I returned this Sunday as guest worship leader for a new church plant in Hendersonville TN called Holy Family. They meet in a small chapel, no team, no amplification.
I was leading at my third different church in three weeks. Some observations: you can do basically the same songs, but since it’s a new group, it’s not old hat to them. Secondly, although I’ve done a song like “Remembrance“ 3 weeks in a row, it’s still introducing a “new song” to those folks.Â Finally, although “A New Anointing” is an “old” song, to this church it was new, so I taught that song a few minutes before the service during the prelude time.
Oh, and there’s one other “lesson learned”Â about taking communion while leading worship. I have frequently found it very difficult to sing after taking communion bread or those paper wafer things. So I’m in the middle of singing The Communion Song and I suddenly found myself coughing and basically unable to sing as little pieces of the “bread” got lodged around my vocal chords. Oh man that was a killer.
Note to self, take the bread before or after the service, don’t expect to sing well after taking the bread. Question: How do other worship leaders handle that?
Overall though, it was a beautiful day inside and out.
- The Shema (Still)
- A New Anointing \This Is The Day (Still)
- God of Wonders
- Holy Holy Holy (hymn)
- Thy Word (chorus only)
- Lamb of God (Eric Wyse)
- Remembrance /The Communion Song
- Holy Is The Lord (Tomlin)
This post is my contribution to the blog carnival Sunday Setlists which can be found at The Worship Community.