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This is the first post in a long series of ancient prayers, liturgies, psalms, and hymns. I am a firm believer that mixing the ancient with the modern is very important to todays church. I hope this will bless you and you will be able to use these in your church or prayer life.


The peace of God which passes all understanding,
keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God,
and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.

Book of Common Prayer

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Everybody has seen my church blog, but recently we upgraded the wordpress account and changed the design and code… The result is great.

On it there is the weekly sermons and archives in playable MP3 format. Also on there are all of our advertising and the Daily Bible readings from the lectionary. Take a look and let me know what you think.

St. Michael’s Charismatic Episcopal Church

While You are at it take a look at our Pastor’s blog. Favorite the thing and add it to your RSS burner of choice because more will be added all the time.

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St. Michael’s Charismatic Episcopal Church Set List

As always any worship leaders who read this blog please post your set list in the comments.
and check back to read my “worship confessional” on the service


  • C – Come Now is the Time


  • C – Shout Your Fame – Natasha Beddingfield
  • C – Holy – Brenton Brown
  • A – Beautiful One – Tim Hughes
  • E – Sing to the King – Billy Foote
  • E – Center – Charlie Hall

Gospel – E – Ancient Words
Sanctus – Holy Holy – Michael Knott


  • F or G – O Praise Him – David Crowder (D formation with cut capo and regular capo)


  • E – We Fall Down – Christ Tomlin
  • E – Offering – Paul Baloche


  • B or C – I Will Boast –Paul Baloche

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I Hate that song

April 19, 2007 — 9 Comments

I was reading Ragamuffin Soul the other day about his attempts to make Brenton Brown’s song “Everlasting God” sound like it belongs in 2007. He was frustrated it was sounding very 1990’s and didn’t like it. I made some comments and so did a bunch of others, but one comment stuck out. “Try it with your congregation and see if they like it” one guy said. Interesting…It made me think how many songs do I do in church that I hate, but do because the congregation loves them and they are brought into worship by them.

This is a tough one. It is in the same vein as “How many times are we going to do a TOMLIN song!”, and you know what I’m talking about. As Musicians we get sick of music and we have major opinions on it, but as worship leaders we need to take a back seat and look at the big picture. We need to sometimes put our preferences aside and see what does and doesn’t fit for the congregation. This may require changing songs, changing keys and even eliminating songs from set list that are really cool.

Brian Doerksen Holy God

April 11, 2007 — 6 Comments

It’s been a long time coming for some new CD reviews for something other than beeching or crowder.
I was going to buy this CD when it came out and instead got it as a gift from a deacon in the church. This is the new CD from Brian Doerkson called Holy God. At first listen I wasn’t too impressed it was simple and nothing earth shattering. After a few more listens this CD began to sink into my chest. It isn’t a chart topping Tomlin CD and probably will never even hit the radio.
Even so you need to buy this CD. The lyrics and music are so simple and it is a call to prayer and worship. It takes you to a reverent place and you find yourself in total awe of the mystery of the cross.

These are the songs listed below..the ones in bold my favorites. A bunch of these can be done in church. All in all it is a great worship CD that is perfect for coming into the holy of holies. It has an ancient feel to it and that actually makes it quite relevant to todays worship and liturgical/modern settings.

#2.Our Father In Heaven
#3.Holy God
#4.Return To Me
#5.Song For The Bride
#6.He Is Here (Duet with Christine Dente)
#7.Light The Fire Again
#8.Hear Us Call
#9.I Don’t Need Anything But You
#10.Change Me On The Inside
#11.Show Me Your Way
#13.Unto Your Name / Holy Holy Holy
#14.Triune God

#15.You Are My Home
#16.Your Love Will Find Me (Psalm 139)