Kevin’s Weekend Review: 7-12-09

Hi everyone!  Hope you all had a great Sunday.  Ours seemed strangely empty; as if half the church decided to go on vacation this week.  Did anyone else have this happen to them on Sunday?  I don’t remember last year being so vacant, but for some reason a lot of people were gone this week.

That didn’t stop us from having some great music.  It actually was one of the better sets we’ve done (musically).  Practice went okay; I was a little nervous about some of the transitions and hits/stops we were doing.  The first two songs went pretty smooth, but then around the fourth song things really started grooving.  We were in the pocket and it felt great.

I’m still struggling with that concept of not letting my emotions be an indicator of how good or bad the service was.  David and I even recorded a podcast episode about that.  It’s hard when you “feel” like things were flat… or when you “feel” like things rocked.  There certainly needs to be emotion–after all: what we do is a very emotional thing.  So, I’m still wrestling through how to be a good Worship Leader that has passion and emotion but isn’t dictated by it.  It’s a struggle worth fighting for! 🙂

Here’s what we did on Sunday:

  • Your Grace is Enough (Tomlin)
  • My Redeemer Lives (Reuben Morgan: Hillsong)
  • Open the Eyes of my Heart(Paul Baloche)
  • Forever (A song a friend of mine wrote: John Ross)
  • Mighty to Save(Another Hillsong: Reuben Morgan and Ben Fielding I think)
  • The Stand (United: Joel Houston or Marty Sampson… one of those guys)
  • Mission Focus: Commission Dwight Johnson for long-term ministry in Taiwan
  • Body Life / Prayer for Offering
  • VBS Presentation
  • Message: “Facing Our Problems Together” (Book of Philemon)
  • The Stand (this was a responsive song I played by myself while people came forward to the alter for prayer; it was great!)

To check out what other Worship Leaders are doing, go to Fred McKinnen’s website.  God bless!

Author: Kevin Kruse

Kevin is the Worship Pastor at Laurelwood Baptist Church. He attended Multnomah Bible College where he met his wife, Melanie. Together, they live in Vancouver, WA with their two daughters (Callie and Hailey), two cats (Bailey and Daisy), and their dog Lucy.

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