Weekend Review – 01-0910-10

This weekend was kind of the weekend where we start settling back down into a routine that will carry us for the rest of the spring into the summer. Phil & Danielle – on of our volunteer couples who used to lead worship at another church – led this weekend. Which means I got to play keys this week only and nothing else. It’s always fun when I get to focus on playing an instrument and not having to think about...

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Weekend Review – 01-0203-10

What a great way to start the new year. At least I think so! Our band did awesome this weekend, especially this morning. We had our A game on this weekend. And considering we didn’t have practice because of Holiday vacations, it was fantastic. We focused our worship time around what might be my goal for our congregation this year, to take advantage of every opportunity we are given to worship. That we will rejoice daily in our...

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Weekend Review – 12-2627-09 – Worship Confessional – Sunday Setlists

I feel like it’s been years since I last did a weekend review. Ah the joys of the Christmas season. This weekend is one of the first times I feel like we didn’t drop the ball the weekend after Christmas. It seems like every year after Christmas and Easter, we’re always scrambling to get a band together and to get the music worked out, etc., but I didn’t feel like that was the case this year. We had a full band,...

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Weekend Review – 11-2829-09 – Worship Confessional – Sunday Setlists

Ahh, the weekend after Thanksgiving. When people are out of town and the people who are there still have a Thanksgiving – too much turkey – hangover. This weekend, our pastor was talking about the Holy Spirit, which is something we almost never talk about. And since we never talk about it, we also haven’t really introduced any songs in the past that are related to the Holy Spirit. So, unfortunately for some of the...

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Weekend Review – 11-2122-09 – Worship Confessional – Sunday Setlists

What a weekend! It was great! I know that not everyone involved felt like they were “up to snuff” for the weekend, but it was a great weekend – the people of God worshiped! Sure there were things we could have done better, things that could have gone better, things that could have been tighter, notes that could have been “righter,” but when it comes down to it, the bottom line is that people worship and...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 11-15-09

Church on Sunday was pretty cool.  I put together a Veteran’s Day celebration at the beginning of the service and it was a hit!  I tried to get the Junior ROTC from our local high school to come and do an Honor Guard to present the colors, but it didn’t work out.  Maybe next year.  But I did get all our Veteran’s to come in their uniform and one of our currently serving members gave a brief message on freedom.  At...

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Weekend Review 11-0708-09

This was a great weekend! I didn’t do a review last weekend, but should have. We did a worship night, and it was great! We did a lot of music and people really worshiped. I’m really looking forward to the next one we do and the times of worship we will have. This weekend, we used the same band from that night and we did songs that we did at the worship night, so we had already worked on them quite a bit by the time we got...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 11-8-09

Hi everyone!  It’s been a few weeks since I last posted a blog on our weekend service.  I’ve been in the process of selling our house and moving to a new house right by the church.  I’m happy to report that as of last night, we are officially in the house and unpacked and it’s starting to feel like a home now.  Praise the Lord! This Sunday, we had one of our missionaries preach.  It wasn’t exactly a...

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Weekend Review – 10-25-09

This weekend was missions weekend for us. Some of you know exactly what that means. There may be others of you who have a more positive view of missions services at your church, but my experience thus far in ministry has not been extraordinarily positive. The speakers usually tend to speak longer than they are given, some much longer.  A lot of times, their speaking skills lag behind those who communicate regularly and the point of...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 10-18-09

Hi everyone!  My life has been a little crazy and stressful the last few weeks; our family is moving to a house right by the church.  We’re super excited, but it’s a lot of work packing up a house.  You wouldn’t believe the things I found… I kept asking myself, “Why do we have this?” or “Do we really need xyz?” But in the midst of all this busyness, God has been doing some neat things in...

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Weekend Review – 10-1011-09

This was a great weekend, however if you had asked me at 5:45 yesterday evening how last night’s service was going to go, I would have told you…”This could be bad.” For some reason our practice was just really rough, and we had a hard time getting through several of the songs. But then, when we did the service last night, almost all the songs went pretty well. And this morning, all the songs went really well....

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Weekend Review 10-0304-09

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done one of these. Partially because I haven’t been leading. In fact, this weekend I played the drums. It’s been a while since I’ve done that, but it was fun, and an experience I think I’ll try to repeat. It gives me a great perspective on the band and how rehearsal is going, it changes my point of view enough that I can really observe how well a lot of things are...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 9-27-09

Hi everyone!  This week we did kind of a “throw-back” service and busted out a few of the Oldie Goldies from the archives.  It was fun; and our people love doing older songs.  I think if it was their way, they would stay in the late 80’s and early 90’s forever! 🙂 Luckily, I’m a firm believer that cultures change, music changes, and even the way we worship can change.  Have you ever wondered why Jesus...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 9-20-09

Hi everyone!  It was a good Sunday, but also stressful.  We had some sound issues as I’ve been training a new guy on the board.  Things weren’t going well or sounding well in practice and I was trying to run back there and help him on the board.  We ended up running super late in practice; which is a bad thing since I am teaching a Sunday School class. On the plus side: the service ended up going well.  It wasn’t...

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Weekend Review – 09-1213-09

This weekend was a great weekend! We were “back” in the sense that we had a full band which we hadn’t had in quite a while, and I have to say, it was quite nice! Over the summer we’ve had a lot of people gone, so it was nice to be back in full swing. We also did things a little differently this week. Instead of just going through our normal routine, I added some readings from a couple of books to get us started...

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Kevin’s Weekend Update: 9-13-09

Church went well on Sunday.  We did a little less music than normal because it was a very full service.  And I taught a new song to our church that they just LOVED!  It’s written by Brian Doerksen, titled: “Holy God”.  Wow!  What an amazing song!  It’s super easy, very simple and very singable.  But it’s so powerful; the words have awakened my heart in a very real way.  Our church was standing on their...

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