Sunday Setlists: 10/04/09

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Recap: So, this week we began a new four week series called “I Want to Be One of Them.”  We’re looking at four saints that are or have faithfully lived their lives for Christ and made an impact on people around them. 

I really enjoyed the worship time at FCHolden this week.  We were challenged to live a life of humility before God and reminded that we can’t do anything unless we are relying on God.

Opening song: “God You Are My God” – Delirious?

Announcements:

We announced our Servolution dates, which is going to be an incredible week again this year. 

Second Set:

“Everybody Prainse the Lord” – Lincoln Brewster

This was one of the highlights of the morning, because Laurie Morrison, one of the vocalists on our team, and I kind of made it into a battle.  During practice last week, we worked on splitting it into a duet of sorts.  It was kind of like a musical “testimony poker.” It was a blast.

“Your Grace is Enough” – Matt Maher

Closer: “All We Need is You” – Charlie Hall

Links:

Planning Center Online worship setlist

FC Holden Online Service

Livin’ Out Loud,

Al

Sunday Setlists: 09/13/09

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Recap:  Last week my family and I were away in the Adirondaks for a much needed time of rest and relaxation.  So, this week was my first week back.  It wasn’t easy!!

I was so excited to be back.  I love worshipping God through music, I love being used to lead others in worship of God, and I love seeing people worshipping.  This week was great, but as I said it wasn’t easy!

“What do you mean?  What was so difficult about it?”

Glad you asked!  I met with Marty and Steve that morning to pray, just like we always do.  We talked for a bit and prayed, but I could sense something was off in me even then.  It was a battle to keep my mind fixed on Christ that morning.  Worries of the service’s order crept in, thoughts on how did I sound, fear of interruptions or the sound system problems being a distraction.  It was horrible.

I pressed into the Lord and asked Him to help.  It didn’t seem to come.  So many people said that the worship that morning was incredible.  I can’t agree more.  The people in the audience were meeting with God, but it seemed that there was a wall between Jesus and me.

As we came out of “All Who Are Thirsty”, I got mixed up.  I thought we were going into a special song we were going to perform, and told everyone to sit for a moment…don’t you love when that happens.  I realized my mistake, but kept going.  I told everyone that they should reflect on this next song.  We started strumming an opening to “What a Friend”

…man I love that song, it brings back memories of when I was 15 and newly saved.  Wow!  God showed me that he could use my love of music to reach people.  Thank God for Delirious? !

So, as we sang this song out, God moved in me.  My fear left, there was disappointment if I sang a wrong note or strummed the wrong chord.  It was incredible.  What was a mistake on my part was also God’s way of opening my heart to the moving of His Spirit. 

Set List:

Blessed Be Your Name – Matt Redman

Come Now is the Time to Worship – Brian Doerksen

All Who Are Thirsty – Kutless Version

What A Friend – Delirious?

You and Me – Ken Block

Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble – Delirious?

Links:

Planning Center Online worship set list

Fellowship Holden Online Service On-Demand

Livin’ Out Loud,

Al

Worship Recap and Set List: August 23, 2009

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Recap: Sunday was the first message in a two week series we are doing based on The Shack.  Jeff Campbell, one of the leaders at Fellowship Holden, really hit home that we all have a “shack,” a place of suffering or let down in our life.  If you weren’t there, check it out at the Fellowship Church online campus.  It was very powerful and challenging.

Worship was great, and for me was particularly exciting.  “Why?” you may ask!  well, this was the second week in a row that I really felt like I was part of the worship experience, not just leading and conducting from the stage.  It has been so refreshing to finally come to a point where I let go of my concerns for the operations of the morning, I let go of trying to ensure that everything and everyone follows the “plan” I constructed for this week.  God has really been working on me in this area. 

God has reminded me that I need to not just be a worship leader, but be, as I think Matt Redman put it, a Lead Worshipper.  Someone who isn’t just show, but is truly a worshipper.  Not someone standing on a stage, but who in spirit stnads along side of his brothers and sisters worshipping and glorifying the King of Glory.   I have had my attention centered on our King, Jesus!  It has been so incredible. 

 There were a few hiccups throughout the service.  We had some feedback when Jeff began speaking, and some fails before the service bagan, but Phil our sound director worked his tail off to get in line.  I had the privilege of having my brother, Christian, playing lead guitar with our band this week.  I love playing with him, because he tends to bring fire down when he plays.  It’s also pretty cool to have your younger brother up there worshipping and leading along with you.

Setlist:

  • Opened with King – Tree63
  • From the Inside Out – Hillsong United
  • Above All – Susan Warren, one of our other worship leaders has a killer voice, and many times brings incredible  harmonies to the songs, but she led this one and it was really moving to me.
  • I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2:  We closed out the service with – I saw a bunch of people singing along, but I thought this song was so fitting in conjunction with the opening message for The Shack series.

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Worship Recap and Set List: August 9, 2009

So, this is my first post for Sunday Setlists, as well as my first post since February 26, 2009. It’s incredible how God has been working in the lives of the people at Fellowship Holden. This Sunday was such an incredible example of how God has really been raising up leaders and giving people courage and strength to step up and out for His Kingdom. It was one of the sweetest times for me as a worship leader, because I got to see first hand how reliance on God and hard work. The vocalist that was on with me this week has made some huge progress. She came alive and seemed so free and confident up there. It’s great to see that my friend and it’s awesome to see God working in you Laurie.

Marty was away on vacation this week with his wife and her family and so we had the privilege of having Walt Muti speak this morning. He and his family were missionaries to the tribal peoples of Venezuela for something like 20+ years. When the country closed its doors to Americans a couple years ago, they moved back and have been rocking it for God’s Kingdom here in Worcester.

Walt brought a message on relational evangelism, which is the 6th of our 7 core values. It was an amazing message. He told us about how God had used him recently to reach out to local girl and help her understand the love of God. He told us how he heard God on his ride home whisper to him this question “Was it worth it?” “I missed my daughter. Was it worth leaving Venezuela, going through all the pain you’ve been experiencing, to see my daughter come back to me?” Powerful stuff!

So, here’s a look at the order of the morning and below is a run down of the set:

We started the day with All Who are Thirsty – kinda of a spin off of the Kutless version. Mike (drums), Giuliano (Bass) and Matt (Electric Guitar) drove it in with a sweet intro. Steve led the Welcome and Prayed and then we came right back into the chorus of the song.

We transitioned into Abba Father by The Daniel Doss Band, then into Steve Fee’s We Shine. It was a fantastic set up for the message that Walt was going to bring. It always amazes me how God orchestrates what He puts on the heart of the worship leader to echo what He wants the speaker to bring from the Word that day. Breathtaking!

The offering was announced and we ended with God of This City – Blutree. I have to say, the Bluetree version of the song is by far my favorite. I heard that one before I ever knew that Chris Tomlin did a version of their song.

This was actually one of my favorite songs of the morning, because we had worked out what we like to call the “U2 sound” for Matt’s electric, and it came shining through. It was the perfect way to end a day filled with reminders that we are laborers in the field for the Kingdom of God.

Livin’ Out Loud,

Al

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Sunday @ Fellowship Church

Hope everyone’s weekend was spectacular.  Mine was superb.  We had my mother in-law, sister in-law, and my niece and nephew here for the weekend.  They came in late Saturday night, but we had a blast for a few hours.  We got some tie-dying done.  That was fun…messy, but fun.  I’ll be sporting some of the apparel in service next week.

I’m not like most guys, as I actually like my entire family of in-laws.  They’re a trip to be with.

So, back to the lecture at  hand…

Fellowship church was amazing today.  We were down two critical people today.  Our pastor, Marty, and his wife Carie.  wile they were both greatly missed, the service was great.  And on a side note, I have to assume that a Pastor must feel very satisfied and proud that the ministry will continue, and be done with excellence, even in his absence.  That’s pretty much the goal here at Fellowship Church.  No ministry will ever be successful based on the performance or involvement of one person.  A truly successful ministry will always continue to thrive, even when the current leader passes from the scene.

Now that that rambling is done.  Fellowship Church Band rocked the house with Song of Hope, followed by a great video by 963 coffee, and a welcome from our Pastor, which he prerecorded.   It was like having him there, but not?!!?  It was cool.  BTW if you don’t know anything about 963 Coffee, check them out here.  They’re doing some pretty amazing things in world missions.  And their coffee is incredible.

After a few more songs from the band, Jason Destratis brought an incredible message titled “Live Generously, which is from our current series “Live Different.”  We ended the service with a rendition of LifeSong.  It was a fantastic Sunday.  We hung out for a while after service, for a bit of “fellowship” (Pun Intended) you might say.  There was a splendid coffee tasting, which I highly recommend to any church or organization that is looking for new coffee for a cafe or just to serve every week.

Sunday @ Felllowship Holden

Can I just say Holy Rock!!!

Sunday morning was an incredible time. We opened with a rendition of “Machinehead” by Bush. It was awesome! The worship music was right on, and the message that Jeff brought was insanely good!

I never realized how much I whine about my “Difficult” or “Full” days. How about how often I justify not reaching out on a regular basis, because I’m too busy. God really impressed upon me that I need to incorporate outreach into every facet of my “Schedule.”

* What’s up with me and the ” ” marks today!! Oh well.*

Seriously though. Outreach can happen any where and at any time. I need to ask God to keep that in my mind.

Be ever watchful for oportunities to share the love of Christ with people.

Living out loud
Al