Worship Set List May 19: Advisory Board, Psalm 13, and “Planned” Spontaneity

Worshipbnnr Another GREAT weekend at the Sunridge Community Church! Greg began his new series, “How to Stay Upbeat In A Downturn” which is very relevant for people with our economy these days.

Not that this made a big deal in our worship at all, but our church solicits evaluation from an Advisory Board each year, where a team of coaches comes and gives us everything from general feedback about our service to answers to specific questions we want help with.  The cool thing was that our worship was rated very highly for being “engaging” and our team was praised. Yes, I LOVE this worship team.  You guys ROCK!

Psalm 13” by Brian Doerksen was a highlight today.  Chris Justice, one of our guitarists, truly moved me with his solo on this song.  I love it when instrumentalists lead us in worship and Chris, Mike and the rest of the band truly lead! Us vocal leaders obviously lead, too.  But, that moment in this song and the song itself not only set up our theme, but moved us all.

Again, this spontaneous thing makes its mark.  All this means is that we save some moments in the songs or service that we allow to be off the cuff.  The hope is to keep it fresh and to keep us on our toes while being as real as we can be with our congregation.  It seems to work well this weekend!  You can call these “Holy Spirit moments” if you want–where you know God is going to show up since you are counting on Him to do so.

Here are the songs:

  • Everyday – Joel Houston
  • Mighty To Save –  Ben Fielding | Reuben Morgan
  • A Thousand Hallelujahs – Mark Roach
  • It is Well With My Soul – arr. by Mark Roach
  • Psalm 13 – Brian Doerksen | Rademaker, Daphne | Mitchinson, Karen | Mitchinson, Steve
  • Blessed Be Your Name – Matt Redman

How was your worship weekend?

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20 comments

  1. I dig!
    Our weekend was pretty sweet as well. We’ve been learning to read each other quite well…which makes those “Holy Spirit moments” real cool.

    Check it out!

  2. I dig!
    Our weekend was pretty sweet as well. We’ve been learning to read each other quite well…which makes those “Holy Spirit moments” real cool.

    Check it out!

  3. I dig!
    Our weekend was pretty sweet as well. We’ve been learning to read each other quite well…which makes those “Holy Spirit moments” real cool.

    Check it out!

  4. I dig!
    Our weekend was pretty sweet as well. We’ve been learning to read each other quite well…which makes those “Holy Spirit moments” real cool.

    Check it out!

  5. Second Service’s Blessed Be Your Name was ELECTRIC! I really wish I had brought a camera to capture all the hands in the air. And I was especially moved by the honesty in Greg’s message. This week gets a 10 out of 10 in my books.

  6. Second Service’s Blessed Be Your Name was ELECTRIC! I really wish I had brought a camera to capture all the hands in the air. And I was especially moved by the honesty in Greg’s message. This week gets a 10 out of 10 in my books.

  7. Second Service’s Blessed Be Your Name was ELECTRIC! I really wish I had brought a camera to capture all the hands in the air. And I was especially moved by the honesty in Greg’s message. This week gets a 10 out of 10 in my books.

  8. Second Service’s Blessed Be Your Name was ELECTRIC! I really wish I had brought a camera to capture all the hands in the air. And I was especially moved by the honesty in Greg’s message. This week gets a 10 out of 10 in my books.

  9. Awesome – so good to hear that you used that song. I’ve used it a few times here and people have always loved it. I’m sure the fact that it was written by a Canadian has something to do with it 😉

  10. Awesome – so good to hear that you used that song. I’ve used it a few times here and people have always loved it. I’m sure the fact that it was written by a Canadian has something to do with it 😉

  11. Awesome – so good to hear that you used that song. I’ve used it a few times here and people have always loved it. I’m sure the fact that it was written by a Canadian has something to do with it 😉

  12. Awesome – so good to hear that you used that song. I’ve used it a few times here and people have always loved it. I’m sure the fact that it was written by a Canadian has something to do with it 😉

  13. Chris… you know it. Canadians are awesome for the worship stuff! (I have to prop up our Northern neighbors on this one.)

  14. Chris… you know it. Canadians are awesome for the worship stuff! (I have to prop up our Northern neighbors on this one.)

  15. Chris… you know it. Canadians are awesome for the worship stuff! (I have to prop up our Northern neighbors on this one.)

  16. Chris… you know it. Canadians are awesome for the worship stuff! (I have to prop up our Northern neighbors on this one.)

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