Ben, that's hilarious! Actually, if they are the real CD .. I need'em! They are out of print.
We had communion today ... during communion we sang:
Knowing You (All I Once Held Dear)
Draw Me Close
I looked again just to make sure. THere's one Quiet Times vol. II and about five "Men of Faith" CDs and another five or six of Kim Marshall's first worship CD.
Okay, so I exaggerated. Sue me. Actually, don't. I've got enough going on right now.
I'm intrigued...what are these "Quiet Times" cds???
I've used Communion by Third Day a few times.
Way back in the early days, I recorded two albums called "QuietTimes" Keyboard Instrumental and "QuietTimes" Volume 2 (which is keyboard and soprano sax).
They are free-flowing, spontaneous instrumental themes - we literally just sat down and started playing. Granted, I put a good bit of time adding, editing, and post-production, but all-in-all ... thousands of these have been sold and used over the world ...
People play them in their churches for prayer time, meditation, altar ministry. People play them in labor/delivery rooms (no kidding, I get those emails a lot) while they have their children.
many people play them for their kids ... to help them sleep, etc.
The producer in me trembles to ever even copy the master (both are out of print, and all orders these days are either mp3 download or I burn the master onto CD-R) because it was the first 2 albums I'd ever produced. However, I lay my own reputation down (haha) and let them stay around because so many people seem to be blessed by them.
You can hear many of the themes, etc,. on my IndieHeaven site - just click the banner (or this link) below.
Just a few days ago, someone called my office asking for permission to use tracks of "QuietTimes" Volume 4 ... so apparently, although I have copyrights on that name, it doesn't matter - someone else has already ripped it off!
For the Kingdom,
'Broken Bread and Poured Out Wine' - Drew Cline.
Our church is thinking of making a shift in the area of communion as well...we are making plans to set up communion stations around the auditorium that people can go to any time during the worship on any Sunday and take communion...I know there are a few churches out there that do this, anybody here in one? Would love to hear your experiences and thoughts on it.
In our church, I've found if we use recordings, people feel the need to talk over them during the communion. If there is a "live" person singing quietly in front, everyone is much more contemplative.
Songs recently done for communion
Jesus Paid It All
Sacred Romance (Micheal W. Smith)
Draw Me Lord (Selah)
This is great timing 'cause we're planning our Communion Service right now. My list so far includes:
Hallelujah to the Lamb
Shine Jesus Shine
Before The Throne of God Above
There Is Power In The Blood (The old Hymn)
I Come With Joy
Wonderful, Merciful, Savior
The Wonderful Cross
Our Pastor is leading us through the book of Exodus and we're up to the Passover. He thought this would be a great time to have a Communion service. Maybe this is another thread but does anyone have experience with combining items from a Passover or 'Seder' service into communion?? I think it would be a different way of looking at Communion and understand better the roots from which we have come.
D J Sebens
I don't have any experience per se, but I've had some of it explain by a Messianic Jew and it's pretty powerful. From what I remember (and I could be off on some of the details) when Jesus said "this is my body" it was the time of the meal when one of three pieces of bread that were under a napkin was taken out, broken, hidden (apparently it was a game for the kids to find the broken piece) then put back. The symbolism is that Jesus was revealed from the Godhead, broken for us, buried, raised, then returned to the Godhead. The cup was the third of four cups, which was the cup of wrath. This symbolized Christ taking upon Himself the wrath that was to be ours. I would recommend that you should do your reseach so you get all your facts right, then maybe have whoever is overseeing the meal explain it. It can be pretty powerful.