Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
This weekend I had the privilege to lead worship at Centenary United Methodist Church in Modesto, CA, with a group of amazingly talented friends. The core of the band (Rachel, Brian, Christopher, and myself) is the same as the group that led worship for our regional Navigator conference back in the Fall, and the new additions (Peter and Katie) are welcome ones :)
As we thought about where to take the set and planned it out, Rachel and I chose to concentrate on God's name. Isaiah 26:8 has been a guiding verse this past year. It says:
In the path of your judgements,We also aimed to mix more familiar songs with newer songs. The thread that ran through the songs then was opening with adoration and blessing God's name, singing and shouting his name, exalting him as the Name Above All Names, declaring that our hearts will sing no other name, and literally singing and extolling his name again before closing with a request to stir us up again.
O LORD, we wait for you;
your name and remembrance
are the desire of our soul. (ESV)
1. "Blessed be Your Name" by Matt Redman (A)
2. "At Your Name" by Tim Hughes and Phil Wickham (A)
3. "How Great is Our God" by Chris Tomlin (A)
4. "Forever Reign" by Hillsong (B)
5. "Your Name" by Paul Baloche (B)
6. "Consuming Fire" by Tim Hughes (E)
7. "Come Thou Fount" (E)
The weekend was both a ton of fun and very successful! Thanks to everyone that helped make it happen!