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,
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