Sunday Setlists #20 – Worship Service Recaps

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Hey Everyone –

WOW – so we’re (20) TWENTY FULL WEEKS into this “Sunday Setlists” thing.  I was thinking to myself “the last thing anybody needs is yet another blog carnival”.  Well, this has done a whole lot for helping us network and learn about other worship services, styles, and song selections.  Thanks for being a part!

To participate, just follow these simple rules.  (They are simple, yet each week scores of folks seem to not figure it out!?)

1.  Share a recap of your worship service on your blog!  (don’t have a blog, just put it in the comments box, or on FaceBook, or any other social networking site that you can link to)

2.  In the recap, mention that you are participating in “Sunday Setlists” and link back to THIS POST.
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4.  Leave a comment below, and visit the other sites!

That’s it – plain and simple!

Here’s our recap for St. Simons Community Church, Sunday Dec. 7, 2008
(with iTunes links where appropriate)

Walk-In:  Gloria (Mercy Me)

Song #1:  Love the Lord (Lincoln Brewster Version, w/o the LB guitar, though!)

(add-on in 2nd service):  O Come, All Ye Faithful (see below)
Song #2:  Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)
(*this is a new arrangement from Brian Doerkson’s new CD, do yourself a favor and check out the link to iTunes, it really brings this song back to life)

Song #3:  Mighty to Save (Hillsong)
Song #4:  The Stand (Chorus only)
Song#5:  Medley back to Mighty to Save

Closer:  Hosanna (Hillsong)

*Add-On:  After the first service at 9:00, I was talking with one of our elders and he said he really missed the fact that we hadn’t done any Christmas music in the service.  “Gloria” didn’t really count for him because it was a “walk-in”, and it wasn’t the one that you would sing along with.  I struggle with that in the early part of December – as much as I love the Christmas carols, I would rather sing them at parties and at Christmas Eve services, and a little closer to Christmas … it’s hard for me to feel like I’m really “worshiping” singing most of those “story songs”.  C’mon, don’t shoot me.  Anyway, I knew he was probably right, so I managed to squeeze in one verse and Chorus of “O Come, All Ye Faithful” after the Announcements/Prayer to setup “Your Love is Amazing”, and it was beautiful.

Sermon:  “Construction Christmas”, Part 1
We are starting a series called “Constructing Christmas” which tells the “story behind His story” of how God was “constructing” or laying out the Christmas birth of Christ from the beginning.

Here’s a video open we’re using for the sermon.  Kudos to Chris and Travis for their tech-genuis artistic skills.  (more info on both of their sites regarding the creation details)

Constructing Christmas Intro Video from SSCC on Vimeo.


Sunday Setlists Participants

1. Alastair Vance
2. David Lindner
3. Russ Hutto
4. Kyle (Our Rising Sound)
5. Jim Drake
6. Amanda
7. Ronnie (a.k.a. MandoRon)
8. Johnny Sierra
9. Dorothy (vicar of vibe)
10. Kim Bontrager
11. Mike Mahoney
12. Jan Owen
13. Janaki
14. James Ridgers (@englishguy)
15. Jason Petermann
16. Wayne Thomas
17. Rick
18. Angela Ramsey
19. Rick
20. Paul Joseph
21. Gary Durbin
22. Billy Chia
23. Brad Hafner
24. Eric Frisch
25. Bobby Gilles
26. Steffanie Oltmans
27. matt macdonald
28. Jeff M. Miller
29. Lori Biddle
30. Dean Lusk
31. jonmark
32. Cynthia Cullen
33. Louise Knight
34. Russell Martin
35. bobby (covering the cross)
36. Christopher Culver
37. Matt Embry
38. Victor Estrada
39. Rich Kirkpatrick RKWL
40. Ben Abu Saada (Overland Park, KS)
41. Mark Warnock
42. Rob Petrini
43. mark roach
44. HL McConnell
45. Michelle Weger (Collision)
46. Shawn Stinson

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64 comments on “Sunday Setlists #20 – Worship Service Recaps

  1. Alastair says:

    Love Mighty to Save and Stand combination… I know where you got that idea! 😉

    Alastairs last blog post..NHC Set List – 6&7 Dec 2008

  2. Russ says:

    Great week this week. We did a cool arrangement of Mercy Me’s Gloria (Angels We Have Heard).

    Russs last blog post..Sunday Setlist [12.07.08]

  3. I like your new Sunday Setlists graphic. I kind of agree with you about the Christmas songs. I don’t know that very many people worship when they’re singing them. I think they like to sing them because that’s just what you do at Christmas.

    David Lindners last blog post..Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 19 – Where do Worship Leaders get their fill?

  4. Fred says:

    @alastair – yeah, I ripped it off from Travis@
    @russ – yep, that’s the Gloria that we did as well
    @david – glad I’m not alone, think I’ll blog about that this week!

  5. Kyle says:

    I’m with you on Christmas songs. Really a struggle for me to do them. I try and rearrange them to fit our vibe but it’s tough.

    Set went great today, used a new loop I did for “With Everything” by Hillsong and overall I was really pleased how it all came together.

    Kyles last blog post..I’m most thankful for…

  6. Jim Drake says:

    We sang 1 Christmas song the last 2 weekends (11/30 and 12/7) and tied them to our scripture/Advent time. This next week we’ll add one more and then the 21st it will be all out Christmas. Sorry guys–I think you’d better give on this one and I think for just cause. Singing them won’t hurt you and you don’t get “super worshiper” points by holding them off. I agree that it is a cultural thing with the American church to sing all of the carols early in the season.. it’s just the way we were raised. Don’t fight it!

    A good but different day for me. Read on!

    Jim Drakes last blog post..How To Teach New Music–Wisdom From The Past

  7. Amanda says:

    1. Great new logo!!

    2. I relate with the Christmas songs thing as well! We did one this week, and then the children also did a Christmas-y song, though it was new to all.

    3. Had a maybe unusual God-story to tell this Sunday on my setlist post! God uses blogs! Very cool. 🙂

  8. Great Sunday Setlist! How did “Love the Lord” go for you guys? We might be doing it in soon.

  9. 1. Love the new logo also.
    2. I understand the Christmas song discussion, even mentioned it a bit in my Sunday Set list.

    dorothy (vicar of vibe)s last blog post..this is going to hurt like….

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  11. Jan Owen says:

    We had an especially precious time of worship today!

  12. Janaki says:

    I’m in!

    Janakis last blog post..Sunday Setlists 12/07/08

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  14. Posted! Thanks Fred!

    Jason Petermanns last blog post..Worship Confessional: December 7, 2008

  15. Wayne Thomas says:

    We kicked off the Christmas season at our church today! Awesome day!


    Wayne Thomass last blog post..Sunday Set List – 12/07/08

  16. Rick says:

    Done. Thanks, Fred.

    Ricks last blog post..Worship Confessional: 12/7/2008

  17. Rick says:

    Yikes, I accidentally entered the wrong url into Mr. Linky. I put the correct one up now.

    Ricks last blog post..Worship Confessional: 12/7/2008

  18. Sunday Setlists #20 is LIVE … come share a recap of your worship experience this week at

  19. RT @fmckinnon Sunday Setlists #20 is LIVE, come share a recap of your worship experience this week at

  20. Gary Durbin says:

    I’m slowly but surely finding some worship at Christmas time.

    Gary Durbins last blog post..Worship Confessional 12.07.08

  21. Brad Hafner says:

    We are supposed to have full blown rehearsals this week with dancers and all for the Christmas service. It’s looking bleak with my wife’s father’s condition worsening. I agree that Christmas music should be withheld until you absolutely have to play it. Good set, Fred.

    Brad Hafners last blog post..Sunday Set List for December 7th, 2008

  22. Eric Frisch says:

    We haven’t done any Christmas music yet, either. I’ll probably do one next week and ramp it up towards Christmas Eve… but I definitely hold off on them as long as I can.

    Eric Frischs last blog post..12/7/08 Set List

  23. Bobby Gilles says:

    “Last thing anybody needs”? No, this is the best blog carnival ever!

    Bobby Gilless last blog post..“Groans and Glory” A Sermon Fit For Advent, By Sojourn Lead Pastor Daniel Montgomery

  24. Brad Hafner says:

    WordPress changed some settings and some of you may have read my Dallas Stars post. Sorry about that. The Sunday Setlist is now on the front page. Thanks.

    Brad Hafners last blog post..Sunday Set List for December 7th, 2008

  25. Hey, it’s another setlist!

    Jeff M. Millers last blog post..Home from Thanksgiving Travel

  26. Mezei fery says:


    Cool worship songs I really like the song ” fix my eyes”
    adn the blog to.
    Meny blessings from Romania!! Transilvania

  27. Dean Lusk says:

    Like others have said, Christmas songs are sometimes hard to shoe-horn into a worship service, but for some reason “Joy to the World” and “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” actually worked toward that end this week. Especially hard to believe on that last song.

    Next week I’m looking forward to doing “What Child is This” because of the “lies He in such mean estate” verse. For real. The wording is really archaic, but the message in that verse is hugely inspiring. And if it’s done with a good groove and heavy bass (with a healthy tom backbeat), it *should* fit well stylistically.

    And on the 21st I found a killer version of “Pat-a-Pan” that I arranged chorally that the choir’s going to do. I have no idea who did the CD. I’d ripped the disc a couple of years ago and didn’t do well on my ID3 tags. It’s weird how they’re able to take 18th century songs and make them groove and sound cool.

    Thanks for the opporunity here, Fred!

    Dean Lusks last blog post..Telling It Like It Is

  28. RT @fmckinnon Sunday Setlists #20 is LIVE,come share a recap of your worship experience this week at

  29. jonmark says:

    i’m late…but i’m in…i’m interested to see how many churches do special Christmas productions in the coming weeks…

  30. Better late than never!

  31. Hi Fred,
    We did “O come” also. Great set! Lots of Hillsong, you can’t go wrong there. 🙂

    Steffanie Oltmanss last blog post..Sunday Set-list ~ December 7, 2008

  32. I think that it’s great that you added the ‘O Come’. Gloria is wonderful. I’d never heard it before. How did you do it??

    Off to check out the new ‘Your love is amazing’…

    Louise Knights last blog post..Java JBay Service – 2008-12-07

  33. PS – LOVE the vid

    Louise Knights last blog post..Java JBay Service – 2008-12-07

  34. I’m in… SWEET SAUCE!

    Victor Estradas last blog post..The Noise – December 7, 2008

  35. Mark Warnock says:

    We like Christmas music at my church.


    Mark Warnocks last blog post..Worship Text-fessional 12.7.08

  36. @ Mark

    I think that’s GREAT! I love all the Christmas music, too.

    Louise Knights last blog post..Java JBay Service – 2008-12-07

  37. Rob Petrini says:

    Hi all… last as usual… sorry! I guess the last will be first someday!!!

    Rob Petrinis last blog post..Sunday Setlist Nov. 30

  38. mark roach says:

    better late than never, right? 🙂

    mark roachs last blog post..worship confessional (12.07.08)

  39. This is a cool feature. Soon you shall have my header entry.

    A question for the readers. I find a bit of vitriolic attitude toward Christmas music by many modern worship leaders. That concerns me as the Incarnation is the apex of God’s revelation of Himself to us. And since worship both glorifies God and shapes our thinking on Him, shouldn’t we want to declare with passion lines like…

    No more let sins and sorrows grow,
    Nor thorns infest the ground;
    He comes to make His blessings flow
    Far as the curse is found,
    Far as the curse is found,
    Far as, far as, the curse is found.

    As far as them being “story songs,” is not our faith, as compared to almost every other, a historical faith thus it contains a story that should be preached AND sung. In this day of doing so many “how to” sermons, should we at least not do “story” one time per year in our musical worship?

    jordan fowlers last blog post..Fill in the Blanks: Everybody wants ___________, but nobody wants to (do) __________.

  40. I hear you, jordan, but have to say that 75% of my congregation are so busy thinking about what on earth the ‘curse’ is, that they can’t sing the rest.

    Louise Knights last blog post..Java JBay Service – 2008-12-07

  41. loving this blog!

    Shawn Stinsons last blog post..Sunday Setlist 12-07-08

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