Sunday Summary – Music: August 24, 2008

Sometimes simple is nice.

Because sometimes that turns into nearly 16 minutes of worship. And yes, for us, that’s a lot.

Even more, it gives the worship leaders just a little more leeway and comfort within the set to talk, set up a song, engage the crowd, get them smiling, clapping, and maybe a chuckle or two.

It’s not something we always have, since we often have so many different elements within the service (specials, baptisms, special announcements, longer title packages, etc.).

And, to be honest, it’s not something that every worship leader desires. Some WL’s aren’t as comfortable filling extra space or interacting with the crowd as much.

However, our boys today are two of the best at interacting with and engaging the crowd – Todd Fields and the eternally-youthful Danny Dukes.

And with those guys comes a great rock show! Danny is the epitome of classic rock, so we usually pick some of our more rockin’ songs that fit his strengths in that area. (And yes, the players selfishly love that! Shhh – don’t tell!)

WORSHIP:

Salvation Is Here

God Is Alive

Glorious One

Yeah, a couple familiar songs in there, as well as God Is Alive, one of our newer songs, written by Eddie Kirkland and Steve Fee.

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A couple of shots from the East Auditorium balcony during the 12:45 service.

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East BandDanny Dukes, Steve Thomason, Danny Grady, Ashley Appling, Pat Malone, Dee Dee Maillian, Jared Hamilton

West BandTodd Fields, Danny Howes, Jen Carrozza, Bill DeLoach, Richard Meeder, Wayne Viar

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What did YOU enjoy about church this week?

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2 thoughts on “Sunday Summary – Music: August 24, 2008

  1. Hey,
    Thanks for the recap … You are so right, both Todd and Danny can do an amazing job. I love it when the WL’s are able to interact with the people.

    Listen, I started something a few weeks ago on my blog .. it’s kinda like a “blog carnival” that Carlos has done with “Creative Chaos” … it’s called “Sunday Setlists”, and I’m encouraging other bloggers who are either “part of creating” or even just “attending” their worship services to post a recap on Sunday or Monday.

    You’ve already done so! If you’d like to participate, all you’d need to do is edit your post to linkback to “Sunday Setlists” URL below, and then fill out the nifty “Mr. Linky”, linking back to YOUR POST here, so that others can find your recap.

    Hope that makes sense. The URL to link to (and with the other WL’s recaps) for this week is:
    http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2008/08/24/sunday-setlists-5/

    For the Kingdom,
    Fred McKinnon
    http://www.fredmckinnon.com
    http://www.theworshipcommunity.com

  2. I enjoy the fact that we sang some very very very familiar songs this weekend in both the Live Auditorium and the Edge services. We had one of our female singers lead us at the end of the Live service in “Shout to the Lord”. It’s so good to hear that every now and then. And in the Edge service, we all sang together with the worship pastor as he led us in “How Great is Our God”.

    I have to say the message given by Jeff Lucas this past week was really good, and the clip he shared was hilarious.

    I’m really excited for next week because we are doing “Oh Praise Him” and I was able to get David Crowder’s reason files. Even though they were published, I was able to basically mimic his loops into my own Reason file and add the Piano intro as well. Should be really sweet!

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