Sunday, February 17, 2013

Build Your Kingdom Here

About a dozen people stayed after church today (3/17) for a potluck meal and to look at our first (of five) "tasks" we have as a congregation during this six-month transition period.  Task #1 asks the church to review its history, evaluate where it stands currently, and to consider any short- or long-term goals.

Most who attend Girdwood Chapel now have little knowledge of our early years as a community church.  Old photos (and memories) are being collected and put into a Girdwood Chapel history book.  (Your help in collecting photos and written recollections are MOST welcome.)

Some of the photos have been put into a music video.  You can find the video on the "About Us" page of this website.  Meanwhile, here are the challenging/uplifting lyrics to the song, as performed by the UK Christian group "Rend Collective."

Rend Experiment – Build Your Kingdom

Come set Your rule and reign
In our hearts again
Increase in us we pray
Unveil why we're made
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope
Like wildfire in our very souls
Holy Spirit come invade us now
We are Your Church
We need Your power
In us

We seek Your kingdom first
We hunger and we thirst
Refuse to waste our lives
For You're our joy and prize
To see the captive hearts released
The hurt; the sick; the poor at peace
We lay down our lives for Heaven's cause
We are Your church
We pray revive
This Earth

Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here
We pray

Unleash Your kingdom's power
Reaching the near and far
No force of hell can stop
Your beauty changing hearts
You made us for much more than this
Awake the kingdom seed in us
Fill us with the strength and love of Christ
We are Your church
We are the hope 
On Earth