Setlist - 30 Aug 2015
Sunday morning at Kings

Tags: allage, venue change

  • [E] Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - Joachim Neander, Catherine Winkworth
  • [G] Give thanks to the Lord - Chris Tomlin
  • [G] Lord, I lift your name on high - Rick Founds
  • [E] I will praise you, Lord - Chris Juby

Another lively all-age Sunday morning at the former Durham Free School.

I had fairly major personal drama going on in the background which always makes the songs feel very raw. There's a strange balance for a worship leader in that situation between the honesty of genuinely engaging with the songs while also maintaining sufficient detachment to actually get through the songs and lead them for everyone else.

By rather extreme contrast, we led a block of all-age worship after the opener. I had Fay and Katie leading actions for 'Give Thanks', 'Lord I Lift' and my 'I Will Praise'. I wouldn't have guessed that we would be a much into actions as a congregation, but most of the room threw themselves in with enthusiasm. Which just goes to show how unwise it is to second guess people.

Dave preached a very raw sermon from Psalm 27 on worship in the midst of hardship. The whole room was affected. It couldn't have chimed more deeply with me, and afterwards I did find it quite hard to sing at a couple of points. We've never played a better version of my Psalm 40 'I Waited For The Lord', and 'Blessed Be Your Name' never fails in those circumstances.

An overwhelming weekend. A good meeting, but a hard one.

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