Sunday Setlist - January 2
Wow, I can't believe we're starting the third calendar year of setlist recaps. I am completely addicted to reading them, and love seeing what other churches are doing.
This was (obviously) our first service of 2011, and we hoped to get things off to a great start. We had a couple of glitches, but all in all it was a great way to kick the year off. Here's the set:
He Is Exalted (Paris)(E)
Your Grace is Enough (Maher)(G)
Turn It Around (Houghton/Lindsey)(D)
Glory to God Forever (Beeching/Fee)(B)
Great is Thy Faithfulness (Chisholm)(E)
Moving Forward/I Have Decided to Follow Jesus (Houghton/Sanchez/Singh)(E)
Ancient of Days (Davis/Harville)(D)
We ran into some issues with the monitor during the service; not technical, communication. We're working on some solutions, and hopefully will be able to avoid these (small) problems in the future.
It was the first time we've done "Great is Thy Faithfulness" in forever. It's part of our hope to incorporate more styles of music into our rotation. We based our arrangement on Israel and Newbreed's excellent version of the song - same basic groove with some different parts, piano instead of the Rhodes, and not so many vocal runs. It came out really nice, and I'm looking forward to continuing to improve it. And for no better reason then it really connected well with the congregation. By the end of it, we just couldn't stop playing, and Daniel moved smoothly into the chorus of "Moving Forward." We haven't done that one corporately yet, but enough people knew it, and we had the lyrics even though it was unplanned. (way to go, media team!)
From there it flowed into the second verse of "I Have Decided..." (Though none will follow...) and then back into "Moving Forward," ending with just voices. It was really a great moment.
Check out some other recaps at The Worship Community.