Archive for August, 2009

Sunday Setlist Aug 23

Posted: August 23, 2009 in Uncategorized

2008 Metro logo This is my third week participating in the Sunday Setlists Blog Carnival.  I am having a great time with it.  It is so much fun to read what other worship leaders around the world are doing, as well as hear some feedback about what I am doing.  This has really been beneficial.  Thank you all who are posting and thanks to those of you who have commented on my posts.

We had a really great morning at Metro Christian Fellowship this morning.  We did something new this morning with our team.  We played with a click!!  It was really so much fun.  I totally suggest giving it a shot if you haven’t yet.  It really helped our up tempo songs really lock into a groove.  I am really proud of our team for their willingness to try new things.  They did a great job with it.

The first song with played was Psalm 126 (You have done great things) I really love this song by Charlie Hall.  There is always a tendency to play this song too fast, so the click really helped with this one.  It felt really good.  Next we played Sing to the King.  It is the same tempo so it was easy for the band to lock into that one as well.

At the National Worship Leader Conference this year I went to a workshop with Vicky Beeching.  She told a story about when Matt Redman wrote The Heart of Worship. Since hearing that story I have not been able to get the song out of my head.  If you don’t know the story, do a search and read about it.  It really helped me remember to keep things in perspective.  So we played that song next this morning.

We do communion on the fourth Sunday of the month. We prepared for communion with a new song my Matt Maher called Remembrance.  It is such a great song and it will be out on his record in September.  It is a perfect song to help prepare our hearts for communion.  This was the first Sunday we have done it and it went over really well.  I think I will do it again next month.  We ended with Chris Tomlin’s  Take My Life.  That helped reinforce the message of “Here I am, Send Me” that we spoke during our offering time.

We had a really great morning of engaging our hearts with the Lord.  I am so blessed to get to do this as my career.  The Lord has been so good!  Please leave any comments.  I would love to hear your feedback!

To God be the Glory,



Here we are again.  Another Sunday has passed and it is time to join several other worship leaders across the universe and post my Sunday Setlist.  This is part on the Sunday Setlist Blog Carnival at .  Check it out and see what is happening in other Churches.

Today was a pretty cool day for me as it is my one year anniversary of being on staff at Metro Christian Fellowship!  I can’t believe it has been a whole year.  It has been so much better than I could ever have imagined.  I love Metro and I love our people.  It is an honor to worship with them every week.

Here is the Setlist for today.


Magnify the Lord – original

Majestic – Brewster

Mighty to Save

How He Loves

Today we did “How He Loves” for the first time.  We did it after offering, separated from our main time of worship.  I spent a minute or so explaining that this song is a little different than a normal worship song, but that it is appropriate in this setting to sing as an encouragement to each other. We talked about the reality that God really does love us.  Sometimes because of our past we have a hard time accepting that the God of Creation could love us.  The truth is that he does!  He always has and He always will.  This was an extremely powerful time of worship.  We had a wonderful morning.

I have just recently started doing original songs.  They have been going over really well and I am excited about this new thing that the Lord is doing with music at Metro!

Please feel free to leave comments.  I would love to hear your thoughts or your setlists.


Over the past two days I have heard so much about this “Sunday Setlist” idea.  Be it from Twitter, Facebook or other Worship Leaders around Kansas City “Sunday Setlists” seems to be the happening thing.  So here I am giving it a shot.  This is a part of the sunday setlist blog carnival at This is a brand new blog and I have never done this before, so I am learning this as I go.

I had a great morning of worship on Sunday!  Even before the service began.  As we wrapped up our soundcheck and gathered for prayer we began a discussion about how we can expect the presence of the Lord to be with us as we worship.  It was a great time of discussion and really helped us to focus in on what we were there to do.  One of our team members gave a testimony about how the Lord had healed her during worship a couple of weeks ago from some allergies that had been bothering her.  The Lord is so good and so faithful!  After a testimony like that it is easy to want to jump up and sing about the goodness of the Lord.

We started with “O Taste and See” by Brian and Jenn Johnson.  We play it in D and it always go over really well.  Next, we went into “Beautiful One” by Tim Hughes.  This is a little bit older song, but it is still one of my favorites.  At the end of it we slowed it down like Tim Hughes does on his recording and went into some spontaneous worship, asking the Holy Spirit to come and soften our hearts that we would be able to receive the word that the Lord has for us today.

“Came to my Rescue” was next.  I love this song and we spent a lot of time during our practice really working out the dynamics and the builds.  It was by far the best our team has ever played it and the congregation really responded well to it.

We ended with “Psalm 23” by Jason Upton.  I don’t typically do a lot of Jason Upton songs on Sunday morning, but this one is beautiful and is always powerful.

Overall, a great service.  Thank you Jesus for your faithfulness.  It is always good to worship the King of Kings!

Thanks so much for reading.