Archive for April, 2009

My inspiration

You need to watch this.

From Wikipedia: Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973) was a pioneering Gospel singer, songwriter and recording artist who attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and early rock accompaniment. She became the first great recording star of Gospel music in the late 1930s and also became known as the “original soul sister” of recorded music.

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My first video worship confessional!

Our God Reigns (Erik Cederberg) – G
My Life Belongs To You (Derick W. Thomas) – D
Reign in Us (Starfield) – F
Desert Song (Fraser) – D
It is Well With My Soul (H.G. Spafford)- A
I Exalt Thee (Pete Sanchez Jr.) – C

How was your Sunday? Let me know in the comments section!

And as always, a part of Sunday Setlists. Go check out what other churches did this fine morning.

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This Sunday was wonderful. My good friends Erik and Jamie came to lead worship, so I finally got a week off. It was fabulous to have a week off from rehearsal and leading Sunday morning. I got to sit with Bryce, and take communion with him. I did get to be the ’emcee’ for the service, which I have to admit freaked the heck out of me. Sure, I can sing in front of people all day. But TALK in front of them?!?! I did the announcements, invocation, giving and benediction. And I think it went alright… mostly because I wrote everything I was going to say on a piece of paper.

Of course the band did fantastic. We had a full band – acoustic, electric, bass and drums. Erik’s set looked like this:

Your Grace is Enough (Maher)
Our God Reigns (Erik’s original.. hopefully he’ll post it so I can link to it and you all can get to listen to it’s awesomeness also… hint, hint Erik!)
Blessed be Your Name (Redman)
Cannons (Wickham)
How Great Thou Art
Rescue (Anderson)

Overall the service went really well I thought. If you’d like to hear some of Erik’s original music, check his stuff out here.

As always this post is part of Sunday Setlists!

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Song 6 of 24

Song 6 is a silly little song I wrote on my tenor banjo. I videoed it … and even talked a bit so, maybe this counts as a “vlog” too?

I’m so cool 😉

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