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Sunday Setlists

This Sunday was a special day for us at St. Simons Community Church.  As we’re closing out the Summer we had a “youth sunday”.  Blake and Russ, our student ministry worship leaders, led a wonderful group of your youth musicians and singers in a fantastic set.

It wasn’t just the music that was youthful – the message was given by our two youth pastors, Beau and Justin.  We had students share testimonies and inspire us with what God is doing in their lives.  It’s so exciting to see what God is doing in the hearts of our young people.

As the Worship Pastor I reminded our guys that even though it’s “Youth Sunday” we still had a diverse congregation that we were responsible to lead.  This meant not being too over-the-top and staying true to our philosophy of multi-generational worship.  I wanted our kids to be themselves but also wanted our church members to connect as well.

The leaders did a wonderful job crafting a setlist that would include some tunes from their world and familiar tunes that we sing on Sundays.  Here’s a run down of the morning:

Walk In:  “My Savior Lives”

Opening Song:  “10,000 Reasons”

Second Set:
“Like a Lion”
“Revelation Song”

Closing Song:  “Set a Fire”

As we left today it was obvious to all that we saw the Church in action — young and old.  To see a generation passionate about Christ stepping up and leading was exhilerating.  I can’t begin to express how proud I am of that team!

I’m posting this recap as a part of the weekly Sunday Setlists event hosted by TheWorshipCommunity.Com.  Check it out for other setlists and ideas.

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Sunday Setlists – Worship Recap from SSCC

Hey Everybody!

Yesterday (Sunday, August 8th) was my first time back on the stage, leading worship at SSCC, in a couple of weeks.  It was great to be back.  We started a new series called “Small Steps, Big Faith” and our service didn’t have a “sermon” … just a flow of worship, testimonies, and communion.  Well, we did “kind of” have an impromptu sermon during our 9:00 AM service when one of the pastors lost track of time in his 5-minute “setup” … which turned into 25 minutes!

Thankfully, a little “Campfire Meeting” backstage after that service helped us workout the timing kinks and we nailed the flow in the 11:00 AM service.

Walk In Song:
“Washed by the Water” (NeedtoBreathe)

“Glorious” (Paul Baloche)
“For All You’ve Done” (Hillsongs)
“Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone” (Hillsongs)

*Testimony:  I shared a faith-building testimony about prayer.
*Testimony:  One of our pastors, Steve, shared a faith-building story about how God called him into ministry.

“Great is Thy Faithfulness” (Traditional Hymn Version)
*The Lord’s Prayer (corporate prayer)

Communion:
“You Gave Your Life Away” (Baloche)
“Jesus Paid it All” (Northpoint Live Version)
“Christ is Risen” (Matt Maher)

From a technical standpoint, we used a cool backing lyrics video for “Christ is Risen”, which required us to play this song to a click.  The animated lyrics and backgrounds were powerful and added a nice visual dynamic to the worship experience on that song.

We wrapped up our Sunday with a big, family “Beach Night” on St. Simons Island – it was a great day celebrating with other Believers here in the area!

This recap is a part of the “Sunday Setlists” event hosted by TheWorshipCommunity.Com.

Worship Confessional – SSCC, July 18

Wednesday Evening:  3 hours of rehearsal
Thursday Evening:  3 hours of rehearsal
Friday Evening:  1 hour of rehearsal, 2 hours of passionate worship for hundreds of people at “Night of Worship”, SSCC.

Sunday Morning?

Exhausted.  Hoarse.  But the benefit of using the same band and songs from “Night of Worship”?  A simple sound check and rehearsal.

So, off we went, into another gathering of God’s people in this place we call “St. Simons Community Church”.

Walk-in:  “You Save” (1st Service) and “Mighty to Save” (2nd service)
*this is the song that I co-wrote with Mandy Thomson.  Wow, I’m overwhelmed by the incredible response to this song.  It was kinda weird to do this as a “walk-in” song, so I made a decision to move it to “in” the service during the 2nd service.

Opener:  “Alive Again” (Matt Maher)
Worship:  “Blessed Be Your Name”, “Mighty To Save” (1st service), “You Save” (2nd service), and “How Deep the Father’s Love”.

Loved having Ms. Carol Parks play violin again.  Her intro to “How Deep the Father’s Love” was beautiful, and of course, ‘You Save” isn’t complete w/o the violin!

Closer:
Well, Pastor David pulled a fast one on us, and stopped about 75% into his sermon and called me up …. he felt like it was time to stop and worship.  So, we pulled an impromptu version of Kate Miner’s “Holy Spirit Come”, followed by “You Save” and “Open Up the Sky” by Jonathan Stockstill.

An incredible day of worship and ministry, capping off an incredible weekend!

Curious as to what other churches did?  Checkout the weekly “Sunday Setlists” event over at TheWorshipCommunity.Com!