We had a great morning of worship at Bethel today, with the introduction of “I Will Follow”, 2 powerful testimonies on tithing, and the first time we have tried co-leading in our Contemporary Services! This post is part of the Sunday Setlists area of The Worship Community, where worship leaders from around the country share their setlists from this past Sunday.
Contemporary Worship Services
We had a few things that were out of the ordinary today, and it made for a really great morning! First, Brian, who played guitar with our team for several years up until a few years ago, was back for a return visit! It was great to have him play with the team again, and it felt just like old times!
Also, we tried something that Paul Baloche suggested last weekend at the Leadworship Workshop in Minneapolis. He was talking about bringing up young worship leaders, and he described how he often co-leads with them, where he would lead some of the songs in the set, and someone else would lead the others. Zack Burtness is one of our tremendous young worship leaders, and he’s already led in the Cafe, but not in the main Contemporary Service. This morning we co-led, where I led the first, and last two songs, and Zack led the middle 3 songs. It was great! You can see the video of this service, and the Planning Center details.
“Rising” (Paul Baloche and Matt Redman)
– This song is a great opener, and one I like to use quite often. However, today I learned a good lesson! I had meant to look up the Psalm ahead of time, but forgot. What do you suppose our senior pastor did today – asked me what Psalm it came from in the service! Whoops! I thought it was somewhere in the 110s, but wasn’t sure. I made an official-sounding guess and said 119. Well, after checking it out in my office after the service, I found out it was actually 113. Oh well, I got it right for the next service! LOL!
“Everlasting God” (Brenton Brown)
– This song was after the Meet/Greet time, and it was this middle set that Zack led. He did a great job preparing the intros, and getting us going on this one. We typically do the Lincoln Brewster version when Zack is on electric. But, since he was leading from the acoustic today, we did the original Brenton Brown version. It was a nice change.
“The Heart of Worship” (Matt Redman)/“Hear Us From Heaven” (Jared Anderson)
– This mash-up was Zack’s idea and it came together beautifully! We started off this medley with Zack doing a solo with guitar on the verse, then I joined in with an electric piano sound. We went all the way through that song, in D. At the end, Zack planned the transition into the next song with a chord progression of G – D – Bm – Asus, then right into the chorus of “Hear Us From Heaven” in D. We sang just the chorus of that song twice, then ended with the chorus of “Heart of Worship”. Great job, Zack, coming up with that!
Cafe Connection Service
Adam led the team in this service today, and he introduced the new Chris Tomlin song, “I Will Follow”. Adam led from guitar, with Susan on vocals, Zack on percussion and Jake on mandolin. You can see the Planning Center details for this service.
I led the team in this service this morning, and they did a great job! I led from the piano, Jen was on the keys, and Pennie, Barb, Howard and Randy were on vocals. Along with the hymns, I also played a piano offertory, an arrangement of “Close To Thee”. You can see the Planning Center details for this service.
“Come Thou Almighty King”
“How Great Thou Art”
“‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus”
“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”
“Trust and Obey”
“To God Be The Glory”