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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My New Clock

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Imagine #6 1/2 or .5

So, I’m sure many of you have heard, seen, or read the last post.  If not check it out here.  Some dear friends of mine hijacked my blog, twitter account, and facebook yesterday and pulled an amazing and one of the most brutal pranks I have ever had pulled on me.

There are a few things that I have walked away with:

1.  With friends like these – I really need to pray for them- Who needs enemies!  No, seriously, I love the people that did this, and thought it was really funny.  I wonder what Jesus would ahve done though if He found my username and password?  Well, he wouldn’t have to find it – He’s omnicient – But you get what I’m spillin’!

2.  Be careful online – Don’t save your username and password on public, church, work…well you get the idea.  It can be just plain bad.  Wish I had read this before

3.  Just because I find self deprecation funny doesn’t mean everyone will appreciate it.  Better put by Tina here.

4.  Be sure you don’t share a room with Billy McGuinness – This might be the biggest thing I’ve learned.  Never, no matter how much he begs, no matter how much he cries…Kinda like a Mogwai.  Jsut don’t set yourself up for a pic like yesterdays – cause trust me he’ll get you.

Livin’ Out Loud,
Al

Imagine #6

 

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Imagine you left your User name and Passwords saved on computers accessible to the public. What would people write about you? What pictures would they post?

Livin’ out Loud

Fake Al

Imagine #5

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Image by: aoddesigns.com

 

You only have one thing you could Tweet…What would it be?

Livin’ Out Loud,
Al

 

Imagine #4

This is Martin Cooper, inventor of the Cell Phone.  In many ways we owe him a huge debt of gratitude.  Without him we may not have the instant communication that we have today.

Today you were told you can only dial one number on your Cell, that number is the only number you can ever dial again, and your mobile phone privileges will be permanently disabled if you attempt to dial another number…

Who would you call…Why?  And by who I mean it must be a person.  So. don’t say “Jesus,” cause I really don’t think he has a cell phone.

I’ll go first…And I’ll start by asking a question.

Does this limited calling also include personal calls from my work phone, or is it only calls from my cell phone?  If it is both, then I would choose my wife.  I would choose my wife (Erica), because I love her and want to touch base w/ her from time to time throughout the day.  We have 3 little kids, and I love talking to them over the phone when I call her. 

If it is only my cell, then I would choose my mom.  She would be able to fill me in on what’s going on with everyone out her way.

So, Who Ya Gonnal Call?!?!

So, "Who Ya Gonnal Call?!?!"

Livin’ Out Loud,

Al

Foolishness and What May Come

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Thanks Reverendfun.com for reminding us of this fact. 

Jesus says in the book of Matthew, chapter 7, verse 24 – 27:

 24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

Whoa!  These are very powerful and down right offensive words.

How foolish we are sometimes, eh?

Livin’ Out Loud,

Al