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Monday, January 5, 2009

Sunday Setlist and Recap, January 4, 2009

Getting back to posting. It's been a couple of months - I hope I can be more regular this coming year with my goal being at least a weekly worship recap and setlist.

This post is part of Fred McKinnon's Setlist Carnival, where you post your song service setlist for the week and link back to his site with the goal is to see what others are doing in order to help with our own planning and whatnot, here's our setlists for Christian Church of Broomfield for this past week:

8:00 (Traditional) Service
If Your Heart Keeps Right
I Would Be Like Jesus
Send the Light
Love Divine
I'll Live for Him (communion)
Draw Me Nearer (invitation)
Find Us Faithful (closing)

10:45 (Contemporary) Service
King (Tree 63)
Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing) (Brenton Brown)
Open the Eyes of My Heart (Paul Baloche)
Your Love, Oh Lord (Third Day)
Nothing Without You (Bebo Norman)
Healer (Michael Guglielmucci -communion)
Draw Me Close (Kelly Carpenter -invitation)
Find Us Faithful (Jon Mohr -closing)

I played bass this week for second service because the guy scheduled for bass didn't show and I felt it more important to have a rhythm section than to have 2 guitars. We also didn't have our pianist, she was out sick this morning. So, our band was Worship Leader on guitar and lead vox, 2 female vocalists doing harmony and lead vox, a synth, drums and bass.

We did ok, but really lacked energy. 'King' rocked, then right after we had announcements and meet and greet time (we call it Hug and Howdy time). As we got into the meat of the set, things just fizzled. I struggled to find a groove with the drums, and I think that was the key. There was no groove to find because the drums were all over the place. Drums are one of our weak spots at the moment.

I continue to just love 'Healer.' It's one my favorite songs. I'm looking forward to getting into the swing of the new year, though. We haven't added any new material since October due to the holidays. I think we're adding 'Mighty to Save' next month, can hardly wait!


Michael J Mahoney said...

Mighty to Save is a great song, and fun to play. We're hampered by only having one guitar (and there are four parts!) so I have to pick and choose what to play.

We'll be including that one on our studio CD. I look forward to your take on it.

Me... said...

Mighty to Save is such a great song! Our congregation loves it.

Louise Knight said...

Must be quite tiring to handle both services, but also quite fulfilling?

I'm not familiar with Healer. Going to find out what that's about.

Anonymous said...

Healer is a great song!

Mighty to save is a favorite of our congregation! It's one the people can really sing out on.

Anonymous said...

Great to see you blogging again Steve.

Now, about the lack of 'groove' you described. If you have a weak drummer then you can actually carry things better with a guitar than a bass. Think of Keef - he's really the rhythm behind the Stones, with Charlie Watts more a percussionist. You can do the same in a worship band and drive the rhythm along with strong guitar work. If there is a next time then pick up that guitar and groove.