This post is my participation in the blog carnival Sunday Setlists which can be found at The Worship Community. Here a group of worship leaders post their setlists and thoughts about the weekends worship services.
This post is also my reflections on our weekend services at ClearView Church in Franklin Tennessee. As a prelude to the services I post a blog called "Preparing for Worship." The post for this past weekend's services can be found here.
Here is our setlist:
We start live music three or four minutes before the official start of the service for two reasons: 1) to encourage people to come on into the worship center (we use vocals, if it is just the band they don't come in) 2) this is a place for us to introduce new songs.
Songs, Scripture and Prayer
Everlasting God by Brenton Brown and Ken Riley
last song ended on an A chord and this song starts that way so it was an easy transition. We asked the drummer to set up the tempo and then jumped right into a full band intro.
focused on confession and forgiveness
Forever Reign by Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram
we have used this song just three time in the last two months and honestly we are tired of it. The thoughts are great however musically it feels monotonous.
no intro to this song, we were moving to a relative key from the last song so the worship leader just jumped in. We also made this a 'piano only' song. The words are strong without a big arrangement
Scripture: Psalm 28:6-9 Psalm 29:1-2
Psalm 62 by Stuart Townend and Aaron Keyes
this is a strong song because of the great text and strong melody. The arrangement we use includes bridge taken from a piece of the hymn "All Creatures of Our God and King" (O praise Him hallelujah)
Speak To Me by Tommy Walker
We are experimenting with putting most of our worship songs, scriptures and prayers all together and then only having one simple element before the sermon. That one last element is focused on our willingness to hear from God through His Word. This week we used the first verse and chorus of the Tommy Walker song Speak To Me.