RECAP: This past weekend was busy with Emilie singing at a local Temecula event and then her leading worship with me at Chorus Church in French Valley, CA. This was our first time leading at Chorus Church and after partnering with Eric Beeman on the School of Worship last month we were happy to fill in for him as worship leaders. Eric took the Sunday off, by the way, to run in Race for the Cure.
Working with volunteer musicians is always a challenge and always rewarding. The group did a great job preparing and their media guy treated me well, even buying me a Starbucks for the morning. Of ourse, we will not mention how he accidentally spilled it.(Sorry Tim, you are awesome by the way!) Well accidents happen, and when you are renting a school like Chorus Church does you have to be prepared. And, they were!
Dave Reynolds, their pastor, delivered a challenging message out of Nehemiah chapter 2. “In order to give, something’s got to give.” There is a cost, and sometimes it might mean when you follow God you can’t do your other priorities at all. We all hear messages on how we put God first, but not often on how we just put God and nothing else. You will have to download the sermon to fully get the point, I think.
On top of leading worship, Emilie shared her newly recorded song “Turning This Town Upside Down” which is off her new EP. It seemed tie in great with the message.
SET LIST: When you are itinerate as a worship leader, you rely heavily on the host church’s set list. Here is what Eric helped me come up with. Songs are listed with artist/worship leader who recorded the version we used:
- Our God – Chris Tomlin
- Your Love Never Fails – Jesus Culture.
- Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Chris Tomlin
- Lead Me To The Cross – Hillsong
- Turning This Town Upside Down – Emilie Kirkpatrick
- Chorus Church Facebook
- Emilie’s EP Release Party Link (She is being hosted by Chorus Church!)
- The Worship Community set lists
How was your worship weekend?