Weekend Review 09-0506-09

This weekend was youth weekend for us, so we added some youth to the team for the weekend. I wanted to make sure that they would have a successful weekend leading our congregation, so I tried to pick songs that I thought they would be very familiar with. From all the feedback I’ve received from a lot of members of our congregation and others, they did a great job. The instrumentalists that played did a great job, and the...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review 9-6-09

Happy Labor Day week to everyone!  Like many of you, I had Monday off for Labor Day… so now I’m trying to catch up on all the work I missed on Monday!  Sunday feels like so long ago, but it was really only a couple of days. This past Sunday was communion; and we had a guest speaker; and I introduced a new congregational song… it was a busy morning!  Our practice ran late; partly because we weren’t able to...

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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...

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Weekend Review – 08-2930-09

Early on last week I had a choice, I could spend the week trying to fill up the band, or do something different. Considering the amount of time I’ve spent over the course of this summer simply trying to have a band on any given weekend, I decided to do something different. So, I cleared the stage, moved the piano to Center stage & set up one additional mic. It was just myself and one of our female vocalists for the weekend....

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Weekend Review – 08-2223-09

This weekend was my first weekend back after vacation, it was kind of like going back to school. I wasn’t gone for long, but it was still a little weird coming back. Maybe you’ve experienced that same feeling? This was a great weekend. Our focus was on communion and enjoying our salvation. So, we did a short sermon and spent a little more time on communion as well as split the service up in a different way. The service was...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 8-16-09

The first part of the week, I attended a worship conference in Hillsboro, Oregon.  It was the Integrity Conference (“Deeper”) with Paul Baloche, Brian Doerkson, Kathryn Scott, etc… and it was AMAZING!  By the end of the conference I felt so excited for ministry; I was genuinely pumped for Sunday and wanted to share with my whole church all the things I learned. So on Sunday, I did that: I opened up the service by...

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“Kevin’s Weekend Review”: 8-9-09

After a two week break, I’m back on the blog.  Oddly enough, I wasn’t on vacation or even gone these last two weeks… I just have been so busy that every time I think about blogging there’s about 15 other things that I need to be finishing right then.  Part of my busyness has come from this big outreach event that I’m coordinating.  We have a booth at the local fair for the express purpose of evangelism;...

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Weekend Review – 08-0809-10

Wow, it’s been quite a while since I’ve done a review. Sorry about that. Life has been a little crazy and quite honestly I’m a little burned out right now, so those would be the two major culprits for why. This weekend, we didn’t have a drummer. Every week seems to be a struggle to find a drummer, and I probably could have found one for this week, but as I started thinking about it, I realized I might be...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 7-19-09

Service on Sunday went really well.  I had one of our guitarist lead the entire service: he picked the music, put the order together, ran practice… the whole thing!  He did a great job too; it was very encouraging for me to just be on the piano as Dan led.  This is something we’ve been working towards as a Worship Ministry and it is awesome to now have 5 people on my team who have led an entire service. Here is what Dan...

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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...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 7-5-07

It was Fourth of July this weekend and I had a lot of people gone on my worship team.  In the past, I’ve ended up doing just a “piano service”; but this year I had enough people to do a small band.  So there was four of us on Sunday and it was a lean, mean crew. It’s kind of cool having a smaller band because everyone gets a little more exposure and the sound is a lot tighter.  Of course, you also have the...

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Weekend Review 07-05-09

I don’t know about you, but this was a weird week. We canceled our Saturday evening service because it was the fourth of July (for anyone not from America, that’s an important day for us, and if you’re from Great Britain – well – sorry). So we only had one Service on Sunday morning, which means the band only had Sunday morning to get ready and one service to get it all right. Normally, we have rehearsal...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 6-28-09

Happy Summer Day to everyone!  The sun is out, and it’s a beautiful day in Vancouver, Washington.  Yesterday was a good day for our Worship Service at Laurelwood, but I’ll admit that it felt a little off.  I don’t know if any of you have ever experienced this, but the practice was great and things were just clicking and feeling good.  But then when the actual service rolled around, it felt… a little off.  Kind...

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Weekend Review – 06-2728-09

Do you ever have one of those feelings? You know, when you haven’t heard from your drummer all week, and an hour and a half before the rehearsal is supposed to start, you give them a call to confirm, and they’re out on the lake? Yeah….so….. We had two different drummers, one for Saturday evening and one for Sunday morning. They both did great, especially considering the extremely little time they had to...

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Kevin’s Weekend Review: 6-21-09

So, things went pretty smooth on Sunday… much better than a couple weeks ago!  If you remember, two weeks prior, we went super long and we ended our service almost 30 minutes late.  I’ve been determined to help keep things on track the last couple weeks, so this Sunday we did a few less songs than normal (no special music) and I made sure to not make any comments that would just take up time. On the positive, we ended...

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Weekend Review – 06-2021-09

Do you ever find it hard to focus on 8 things at once? I sure do. How do we do it? Seriously! How can you focus on your vocals, your pitch, your keyboard parts, the other vocalists, the acoustic, the electric, the bass and the drums…all at the same time. I’ve got to be honest with you, it’s been a challenge. So, it was Father’s day, and we didn’t really do anything special for it. We showed a video and...

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