PUTTING A CAPO ON COVID

PUTTING A CAPO ON COVID

By Pastor Miguel Rios

The quarantine has brought many new challenges, such as having to reinvent ourselves by discovering new ways to lead the church in worship.

Currently, our Renew and Renuevo worship team is using evening recording sessions to play and sing in front of a camera, while trying to keep in mind the service will be aired on a Sunday morning. Our musical and vocal errors now seem to be more evident in a room lacking the physical presence of our church members. All of this to say, it has broadened our perspective of texts such as Psalm 113 (see below) and Psalm 22:22: “I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you.”

In Psalm 34: 1-3, David tells us that he will always bless the Lord and continuously use his lips
to praise him. This reminds us that worship is not limited to a specific space, worship style, nor time frame.

I believe we are experiencing a greater season of worship. I believe God is drawing us into a
closer relationship with Him. In every prayer, right before our worship recording sessions, we
ask the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts and minds of every person and family watching and
listening while participating in worship. 

It is my prayer that God’s presence descends mightily over, and blesses, each home.

Psalm 113 (NIV)
Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord.
Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.
The Lord is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people.
He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children.
Praise the Lord.



EN ESPANOL

By Miguel Rios

Definitivamente en todo este tiempo de cuarentena hemos enfrentado muchos nuevos retos y hemos tenido que reinventarnos y descubrir nuevas maneras de poder continuar guiando en adoración a nuestra Iglesia.

Ahora en nuestros tiempos de grabación al estar tocando y cantando frente a una cámara, tratando de mantener en tu mente que es domingo por la mañana, cuando realmente es jueves, donde los errores musicales y vocales son mas notorios y donde no están presentes los miembros de nuestra iglesia, nos ha llevado a entender de manera mas amplia textos bíblicos como Salmos 113 y 22:22.

Pero algo debemos recordar todos nosotros es que nuestra adoración no se limita a un lugar en especifico, a alguna forma o estilo y mucho menos a un tiempo en particular. David escribió el Salmo 34: 1-3 donde dice que bendecirá al Señor en todo tiempo y donde su alabanza estará de manera permanente en su boca. 

Definitivamente yo creo que vivimos el mejor tiempo para adorar a Dios, creo que Dios nos esta llevando a una relación mucho mas cercana con El. En nuestra oración previa a cada grabación le pedimos al Espíritu Santo que prepare el corazón y la mente de cada persona y familias que estarán viendo y escuchando los servicios y que su presencia descienda poderosamente en cada hogar y todos sean bendecidos.

Dios te bendiga