Desperate for song suggestions for a pastoral ordination service!
We are having an ordination service coming up and I was told to prepare a few songs for worship. Can anyone offer suggestions as to what songs would fit the occasion? I am drawing a blank. Thanks so much!
I've sung John Michael Talbot's "Saint Theresa's Prayer" at a couple of ordination services.
When we had our pastor's commissioning three years ago, we did this song. Also "Again I Say Rejoice." "The Stand" and "My Tribute Medley." Each has lyrics that kind of resonated with us and what was happening.
Originally Posted by EdFuchsMusic
Do these pastors have a fave song? It's their day...
I, personally like "Not I But Christ".
Thanks to everyone for their responses! The Ordination Service went extremely well. I thought i'd go ahead and post the songs we used in case anyone else ever needs some imput like i did.
Our full worship band was not available for this particular service, so i played guitar and sang along with someone else. It actually made for a more intimate setting. We opened with a flowing medley of
-Have Thine Own Way, I Surrender All, & I Have Decided To Follow Jesus. (We played them back to back, without stopping, and did two verses and choruses each.)
Then i invited the congregation to join us in singing...
-Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome
-Amazing Love(You Are My King)
-If Not For Grace
In between speakers, I sang Keep Me In Your Will by Jessica King.
Then to close, we had everyone join us in
-Amazing Grace(My Chains Are Gone).
Hope this helps someone else!!