We had a tremendous weekend of singing and learning how to improve our worship. You will probably not meet two more gracious people than Keith and Sharon Lancaster. Their graciousness was only matched by their ability to draw out of people singing that is from the heart. We had a great singing on Saturday evening. Many people came from surrounding congregations, some from several counties away. Keith’s time with our worship leaders, AV people, and worship planners and coordinators was invaluable. Our worship Sunday morning was rich with song and scripture. It was moving to say the least. If you have an opportunity to host one of these workshops please take advantage of it. This really provided the catalyst for introducing new songs and enthusiasm in our worship while still respecting many of the older songs in our hymnals.
Here are a few pictures from the weekend (For more pictures see Keith’s blog here and his photo gallery…and don’t forget to sign his guest book!). Also see some beautiful pictures Keith took around St. Pete and Clearwater. Keith really taught us the power of effective song leading. I had no idea how much of an impact song leading could have until this weekend. Again, thanks to the Lancasters for the seeds they planted at Northwest this weekend. May four part harmony live on!