Sunday Recap for 2/21/10

We had a great morning of worship here yesterday! I had one of the other worship leaders here at our church lead today, so I actually just played keys and sang today. He did all of the transitions, etc… We worked together on a setlist, and came up with some really neat stuff. I have had other worship leaders lead for me when I’ve been gone on vacation, etc, but I think this is the first time I’ve had them lead while I was still here. I’d be curious to talk to other Worship Pastors to see if that’s something that you do as well. I think it’s great to build up other WLs in the church. But, I did get a few questions from people in the congregation like – what was wrong, were you sick or something, did you get demoted?? So, it will take a while for them to get used to seeing someone else lead, but me here. I had a great time just playing and singing, actually, and Jeff did a great job leading!!

We started off with:

“Almighty God” (Tim Hughes) – a great song!!

“Glorious One” (Steve Fee) with “We Will Glorify” (Twila Paris)
– Might seem like an odd combination, but it actually worked really well! This was Jeff’s idea. We did Verse 1, Chorus, Verse 2, Chorus of “Glorious One” in A, then went right into “We Will Glorify” (same tempo and key) and did a few verses of that, building it up each time, then went back to the Bridge of “Glorious One” and finished out that song to end the medley.  It went very well!

“Great Is Your Glory” – (Vicky Beeching)
– Another one of her great songs!

“Revelation Song (Jennie Lee Riddle)
Our message today was from Genesis 11 on the tower of Babel, called “Lessons from the Languages”. To tie into that theme, we ended the song with what turned out to be a very powerful time of worship using the “Revelation Song”, but using three different languages.  I had seen this done in another church, and just had to use the idea this week.  We have quite a large segment of Filipinos here at our church, so we used their Tagalog language, as well as Spanish and English on certain parts. Then, on the last two choruses, we all sang together in our own language. We opened with Scripture from Revelation that speaks about all tribes and nations worshiping around the throne, and ended with a call and response prayer. It was very powerful, and by the end, when we invited them, people were ready to jump out of their chairs and worship along with us.

Here’s a link to our Planning Center page for this service.
Here’s a link to the Sunday Setlists page at The Worship Community, where you can read other recaps from around the country.

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Barry Westman

Barry Westman is the Worship Pastor at Bethel Church in Janesville, WI. He is also the Editor In Chief and Event Manager at Worship Team Training and Worship Team Training University. He is married to Tina, and has 3 rapidly growing children. 

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