Sunday Setlist - Resurrection Sunday! (and Good Friday)
Wow! What an amazing, blessed and anointed weekend at Gospel Light Community Church. I should probably start on Friday, but this is a "Sunday" recap, so we'll start there. It was a beautiful, sunny, 70-degree day in Connecticut, perfect for all the Easter color and joy. Here's the set:
Christ is Risen (Maher/Fields)(Gb)
Happy Day/Freedom (Hughes/Cantelon/Bushard)(C)
Mighty to Save/Shout Unto God (Morgan/Fielding/Houston/Sampson)(A)
Moving Forward (Houghton/Sanchez)(E)
God's Not Dead/Can You Believe/Look What the Lord Has Done (Traditional/Miranda/Hanby)(G)
"Christ is Risen" was a natural for the day. We've never done it before, and it's not typical of what we usually play, but I love the song, and it fits the day perfectly. All in all, it came out pretty good, and people were singing along to it pretty well. We had people literally dancing in the aisles during the opening medley. For "Shout Unto God," we just used the chorus and bridge to tag "Mighty to Save." The final song, "Moving Forward," turned into a spontaneous altar call.
The joy, the color, the celebration were in stark contrast to our Good Friday service. This year we tried something different, and got a lot of positive feedback. We wanted to make the service very immersive and serious, and counterpoint it with the joyous celebration on Sunday. We kept the room dark, lit only by candles and some spotlights, focused on the Cross, which was the only thing on the altar. The worship band was off the platform to the side, in the dark, so the Cross was the only object of attention. The songs we sang were mostly unfamiliar to the congregation, but we did not put up any lyrics, instead forcing them to listen to what was being sung. It came out amazing.
O The Blood (Miller/Miller)(G)
Jesus' Blood (Smith)(G)
Here I Am to Worship (Hughes)(G)
Drama - "The Birdcage"
One Single Drop of Blood (Beach)(Am)
Here are some images from our Good Friday service, and from today's celebration.
Other Easter recaps are at The Worship Community.