Weekend Review – 02-0708-09

This has been another great weekend.  It’s my “shadow” weekend. Ideally, I’d like to get to the point where this is happening every weekend, but for now, we’re doing it once a month. We had a new acoustic guitarist & a new electric guitarist as well as a new Lyrics person. I would recommend doing this if you don’t. We still have total control over the sound as we can pull the apprentices out of the mix if we need to, it is a really encouraging experience for the apprentices and it’s very exciting for the team and (at least in my case) for the church to see new people up on stage getting plugged into the Worship Arts Ministry.

In the past I’ve been too afraid of compromising our sound to have new people up there without having worked with them a lot beforehand (which we still do) because I was afraid that it would really jeopardize people’s worship experience. I was wrong. People seem to really enjoy it.

Here was our set:

  • Let God Arise (Tomlin)
  • Everlasting God (Brown)
  • Welcome
  • Communion
  • Sermon
  • How Great is our God w/ the Chorus of How Great Thou Art (Tomlin & Hine)
  • Hosanna

Our pastor finished his sermon talking about worship so we did a little bit longer of a set at the end of the service this week. It seemed to work well. We were running late, so I was worried that people would be feeling like they wanted to get out of there, but that didn’t seem to be the case for the majority anyway.

That’s what we did, check out what some others did over at Fred’s Place.