Worship East Blog
at Riverland Hills Baptist Church
The concept for the weekend started with the piano. Our friend Steve Garrett at Case Brothers in Spartanburg, SC donated an old upright. We stripped it down and took a lot of the guts out (it no longer worked) and set it up to place our Nord Electro 3 inside it. We loved the fact that it could look like a very old piano but keep our sounds that we use on Sunday.
Disclaimer: We borrowed this idea from a our time with Kari Jobe's band a few weeks ago here at church.
James Busby, a talented artist in RHBC, sanded it down, repainted it matte black, and added a bit of distress to it.
We then a fitted a board on the back, painted it with chalkboard paint, so that James could work his magic.
Our service-opener for the weekend was "Sinking Deep" by Hillsong United. James drew in beautiful script letters the first three words of the chorus while we worshiped with the congregation. It was a beautiful way for us to start our time with the Lord together on Easter weekend.
After the piano started to come to life, we had the idea that it would be neat to ask the congregation to participate in a unique way during worship. We repurposed the banner frames from our Youth D-NOW weekend and created two 20-foot chalkboard walls. James wasn't the only one who got to play with chalk in church!
Our pastor Dr. Ed Carney's sermon was entitled "The Best Day Ever."
In planning our service we decided to move most of our musical worship to after the message. While we sang, the congregation responded to the question, "Why is Easter the best day ever?"
As you can see there were numerous testimonies to what Christ has done for us through the cross and resurrection.