Sunday Recap – October 9, 2011

Contemporary Services

Well, you may notice something about our songs for today – only two songwriters represented, both start with J – yes, I guess that’s true.  But, what I was pointing to was that three were written by Jared Anderson.  Why, you say?  Well, this Saturday, Jared Anderson and his team will be at Bethel for the “Hear Us From Heaven” tour. I’m very excited to have him here for this night of worship and prayer! So, our prelude CD has been music by Jared, and today I included a few songs of his, just so people are familiar a bit with his music. Of course, some of his songs need no introduction, like “Rescue” or “Amazed”, but others aren’t as familiar.
“Glorified” is a terrific call to worship that sets the tone perfectly for worship, and “Promises” is one of our favorites! We had a bit of trouble staying with the click track today on these first two songs, so I ended up killing it part way through the song.  There was no loop with it, so it was easy to stop. I think the issue was not locking in on the right tempo for the click during our rehearsal Thursday. This is the first time in quite a while we’ve had to kill the click. It’s actually been going very well recently in that area!  “Great I Am” is a powerful new song by Jared Anderson from the new New Life Worship CD “You Hold I It All”.  If you haven’t heard it yet, you need to listen to it. I included the video of our team singing this song below.  After we finished it, it was just one of those moments where we didn’t want to stop! The team was talking about it the whole morning! We ended with “Everyday”, which is always a fun, but challenging song to sing, especially after Pastor Tim’s excellent message today which challenged us to live for Him as a living sacrifice from Romans 12.
Today was also a worship choir day, so we had a full stage this morning! Love these weeks!  God is so good. I wasn’t sure if I’d even be able to sing today! My voice basically went out after rehearsal Thursday, and it was barely back early this morning.  But, lots of people were praying, and my voice held out, and even got stronger as the morning went on. Thank you, Lord! You can watch the video of this service, and also see the Planning Center details.

Cafe Connection

  • “Your Great Name” (Michael Neale and Krissy Nordhoff)
  • “How Great Is Our God” (Chris Tomlin)
  • “How Great Is The Love” (Paul Baloche, Meredith Andrews)
  • “I Give You My Heart” (Reuben Morgan)
Marv led the team in this service today.  He picked out great songs, and the team did a great job! You can see the Planning Center details for this service.

Traditional Service

  • Rejoice, the Lord Is King
  • I Will Praise Him
  • Take My Life and Let It Be
  • I Surrender All
  • Have Thine Own Way
  • Living For Jesus
Pastor Tim gave a great message from Romans 12 today about being a living sacrifice.  It was a good thing I was singing bass this morning, because my voice could not have handled any other part! You can watch the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.
This post is part of the Sunday Setlists area of The Worship Community, where worship leaders share setlists and recaps of worship services from today.

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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. 

One thought on “Sunday Recap – October 9, 2011”

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