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Sunday Setlist Aug. 30th – “BEST” Ever!

So this week I was terribly busy prepping for leading worship at River and for our normally scheduled youth activities then we got the rest of the equipment for the FireStudio and wanted to install and set that up as well. SO CRAZY! I think most of my struggle came from wanting to do what I wanted to do for music on Sunday instead of shutting up and listening to the Spirit lead me because once I did that everything came together! Here’s how it went down:

Prelude:
True Love – Phil Wickham – E
Happy Day – Tim Hughes – C

Morning Music:
O, for 1,000 Tongues to Sing – Crowder – G
How He Loves – Crowder – A
I Love You Lord – ??? – D
Jesus Paid it All – Kristian Stanfill – A

Offertory: Your Name – Phil Wickham’s version with Paul Baloche – G

Communion: None But Jesus – Hillsong – C

Closing song:
In Christ Alone – Matt Papa – E

So…YEAH…that’s a lot of songs for us! But it was terribly fun. The team killed too! We just had electric, bass, drums, 2 backing vocals, and I swapped from acoustic to electric and back. The two backing vocals were students and I actually had picked None But Jesus for them to sing together for Communion and when we got to practice once said “OH, I LOVE that first acoustic song on there!” So I had them sing True Love as well πŸ™‚ It was awesome seeing these two girls take it on like that!

The next thing you might notice are keys. This past year not leading worship, I’ve really become aware of how a key can kill any idea of me singing on Sunday morning or promote me to really sing out. I also noticed that when I just show up to church, I haven’t warmed up or practiced or done anything to help promote my ability to sing THEREFORE when I lead I need to be uber-aware that I’m singing with a bunch of people just like that! So I dropped the keys for How he Loves, Jesus Paid it All, and In Christ Alone. I’ve got to say, I was pretty anxious about that decision and whether the songs would sound flat or dull but they didn’t and it proved to be a great decision because WOWZERS I heard people singing out!

Lastly, the theme of the morning was where God really showed up! We had a guest preacher this week and that’s always hairy because while my advice was to “pick songs on the name of Jesus and the transforming power of His name. And I’d really like Your Name done” that’s a real wide berth to operate under. However, the songs and the message were 1 huge arrow pointing towards Jesus and it was like we sat down side by side and handpicked all the songs together to highlight portions of his message. I guess we did by allowing the Holy Spirit to work us πŸ™‚
I had 2 “themes” I was working: the love of Jesus showcased by 1,000 Tongues and How He Loves that transferred into a response song with I love You Lord and focused on the cross: Jesus Paid it All. What was ridiculous was how perfectly that set everything up and In Christ Alone was a great exclamation point for the day.

I’m still reeling on the morning and how it went but I’ve rambled long enough. More on that this afternoon.

As always check out the rest of the Sunday Setlists at Fred‘s Blog Carnival!

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7 Responses to “Sunday Setlist Aug. 30th – “BEST” Ever!”


  1. 1 Alastair
    August 31, 2009 at 11:28 am

    You sound like you need a rest now bro!

  2. August 31, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Crazy day but incredible! I hate to say best ever because it’s hard to qualitatively discuss worship but it’s what I intend to do in my next post πŸ™‚

  3. August 31, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, that sounds amazing, Bro. I love it when things really come together like that. And I love any set with Crowder, much more two!!!

    Awesome stuff. And if the “I Love You Lord” is the one we do, it’s Laurie Klein. (…let it be a sweet, sweet, sound…)

  4. 5 Steffanie Oltmans
    September 1, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Your set was packed full of great songs! Great mix of old and new.
    Love True Love and How He Loves!

  5. 6 dennarr
    September 2, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    I am regularly awed by how the Holy Spirit lead my song selection in concert with our pastor’s message. I don’t work at the church and we don’t always get an opportunity to talk about sermon topic or themes. God is in control!

    True Love is a fav. Have you seen this video?

  6. September 3, 2009 at 9:10 am

    That video is AWESOME!!! I wish I had it for Sunday πŸ™‚
    I forgot what the studio version was like, Hahaha.

    I played it acoustic with the girls leading like this:


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