Sunday Recap – July 4th, 2010

I don’t remember the last time the 4th of July has been on a Sunday. I guess I’d have to do some research to find that out… But, it was a day to celebrate our freedom – in our country, but more importantly the freedom we have in Christ.  To celebrate the 4th, we used the 4th of July countdown from Flickering Mind Media, followed by a mini-movie, “Finding Freedom” by Centerline New Media.

This post is part of the Sunday Setlists blog. You can also see the video of our service from today here.

Contemporary Worship Service
“Where the Spirit of the Lord Is” (Christy Nockels, Chris Tomlin, Nathan Nockels)
– I thought this would be a good fit with our freedom theme this morning. This was the 3rd time we’ve done this song, and people finally started to respond with this one today.
“Glorious One” (Steve Fee)
“Follow You” (Leeland)
– This is one of my favorite songs right now, and it fit our theme of living a life fully committed to Him.  One of our younger worship leaders, Zack Burtness, led vocally on this song, and he did a great job!
“The Wonderful Cross” (Tomlin)
“Beautiful the Blood” (Steve Fee and Louie Giglio)
– This was a new one for us today. What a great song for communion! The words fit so well as we took the cup together.

Cafe Connection Video Cafe service
This was the 4th week of our new video cafe service, and it’s going great! I wasn’t in there at all this morning since I was leading in the other service at that time. We had a few technical glitches this morning, which was too bad, considering we had our biggest crowd since we’ve started.  Once we got those resolved, things went great. Nathan Nymeyer, our interim youth pastor was the worship leader this morning, and he did a great job! Here’s the songs he chose:

“Hosanna” (Paul Baloche)
“Your Grace Is Enough” (Matt Maher)
“Mighty Is the Power of the Cross” (Chris Tomlin)
“The Wonderful Cross” (Tomlin)

Traditional Worship Service
“The Star-Spangled Banner” – We sang both verses of this song today at the start of our service. I had actually never heard the words to the second verse, but they were very appropriate for our service:
“America The Beautiful”
“Battle Hymn of the Republic”
“O How He Loves You and Me”
“The Old Rugged Cross”

“Star-Spangled Banner” – Verse 3

Oh thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes
And the war’s desolation
Blest with vict’ry and peace
May the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made
And preserved us a nation
Then conquer we must when our cause it is just
And this be our motto in God is our trust
And the star-spangled banner
In triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave

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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. 

4 thoughts on “Sunday Recap – July 4th, 2010”

  1. Really interesting – same theme at our church: freedom

    I know that it might be obvious but the connection to freedom isn’t always a given.

    I really appreciate your details here in each song. Hadn’t heard of “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is” Just listened to it, it’s real good, great anthem. We did a different “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is” the older song thats more reflectional and deep (Freedom Reigns is the actual title)

    Anyway thanks for sharing. I just started (yesterday) to do recaps and blog since I have my new iPhone 🙂 WordPress won out – I figured if it was good enough for you to switch to it then it was good enough for me. Anyway – thanks for sharing. See you in a couple of weeks.



    1. Thanks for the reply! I’m enjoying the new WordPress format. The only thing I didn’t realize was that in order to upload videos you need to pay more $$. With Blogger it’s free. But, you can still link to YouTube videos, so that’s OK. Besides that, I love using WordPress.

      Enjoy your new iPhone! So you’ll be at the NWLC? See you there!

      Barry Westman


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