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Worship Confessional 08.08.10

Quite often, God meets us in unexpected places. On Sunday morning we were thrown a curveball when our drummer woke up with a high fever and was unable to play. Instead of throwing another drummer into the mix of things at the last minute, we decided to do a scaled back music thing with acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and congas. Being a former percussion, I am a big fan of drums and drummers and love the energy they bring to corporate worship. Armed with the knowledge that we were going to be drummer-less on Sunday morning, I walked into worship with pretty low musical expectations.

Wow was I surprised.  Our musicians brought their A game and God’s Spirit was active in a strong way through our music set. The energy level was high and each musical part was clearly distinguishable, especially the vocals. One of my favorite moments was during “Everlasting God,” when all the instruments dropped out and we sang confidently with one voice:

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary
You’re the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

While I wouldn’t want to do without drums on a regular basis, I am confident that most of the people in our gathering would agree with this statement, “the Spirit of the Lord was in the house.”

Here was our music set:

  • Shout of the King (Matt Maher)
  • Video: We Are Here (Worship House)
  • Let Me Sing (Todd Fields)
  • Everlasting God (Brenton Brown)
  • Open Up the Sky (Jonathan Stockstill)
  • Your Love is Strong (Jon Foreman)

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This post is part of the service Setlist community over at TheWorshipCommunity.Com.  After you read mine, be sure to check out the other setlists posted there!


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have the peace that passes understanding at the heart of yourself, but do not be at peace with the world. for the world is more malleable than we think and we must wrestle it from fools. (bono)
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