Sunday Setlist – EASTER


He is risen indeed, Alleluia! Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Here’s what went down at River today on this overcast Easter Sunday:

  1. Everlasting God – Brewster – G
  2. Christ the Lord is Risen Today – Traditional – C
  3. Mighty to Save – Hillsong – A
  4. Blessed Be Your Name – Redman – G
  5. Offering: Who Will Roll Away the Stone? – ???
  6. Closing: In Christ Alone – Traditional – C

We had a nice full sound this Sunday with 3/4 guitars and keys. I played my Gretsch until I broke a string in the 1st song of the 2nd service 😦 Our worship leader traded off with her acoustic and violin. We had a guitarist who swapped between acoustic and electric (until I borrowed it in the 2nd service) and a dedicated electric. There were 3 vocalists and we traded lead as well. They were pretty righteous! This is the perfect amount for me! A male and/or female lead and a backup. I led Blessed Be Your Name.

What I particularly noticed this Sunday were the keys of the songs. Perhaps because I was up front trying to find harmonies and singing the melodies on a few of them. I still can’t get over the difference between keys beneficial to the ladies versus the men. They all seem really low to me.
And while I think we were great and big and super fun, we need to work on our transitions of flowing between each song. For some reason, that bugged me today? However, I doubt if anyone actually noticed. Ha. I’m in this kick of examining instrumental parts of songs and their meaning and how/why we should use them 🙂

We did a real fun thing today. In an attempt to help merge the congregations between the 9 and 10:45 services, we held a 15 minute worship service inbetween the 2 services outside. The weather almost spoiled our fun but it came off really good!

And yours? Whether you lead worship or not, doesn’t matter. If you were at church this morning you should join in with Fred’s Sunday Setlist Blog Carnival!


6 Responses to “Sunday Setlist – EASTER”

  1. April 13, 2009 at 4:45 am

    cool, we also did “Everlasting God” and “In Christ Alone” yesterday 🙂

  2. April 13, 2009 at 5:52 am

    Great set list! Thanks for sharing!

  3. April 13, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Love the idea of your mini-service between the two, um, real services…!

    The key thing is fun to work with isn’t it. We’ve just built up a repertoire of songs which the guys do, and different ones that the girls do…with a couple that cross-over midrange

    It’s these ones (Here I Am To Worship, This Is Our God) that always seem to get the biggest appreciation in the congregation.

    Which is obvious when you think about it. I just need to learn to write more like that myself.

    Sounds like a great day Conner.

  4. April 13, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Great day- That is such a unique idea to have a “mini” service in between the two very cool.

    Yeah there is a big difference between female and male keys for leading out on songs- I’ll second what David said- you just have to play around with it- or TRANSPOSE. One of my favorite 9 letter words.:)

  5. 5 Steffanie Oltmans
    April 14, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Worship service between services cool idea! Great Easter Sunday!

  6. April 14, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Nice set list for Easter. I believe in giving familiar songs to involve those who don’t regularly attend. Also love the idea of a service between services.

    I second Justin’s comment about transposing. If you use Song Select of Planning Center Online transposing is a breeze. It is easier for those of us who’ve had theory – but it is still time consuming. So using those tools will save you time and energy. I spend quite a bit of time before introducing a song to the Youth Band. Finding a medium key that both tenors and altos can sing can make a difference.

    Again – Nice job.
    Have a blessed week

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