1987. #240

National Baptist Publishing Board. The New National Baptist Hymnal. Nashville, TN: National Baptist Pub. Board, 1981. #511

Total Praise. Chicago, IL/Nashville, TN: GIA Publications, Inc./Sunday School Publishing Board, 2011. #258

Church of God in Christ. Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. Memphis, TN: Church of God in Christ Pub. Board in association with the Benson Co., 1982. #

(b) I'm So Glad. Arr. by Evelyn Simpson-Curenton
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #238

Total Praise. #229

(c) Lift Every Voice and Sing. By James Weldon Johnson
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #540

African Methodist Bicentennial Hymnal. #571

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #291

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #477

Total Praise. #532

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #506

(d) I Am on the Battlefield for My Lord. By Sylvana Bell and E. V. Banks
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #480

African Methodist Bicentennial Hymnal. #390

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #281

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #493

Total Praise. #488

3. Traditional Gospel Selections
(a) He Has Done Great Things for Me. By Jessy Dixon
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #507

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #289

Total Praise. #503

(b) I Really Love the Lord. By Jimmy Dowell
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #577

Total Praise. #571

(c) In the Name of Jesus. Arr. by Walter Owens
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #303

Location:
Total Praise. #287

(d) What a Mighty God We Serve. Traditional
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #478

Total Praise. #489

4. Worship through Dance
(a) Victory. By Tye Tribett
Location:
Victory Live. New York, NY: Sony BMG, 2006.

(b) Bless The Lord. By Tye Tribett
Location:
Victory Live. New York, NY: Sony BMG, 2006.

(c) God Is Able. By Smokie Norful
Location:
Nothing Without You. Brentwood, TN: EMI, 2004.

5. Hymns, Anthems, and Spirituals
(a) Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land. By Glenn Burleigh
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #222

Total Praise. #222

(b) Satan, We're Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down. Traditional
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #485

Total Praise. #490

(c) Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee. By Margaret Pleasant Douroux
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #115

African Methodist Bicentennial Hymnal. #75

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #197

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #6

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #17

Total Praise. #107

6. Modern Songs
(a) Greater Days. By James Fortune
Location:
Identity. Nashville, TN: Light Records, 2012.

(b) I Win. By John P. Kee
Location:
Life and Favor. Charlotte, NC: Kee Music Group, 2012.

(c) I Smile. By Kirk Franklin
Location:
Hello Fear. New York, NY: Verity Gospel, 2011.

7. Offertory Song or Instrumental
(a) Give. By Donald Lawrence
Location:
Winston, Bill. Bill Winston Presents Living Word Released. Chicago, IL: Source Media, 2012.

(b) Release My Praise. By Eric Reed
Location:
The Park Ministries. One Thing I Desire. New York, NY: Koch, 2006.

(c) Crown Him Lord of All. By Patrick Love
Location:
The Park Ministries. One Thing I Desire. New York, NY: Koch, 2006.

(d) My Jesus, I Love Thee. By William R. Featherston. Instrumental
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #574

African Methodist Bicentennial Hymnal. #457

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #39

Total Praise. #578

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #335

8. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) Even Me. Arr. by Michael McElroy
Location:
Lundy, Patrick. In the Fellowship. Orlando, FL: Meridian Group, 2005.

(b) Is Your All on the Altar? By Elisha A. Hoffman
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #393

African Methodist Bicentennial Hymnal. #333

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #277

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #183

Total Praise. #396

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #300

(c) Total Praise. By Richard Smallwood
Location:
Adoration: Live in Atlanta. New York, NY: Verity, 1996.

African American Heritage Hymnal. #113

Total Praise. #100

(d) I Need You to Survive. By Hezekiah Walker
Location:
Total Praise. #333

9. Sermonic Selection
(a) We Made It. By Hezekiah Walker
Location:
Family Affair II. London, England: Zomba, 2002.

(b) You Reign. By William Murphy
Location:
God Chaser. New York, NY: Verity, 2013.

(c) Worship Medley. Arr. by Jonathan Nelson
Location:
Better Days. Mobile, AL: Integrity, 2010.

(d) I Love the Lord. By Richard Smallwood
Location:
Houston, Whitney. The Preacher's Wife Soundtrack. New York, NY: Arista, 1996.

10. Invitational Song or Instrumental
(a) O Happy Day. By Edwin Hawkins
Location:
The Best of Edwin Hawkins. New York, NY: Buddha Records, 2001.

(b) Completely Yes. By Sandra Crouch
Location:
African American Hymnal. #551

Total Praise. #560

(c) I Want to Be a Follower of Christ. By Donald Vails
Location:
What a Wonderful Savior I've Found. Newark, NJ: Savoy, 1990.

(d) We Offer Christ. By Joel Britton
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #355

Total Praise. #350

11. Benediction Song or Instrumental
(a) Strength. By John P. Kee
Location:
Kee, John P. & New Life. Strength. London, England: Zomba, 1997.

(b) Clap Your Hands. By John P. Kee
Location:
Kee, John P. & New Life. Strength. London, England: Zomba, 1997.

(c) Till We Gather Again. By Stephen Key
Location:
The African American Hymnal. #638

Total Praise. #629

(d) A Beautiful Day. By India Arie. Play this selection as worshipers leave.
Location:
Testimony, Vol. 2: Love & Politics. New York, NY: Universal, 2009.

     

 

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