Worship Set List April 6: the lift was stuck, the place joyfully rocked, and my daughter was baptized

Worshipbnnr What an amazing Sunday, as many are at Sunridge Church in Temecula, Ca.  Here is the rundown.

Upon entering the worship center at about 6:30 AM I saw the lift, which was not unusual, right in front of the stage.  Sometimes lights are serviced, but this time something was awry.  The lift was dead.  It was stuck.  All 2,500 pounds stuck in the most inopportune location.  What was funny is that in the next minutes a bunch of worship team and tech guys tried to carry, push and almost swear at this beast to get it out of the way.  Here is a little video to capture a bit of the moment.

The place was filled with joy this past Sunday.  I specifically prayed for that and saw God answer it.  There was so much to celebrate, obviously.  Many lives are being touched and our baptisms in each service proved that point.

My daughter Emilie was baptized, along with two of her Jr. High friends.  That was a treat and hard to hold back tears.  My girl says “I love Jesus” and you could see that reality on her face and in her voice.  My wife and I are so proud of her and her decision and are inspired by this teen of ours.

Here are the songs we did:

How was your worship weekend?

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

32 comments

  1. OK, I have to respond on this one. I love the video. Just last month, we had a projector go out in the middle of a service. And it only had 100 hours on the bulb…crazy. between services, we ran the lift into the center, changed the bulb and only got half way back to the door before it died. Just wouldn’t move. We had at least 10 guys pushing and shoving that thing for 5 minutes to get it out the door. I wish we would have had it on video!
    🙂

  2. OK, I have to respond on this one. I love the video. Just last month, we had a projector go out in the middle of a service. And it only had 100 hours on the bulb…crazy. between services, we ran the lift into the center, changed the bulb and only got half way back to the door before it died. Just wouldn’t move. We had at least 10 guys pushing and shoving that thing for 5 minutes to get it out the door. I wish we would have had it on video!
    🙂

  3. OK, I have to respond on this one. I love the video. Just last month, we had a projector go out in the middle of a service. And it only had 100 hours on the bulb…crazy. between services, we ran the lift into the center, changed the bulb and only got half way back to the door before it died. Just wouldn’t move. We had at least 10 guys pushing and shoving that thing for 5 minutes to get it out the door. I wish we would have had it on video!
    🙂

  4. OK, I have to respond on this one. I love the video. Just last month, we had a projector go out in the middle of a service. And it only had 100 hours on the bulb…crazy. between services, we ran the lift into the center, changed the bulb and only got half way back to the door before it died. Just wouldn’t move. We had at least 10 guys pushing and shoving that thing for 5 minutes to get it out the door. I wish we would have had it on video!
    🙂

  5. I’m shocked they didn’t yell at you for filming instead of helping! 🙂

  6. I’m shocked they didn’t yell at you for filming instead of helping! 🙂

  7. I’m shocked they didn’t yell at you for filming instead of helping! 🙂

  8. I’m shocked they didn’t yell at you for filming instead of helping! 🙂

  9. Well…Ben, the guys actually said “Hey, Rich, where is your camera, isn’t this going to go on your blog??” hint…hint..

  10. Well…Ben, the guys actually said “Hey, Rich, where is your camera, isn’t this going to go on your blog??” hint…hint..

  11. Well…Ben, the guys actually said “Hey, Rich, where is your camera, isn’t this going to go on your blog??” hint…hint..

  12. Well…Ben, the guys actually said “Hey, Rich, where is your camera, isn’t this going to go on your blog??” hint…hint..

  13. Ha!!! I love it! Worship leaders shouldn’t put their hands at risk anyways. I try and use that excuse with our staff when we have to move furniture…it doesn’t work.

  14. Ha!!! I love it! Worship leaders shouldn’t put their hands at risk anyways. I try and use that excuse with our staff when we have to move furniture…it doesn’t work.

  15. Ha!!! I love it! Worship leaders shouldn’t put their hands at risk anyways. I try and use that excuse with our staff when we have to move furniture…it doesn’t work.

  16. Ha!!! I love it! Worship leaders shouldn’t put their hands at risk anyways. I try and use that excuse with our staff when we have to move furniture…it doesn’t work.

  17. You need to get that videophone byte from Liz where she caught me saying “why don’t we just hit it with a spatula?”

  18. You need to get that videophone byte from Liz where she caught me saying “why don’t we just hit it with a spatula?”

  19. You need to get that videophone byte from Liz where she caught me saying “why don’t we just hit it with a spatula?”

  20. You need to get that videophone byte from Liz where she caught me saying “why don’t we just hit it with a spatula?”

  21. That’s quite a Sunday, Rich. Good quality bonding time between you and the other band members. Congratulations on your daughter being baptized! That’s one of the greatest things we get to witness as parents.
    Thanks for posting these; have a great week.

  22. That’s quite a Sunday, Rich. Good quality bonding time between you and the other band members. Congratulations on your daughter being baptized! That’s one of the greatest things we get to witness as parents.
    Thanks for posting these; have a great week.

  23. That’s quite a Sunday, Rich. Good quality bonding time between you and the other band members. Congratulations on your daughter being baptized! That’s one of the greatest things we get to witness as parents.
    Thanks for posting these; have a great week.

  24. That’s quite a Sunday, Rich. Good quality bonding time between you and the other band members. Congratulations on your daughter being baptized! That’s one of the greatest things we get to witness as parents.
    Thanks for posting these; have a great week.

  25. I’m sad I missed Emilie and the other two girls get baptized. It’s been a blessing to get to know her and I’m so excited to see what Jesus is going to do through her life!

  26. I’m sad I missed Emilie and the other two girls get baptized. It’s been a blessing to get to know her and I’m so excited to see what Jesus is going to do through her life!

  27. I’m sad I missed Emilie and the other two girls get baptized. It’s been a blessing to get to know her and I’m so excited to see what Jesus is going to do through her life!

  28. I’m sad I missed Emilie and the other two girls get baptized. It’s been a blessing to get to know her and I’m so excited to see what Jesus is going to do through her life!

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