Weekend Review 09-2021-08 – Connections Weekend

This was a great weekend! We had a full band of some of our most skilled musicians in the band this weekend, and it’s amazing how much of a difference it makes. I understand that a big part of my job is training up new musicians, but working with trained musicians is a completely different experience. We had our usual practice on Sat. Afternoon that was an hour and a half long. Usually, we’re fighting to just get through...

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Weekend Review 09-1314-08

Not quite the best of both worlds. It was a great weekend. We had a full band, which is fantastic. We also had a group of people who really wanted to do the music correctly which is also great. However, since we haven’t started up our midweek rehearsals yet, all of our rehearsal time was eaten up on working the songs and not the transitions, so there were a couple of spots that were rough in the service. Aside from that,...

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Weekend Review 09-0607-08

This weekend is kind of our get back into gear weekend. We’ve been doing some low key stuff for the summer, but now that everyone’s going back to school and their routines are getting formed for the year, we’re starting to ramp things back up. Our band was almost full this weekend. I’m doing my best to fill all the slots every weekend for now. That’s totally against my philosophy, but a necessity for right now. I hate the idea of...

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Weekend Review 08-0910-08

This weekend was another good weekend. We had a new drummer this weekend – which was great. It’s great to have someone else who’s willing and excited to play. He’s got a big learning curve to pick up a bunch of new songs as he first gets going, but I’m sure he will do great. We did: Rest in Your Peace (my song) Portland City Fest Promo How Great is Our God Holy is the Lord VBS Highlights Sermon Everlasting God Bill was talking...

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Weekend Review – 08-0203-08

This weekend, we are without a drummer. At first I thought it was going to be rough and awkward, but it actually turned out quite well. This was our set: I Will Boast How Can I Keep From Singing Welcome Your Name Rescue Message I’ll go Where He wants me to go (My Arr. of the Hymn) We had Trevor lead How can I keep from singing and Danielle led Your Name. It’s great as the worship leader to be able to step back a little. I could...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0009 – Doing a Worship Service Review

This week, Kevin and David talk about doing an evaluation of your worship services. The big question driving this discussion is “how are our worship services going to get any better if we don’t evaluate them?” Evaluating a worship service can be a difficult thing to do, and it’s something that is more complex than we can cover in this podcast. However, we hope that this podcast will serve as a catalyst for...

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Weekend Review

I’m thinking back on this weekend. It wasn’t horrible. It wasn’t grand. I made a mistake in picking two songs that the congregation didn’t know. Especially when we only did four in the whole service. The songs fit so perfectly with what Bob was preaching about, that I just couldn’t resist using them. I had to ask myself a question though. Even if the songs were perfect for the sermon, did they add to...

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David’s Weekend Review

This weekend was kind of a let down for me, being perfectly honest. The band that we had, did a phenomenal job, as did the vocalist and tech team. The reason it was kind of a let down for me was that I was trying to schedule a very full band, and I was pretty sure most of them would be able to make it, and we ended up with only three pieces to the band. But, aside from that it was a good weekend. We’re in the second week of our...

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