WCON Worship Set May 14 & 15

Sorry that my blog posts have been so few and far between. Life has been good but very very busy getting adjusting to a new ministry, new schedule, and just about a new everything. I have thoroughly been enjoying my new ministry here at WCON. The first month so far has been spent getting to know everyone serving in my ministries, figuring out how things have been operating both in the interim and under the previous Worship Pastor, and just getting my feet back underneath me while I figure out each next step. It was another great weekend at WCON and though I have yet to master the language change from morning to evening on Saturdays, I am excited and blown away at the response in worship services so far.

All Because Of Jesus by Steve Fee
Blessed Be Your Name by Matt and Beth Redman
There Is A Fountain by William Cowper and Lowell Mason (Enfield Hymns Version)
Revelation Song by Jennie Lee Riddle
My Savior My God by Aaron Shust and Dorothy Dora Greenwell

Check out what other churches are doing at “Sunday Setlists” or TheWorshipCommunity.com.

WCON Worship Set: Apr 30/May 1

It was a little nerve-racking to step onto a foreign stage and lead a new faith family in worship. I arrived in Westminster on the Tuesday after Easter (having just lead a Palm Sunday production, holy week services, and Easter Sunday). The week leading up to my first time leading worship with WCON was a whirlwind to say the least. But when I stepped up for the first Saturday night together I felt strangely comfortable and at ease. I mean I have led worship all over the country each a first time together but this night was different. It wasn’t a calm derived from years of experience but a calm born out of a gentle confirmation that God had orchestrated this to be and this was His plan for this next chapter of my life.
3 baptisms for the weekend was also a great way to start off my tenure here at WCON. A celebration of life, new life, and new family. Before our first service Sunday morning started I took some time to pray for this new family as well as my old extended family back in Tennessee. As long as I can get out of the way, God is going to do great things here in Denver (as well as Tennessee).

All The Earth Will Sing Your Praises by Paul Baloche
You You Are God by Beach, Walker
God You Reign by Lincoln Brewster and Mia Fieldes
From the Inside Out by Joel Houston
My Jesus I Love Thee/Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus/You Are My King Medley (original arrangement)

 

Check out what other churches are doing at “Sunday Setlists” or TheWorshipCommunity.com.

Grace Church Set List 3.27.11

It was a bittersweet day today. This week has been one of the longest weeks in my life. It’s the week I have had to announce to some of my closest friends that God is leading my wife and me to Denver Colorado. It’s hard to give that news to people you have lived life together with, have poured yourself into, and have grown with personally and musically. Nonetheless, through much prayer we are just trying to be listening to what God has in store for our lives. Even though personally it was a different day, it’s not about me – Worship was wonderful this week. We played to new songs (well one new presentation of an old hymn). I have fallen in love with Resolved Music’s Enfield Hymn Sessions version of There is a Fountain – just absolutely love it. And Stay Amazed is a song I highly recommend for your worship services if you haven’t already been singing it – powerful!

Hear Our Praises – Reuben Morgan
All Because Of Jesus – Steve Fee
Everlasting God – Brenton Brown and Ken Riley
There Is A Fountain – William Cowper and Lowell Mason (Enfield Hymns Version)
Stay Amazed – Jamie Birkenfeld, Klaus Kuehn, and Robert Quintana

You can check out other setlists from around the country at Sunday Setlists at TheWorshipCommunity.com.

Grace Church Set List 3.20.11

Celebrating Baptisms is alway a great moment in our services.  We had the great honor to celebrate 5 baptisms Sunday.  Powerful stuff.  It’s hard to have a bad day when that is taking place in service.  Just all in all a great moving day.  Another highlight was an a cappella It Is Well With My Soul.  We don’t do a ton of a cappella or a lot of standard arranged hymns but it was truly a highlight that created a different moment in our service.  We shared the story behind the hymn which helped to connect the congregation on a deeper level with the song and the Love of God.

Sing Sing Sing – Daniel Carson, Matt Gilder, Travis Nunn, Jesse Reeves, and Chris Tomlin
You You Are God – Walker Beach
From The Inside Out – Joel Houston
It Is Well With My Soul – Philip Paul Bliss and Horatio G. Spafford
Give Us Clean Hands – Charlie Hall

You can check out other setlists from around the country at Sunday Setlists at TheWorshipCommunity.com.

Grace Church Set List 3.13.11

I really wish the powers that be would either forget the whole daylight savings time idea or make the time change happen like in mid afternoon on a friday or something. Every year I set 4 alarms because I’m never quite sure if my phone will change on it’s own in time or not. Anyway that being said it turned out to be a pretty good day even with an hour less sleep. There was a noticeable difference in number of people in first to second service this week. There was also a difference in the music between the two services I’m sure as well (takes a while for that coffee to really kick in ha ha). But the great thing is that God is faithful. We had a great day lack of sleep and all.

We Will Sing – Nathan Sutliff
Blessed Be Your Name – Beth Redman and Matt Redman
Your Grace Is Enough – Matt Maher
Mercy and Grace – Clint Brown, Mark Payne, and Larue Steward
The Potter’s Hand – Darlene Zschech

You can check out other setlists from around the country at Sunday Setlists at TheWorshipCommunity.com.

Grace Church Set List 3.6.11

It was good to be back after a week off. Had another great Sunday with a really great set culminating in a time of communion. Singing and watching people leave their seats to come dip the bread then move to the altar if led was a great sight. I love days that end in communion with the faith family. And can I express how much I am loving Say So right now? I know it’s a little bit older of a song for some, but for us it’s relatively new and has such a great energy you just can’t keep from letting it overtake you.

Today Is The Day – Paul Baloche and Lincoln Brewster
Say So – Michael Gungor and Israel Houghton
God You Reign – Lincoln Brewster and Mia Fieldes
Order My Steps – Glenn Burleigh
The Heart Of Worship – Matt Redman
‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus – Louisa Stead and William Kirkpatrick
Remembrance (Communion Song) – by Matt Maher and Matt Redman

You can check out other setlists from around the country at Sunday Setlists at TheWorshipCommunity.com.

Grace Church Set List 2.20.11

There has been a great spirit in the services as of late. It’s been tremendous to watch people begin to approach the worship services differently. A freedom is breaking through and it feels if we are on the precipice of something bigger, something waiting around the corner for our discovery. It’s a great place to be. Not to mention I was schooled on the coolness of a Kaos pad. We basically placed an SM58 on the floor of the drum cage ran it into the Kaos pad, set the effect, and tapped the delay for each song we used it on. What it created was a really cool lo-fi loop effect except that it wasn’t a loop and it was able to be adjusted on the fly. Pretty sweet stuff.

Hosanna – Paul Baloche and Brenton Brown
All Over The World – Matt Redman and Martin Smith
The Power Of Your Love – Geoff Bullock
He Made the Difference – Christ Church Choir
For These Reasons – Lincoln Brewster
Still – Reuben Morgan

You can check out other setlists from around the country at Sunday Setlists at TheWorshipCommunity.com.

Grace Church Set List 2.13.11

Months ago the creative team started having discussions revolving around hymns, current re-writes, timeless classics and the such.  About a month ago that conversation spilled over to the blog here.  In that time I came across Be Still My Soul.  Honestly I wasn’t familiar with it when I first saw it.  By the time I could develop memories of church, they were void of hymnals and hymns.  Not that we never sang them but they were definitely the minority choice to the cool blue praise chorus books we used.  So I picked the melody out on the piano and was interested.  I found a number of different version of the hymn on iTunes but was completely inspired by Page CXVI’s version.  I started a version and we really just playing around with it rather than worrying about finishing it.  But when we came to planning this service, It just seemed to fit perfectly.  In retrospect it fit so well it’s scary.  It moved lyrically in the same way the sermon moved and was a great connecting point on the day.  It’s funny how God works and I stumble across a little him months before it’s gonna be used to help people experience God’s truth.

Fill This Place by Dave Clark and Don Koch
All Hail the Power of Jesus Name by Oliver Holden, Edward Perronet, and John (adapt) Rippon
Days Of Elijah by Robin Mark
Glory To God Forever by Vicky Beeching and Steve Fee
Special Video Presentation
Family Prayer Time
Be Still My Soul by Katharina Amalia von Schlegel arranged and additional lyrics by Nathan Sutliff

You can check out other setlists from around the country at Sunday Setlists at TheWorshipCommunity.com.

Grace Church Set List 1.23.10

Great day once again. There is just a freedom beginning to take hold of our worship services and I am all for it. My hope has been to continue to encourage our Church to not just participate in worship but engage and loose themselves in the moment. This is encouraged in a number of ways from lighting, service flow and room volume but ultimately nothing we do can nudge someone into those God moments. It’s up to the Holy Spirit to truly engage them all we can do is try our best to provide moments and spaces where that can happen. As we moved from the All in All/Majesty medley into Indescribable all vocalists pulled completely off the microphones and allowed the congregation to basically lead the song – they sang all by themselves with just an acoustic guitar (and unfortunately still a click in my ear and it was tough keeping it all together at that moment – in retrospect we should’ve cut the click). We have at times started a song and had them finish it but never start it. It’s a different type of engagement. We’re saying, “OK you take it – don’t wait till your comfortable or the song hits its ‘spiritual climax’ and your really into it, just sing and be present in the moment – it’s yours.” And man did they ever take it and run. Powerful.

New Doxology by Thomas Ken and Thomas Miller
Sing Sing Sing by Daniel Carson, Matt Gilder, Travis Nunn, Jesse Reeves, and Chris Tomlin
Love The Lord by Lincoln Brewster
You are My All In All/Majesty(chorus only) by Dennis Jernigan/Stuart Garrard and Martin Smith
Indescribable by Laura Story
Scripture – Psalm 96:2-4a
Declare Your Name by Carol Cymbala, Onaje Jefferson, and Jason Michael Webb

*not all links are the exact arrangement or feel we played but you get the idea of the song…

You can check out other setlists from around the country at Sunday Setlists at TheWorshipCommunity.com.

Grace Church Set List 1.16.11

I just never tire of singing Revelation Song.  The beautiful imagery that the words paint along with a simple but powerful progression just always leads to moments of awe.  We moved right into the chorus of I Exalt Thee with all the power and emotion that came out of Revelation Song.  Pulling away from our microphones, it was beautiful to hear the whole church body lift up that song with one voice.  The other cool part of the day for me was Blessed Be Your Name.  I have always wondered how that song would feel if you borrowed from One Headlight by the Wallflowers.  Drums, bass and guitar borrowing that iconic groove and sonic landscape.  At first I wasn’t sure it was gonna work but it ended up finding it’s own voice and really coming together.  We followed that up with an original song that was posted earlier here but at this point only resembles the acoustic version as it has really been broken apart and put back together in a great way.  I’ll try to get a live version of it up soon and a recorded version as well.

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