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This past weekend I had an amazing time away from my home church. I was invited by my friend Mike Mahoney to drive down to CT and lead worship at his church. I was also asked to play with him at a small community church plant/coffee house that his church works with.

The time at the coffee house was a blast! The area of Bridgeport, CT reminded me a great deal of where I grew up in Long Island, NY. It is a very run down area with a wonderful mix of high end homes and Mercedes drivers along side complete poverty and crack houses. As a matter of fact Mike’s Church, Gospel Light, has a crack house across the street.

It was exciting to see his church ministering to the least the lost and the lonely, more concerned with changed lives than the amount in the offering basket.

Our set for the day was:

Opening
Happy Day – A

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All Because of Jesus – A
Glory to God Forever (Beeching tag) – A
Greatly to be Praised – A
Majesty – A

Offering
Christ is Risen – E

The morning started at 7am with buying D&D coffee and then getting our gear set up at the church. According to my Friend Mike Kim it was gear overkill, but I personally don’t think there is such a thing. I played my gretsch through my line 6 M13 and visual sound volume pedal into a Vox ac15. Mahoney played my Parker nitefly through a podxtlive into the house.

At around 7:30 his band trickled in and we practiced till about 9. Mike has a great team all with great hearts and a few with sarcasm that equalled mine. It was so much fun playing with these guys and girls.

At 9am we went to the diner across the street and had a great breakfast. Church started at 10:30 and ended at 1:30. I have been told that sometimes they even go till 2:15. Yes it was and is long, but the length is not only cultural, but Spiritual. I can’t speak for every week, but this week no body wanted to leave. Worship was amazing and the congregation was engaging. It was one of those times where the room was just filled with worship and the Spirit. Following announcements and a few mini sermons from congregants Mike Mahoney (pastor Mike) gave a great sermon speaking on healing within the family. I don’t remember the exact time, but he spoke for an hour or so and not one person was squirming in their seat from boredom. They did however out of conviction.

During “Majesty” in the praise set I was suppose to give the pastor the “wink” confirming it was time to come up and start the announcements. He had his hands raised and eyes closed an so did the rest of the room. It was thick in there. So we kept going and went into “let it Rain” and then “everlasting god” ending finally with a reprise of Mike Kim’s “greatly to be praised”. Worship was so good that morning. After the sermon Mike asked everybody to come up for prayer and healing and then asked families to gather around each other and pray. I had my ipad there loaded with music so we did “nothing without you” and “healer” during the altar call. It was great to see that many people stay so long and on their knees crying out to God for their families.

Pastor Pedro asked me to “review” the church. Can I nitpick details as a church planting guy? Of course, but let me say they have something many churches don’t. They have people on fire for God, itching to get to church and ready to kneel at the altar and pour out their hearts in worship.

In the end it was a great time leading, hanging out, meeting great new friends, having a surprise visit for dinner with mike kim, and reconnecting with friends.

I can’t wait to get back there to do it again and I hope that God gives more opportunities to lead at other churches because it gave me new eyes for things and freshened my perspective.

If your church is in driving distance call me up (facebook etc) because I would love to come and guest lead. This was a perfect trip to get my brain pumping again.

 

It’s been a while I know. So many things going on and so little time. I am however coming back here. And some new reviews will be posted soon. Until then. Here was this week service. It was a great one.

Processional

The Solid Rock – Epop/Mars Hill arrangement

Praise
Glory to God – Fee/Beeching
Let the Praises Ring – Brewster
New Doxology – Trad/Gateway Worship
Be thou My Vision – Trad/Emily Schiavi Arrangement

Offering
Here is Love – Ex Nihilo/Mars Hill arrangement

Communion
You are Good – Kari Jobe
Mighty to Save – Hillsong

Recessional
The Lord Reigns – Klaus

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I wanted to post a recap of the last few weeks that I did not get up. We have had some great services lately and some amazing visitors. Emily Schiavi was out here last month and led worship with me. What an awesome time that was.

2 weeks ago the incomparable Matthew Ward (2nd chapter of acts) was with Lifepath church for a concert. He stuck around the next day and did the Sun Am worship service with me. I have very few words other than WOW. It was so surreal because he is so good.

This past week with the setlist above was awesome. I decided to do 4 hymns this week and did some modern arrangements of them and was really able to make them flow with the “chorus” style music. Everything went great.

I introduced “the lord reigns” two weeks ago and it is going pretty good so far. I think the song really warrants a rockin band so it works great when the whole band is there.

Special note of something I missed. In may it was my 2 year anniversary of posting setlists on my blog.

-as always this is part of the wonderful carnival designated Sunday Setlists. Go celebrate his one year anniversary of them-

 

It’s been a while I know. So many things going on and so little time. I am however coming back here. And some new reviews will be posted soon. Until then. Here was this week service. It was a great one.

Processional

I am Yours – Michael Neal

Praise
Glory to God – Fee/Beeching
Your Grace is Enough – Matt Maher
Open up the Sky – Deluge
Mighty To Save – Rueben

Offering
This is the Gift of God – Carl Cartee

Communion
In Christ Alone – Getty
Canons – Wickham

Recessional
I will Boast – Paul Baloche

-as always this is part of the wonderful carnival designated Sunday Setlists-

 

I really loved the set this week. The processional was a very different sounding hymn, but has a great feel to it.
everything else went great.

Processional

What Wondrous Love is This – Red Letter arrangement

Praise
Glory to God – Fee/Beeching
Marvelous Light – Hall
Came to my Rescue – Just did the bridge as a Vamp
Mighty To Save – Rueben
Canons – Wickham

Offering
Here I am to Worship – Hughes

Communion
Amazed – Anderson

Recessional
All Because of Jesus – Fee

-as always this is part of the wonderful carnival designated Sunday Setlists-

 

It has been a while since i have done one of these, but I am starting to get a real vision for where worship in our church is headed.
I am by no means an amazing worship leader, but I am making sure that I continue to move where the Lord is leading.

A note about last week; I did the hymn “what wondrous love is this” arrangement by red letter from Mars Hill. Let me tell you this Hymn is SO great. I can’t wait to do it again.

This weeks set was fantastic. The last song hoever, “we want to see jesus lifed high” is now officially retired as of this week. i pulled it off the shelf and blew the dust off it this week, but it seems it still belongs in the file bin.

Processional
I sing the might power of God – Isaac Watts/Ex Nihilo arrangement

Praise
Gloria_Be Glorified – Klampert
Bless His Name – Tony Sanchez
Blessed Be Your Name – Redman
Sweetly Broken – Riddle

Offering
Man of Sorrows – Bliss/Ex Nihilo

Communion
Above All else – Beeching
Awesome God – Beeching

Recessional
We want to see Jesus Lifted High – Doesn’t matter who wrote it cus I have now retired it.

-as always this is part of the wonderful carnival designated Sunday Setlists-