Posts Tagged ‘recap’

Womens Retreat Thoughts

I have to admit that my impression of retreats are not super great.   Coming from a youth of summer camps and winter retreats, I have this idea stuck in my head about that sort of thing- no sleep, bad food, awkward small groups, and ‘the cryer’.  If you’ve been to enough retreat centers you know what I mean.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised this weekend.  I shared the stage with Beth- she played piano, me on guitar and we traded off leading songs.  It worked beautifully- she and I share a common heart about leading worship and we both got to bring new songs to the table and learn from eachother.

I introduced ‘The Desert Song’ to the ladies- it was a hit.  The chorus of that song is so anthemic, and it really resonated with the group.  Another song that had an impact was a part of a song by Lifehouse.  I’m not sure if it was the chorus or the bridge, I’ve actually never heart the recorded song- but we sang it as a tag to the song ‘Save Me’ from  Enter the Worship Circle.   The lyrics are:

“How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?
Cause you’re all I want, You’re all I need
You’re everything, everything”

Overall I had a great time. The small groups were actually small, people listened to each other, I got a good nap saturday afternoon. But the food still sucked. I guess you can’t have everything!

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Sunday Setlist 10/12/08

Let me preface this by saying:  I am tired.  This weekend wore me out!

Sunday morning: I didn’t have to lead worship, thankfully! I got to just play guitar and do some back ground vocals- after a Friday night service, and two Saturday services my voice was a little on the raspy side. In fact, Sunday morning I sang tenor parts. Anyway, the setlist:

Holy is the Lord – Tomlin
I Stand Amazed – almost like the Tomlin version but a bit faster on the tempo.
God With Us – Mercy Me
Beautiful Is Your Name

The retreat was awesome but I don’t have time to write about it this morning! I’ll update later this week.

This post is a part of Sunday Setlists.

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Sunday Recap

We had our service at Woodstock park this weekend.   It rained on us, but we stuck it out!  We had some barbecue, and people brought side dishes and desserts.   The worship time was very casual, we sat at picnic tables with printed off song sheets- I sat on a table with my guitar, trying to sheild it from the rain, and read off a sheet on the bench.  My paper flew away once, but a kind soul gave me theirs and put a waterbottle on it so it would stay put.  I wasn’t detered in my singing, or playing.

It was a little awkward, honestly, because of the rain.  It was a challenge for me to not rush through the set to get it overwith and get my guitar out of the rain, and to allow people to really focus on the Lord.

We have next week off.  We were encouraged to intentionally be in community with our fellow church members instead by getting out for a barbecue or something.   I haven’t really given that a thought yet.

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