Kevin’s Weekend Review: 8-30-09

Hi everyone!  I was on vacation last week (in beautiful Hawaii), so this is my first week back into the blog world.  I must say that coming home to the North West after being in Hawaii for a week is a bit of a challenge.  I suppose anytime you come back to reality it’s kind of hard.

This Sunday I had an older gentleman in our church lead worship.  I’ve been working on training a lot of younger worship leaders, but this guy actually used to be a worship leader about 20 years ago.  It was kind of fun seeing him in action and seeing his style; which is much different from mine!  But that’s a good thing: anytime we can bring variety and keep things different in our worship service, it gives our people something to look forward to and be excited about.

So Warren led worship by incorporating numerous songs and scriptures into the theme of “greatness”.  Basically, he started by asking the question: “What is so great about God?”  And then took various elements of God such as Him being our “great King”, or His “great Name”, or the “great power” of God, etc.  It was different, but kind of cool.

Warren ended up combining 13 songs and 15 different scripture passages throughout his worship set, so it’s a little hard to put down every song he did, but the service kind of looked like this:

  • Welcome / Introduce Warren
  • Worship Set on “Great” (included songs like “How Great is our God”, “Great is Thy Faithfulness”, “Immortal Invisible”, “There’s Just Something About That Name”, and many others!)
  • Sunday School Implementation
  • Mission Focus: The Haven’s (Missionaries to Reed College)
  • Body Life / Offering
  • Special Music: Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • Message, “Enjoying Marital Intimacy”
  • Closing Song: How Great Thou Art

It was nice to see a different style of worship leadership; and many of our older people appreciated the variance in music.  Not everyone is going to like the music 100% of the time, but I think we should always strive to make 100% of our people like the music at least some of the time.  That’s what ministering to the body of Christ is all about.

To check out other setlists throughout the country, hop on over to Fred McKinnon’s worship blog and see what other people are playing at their churches.

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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