I took 3 Sundays off this summer and I cannot tell you how great I feel! I could not wait to lead worship this past Sunday! I loved the songs I chose, even made a late switch on Thursday before rehearsal because I just was all over this song "Reign in Us" by Starfield. Not a new song, I know, but it was really where I was this past week. I lost my cellist and flautist this summer, but I gained a bass player and an electric player. So, we are rocking it out! We have also added a new guy to our leadership team, Luke van der Hoeven. He just moved here from Ohio and has been a HUGE addition to our team. He is leading our Student Worship Band and leads with me a couple of times a month and plays acoustic. This was our 1st Sunday leading together and it was SO much fun! We kicked off a new series on the book of Philippians entitled "The Pursuit of Happiness." Here was our setlist..
"Come Now is the time to Worship" - Vineyard
"Blessed Be Your Name" - Redman
"Reign in Us" - Starfield
Time of Response - communion, prayer, giving
"Inside Out" - Hillsongs
Our new electric player, Michael, is a Senior in HS. He had 7 tackles on Friday night (he is a linebacker at Syd's schoo!) Let's just say that Todd is very geeked up about attending HS football games this fall at HHCA! Michael is doing a great job, but he has help - he comes from a very musical family! New blood is good. It's a different season in our Worship Arts Ministry as we have launched a Student Band (our drummer Randy is the musical director for the new Student Band!) We are one big family serving each other in whatever way we can between Sundays and Wednesdays. We are having a blast with our new team members and our worship Sunday was reflective of how much new people can take it to another place. It was just a good day all around.
How was your Sunday? Meet me at Fred's!