Sunday setlist SHCC 8-17

August 18, 2008 at 11:27 pm 6 comments

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.


Entry filed under: Worship Confessional.

Sharing a song Sunday Setlist SHCC 8-24-08

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jeff M. Miller  |  August 25, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Nice set. I love how you term the announcements section as “Worship Opportunities,” and have the greeting just before the message.

    Glad to hear your church member is feeling all right.

  • 2. Fred F. McKinnon  |  August 25, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks for posting this in Sunday Setlists (I think your link at the end is pointing to last week’s post, though instead of this current Sunday Setlist post) …

    I’ve noticed “Be Unto Your Name” in quite a few setlists, including my own – that’s a classic, gorgeous worship ballad!

    For the Kingdom,
    Fred McKinnon

  • 3. sicstrings  |  August 25, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Hey Jeff,
    That idea of “worship opportunities” came from forums. We’ve also make sure we are specific with sharing them as Evangilism or Equiping opportunities. We have an E2 (squared) vision.

    Not sure what happened with my link. Is there a way to edit that?

    And yeah, be unto your name is a great ballad!!

  • 4. Dorothy Holland  |  August 26, 2008 at 12:36 am

    I had a man have a minor heart attack in church one Sunday. It does kind of change the order of service.

  • 5. Gary Durbin  |  August 26, 2008 at 1:22 am

    I had an elderly ladie have a “spell” during an intense worship set. We were taking the church through a transition, so the music was blamed of course. those were the days. Great songs in your set.

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