Weekend Review – 05-0809-2010 – Mother’s Day – Sunday Setlists – Worship Confessional

This was a wonderful weekend! I was able to participate from the congregation while our Husband & wife team led worship. It was great. They do a great job. It was also great to be able to hear what’s going on out in the congregation and to be able to assess some things from a different vantage point. Here was their set: All Creatures of Our God and King Mother’s Day Video Shout of the King Shout to the King Speak to me...

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Weekend Review 05-02-2010 – Sunday Setlists – Worship Confessional

This weekend was missions weekend for us. It was a great celebration of what our church is doing around the world in the area of missions. It was a great chance for our body to see how we are a part of a bigger picture than what we see on a weekly basis. Here was our Set: Yours (Steven Curtis Chapman) Let All the World Sing Praises (Word Music) Video of one of our students who is now a missionary in India Great in all the Earth...

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Weekend Review – 04-2425-2010 – Sunday Setlists – Worship Confessional

This was a fun weekend. As you might remember, this group is a group I’m working with to try and break out of our shells a little bit, and to get a little more creative with our playing. I want to get one of our groups to start playing music that comes out of us instead of only playing music that we hear on the recording. So, that’s what we started doing a couple of months ago, and this weekend was a good move in that...

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Weekend Review 04-1718-10 – Sunday Setlists – Worship Confessional

I was back in the saddle again. I took almost two weeks off after Easter, and this weekend was my first day back. I know it’s not like I was gone forever, but it was long enough to feel like I was gone. So, it was good to be back. It was me with some of the youth guys this weekend, and it was great. Since I was gone, I picked some of the songs the guys played this last week for youth group, which helped us be a little better...

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Weekend Review – 04-01-2010 – Maundy Thursday – Good Friday

For a direct link to the planning center outline, click here: http://www.planningcenteronline.com/plans/1264650/public Have three candles lit at the foot of the cross before people come in. God of Wonders Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne Reading Vs. 1-2 Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown when Thou camest to earth for me; But in Bethlehem’s home was there found no room For Thy holy nativity. Heaven’s arches rang...

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Weekend Review – 04-0304-2010

Easter weekend, what a great weekend! We had a tremendous celebration at our church. Everything was working, everyone was firing on all cylinders and the whole thing came off great. You can view the set on Planning Center if you’d like: http://www.planningcenteronline.com/plans/1077934/public Here was our Set: Empty Tomb Video (Worship House Media) Christ the Lord is Risen Today (Choir) All Because of Jesus (Fee) Christ is Risen...

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Weekend Review 03-2728-2010

This week I was flying solo. I rolled out the piano, got it tuned and it was just me, a few old hymns and the congregation. People seem to like it when I do that. I would have thought it would be just the opposite, but that’s just not the case. People like it when it’s simple. I took the opportunity to do some hymns that we don’t get to do very often – which was fun do. Here was my set: Hosanna (Paul Baloche...

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Weekend Review 03-1213-2010 – Sunday Setlists – Worship Confessional

What a great weekend! The only huge responsibility I had this weekend was directing the choir. For the rest of the service, I got to just play the keys and nothing else. It was a ton of fun for me. I don’t get to do that all that often, so when I do, I just love it. I must admit, I go a little crazy, I break a few of the rules and play a little too much. I just can’t help myself. Here was our set: Joyful, Joyful We adore...

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Weekend Review – 03-0607-10

This weekend was the first weekend or preparing for Easter. We taught Jeremy Riddle’s song, “Christ is Risen” today. We also had a great weekend for music. I was able to step aside from most of the leading this weekend and mostly focus on the band and playing. It was actually quite enjoyable! Here was our set this weekend: Sing, Sing, Sing (Tomlin -did it in the original key, had an alto sing melody on the chorus and...

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Weekend Review – 02-2728-19 – Sunday Setlists – Worship Confessional

This weekend we had the privilege of having some of the youth band play with us. It was really cool on a couple of levels. First, it’s always cool to to have the youth playing with us so the congregation could experience and get to know what the youth do on a weekly basis. It was also cool because our Youth Worship Intern was playing with us. Kyle played with me at my last church, and it was cool to get to lead worship with him...

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Weekend Review – 02-2021-10 – Sunday Setlists – Worship Confessional

Great weekend! Just loved it! So did our congregation! We had the choir join us this week for a couple of worship tunes and then the choir sang “Total Praise.” It’s an oldie, but not to our church. Since we’ve never had a choir around here, there are a lot of “classics” that our church has never heard, and that’s one of them. We also had a smaller band this week, on purpose. It’s a group...

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Weekend Review 02-1314-10 – Sunday Setlists – Worship Confessional

Since we’ve been “blowin’ and goin'” for about 6 weeks or longer now, with a full, rockin’ praise band each week, and since it was valetines day, I thought it would be good to change things up and just have a simple weekend. It was just myself on keys, and Trevor singing vocals. We split the singing duties 50/50, which ended up being cool and adding a little spice to the weekend. Since it was pretty...

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Weekend Review 02-0607-10 – Sunday Setlists – Worship Confessional

This was another great weekend. We had all our top notch players on, everything went well. The biggest issue we had this weekend was in our transitions. We didn’t have any song to song transitions. They were all start & stop. Which I guess is fine, and one of the things you have to give up when all your songs are started by guitar. At least, when we’re only doing what is on the recording. Here was our Set: Let God...

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Weekend Review – 01-3031-10 – Sunday Setlists – Worship Confessional

5th weekends are awesome! Well for the way we do things anyway. We have four teams to rotate one weekend per month for most months of the year. However, now and then a month will roll around with 5 weekends in it. On those weekends I put together teams of people who don’t normally get to play together, and who are also all our best musicians. Because of this we get to do a little bit tougher music & we get to polish it a...

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Weekend Review – 01-2324-10

This was another good weekend. We had our piano driven group on this weekend, and it’s always fun to switch from doing all the usual suspects to doing songs that lend themselves to piano in some way. So, we did some Tommy Walker songs which are great for piano, we did a song I wrote and since I’m a piano guy, it’s a piano song. We did a couple of other songs that are normal contemporary songs too. Here was our set:...

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Weekend Review – 01-1617-10

This was a great weekend, with one exception, we were doing a lot of electric guitar driven songs, with two electric guitar plays and we had a sound guy who doesn’t like electric guitar. That makes for a really weird mix, and I heard a fair amount of feedback about that after the services. I tried to fix it between services, but I still got the same feedback after the second service. We also had a couple of musicians who were...

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