Kevin’s Weekend Review: 4-5-09

Hello out there!  Palm Sunday at Laurelwood was AWESOME!  We didn’t have a cool worship band like David, but we did get A LOT of excitement about Easter.  You ever have one of those Sundays where it’s just fun and exciting and there’s joy in the air?  That’s how church was on Sunday! Truthfully, a lot of it may have had to do with the weather.  It’s been rainy and cloudy for many weeks and this Sunday was...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 3-29-09

This past Sunday was Spring Break for Vancouver, WA so A LOT of people were gone; especially people on my Worship Team.  And we had two short-term mission teams gone on assignment: one was the annual youth mission trip to Louisiana to help with rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina (there is still a lot of devastation); the other mission trip was to the Czech Republic to help one of our supported missionaries put together a gospel youth...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 3-22-09

Hi everyone!  First of all, please be praying for David and his family.  If you’ve read his Weekend Review, you’ll know they are going through some tough times right now.  Keep them in your prayers and make sure to drop David some love. Our service on Sunday was a blast!  We had Doug Valenzuala, a missionary from Italy, preach on Sunday (our church has been supporting him since 1977!) and the guy is hilarious!  If...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 3-15-09

Hi everyone!  I’ve been reading some of the discussion on church choirs (from David’s Weekend Review and comments).  I think it’s cool that churches are thinking about choirs and how to strategically use them.  I personally am not much of a “choir person”… we’re actually not even doing a choir this Easter (which is a first for our church).  How cool that God makes each church and each leader...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 3-8-09

Hi everyone!  I’m writing to you all from my hotel room in Bend, OR (which is about 4 hours South East of Vancouver, WA).  I’m at a conference all week for the NorthWest Conservative Baptist (which is the association my church is a part of) and it’s been great so far!  I’m looking forward to a week of hearing from Dr. Gerry Bresheres on the New Testament model of the local church… it’s going to be...

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Sing Your Praise – Kevin Kruse Original Song

I wrote this song for our church to have an upbeat corporate worship song.  There aren’t a lot of deep theological ideas in this song… it’s simply a song to praise our King! The verse is a call to worship (who God is).  The pre-chorus is our approach (why we’re here).  And the chorus is our response (what we do).  It’s real simple and straight forward… and our church really seems to worship and...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 3-1-09

Hi everyone! We had a very full service on Sunday, and it kind of turned into a headache as I was coordinating with different people during the week and trying to keep everyone on track and on time for Sunday. Part of the service involved communion (which we take on the first Sunday of every month); and communion Sunday always seem to end up running late. Either way, it was a good service with some new music that I wrote. If you want...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 2-22-09

This Sunday I had another one of our co-leaders pick some of the music and lead the songs.  It was kind of exciting, because he picked songs that I normally would never do… but it totally worked.  I think because he’s a co-leader and a layperson, there’s a little more grace from the congregation to do these songs; so I was all for it! The service went well… a few little snags on starting the songs.  One of the...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 2-15-09

Hi everyone!  Well… I didn’t have the “Valentine’s Day Problems” that David had since we just have a Sunday service.  But, I did have some other challenges to face as we had one of the laypeople in our church (Steve) preaching this Sunday.  Additionally, I had one of my co-leaders leading most of the songs and she led most of the practice. I was a little nervous going into this Sunday because I knew it...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review 2-8-09

Hey everyone!  Well… here it is: my very first Weekend Review.  Actually, this is my very first blog.  I’m really not much of a blogger or a writer.  I have no problem getting on the air and recording a podcast with David, but this whole blogging thing is new to me and outside my box!  But I’m going to give this a try! Pastor Mike has been going through the book of Hebrews on the sermon series: “Knowing the God...

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