My worship set

Todd

2268606778_c63abb4feaI’m not a worship leader. There’s a VERY good chance that worship leading is not a path I will be able to pursue in the future. This is for a number of reasons:

  1. I don’t play an instrument very well. I can play a couple of chords on guitar – enough to play about 98% of the worship songs out there – but I don’t play them very well. And what little I remember of my piano lessons is limited to the first couple lines of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
  2. I’ve never really had any worship leader experience, either as a leader or participant.
  3. My song choices are limited to what I hear on Hillsong United CDs. While awesome, this does limit my song choices quite a bit.

Regardless of the things holding me back, I still like to pretend that I could put together a pretty engaging worship set. But as I have no church to try this out on, I will have to settle with posting it here and imagining it coming to life.

For those who do work at a church in the capacity of a worship leader, feel free to take this set and take it for a spin. If it brings people to Jesus, make sure to come back here and report your findings. If it causes them to walk out the door in boredom, frustration or apathy, you probably should have added another guitar and incorporated video.

The Set

Hosanna by Jason Morant – As people are coming in and finding their seats

Opening Responsary Prayer:
My soul waits for the Lord
more than those
who watch for the morning,
more than those
who watch for the morning.

Call: Out of the depths I have cried to You.
Response: O Lord, hear my voice.
Call: With my whole heart I want to praise You.
Response: O Lord, hear my voice.
Call: If you, Lord, should mark iniquities:
Response: Who could stand? who could stand?

I will wait for the Lord.
My soul waits,
and in His word
do I hope.

The Time Has Come by Hillsong United
Desire by Phil Wickham
Jesus Paid It All by Kristian Stanfill
Messiah by Phil Wickham
Beautiful by Phil Wickham
It is Well With My Soul by Phil Wickham

Expressions of Faith:
Lord, You have always given
bread for the coming day;
and though I am poor,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always given
strength for the coming day;
and though I am weak,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always given
peace for the coming day;
and though of anxious heart,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always kept
me safe in trials;
and now, tried as I am,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always marked
the road for the coming day;
and though it may be hidden,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always lightened
this darkness of mine;
and though the night is here,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always spoken
when time was ripe;
and though you be silent now,
today I believe.

Communion
Came to My Rescue by Hillsong United
Saviour King by Hillsong United
Solution by Hillsong United

Closing Benediction:
See that ye be at peace among yourselves, my children,
and love one another.
Follow the example of good men of old
and God will comfort you and help you,
both in this world
and in the world which is to come.

As you can tell, I’m heavily influenced by some specific artists. And I really just copied a couple of their song groupings and mashed them together.

Now it’s your turn. Share your worship set. You can do it here in the comments if you’d like, or on your own blog. Just make sure you leave a comment with the link so we can all check it out.

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  1. March 17, 2009 at 9:53 pm — Reply

    Something looks familiar. Very cool.

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My worship set