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3 Keys to Life-Changing Worship

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I believe corporate worship can be one of the most exciting experiences that we as believers get to participate in  this side of heaven!  

I can’t help but think of the scripture that references the throng of people pressing in to Jesus just so that they can touch the hem of His garment.  That is my hope and prayer for each worship service here at Shandon:

that we would experience the presence of God in an undeniable way and that He does what only He can do!



Anytime we really want to hear or be part of something important, we lean in… we press in to receive everything we can. To sit back and be entertained is contrary to worship.  To be critical is contrary to worship.  To expect God to do what only he can do is worship!


The example of worship given in scripture is a person actively engaged with bowed heads or uplifted hands, standing or prostrate. I think it applies to us as well. We want to  reach up to see all that God has for us as we join to Him in worship!  Our posture needs to be that of openness.


Without exception, my prayer preparation for worship impacts my experience of worship! When I have prayed for my pastor and for the congregation to sense the presence of God, there is no doubt that I come to worship with an anticipation that something very special is going to happen.

Just as there are ways we can engage with God to experience life-changing worship, there are ways we can be robbed of the worship God longs for us to bring Him.



It is perfectly natural that we choose our worship services by personal tastes in style. However, I once heard a wise man say, “the day that we spend as much time worrying about power and presence as we do about style and form will be the day the church really experiences worship!" Amen?


Being actively involved raises the emotional level! If we sit on the sideline waiting to be “sung to” or “preached at,” we miss the incredible experience of involvement.  It doesn’t require an uncomfortable demonstration on your part, but if you are prompted to respond, then who is being robbed when you don’t?


If church becomes a place just to sing songs, fellowship and listen to sermons without a perspective that every time we come together it is a supernaturally divine appointment for someone, we are not experiencing all that God created us for. Scripture is clear that if two or three of us come worshipping and asking, then He is faithful to meet us.  I wouldn’t want to be part of that holy moment still on the sideline, just observing. Would you?



Dave Williamson, a personal mentor, says it well. 

“Worship is all that we are, responding to all that God has revealed Himself to be, initiated and empowered by His Holy Spirit.”

Psalm 150

Praise the Lord!  Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament; Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!  Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and the harp; Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes; Praise Him with the loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals!  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!  PRAISE THE LORD!

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Don't just worship at Eucharist--Help LEAD IT!

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We can't wait to gather together on Palm Sunday to take the Lord's Supper and worship our risen Lord Jesus. Our Palm Sunday Night of Worship, Eucharist, is March 20 at 6pm. This year's event will include singing "At the Cross" by candlelight. It's going to be both beautiful and powerful, solemn and exciting, meaningful and fun. 

I invite you to be a part of the choir that will join the modern worship band for a portion of the service--you don't have to be a part of our 10am worship choir.


  • 2 rehearsals (Tuesday, March 15 & Thursday, March 17, 6:30-8pm) + the Eucharist on March 20  at 6pm
  • Rehearsals will be in the Choir Room (basement of the Worship Center)
  • Childcare not provided for rehearsals. (Childcare is provided for infants through 4 year olds for the event.)

Want to be a "lead worshipper" at this year's Eucharist? Email me, Scott Lee, at  .  We will close the choir recruitment  this Sunday, March 13, so don't delay!

Scott M. Lee
Minister of Music & Worship Arts
 | (803) 782-1300

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