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ok so normally I do the Text-Fessional within the set list post. Those days are over folks. Now I do this because I don’t have a video camera, but I am thinking of going to Audio-Fessionals. That would put me on a different list though.

Alright enough of that…So last week I had a discussion with the pastor about our services and a bunch of visitors commented that the service was too long. Let me preface by saying that almost 90% of the church goers here are roman catholic and are very used to 1 hour services. Ours ran around 1 hour 45 min. Not too long, but longer then Roman catholic service. We do readings and creed, communion, and liturgy…along with that tons of music that is woven into the service from modern to old to liturgical. That is our church identity. We call it 3 streams blended worship. My definition of blended worship is not mixing hymns with matt redman. It is mixing the old with the new. Our service is framed around the Lords table and everything culminates at communion.

The 3 streams are Charismatic (moving in the spirit…rock n roll, tongues, etc…), Sacramental (Communion etc…), and evangelical (Bible based… gotta love the word!)

So with that said we had to shorten the service a little without messing with the integrity of what we are. So I did a poll and tons of people helped me out. we shortened the sermon to 30 min and moved a little aroung and ended the service in 1.5 hours. BRILLIANT! it worked and nobody was the wiser.

Uh…moving on to the music..

Great set this week..opened with I know that my redeemer lives. Great hymn…Mark Heard did a great version of it on the at the foot of the cross CD’s from the choir.

Went into the gloria…dropped the key from D to C..

Then we broke the fast song at the start mold and went into classic rushing Wind…it was a great song to open the praise set…prepare our heart…

“Jesus Your the one Who set my spirit free”

And then right into O Praise him chorus…and the rest of the song…I love this song its a real call to worship and and illustrates us singing with all of creation and the angels above.

Jumped into You amaze me…ok this song is from Michael Neale…I was first introduced to this at the integrity worship conference a few months ago and I can’t stop listening to it. This song just tugs at my spirit. It was amazing.

“You amaze me, You amaze me…and I’m overwhelmed by Your great love and mercy”

that line…wow He is amazing.. and unfathomable.

We did My new song that I co-wrote with my dad More of You. This song has really become a favorite with our church. People come up to me every week because the words just get into there sprirt.

“Take the world, give me You….Take my Heart Lord and make it new”

Communion we did the sanctus and mystery of faith (Liturgical music) ..And then into one of the best cross songs ever Sweetly Broken. Brilliant song and really makes you focus and tune into what Christ did for us. Then into super slow version of bless his name…and when communion ended I sped it up to normal tempo and volume. The 2 songs were perfect….thank you for the cross…thanks you for the blood….and then into…come sing for joy and bless his name.

Then we ended with Never Let Go…nuff said that song is just freakin’ great…and the congregation just loves it.

Ok there it is…see you next week; same bat channel.

Calvary Chapel Jupiter Worship CD BUY NOW

Last week Jeff at Calvary Chapel Jupiter emailed me and asked if he could send me his new CD in exchange for a review. I said…duh..of course. It showed up and I got my first look at it. Not let me preface this. Along with being a worship leader I am also a graphic designer so I am very picky when it comes to crappy design. So this thing is in my hands and I look at the cover and go “WOW” finally a non signed artist actually put something together that looks good. I unwrap the plastic and it just as cool inside. It’s not in a plastic case, but in one of those cool double door cardoard cases with the CD in the middle. Super clean design which I love. Not mainstream and no clip art. Already I am intrigued.
Pop the sucker into my CD player and the first song hits me right away. Very foo fighters sounding. Great guitar riffs  and drive. Does it stop there? I dont think so. Great song writing and it doesnt get stuck in a typical style or lyrically.

Highlights:
Glorified: great song and uses the ebow which in my book takes it up 3 notches
Unchanging: great medium tempo song with a very singable lyric and melody. I WILL BE USING THIS SONG IN CHURCH
Marvelous: very matt redmon beautiful news sounding. great feel to this song. I love it
You Deserve it all: very modern sound also very reminiscent of the new redman style. I think this song is also a must do.
Worthy of the Call: wow…just wow..
of course there are more…honestly this CD is brilliant and very surprising.

Production
These guys did a great job with this. I really hate overly produced musi. you know the stuff that goes through a yuck filter. Well this CD is great because the production is top notch yet you still walk away feeling like these guys can actually achieve this in one of their services. The vocals stand out and Jeff has a great voice. The guitar sounds are modern but also have a real classic tube driven sound to them

Conclusion
This is a must buy CD. There are some great songs on here that any church can incorporate. I think a few of them I will have to lower the key a little, but these are more than church ready. right now my band is in a transition so I am running all acoustic and I still think I can pull off the rockier ones.
Great CD 4 out of 4 Stars

Thanks Jeff

July 15th Set List

July 14, 2007 — 3 Comments

Worship confessional (textfessional) coming after service. 

Processional
Be Thou My Vision – C

Gloria
We Praise Your Name (klamperts) – D

Praise
Shout Your Fame (beddingfield) – C
Famous one (Tomlin) – C
Holy God (Doerksen) – C
Hungry (scott) – C

Gospel
Word of God Speak (Millard/Kipley) – G

Offering
More of You (Klamperts) C#m

Sanctus
Holy Holy (knott)

Communion
Heart of Worship (Redman) – E
Open the eyes of my heart (Baloche) – E
Arise (Baloche) – E

Recessional
Let the Praises Ring (Brewster) – E

Convocation set lists

July 6, 2007 — 2 Comments

So i was away last week in Lake George NY for a large convocation with all the CEC churches in the northeast. It was an absolute blast. My family did lots of swimming and 72 holes of sweet mini golf…LOVE IT!…and I got the opportunity to co lead worship with Fr. Joe Ciccarello from Long Island NY. I thought you guys might like to see the set lists from the 3 nights. so here we go.

Nights 1-3 of the Northeast Convocation

NIGHT 1:

Prelude 
Love the Lord    G
Your Grace Is Enough    G

Processional  
Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble    D

Gloria 
We Praise Your Name (Klampert)    D
Continue Reading…

June 17th Set List

June 17, 2007 — 3 Comments

This is the sheet I use when I put together my set list.

As always Worship leaders post your set lists or a link to where we can find your set list.

Worship Confessional: Great service this week. we had 6 weeks of teaching on worship and I think it really created an atmosphere of real openness and surrender. The freedom in the church is amazing. We did my redeemer lives in a fink style with all 7th chords..sweet. and then moved into what you see listed. I did famous one in C with capo chord in G position. I did it slow and worshipful and it was great. Then Communion…How great is our God into O praise him…very slow…and when communion ended got loud with alleluia..it was really powerful. Then we ended with Redmans dancing generation…first time at this church and everyone loved it.

 

SUNDAY LITURGY: Season: Pentacost Date: June 17th 2007

Subject: OneAnothers

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SONG KEY

Pre-Processional

Procession All Hail the Power E

Opening Acclamation Collect for Purity / General Confession / Absolution

GLORIA

Worship in Song

Gloria (we praise your name) Klampert D
My Redeemer Lives (Morgan) E
Our Love is Loud (Crowder) E
Sing to the King (Foote) E
So Now We come (Neugebauer) E

Announcements

Possible Special

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

OT Reading

Psalm

NT Reading

Gospel Procession Thy Word (Grant,Smtih) E

Gospel Reading

Sermon

Creed & Prayers

Offertory Famous One (Tomlin) C

HOLY COMMUNION

Invocation

Sanctus Holy Holy (Knott) C

Epiclesis

Mystery of Faith ________________________________________ ____

Our Father

Distribution:

How Great is Our God (Tomlin) G
O Praise Him (Crowder) G

Post Communion

Prayer/ Blessing

Recessional: Dancing Generation C