Weekend Review 05-1617-09

This weekend was another challenging weekend. I am fighting another sinus infection and head/chest cold, and we didn’t have an electric guitarist for this weekend either. I know I’ve ranted and raved about this before, but it can be really frustrating that all the music being done in churches today, and all the music that’s coming out of Nashville is electric guitar driven. It can make it a real challenge to pull off a lot of the newer songs that are out there if you don’t have someone who can do that.

That brings up a question: How do you get new talent into you church? If you’re hurting for Electric guitarists, for instance, how do you get new electric players to come to your church, or to join you? I know it’s an age-old question, one that many of us and many of our predecessors have been asking. If you have any advice for me, I’d love to hear it.

I had a set chosen that was going to require some electric guitar, and wouldn’t really be possible without it, so I had to change a couple of songs that we were going to do and replace them with a song or two that I could carry on the piano.

Here was the set we ended up doing:

  • Happy Day (Fee)
  • Welcome
  • Today is the Day (Brewster)
  • Beautiful the Blood
  • Amazing Love (That rescued Me) (Mike Honholtz)
  • Message
  • The Love of God (MercyMe Arr.)

For the most part, we pulled the songs off quite well without an electric, there were times when we despereately need the electric or something to add some of the power that the song was lacking. We didn’t have that much to build to on some of the more powerful parts of songs like Beautiful the Blood and Today is the Day.

For more weekend reviews, check out Sunday Setlists at Fred’s Place.