Sunday Recap – April 29, 2012

Contemporary Services

I had the privilege of attending the Song Discovery Creative Conference last week in Nashville, which was excellent! (If you’d like read more about my experience there, you can read my recent blog post about it) So, since I was gone all week, Zack led the team for me, and he really did an excellent job! I was there on Sunday, and it was so fun just to sit back and watch him lead the team, and see what a great job the entire team did!  Zack led from the electric guitar for the first time, instead of the acoustic, and it really sounded nice.  You can watch the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.

Cafe Connection Service

Zack led the team in this service as well. I enjoyed attending this service today, and seeing all of the healthy fellowship taking place, especially in our connecting time. So many young families with kids there, at 8:00 am; and yet also a wide range of other ages were there as well. Loved it! You can see the Planning Center details.

Traditional Service

  • Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
  • The Love of God
  • Trust and Obey
  • In the Garden
  • He Touched Me

Paul Miller led the team this morning, and he also did super, along with Janet on the piano and the rest of the team.  I heard many comments following the service about how much they appreciated his leading.  You can see the video of this service and the Planning Center details.

This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share their setlists and recaps from services this weekend.

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Sunday Recap – April 15, 2012

Contemporary Services

I guess it was a Matt Redman kind of morning! I didn’t realize until I typed this all out that our second set, “10,000 Reasons” and “You Alone Can Rescue”, was written by the same duo! Jake did a great job on the mandolin solo for “10,000 Reasons”!  This was the week after Easter, and I’m not exactly sure why, but my voice was shot! For the early service there was hardly anything.  God is faithful, though, and my voice lasted through all 3 services.  I was so grateful for the rest of the team today!  You can watch the video of this service and also see the Planning Center details.

Cafe Connection Service

We had four songs planned, but ended up doing only three.  This was the service my voice was still not there, so thanks for Brenda and Denise for stepping up and taking the lead!

Traditional Service

  • “Blessed Assurance”
  • “God of Grace and God of Glory”
  • “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust and Obey”
  • “Be Thou My Vision”
  • “My Jesus I Love Thee”
  • “Rejoice the Lord Is King”

Since I was leading in the Cafe, Cherry led the team in here from the piano today. It was great to have Paul and Annette back from wintering down south! You can watch the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.

This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share their recaps and setlists from this past weekend’s services. Hope you had a great Sunday!

Easter Weekend Recap – 2012

Good Friday Service

This Good Friday Service was one of my favorites services we’ve done! I’m not sure what it was, but the whole service as an event seemed to flow well and everyone did such a great job on their parts.  It was a combination of music, 4 dramatic monologues of characters who were there at the cross (Peter, Simon who carried the cross, Mary, and the thief on the cross) and communion. We had three huge crosses at the front of the stage that were the focal point.  We used a video called “Scars”, too, which was very powerful!

A small thing that we did was to turn the lights down in the congregation and up on the platform. Seems like a simple thing, but I think it made a huge difference in the effectiveness of the evening, although I can’t really explain why.

I loved using three new songs from Paul Baloche’s The Same Love CD at this service! We’d already introduced “All Because of the Cross” in a service earlier so people sang out on that one. We used “The Same Love” as an opening special, and “Your Blood Ran Down” during Communion.

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Easter Sunday – Contemporary Services

What a great time of celebrating Christ’s resurrection this morning!  The Band, Worship Team Singers, Worship Choir, Tech Crew, Pastors and everyone did such a great job in leading us in worship! We opened with Travis Cottrell’s “Alive Forever Amen”, which is such a fun song to sing! We pull it out about once a year on Easter, although it’s certainly a song you can sing any time of the year! My girls were singing the mouthful of lyrics on the bridge of this song all day long!  We ended the service a bit differently.  After the closing prayer, as people were walking out, we played “Like A Lion”. It was a new song for our church, so I didn’t want to introduce it on Easter, but I thought this would be a great way to use it. Several people stayed around and listened or sang along with the team as we did it. Eric did a super job on the solo at the start, and we were all rocking out by the end! As our sound guy said – he kind of likes the “5th Quarter worship”! Does anyone else do this type of thing?

Pastor Jamie did a great job on the Children’s Message (which is not something we typically do, but worked great!) and Pastor Tim’s message was great too! We used “A Very Special Sunday” video from Steelehouse Video Group right after the kid’s message. It was so good!

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Easter Sunday – Cafe Connection Service

Marv picked some great songs out for the Cafe yesterday and the team did a great job! Patti and Cafe Crew did a super job with the food too! It was hard, though, smelling the cinnamon rolls that were baking all morning for the youth group fundraiser!

Easter Sunday – Traditional Service

  • “Alleluia! Alleluia”
  • “Christ The Lord Is Risen Today”
  • “Worship Christ The Risen King” (Lyrics by Jack Hayford)
  • “Christ Arose”
  • “Because He Lives”

This was a nice way to start the morning today, with singing these familiar Easter hymns. Rick sang “The Easter Song” as a special, and everyone did a great job!

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This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog at The Worship Community website, where worship leaders share recaps and setlists from this past weekend. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter celebration this year!!

Sunday Setlist – August 28, 2011

Contemporary Services

This morning, we finished up our series about loving others like Jesus loves us. It’s been a great reminder from Pastor Tim about being a church of love.  Since today was the culmination of the series, I included songs that really challenged people in this area.  I’ve been waiting for just the right time to use “By Our Love” by Christy Nockels, and this seemed to be the perfect time to use it. Sheri did a fabulous job on the solo, and I accompanied her on piano; no band on this one, just voice and piano. It’s nice to do that once in a while.
Using click tracks/loops is getting much more comfortable. We’re using primarily the click tracks from Praise Charts, since that’s where we get the majority of music. It’s great how everything matches up! Today, our second keyboard player was gone, so I noticed how much the loop fills in with the organ/strings sounds, especially on “I Will Follow” and “Hosanna”.  Ableton Live is great, I have to say! It’s become such a useful tool in this area! Once I discovered that I could change the tempo of a click, even ones with loops and still hold the tuning, that was a game changer. Now we can find the perfect tempo for each song (which is critical!!), and match the click/loop to that, instead of trying to play a song slower than we normally do.  It’s put everyone much more at ease.  You can see the Planning Center details for this service.

Cafe Connection Service

I led in the Cafe today, with the same songs as in the Contemporary.  The team did great today! We weren’t sure if Brenda would be able to sing, since she hardly had a voice when she came in this morning, but God is good, and her voice held out for the morning.  I have to get a separate keyboard, though, for the Cafe! Right now, we need to carry our (fairly large – 88 key) Yamaha S90 ES back and forth from our Family Life Center to our sanctuary each time I lead in the Cafe; both Thursday night and Sunday. That’s a lot of back and forth! Can anyone recommend a nice keyboard to use? I’m looking for one that’ fairly simple, nothing fancy with good keyboard sounds – piano, organ, strings, pads. You can see the Planning Center details for this service.

Traditional Service

  • Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord, God Almighty!
  • O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing
  • O God Our Help in Ages Past
  • Lead On, O King Eternal
  • I Want to Be Like Jesus
  • The Servant Song
Rick led the team in the Cafe this morning, since I was in the Cafe, and from what I heard, they did a great job! You can see the Planning Center details for this service. We weren’t able to stream our services this morning, since part of our camera system is being repaired so I’m not able to give you a link to any recordings from today.
This post is part of the Sunday Setlists blog over at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share setlists and recaps each week. Hope you all had a great Sunday!!