Sunday Recap – April 1, 2012

Your Great Name – Easter Musical

This morning, we presented the Easter worship musical Your Great Name: A Worship Event Lifting Up the Name of Jesus in both of our morning worship services.  We had a choir of about 50 people, along with several soloists and a duet, along with a worship leader lead us in worship.  About once a year, usually in the Spring, we put together a choir made up of volunteers from the church to present a musical.

Everyone did a super job today!  This particular musical was put together by Gary Rhodes, and published by Lillenas Music.  Songs this morning included:

  • “Jesus Saves” (Tim Hughes)
  • “Rise Up” (Josh Moore)
  • “Lord Almighty” (Kristian Stanfill)
  • “No One Higher” (Steve Fee)
  • “The Stand” (Joel Houston)
  • “Your Great Name” (Michael Neale & Krissy Nordhoff)
  • “Because He Lives”
  • “O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” (Bob Kauflin)
  • “Always” (Kristian Stanfill)
  • “O The Blood” (Thomas Miller)
  • “Revelation Song” (Jennie Lee Riddle)
  • “God Be Praised” (David Moore)
  • “Oh What A Day” (Mark Altrogge)
  • “It Is Finished” (Matt Papa and Jennie Lee Riddle)

We used an accompaniment DVD, which had the split-track accompaniment along with all of the lyrics and videos on the screen. We encouraged the congregation to sing along and worship with us, rather than just watch.  Everything went smoothly, the choir and everyone did a super job! You can watch the video of the service.

Several years ago, we decided to present our “Easter” musical on Palm Sunday, rather than on Easter. We want to make our Easter Services have the same feel as one of our regular services throughout the year. Since we only have a musical like this about once a year, we would rather do it on a week like this, and then next week we’ll have a message from our pastor along with our worship teams and worship choir lead the music, as we do throughout the rest of the year.

This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog at The Worship Community, where worship leaders share their setlists and a recap of worship services from this weekend.

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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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