"Worship is man's full reason for existence. Worship is why we are born and why we are born again." A.W. Tozer
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Week #153 of Sunday Setlists. Here is our setlist for Sunday, June 26th.
- O Worship the King by Chris Tomlin
- Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King by Gateway Worship
- Enough by Chris Tomlin
- Jesus Saves by Tim Hughes
All in all it was a great morning of worship. Had one of those awkward moments though. For Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King I decided to try something different I've never done before, put my guitar in Drop D tuning. With so much of that song landing on a D or having a D constantly in the bass, I thought it would be a nice to touch to add it from my guitar and it was. I had no problem getting the E string tuned down to D, however it ended up proving harder to get it back up to the E for the next song. Sure enough, the next song was in the key of G and I hit that first strum, and the bottom string was definitely not tuned right. So had to stop and quickly tune it up. I was trying to do it by ear as I don't have a pedal tuner or one of the ones that clips on the headstock. I had some of the other worship team members read scripture to allow me time to tune it, but with the other sounds going on, I just couldn't quite hear it well enough to get it tuned right. Guess I might need to invest in a new tuner.
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Sunday, June 19, 2011
Week #152 of Sunday Setlists. Here is our setlist for Sunday, June 19th.
- Hosanna by Paul Baloche
- Your Name by Paul Baloche
- Beautiful the Blood by Steve Fee
- Jesus Messiah by Chris Tomlin
A very Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, especially my dad and father-in-law. It was a great morning of worship. Because of our church's new 5-year vision, we've made a few changes in our worship ministry. We want to be able to allow our people to use the gifts they were given to minister. So my pastor and elders came to me with an idea to allow a couple of my worship team members who have experience leading worship, to take the lead once a month each. This is the second Sunday that that has taken place now. So this Sunday I was able to just be up there and play guitar. It was a nice change of pace. I'm looking forward to seeing how the worship ministry grows and expands because of this new setup. I'm very thankful to serve with such capable people. You can check out the video we used for Father's Day here. Everyone seemed to love it.
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Friday, June 10, 2011
Week #151 of Sunday Setlists. Here is our setlist for Sunday, June 12th.
- How Great Thou Art by Paul Baloche
- Jesus Paid It All by Kristian Stanfill
- Jesus Saves by Tim Hughes
- Lord I Need You by Kristian Stanfill (special music - communion)
- Your Grace Is Enough by Chris Tomlin
Was a good morning at Bethel. Great music and a great message from Acts 2.42-47 on being a magnetic church from our Converge PacWest executive minister. We also recognized those from the class of 2011; all the way from college down to pre-school. It was a great time and awesome to see the congregation applaud those and all that they've achieved. We also celebrated communion this morning and I enjoyed getting to bring Kristian Stanfill and Matt Maher's song Lord I Need You to our congregation. I trust that it was very fitting for the moment and that the Lord was honored; not just in that moment but the whole experience this morning.
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Sunday, June 5, 2011
Week #150 of Sunday Setlists. Here is our setlist for Sunday, June 5th.
- Lord I Lift Your Name on High by Rick Founds
- Agnus Dei by Michael W. Smith & Holy, Holy, Holy
- Surrender by Lincoln Brewster & I Surrender All
- Happy Day by Tim Hughes
This morning I enjoyed the rare experience of being able to worship next to my wife from the congregation. It was great and it's been a long time since we've been able to do that; this is the first time at Bethel since joining the staff in October of 2007. I was on vacation with my family at the Outer Banks in North Carolina all last week, so I had a couple of guys on the worship team plan and lead the service. They did a great job and everything sounded great this morning. I'm very thankful to serve with others that can take the lead. It was great to not have to lead this morning. I enjoy getting to lead the church in worship through music, but it was nice to be able to take a break and just worship with the rest of the church this morning and not be the one leading them.
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