Sunday Summary: Easter – March 23, 2008

Man, what a cool morning. We were able to experience some cool stuff yesterday, and prove once again that creating a decent, powerful service is a collaborative effort with dozens and dozens of people involved.

And most of them are volunteers that have real jobs 🙂

OK – BEFORE WE GO ANY FARTHER, go scrounge up your BEST pair of headphones. The ones with the most bass! Or, at the very least, plug your computer into a some speakers with really big woofers – the kind that bother the neighbors.

You’re about to experience something epic – something 18,000 others experienced at North Point this past Friday and Sunday.

NOW, instead of me regurgitating what we did for the opener, Brad’s already explained it quite well. He created the graphics and I wrote the music. Keep in mind that the center part of the video was on the giant (approx) 30′ x 20′ Hi Def middle screen, with the side screens coming in 2/3ds of the way through.

Then, farther down Brad’s post, be sure to check out the Title Pack video. Matt did an amazing job on the video, and I used some vocal samples of Todd to create the music. Once again, use good headphones…

Ready? OK, click HERE.

The ALIVE! Opener then lead into a chorus of a new Steve & Eddie tune called “God Is Alive”. The problem was that we needed a buffer for the big screen to raise, and the band to walk out. So I programmed an intro with a sample of Steve’s vocal. The band then kicks into the tune. Here’s the INTRO with a teaser of the song.

(Don’t worry – I used Melodyne to pitch correct Steve’s “overcome” before we did it live. He wasn’t out of tune – I had changed the chord progression, so that’s why that note feels weird in this “pre-corrected” version.)

Continuing in our “louder, faster” set, we did:

All Because Of Jesus by FEE (NO – Casting Crowns did NOT write that song!!!)

Salvation’s Chorus by Todd Fields

Lift High by Eddie Kirkland and Steve Fee

After the message, we came back with the back-half of Lift High (from the bridge) and a verse and couple choruses of Happy Day .

Poor, poor audio systems. That’s a lot of boomin’ and shakin’ for one service! Let alone 4 plus rehearsals.

In all, it was a great, celebratory weekend, and it was a pleasure to be a part of it, especially with these guys:

EastTodd Fields, Ashley Appling, Pat Malone, Steve Thomason, John Carrozza, Jennifer Young, Mike Gleason

WestSteve Fee, Eddie Kirkland, Matt Adkins, Heath Baltzglier, Brandon Coker and Chris Arias

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But even through all the Shock and Awe, the boys lead with a passion for our risen Savior, focusing our praise and glory to Him. That’s the only important thing at the end of the day…

Easter IS the best day of the Christian faith. Without a risen Savior, everything else is moot.

What got YOU excited about the best day of your faith?


3 thoughts on “Sunday Summary: Easter – March 23, 2008

  1. I hope you thank God every day for the ability to say, “Yeah, in my band today, I had Mike Gleason, Pat Malone, John Carrozza and Todd Fields”.
    Dude, if you ever need an extra keyboard player, let me know. I’ll drive down. 😉
    Tell all those guys I said hi.

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