We are in the process of gradually bringing our worship team as well as our congregation out of a narrow window of song styles dating from the 1970s-1990s, to start including more contemporary pieces. So our sets are going to be a blend of both ...
August 2 - - -
Life in Jesus (original written by team members)
Blessed be Your Name
Here I am to Worship
The Greatest Thing
We have been expereincing tremendous breakthrough in our worship services. The "program" has gone out the window and the Spirit is really taking command of our worship.
Blessed in the City- Fred Hammond
You Are Good- Israel Houghton
Amazed - Jared Anderson
Amazing Grace (Hymn)
We just started up a praise team at my church last January. So, we still have a lot of "old school" praise songs that the older folks in the congregation know. The shift to more contemporary songs has been a slow process.
1 Oh, Magnify the Lord
2 This Little Light of Mine
3 I Command My Soul
See, what a morning (Getty & Townend) - many videos, eg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQWs0PwHqqM
I thought it good to sing rousing song with a strong beat, at the beginning, to remind ourselves why we meet on a Sunday morning - every Sunday is a Resurrection Day!
Jesus, my King (Wonderful Saviour) (Andy Bromley) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhBhALc2FV8
Remembering Jesus's work. I have transposed the score down in A flat (capo 1 = G). I dislike the mix of 'Thee' and 'You', so I have tweaked the words slightly.
We belong to the day (Michael Morrow) - http://www.morrowmusic.com/ - click on 'Listen' and then 'We belong to the day'
Repeating new song, but extending out thought on Jesus's work in the previous song to Jesus's coming.
The church's one foundation (Samuel Stone) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sevx8cvqs5M
Rounding off the series on the flagship church - good to remember whose church this is, and that the church is central to God's plan. I have a score in D with guitar chords (not too many chord changes!).
Blessed Be Your Name - Matt Redman, Beth Redman
Fall On Me - Ron Wilding, Lisa Welbanks
What A Friend I Have In Jesus - Joseph M. Scriven & William P. Rowlands
Mighty To Save - Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding
Friend of God - Michael Gungor, Israel Houghton
Not Be Shaken - Norman Strauss
This week I will be filling in for a worship leader at another church.
The songs I have chosen are:
I Am Free (Newsboys)
Forever (Chris Tomlin)
Holy Spirit (Take Control) Among Thorns
Hungry (Matt Redman)
Kindness (Chris Tomlin)
So Good to Me (Darell Evans),
Mighty to Save (Hillsong),
Your Grace is Enough (Maher or Tomlin), and
You Are So Good to Me (Third Day)
I would appreciate your prayers ... It's been hard choosing songs b/c we are short on band members and without drums entirely ... I am also needing to make some tough leadership decisions over the next week/month.
Thanks! Blessings to you all.