Weekend Review – 04-1112-09 – Easter

As I’m sitting here waiting for our Easter dinner (Sorry if you’re kosher, but Mmmm Ham!), I thought I’d stop and do a quick review of the weekend. In Short, it Was AWESOME!!!  I’m sure (I hope) you felt the same way about your weekend, and since it was Easter I hope that’s the case. We had it all going this weekend, and we got er done. Full worship band, choir, videos, lights, continuity from beginning...

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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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Weekend Review – 04-0405-09

This weekend we had a guest band leading worship for us. The Neverclaim is a band whose electric guitarist goes to our church, so they’re still somewhat connected here. It was great for a bunch of different reasons. 1.) It gave me a chance to work side by side with one of our sound techs on getting the sound that I’m looking for, so he got to experience first-hand and side by side what I’m looking for. 2.) It gave me...

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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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Weekend Review – 03-2829-09

Let me start by saying thanks to those of you who have been praying for my wife & I after the loss of our baby last week. It’s been so much more difficult than I could have ever imagined, but we’re starting to do a little better. This weekend was my “keys” band weekend. I had another guy play the piano (he’s 15 and has perfect pitch – a great asset!) while I played keys. It actually kind of...

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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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Weekend Review 03-2122-09

Musically this was a great weekend. The band was tight, the vocals were tight, and the flow was different and good. Here was our set: Happy Day I Will Boast Easter Presentation Acts 4:1-22 reading God of Wonders Acts 4:23-31 Reading The Love of God (Mercy Me”ish” arr.) Sermon I’m forever grateful. Personally, this has been a very hard weekend. My wife & I found out on Friday that we lost our baby. My wife was 14...

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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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Weekend Review – 03-1415-09

This weekend we had the worship choir singing with us, so we had a pretty laid back band. I kind of rushed the choir into singing this weekend, because I wanted to do some promo to round up some people for our Easter Choir. They did a great job. We had some technical issues, we couldn’t get the choir up loud enough as they were right in front of the drum cage. Even though the drums are fully enclosed, we finally got them up in...

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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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Weekend Review 03-0708-09

For some reason this weekend was really stressful, at least through rehearsals. I can’t put my finger on it, but especially at our Saturday afternoon rehearsal, we were working diligently and just didn’t seem to have nearly enough time. Maybe it’s because we had a larger group than normal with several different newer folks, so my attention was split. However, once we got into the service, things seems to run pretty...

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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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Weekend Review – 02-28-03-01-09

I keep meaning to do a new graphic for weekend reviews and I just keep forgetting. I’ll try to get you a new one this week so you don’t have to look at the same one all the time. This weekend has been a great weekend. Aside from not having our drummer at rehearsal on Wed. we were really well prepared for the weekend. We had our band practice on Wed. evening for all the band (minus the drummer), we had a vocals rehearsal on...

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Weekend Review – 02-2122-09

I’m just not sure. (I thought about just writing that with no explanation, but figured it would probably be frustrating to you.) I’m not sure where to start or even all of what happened. We had a drummer who didn’t show up, so I had to ask someone to come who only got to sit through about 40 minutes of rehearsal. He did a tremendous job, but we ended up wasting quite a bit of time waiting for the other drummer, we...

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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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Weekend Review – 02-1415-09

This is one of those times that Having a Saturday night service really impacted us. Generally speaking it seems to be a pretty convenient time for a large group of our body and the people who serve on a weekend, but when that service falls on Valentine’s Day, it makes things a little bit more challenging. Knowing it would be difficult, I had our secretary start calling two weeks ago to try to find out who would be available. The...

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