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Sunday Setlist SHCC 8-24-08

This post is part of the Sunday Setlist Carnival.

This was a great Sunday, but one that required a bit of scrambling. Last minute can’t make its by our bass and keyboard player. Oh well, God was still praised and our people had fun!! 

Our drummer started us with a driving kick drum feel as we all read scripture then into our singing. Here’s the layout:

  • Revelation 4:11
  • One and Only – Steve Sprecker
  • Take it All – Hillsong
  • Revelation 5:12
  • MIghty to Save
  • Revelation 5:9-10
  • communion
  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – Helen Lemmel (just used the chorus, our drummer slid over the keys and gave us a lite vamping on the chord while we sang this)
  • Revelation 4:8b
  • We Fall Down – Tomlin
  • Saviour King – Hillsong
  • Message (Respecting God – Daniel 5)
  • Let the Praises Ring – Brewster


We were going to sing God He Riegns after the message but after hearing all the points of the pastor, Let the praises was a better fit. What was cool about changing the song is we didn’t have the music. I just passed a note to the band and we were able to pull it off. The is one of our ‘pocket songs’.


August 25, 2008 at 7:29 pm 2 comments

Sunday setlist SHCC 8-17

Yesterday will be one to remember for 2 very different reasons; the arrival of the Holy Spirit and the arrival of the Fire Dept. and ambulance. Oh yeah, things got pretty exciting at the end of our gathering.

First the Holy Spirit moments. Taking a  break from our usual distortion, drums, and ‘dancing’ (I needed another D word) we had 2 acoustic guitars and an acoustic bass with 4  voices. No percussion this week. This group had a great blend at rehearsal and that’s when I began to expect great things from the Spirit as we tried to do our best in exalting the greatness of God in contrast to our weakness.

Here’s the setlist/layout of the morning:

·     Holy is the Lord – Chris Tomlin

·     Reading of scripture (everyone says it together) – Daniel 4:3

·     For Who You Are – Marty Sampson

·     Everlasting God – Brenton Brown

·     Reading of scripture – Daniel 4:34b-35

·     Be unto Your Name – Lynn DeShazo and Gary Sadler

·     How Great is Our God – Chris Tomlin

·     Reading of Scripture – Daniel 4:3

·     Lord’s Supper

·     Worship opportunities (a.k.a. – announcements) and greeting

·     Message

·     Be the Centre – Michael Frye

·     Father, Let me Dedicate – LAWRENCE TUTTIET and GEORGE McFARREN

·     Everything – Tim Hughes

We had a great first set of praise. The interlacing of corporate reading of scripture is an incredible experience for our people and coupling that with spontaneous prayer makes for a wonderful time of praise.

So, we get to the arrival of the paramedics. About 25 min. into the message one of our dear elderly folks passes out. Our preacher stops, a few folks go to her to help and within 5 minutes the paramedics arrive and the ambulance takes her to the hospital. As of today all test returned negative and she was released from the hospital, most likely cause was a reaction to an over-the-counter medication.

Because of this we did not finish the message or sing the last set, but that’s OK. We prayed for the dear sister and everyone was dismissed. Makes me wonder how other Sunday morning places would handle this kind of unplanned change.

A little about how we made the two guitars work together. I’ve found that when using two acoustics it’s important to change their voicing to help achieve a blended yet distinct sound from each of them.

Holy is the Lord – key of A. 1st guitar capo 2 G chord shapes, 2nd guitar capo 5, open E shapes (the Paul Baloche way)

For Who You Are – key of G 1st guitar no capo, 2nd guitar capo 3 open E shapes

Everlasting God – key of Bb 1st guitar capo 3, 2nd guitar capo 3, we just meshed on this song

Be Unto Your Name – key of B both guitars capo 4, 1st guitar strum, 2nd guitar picking

How great is Our God – key of A both guitars capo 2, 1st guitar strum chorus/bridge only, 2nd guitar picking


This post is part of Setlist Sundays.

August 18, 2008 at 11:27 pm 6 comments

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