It’s that time of the week again when I participate in Fred McKinnon’s Sunday Setlist funfest.
Today was one of the very few Sundays at GracePoint when I just show up for one service and have no responsbilities (other than getting the kids to church…) I’m essentially on an every-other-week rotation alternating between running sound and playing in the band. Due to Thanksgiving travels, I couldn’t make band practice so I simply participated in worship. (Although I did take notes on Eron’s mixing since I never actually get to listen to his FOH work.)
To the setlist…
Today kicked off the new Beatles-themed Christmas series, “Let it Be Christmas”.
- Lady Madonna by The Beatles (walk-in and exit)
- One Way by Hillsong
- You’re the One by Chris Tomlin
- Let God Arise by Chris Tomlin
- Song of Hope by Robbie Seay Band
- Come Together by The Beatles (offering)
The band rocked the Beatles songs, although I was disappointed that Jeff didn’t buy a Hofner violin bass for the series… [Edit. I reworded this due to poor choice of wording that was apparently misunderstood…]
One Way has been around a while at GP, but the message is great and the song rocks. My favorite part of the song is the way the bridge builds up.
You’re the One was a staple for a while, but I don’t remember it showing up on a Sunday morning for quite some time. Gil does an awesome job singing on this one everytime. I really like this song, but it doesn’t fit my mold for a great sing-along, corporate worship song. I’d be curious to know if anyone else uses this one…
Let God Arise is another great song. I like it when Chris Tomlin kicks things up a notch.
Song of Hope is really growing on me. I like it more every time I hear it. It fits Andy’s voice really well too.
All in all, It was a great Sunday to worship at GracePoint.
I’ve got to say, though, that a friend’s Facebook status got me thinking this morning. I like the Beatles. And I like the idea of a Beatles-themed series. But, I’m a little concerned about Christmas Eve. I’m not sure what the plan is for the Christmas Eve service is yet, but i’m hoping that it’s not just a bunch of Beatles songs.
Christmas Eve services aren’t a great time to break from tradition. People expect Christmas songs, a sermon on the birth of Christ, and singing Silent Night by candlelight. GP tried non-traditional for it’s first Christmas Eve service four years ago. I wasn’t there, but I hear it didn’t go over very well. Apparently people got up and walked out. A bunch of Beatles covers doesn’t necessarily make for a great Christmas Eve service.
Sorry for that little editorial…
Have a great week!