Recap: My second Sunday at Venture Christian Church had some fun technical issues. Imagine installing a different mixer the night before and that mixing console being a digital Yamaha 01v96–something you have never used before. You find a couple channels busted, so since you are filling in at a church in town for their Saturday night service, you ask a dear tech friend to help. Serendipity is that the young man, Brian, happens to be very familiar and experienced on the board. A California burrito is downed, then Brian comes and helps troubleshoot the board. We find problems that later have to be fixed, but the board basically did its job Sunday morning.
The other glitch was in using a particular PC-based software presentation program that is about as user-friendly as a guard at an Iron-Curtain check point from the Cold War era. Some of the songs did not show properly, which was a bummer. I will do better, and have a “work around” for some of the issues. However, the glitches were a tad distracting.
Add to this, a wonderful volunteer running our tech booth with these things all going on and the new worship leader putting his hands on way more tech than is healthy for any one person should be doing on Daylight Savings Time Sunday. The patience of our dear man in the booth made me smile and appreciate how some people know how to react.
This is also my church’s second week using the Planning Center tool. My pleasure is in seeing how fast this worship team acquired this tool–considering it is new to most of them. One other note, I did the communion transitions and I think our participation was pretty good considering all that we had pushing against us.
I particularly appreciate the message from Acts about Baptism. Guy Fox covered all the basis and a very clear presentation of the when, how, what and why.
Worship Set: A new song for Venture was One Sonic Society’s “Forever Reign” which I love! At the re:create conference in 2010 we heard this band debut and with this song by Jason Ingram and Rueben Morgan. Our set was smoother than the week before, but we truly needed a bit more time to rehearse. As I mentioned, I filled in at another church in town for their Saturday night as the worship leader. I did pretty much the same set the night before.
Here are the songs as performed by the following artists:
- Your Grace Is Enough – Matt Maher
- Majestic – Lincoln Brewster
- Forever Reign – One Sonic Society
- Black and Blue is My Heart – Rich Kirkpatrick
- All Because of Jesus – Fee
- The Venture Christian Church Planning Center for 3/13/2011
- The Worship Community – Set Lists from all over for 3/13/2011
- Video of “Black and Blue is My Heart” original
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