In all our services this week we had special presentations that took up quite a bit of time. So the music list gets whittled down. In some ways I think it’s almost harder to plan songs when you don’t have much time…. it becomes a ‘that song doesn’t deserve 3 minutes this week’ kind of thing. And I certainly don’t do any kind of talking, as that’s what’s filling the other 45 minutes of the worship service. Anyway, here are the song lists….
- Opened with instrumental, smooth jazz version of ‘How Great Thou Art’. Players did a GREAT job.
- How Great Thou Art (straight up hymn)
- O Come Let Us Adore Him (just the chorus…it’s not just for Christmas anymore)
- God of Wonders (Byrd, Hindalong)
- Love the Lord (Brewster) — new for us this week. Very peppy. Easy opener song. Would be great kids’ worship song.
- The Solid Rock (1 verse and chorus of hymn over new chord progression, sustained)
- Sing to the King (Foote)
- Our God Reigns (NOT THAT ONE!!! The chorus of the Delirious? song, as recorded by Tomlin on Everything Glorious)
- Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) (Tomlin)
What did I learn this week….. I learned that there is more anxiety rattling around parts of our congregation regarding worship styles than I thought. And in surprising places. I tried giving the melody line to someone who usually doesn’t sing melody, and it worked beautifully. And I thoroughly enjoyed the accordion line our keyboard player threw into Amazing Grace. Our church faces some big decisions soon, and I feel more and more compelled to point our worship toward the sovereignty of God…. nothing like following a presentation about the potential new building project with ‘my hope is built on nothing less…’ :)