Sunday Recap – January 15, 2012

Contemporary Services

  • “Today Is The Day” (Lincoln Brewster and Paul Baloche)
    • We used the Paul Baloche version, along with a the click track from Praise Charts.  I like the Baloche version better than the original by Brewster! They’re both great, but this seems to be a bit more congregationally friendly.  I used Psalm 55:22 to introduce the song.
  • “Our God” (Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, Chris Tomlin)
    • All of our arrangements this week were from Praise Charts, and we used the click track for all the songs.  Our team has really settled in nicely with using click tracks! All four songs today just felt so comfortable and tight with the clicks!  We changed up the harmonies a bit on this song today, since we had the full worship choir.
  • “Holy” (Jason Ingram, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman)
    • If you’re not familiar with this one, check it out! It’s on Matt Redman’s latest CD, 10,000 Reasons, and is such a powerful anthem! I love the progression of the lyrics in each verse, from “what eyes” to “our eyes” to “all eyes”. We introduced this song last week, and already people seemed to know it well and sang out.
  • “Forever Reign” (Jason Ingram and Reuben Morgan)

What a great morning of worship! We had a huge turnout in our worship choir today, even two of our pastors sang with today! We actually had more guys that we had ladies today, for the first time! It’s so cool to see that ministry growing and new people added! Pastor Tim continued his series on revisiting our vision statement at the start of a new year. We talked about “Grow”, the second part of our discipleship process – “Connect, Grow, Serve, Go”. You can watch the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.


Cafe Connection Service

Zack led the team in the Cafe this morning, and picked out some great songs.  Janet sang for the first time, and it’s great to have her part of this team! You can see the Planning Center details for this service.


Traditional Service

  • “We Come, O Christ, To You”
  • “O To Be Like Thee”
  • “I Am Thine, O Lord”
  • “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”
  • “Higher Ground”

You can watch the video of this service and see the Planning Center details.

This post is part of the Sunday Setlists blog at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share their setlists and recaps from today’s services.  Thanks for reading, and I hope your services went great 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. 

3 thoughts on “Sunday Recap – January 15, 2012”

  1. Hey Barry, I was watching your videos and really enjoyed being able take a look at whats going on at your church. I wanted to make one suggestion and that’s for your sound guy. Instead of killing the music when it’s time for you guys to get started, try bringing the sound down slowly so it’s not so abrupt. I know it’s a detail but that’s a detail that’s a pet peeve of mine, lol.

    Great things ya’ll are doing man. I even listened to the traditional service. That brought some memories back, lol. Blessings.


    1. Hey Kevin! Thanks for the comment and thanks for watching! That’s actually a pet peeve of mine, too! The sound guy actually does fade out the prelude music gradually in the house, so for those who are there, it’s a slow fade. But, then once it’s faded out, he just pushed pause on the MP3 player. The result of that, though, for those listening online is an abrupt stop. Thanks for pointing that out, and I’ll mention it to him.

      Thanks for watching! Hope your services are going well, too!



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