It’s What We Do

I was having a conversation yesterday about possible new players for one of our worship teams. The comment was made that this particular person would definitely need us to work with him. It occurred to me at that moment…

It’s what we do.

That’s one of the things that makes the church different from a professional music environment. We work with people. We help them get better. Yes, we want our standard of playing music to get higher, but, at the core, we are about helping people become better musicians and, most importantly, worshippers.

So next time there’s someone who has desire and the glimmer of musical gifting I’m going to remember what we do…

We work with people.

Songs this Sunday

Great week…I was leading at our Syosset location.  One fun thing was having two acoustics in the band.  With the help of our friendly neighborhood capo it made for a nice, full sound.  The more acoustics the better!!

Here’s the set:

Sing to the King (Foote)

Mighty to Save (Fielding)

Hosanna (Fraser)

Hungry (Scott)

How He Loves (McMillan)

We used “How He Loves” as the song weaving through communion, offering, and as a closing song.  This worked really well.  We sang the first verse and pre chorus twice and then played under the pastor administering communion.  We then moved into the second verse as the offering was taken.  As they finished that I stood up the congregation to sing the chorus a couple of times as a nice, big ending.

Here’s the message series roll in video I put together for our new series “Defining Moments.”

Check out more setlists here.

Say Hello to the Sound Guy

Today was a great day…I was at our Manhasset campus. It worked out that one of our new volunteer worship leaders was leading and we needed someone to run audio. That was me. I got to formally introduce Chris and encourage the congregation to support him. He did an amazing job and I’m so excited to see the Lord move powerfully in him.

It was a blast to mix the band. Mixing is such an art and it was fun to try my hand. I think it turned out pretty well. It also gives me great respect for our guys and gals who serve weekly. Between mixing and recording CDs it is not an easy job!

Here’s out setlist for the week at all three campuses:

Your Grace is Enough (Maher)

Better is One Day (Redman)

Revelation Song (Riddle)

Song of Freedom (Original)

Learn to Love (Off our summer intern Christa’s forthcoming EP)

Oh Taste and See (Johnson)

I also spent a good amount of time this week editing a testimony video for the services. Here it is as well…

Check out more setlists here.