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Planning Blended Worship: 4 out of 4 stars
Robert Webber

Paperback: 209 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (October 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0687032237
ISBN-13: 978-0687032235

Robert Weber was an amazing man of God who passed away recently. I first read some of his work on worship about 9 years ago and it blew me away. This book is a compendium to his other books about blended worship. The difference is in this one instead of just teaching what blended worship is it goes into how to actually lay out a service.
Within the my church and the Charasmatic Episcopal Church this is an invaluable resource. If we took a poll of what blended worship is on here we would hear it is: mixing hymns with modern worship…so Wesley and Tomlin. While that is accurate it is only mostly accurate (that was almost a princess bride quote). Where you have to first begin with is…worship is more than the music. It is the entire service. It is our prayers, the word, any creeds, the music, and most important Communion. This is the true center of a “blended” worship service.
Webber lays this all out and gives examples of the order of the service and how best to do things. It is basically a skeleton and  he makes that pretty clear. With it being a book 1998 so of the modern songs are not so modern, but thats not really an issue because  you can use whatever is most relevant to your church.

All in all if you are a worship leader who is currently doing blended worship, looking to do blended worship, or even just interested in how it works…pick this one up and well the rest of his also.

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

July 8th Set List

July 7, 2007 — 3 Comments

Worship Confessional (textfessional) : coming after the service

Processional
D – How deep the fathers love for us (Townend)
C – Did You feel the mountains tremble (smith)

Gloria
D – We Praise Your Name (Klampert)

Praise
D – Above All Else (Beeching) C shape cut capo
A/G- Bless His name (sanchez)
A – Blessed be Your name (Redman)

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

Sanctus
C – Holy Holy (Knott)

Offering
C – Holy God (Doerksen)

Communion
G- How great is Our God (Tomlin)
G- Awesome God (Beeching)
G- Holy Is the Lord (Tomlin)

Recessional
Ebm- Dance Like David (unknown)


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…

Worship Confessional:
A great all acoustic worship time…really scalled back the sound and we just raised our hands in reverence to our king.

Processional

How deep the fathers love for us – townend

Praise

G – Hallelujah (your love is amazing)

G – Here is our king (Crowder)

G – Shine Jesus Shine- slow with cut capo

G- Enough (crowder)

Gospel

Open the Eyes

Offering

Bm – Lead me to the Cross (Brooke Fraser United)

Communion

Recessional

A – Never Let Go (Redman)