Sunday Setlist … December 21, 2008

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Good afternoon, people of the blogosphere!  Once again it’s time for my Sunday Setlist recap of this morning’s service at GracePoint.

Today was the last Sunday in the Beatles-themed “Let It Be Christmas” series.  The Christmas Eve service at the Orpheum in a few days will be the last of the Beatles…

For a few months now, we’ve been broadcasting the services live over the Internet.  I may be getting the story wrong, but this morning a church in Romania was going to stream the first service live at their church.  Pretty cool!

On to the music…

  • Little Drummer Boy (walk-in)
  • Bring Me to Life – Evanescence
  • O Holy Night – Barlow Girl
  • Revolution – Starfield
  • Solid Rock – Delirious
  • Revolution – The Beatles (offering)
  • Come Together – The Beatles (exit)

Little Drummer Boy is one we started using several Christmases ago.  I don’t know who came up with the arrangement originally, but we “borrowed” it from Granger Community Church.  The band gets a groove going, and then it’s a lead guitar solo of the melody in 3 different octaves.  (You can watch Granger’s version by clicking on this link and then scrolling down to the “Blue Man Prelude” video.  It is second from the bottom.)  Fun song!

Bring Me to Life has been a GP favorite for a few years.  Jamie is incredible on the song.  Interestingly, it transitioned really nicely into the O Holy Night…

O Holy Night is another one that we’ve used for a couple of Christmases.  The Barlow Girl arrangement of the song is awesome, and it fits Jamie’s voice perfectly.

Revolution is one that we unveiled earlier this year.  It’s a lot of fun.  Now that I think about it … it was a morning of fun songs.  It fit in very nicely with Bryson’s sermon about Revolution.

Solid Rock is a great version of a classic hymn.  Rod really gets the “Steve Wonder funk thing” going on the keyboards.  Our good friends PC Revelations and the God Squad joined the band on this one.  These guys have an awesome ministry, and do a pretty good job of helping us white guys get our hip-hop going.

Revolution was the classic Beatles version, but rocked up a bit, if that’s possible.

Come Together was brilliant.  PC joined the band again and got an Aerosmith/Run DMC thing going on.  Nobody wanted to leave.  I can’t blame them really…

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6 Responses to Sunday Setlist … December 21, 2008

  1. Awesome set-list! Love your arrangement choices.

  2. Brad Hafner says:

    Digging the Beatles theme. Are you going to be sad when it’s over?
    Merry Christmas,
    Brad

  3. Louise says:

    “Nobody wanted to leave.” I love that. Smokin’

    I’ll have to check out your Little Drummer Boy version. I would have avoided it like the plague because of the Boney M thing. Yeuch.

  4. mandoron says:

    Brad, I’ve enjoyed the Beatles more than I thought I would… but I’m ready to move on.

  5. Great setlist! Love the whole setup

  6. It fasinates me how creative poeple can with with any type of music in worship!
    What a great way to connect through “music hospitality”.

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