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As always… this post is a part of Sunday Setlists!

After my mini-vacation last Sunday, I was happy to get back to doing music this morning. We had a small setup with just two guitars and one backup singer. Our set looked like this:

1. Holy Is The Lord (Tomlin) – D
2. All Creatures of Our God and King (Crowder version) – B
3. Unashamed (Starfield) – E
4. You Alone (Crowder) – D
5. Come Thou Fount – Bb
6. Hungry (Scott) – C

Overall I enjoyed this morning. I was a bit preoccupied during setup because we didn’t have anyone specifically there to run the sound board, we made last minute song choices and I was trying to make sure nothing fell through the cracks. At the last minute I remembered to turn on the ipod for preservice, so everything was taken care of on my end. From my perspective everything sounded good but I found out afterwards the mic was clipping in the main speakers. That’s a bit frustrating because it’s not something anyone knows how to fix exactly. And without a person running the soundboard today there was just nothing we could do. Despite that issue (that I was oblivious to during the service), I think it was a great morning. People were engaged, I was relaxed and we didn’t run over time.

So, tell me… how was your Sunday?


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This morning I had the privilege of coleading worship. I lead three songs and Nick, who plays the keys, lead the other three. I finally got to introduce a song I wrote a month or so ago. I posted it on this blog here, so go take a listen. It’s just a rough garageband recording but it’ll give you the idea. Overall the morning went smoothly. The response/communion time was really meaningful today. I got all choked up and couldn’t sing and was very glad to not be leading Nothing but the Blood today.

1. Unchanging – E (Tomlin)
2. From the Inside Out – C (Hillsong)
3. Unashamed – F (Starfield)
4. You are Holy – C (mine!)
5. Holy, Holy, Holy (Hymn)- C
6. Nothing but the Blood (Hymn) – F

How was your Sunday morning? Let me know what you think in the comments section!

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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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This post is a part of Sunday Setlists – this is a great resource for finding new music, and seeing what other churches are doing around the world.

My friend Beth, a worship leader at The Well, came and co-lead with me this week. She and I led worship at a women’s retreat last fall and it was so much fun I had to do it again. We introduced a new song, Never Let Go – right now the sermons are out of Luke 15 leading up to the story of the prodigal son which we’ll talk about on Easter Sunday. It’s a very fitting song, topically, and it’s also really beautiful.

Here’s how our morning went:

Sing to the King (Foote) – E


(Wickham) – D
From the Inside Out (Hillsong) – G
Never Let Go (Crowder) – C
I Exalt Thee (Pete Sanchez Jr.) – F


Communion – Arise My Soul, Arise (G/A)

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This morning went really well. It was nice to have a week where nothing catastrophic happened – no sickness, tech issues, time issues. It felt really comfortable. The worship time during the gathering went at a good pace as well. Sometimes we tend to rush through the music, but this week we were intentional about creating space during the singing.

Here’s how our morning went:

All Creatures of Our God and King (Crowder) – Bb
Beautiful One (Hughes) – Bb


Mighty to Save (Hillsong) – F
Overcome (Egan) – F
Unashamed (Starfield) – E
How Great is Our God/How Great Thou Art (Tomlin) – G


Communion – Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Tomlin) – C

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I felt a little funny when I woke up this morning – tired of course, but also funny in the stomach. I ate breakfast anyway and was about half way through our run through when I realized I was certainly going to die. I know the flu is going around but it came on pretty suddenly today. However, at that point I was beyond the point of no return, and I decided to stay. Besides being sick, I think the morning went well. The high point for me again, was the response time after the speaking. We sang one of my favorite hymns- the lyrical content is so deep and rich.

The only technical problem is that when we came back up to lead Arise my Soul, Arise my capo basically snapped in half. I was going to put it on and it just popped apart. I looked at the other guitar player and said “please give me your capo” and we played it with one guitar, djembe and three voices.

Holy Is The Lord (Tomlin) – G
For Who You Are (Sampson) – E


Blessed Be Your Name (Redman) – A. I co-led this with the male vocals/guitar. I sang the verses and pre-chorus, and he sang the chorus and bridge. Honestly, I think the result was kind of anti-climactic- I was in the sweet part of my range at the end of the pre-chorus and when we transitioned to him singing melody it lost some oomph because it wasn’t in the same part of his range. I know this is rather nit-picky and I’m sure no one even thought about it (well, except another guitar/vocals guy who wasn’t playing today). It may work if we bump it up to Bb or B even.. but then it’d be out of everyone’s range, except the tenors. Something to think about, definitely.

Unashamed (Starfield) – G. We introduced this song today. I love the lyrics, the simplicity of the melody and especially the chorus.

We Fall Down/Doxology (Tomlin) – D. I just strung these two shorter songs together in the key of D and we used the Crowder version of Doxology with the amens at the end which was a great way to end this singing portion of the service.


Response – Arise, My Soul Arise – Bb/C. These are my favorite verses – but the whole song is amazing. And I don’t know where to find a recording. I heard it at a friends church a few years ago. I know the melody and arrangement we sang today are new but I have no clue who did it.

He ever lives above for me to intercede
His all redeeming love, His precious blood to plead
Before the throne of grace, before the throne of grace
He gladly bends and takes my place

Five bleeding wounds He bears received on calvary
They pour effective prayers they strongly plead for me
Forgive forgive they cry, forgive forgive they cry
This ransomed sinner must not die

So….. How was YOUR Sunday?

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