Sunday Recap – June 13th, 2010

Here’s our Sunday morning recap from Bethel this morning, June 13th. It was a big day for us here at Bethel with a lot of firsts!! We launched a new service today, called Cafe Connections. We just completed the installation of a camera system in our sanctuary, which opened up a whole bunch of new doors, including this new service.

Our Cafe Connection took place in our Family Life Center, which was reinvented as a coffeehouse style video venue. We had a live worship team, with the message on the screen live via video. Our pastor preached in the Traditional service in the sanctuary, and the feed was sent down to the gym.  All last week was the installation of the system, and it was so fun to see it all come together! I acted as the Producer today, not leading in either service.  I had two very capable worship leaders lead in each service, so I was able to go back and forth between the two services and coordinate the timing of coordinating the two services.

The songs we used in that service were:
“Majesty (Here I Am)” – (Stuart Garrard and Martin Smith)
“Glorious” (Chris Tomlin)
“From the Inside Out” (Joel Houston)

We had one more song scheduled, but in coordinating the two services, we had to cut one in the Cafe. I can already tell that’s going to be the hardest part of this new service! All of the technical stuff with the camera/audio feed worked fine, but it was the timing out the switch was the trickiest part!

Here’s a little video of the new service:

Then, during our two Contemporary Services, we had the worship choir join the team, which is always great!

We did:
“Promises” (Jared Anderson)
“The Lord Reigns” (Klaus Kuehn)
“Glorious” (Paul Baloche)
“A Mighty Fortress” (Christy Nockels)
“A New Hallelujah” (Michael W. Smith)

The other first today was that we began today to stream our services online at  That feature also came off without a hitch! We had people watching our services here in Wisconsin from Indonesia, Brazil, and other places around the country! So, if you like, you can watch our services from yesterday here.

It was a great morning!!

This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog carnival at The Worship Community.

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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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