There is a cancer update at the end of this message.
CHIP STAM STEM CELL DRIVE: BE THE MATCH
FREE PIANO SCORE for "By Faith" by Keith and
Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend: SEE BELOW
What is faith and what place does it play in the life of the church? What about in the life of the individual follower of Jesus? Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is a new Getty/Townend hymn that our congregation has sung several times recently. "By Faith" is from Keith and Kristyn Getty's most recent CD, AWAKEN THE DAWN. Look at the bottom of this message for a link to a free piano score and video of Kristyn Getty singing the hymn.
By faith we see the hand of God
In the light of creation's grand design,
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness,
Who walk by faith and not by sight.
By faith our fathers roamed the earth
With the pow'r of His promise in their hearts,
Of a holy city built by God's own hand,
A place where peace and justice reign.
We will stand as children of the promise;
We will fix our eyes on Him, our soul's reward.
Till the race is finished and the work is done,
We'll walk by faith and not by sight.
By faith the prophets saw a day
When the longed-for Messiah would appear
With the pow'r to break the chains of sin and death
And rise triumphant from the grave.
By faith the church was called to go
In the pow'r of the Spirit to the lost
To deliver captives and to preach good news
In every corner of the earth.
We will stand . . .
By faith this mountain shall be moved
And the pow'r of the gospel shall prevail,
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name.
We will stand . . .
— Keith and Kristy Getty and Stuart Townend, from AWAKEN THE DAWN © 2009 Thankyou Music. Take a look at www.gettymusic.com for recordings, orchestrations, piano scores, SATB settings, songbooks, tour information, e-mail list, and blogs about modern hymns.
PIANO SCORE FOR "BY FAITH":
VIDEO OF "BY FAITH":
KEITH AND KRISTYN GETTY'S BLOG ABOUT "BY FAITH":
Blessings to all!
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Ministries
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
THE PLACE OF THE CHOIR IN WORSHIP: PART 1 (Ed Willmington):
THE PLACE OF THE CHOIR IN WORSHIP: PART 2 (Carl Stam):
THE PLACE OF THE CHOIR IN WORSHIP: PART 3 (Donald Hustad):
THE PLACE OF THE CHOIR IN WORSHIP: PART 4 (Ron Man):
HEALTH UPDATE & PRAYER REQUEST
FOR CHIP STAM, CANCER PATIENT
August 28 Treatment Update
Dear friends and family,
Thanks again for loving us and praying for us during this long cancer journey. More information and new pictures are found at www.caringbridge.org/visit/carlstam.
GRAFT vs. HOST DISEASE
We continue to visit the Brown Cancer Center every single day (including Saturday and Sunday) for testing, treatment, more testing, and more treatment. For most of the last two week, we have been preoccupied with a bladder infection that has been inconvenient and incredibly painful. Another aspect of the GVH is the CMV virus. These numbers are tested twice each week, and they fluctuate from the 2,000s to the 11,000s. The doctors work hard to keep these numbers low. They have continued to lower my steroids such that, thankfully, the swelling in my feet, ankles, legs, face, and neck is somewhat reduced. Nice!
The LORD is giving us patience and strength for this journey—even some joy. We have people visiting regularly to pray for us, and we have received many beautiful displays of love and kindness. I use my snazzy new walker every day, and I love it.
Please keep praying for Doris, our family, my caregivers, and me; and don't forget to care for the cancer patients in your families, churches, neighborhoods, and places of employment. Pray that our stem cell drive will provide many, many cancer patients with life-saving options for treatment. God can do this. We have met and surpassed our fund-raising goal ($51,000), and we are about fifty DNA samples short of our goal of 1,800 swab kits. If you would like to swab your cheek and participate, it is not too late.
Resting in His matchless love and care,