Earlier today I led worship in both of our morning services at Sunset. It was my first weekend back off after my first two week break from the stage in over a year. I also got to have Rose up on the stage with me for the first time in a while. I love singing with her because I don’t have to give her many directions and because she helps put me at ease about everything.
- Glory (Hillsong, E)
- Our God is an Awesome God (Mullins, G)
- Great is Thy Faithfulness
- Message from Barbara on Psalm 139
- At the Cross (Hillsong, E)
- Tis So Sweet
We had to cut one song because we were going long. I felt like the congregation was less engaged than average. In fact during “At the Cross” I saw one guy yawn and take a huge stretch as he stood up. I’ll be honest, it frustrated me quite a bit. Having not grown up on hymns I always feel a bit weird about leading them, mostly because I don’t know how to do them well. I wouldn’t know the difference between doing a hymn well and poorly. Hopefully we did alright.
- Freedom is Here (Hillsong, D)
- In Your Freedom (Hillsong, G)
- At the Cross
- You Hold Me Now
- Cannons (Wickham, E)
Freedom is Here was a brand new song for us. I even played electric guitar for the first time on it. Now I’m tempted to buy one, though I have no idea where the money would come from. I loved the theme of freedom in the opening set and the last 3 songs were some of my favorites of songs we do at Sunset.
Overall I felt like it was a good morning. One of the hard parts of leading is that gauging success can often become judging worship based on outward emotions from the crowd. I’d much prefer to have something occurring inside the heart and mind of everyone and obviously hope that happened today.