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Growing in God

An introduction to the Vital Worship Grants Event 2020 and a worship service called "Growing in God."

Welcome and Introductions to the Vital Worship Grants Event

Prelude: “In the Lord, I’ll Be Ever Thankful”

Opening Blessing

Song: “Welcome into This Place”

Song: “Como el ciervo / Like a Deer” (Psalm 42)


Scripture: Proverbs 3:1–8



Song: “I’m Gonna Live so God Can Use Me” 

Blessing: Numbers 6:24–27

Postlude: “Be Thou My Vision”

This service was led by:

James Abbington, Jeff Barker, Kai Ton Chau, Ziqi Chen, Cindy De Boer, Scott Hoezee, Chan Gyu Jang, William Johnston, Ann Kapteyn, Duane Kelderman, Janice McLean-Farrell, Satrina Reid, Kathy Smith, Rebecca Snippe, Marcell Steuernagel, Kathleen Turner, Joanna Wigboldy, and John Witvliet


“In the Lord I’ll Be Ever Thankful”
Text and Tune: based on Philippians 4:4-6, The Community of Taizé © 1991 Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, Taizé Community, France, GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive North American agent.
All rights reserved. Reprinted and recorded under A-703303. 

“Welcome into This Place”
Words and Music: Orlando Jaurez; arr. Jimmie Abbington © 1991 CMI-HP Publishing, admin. Word Music, Inc./Life Spring Music.
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

“Como el ciervo / Like a Deer”
Text: Juan Salinas; tr. Mary Louise Bringle, b. 1953, 2011. Tune: Juan Salinas © 1991 CanZion Producciones; arr. Obed Valencia Lozada © 2001 Obed Valencia Lozada.
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

“I’m Gonna Live so God Can Use Me”
Text: African American Spiritual. Tune: traditional; arr. Wendell Whalum (1932–1987) © the Estate of Wendell Whalum.
Used by permission.

“Be Thou My Vision”
Text: Irish hymn, 8th century; tr. Mary E Byrne; versified Eleanor H. Hull, Public Domain. Tune: Irish melody; arr. Jack Schrader © 1989 Hope Publishing Company.
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.