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Randy Neufeld – Worship Ministries

Worship Reflections – January 10, 2010

Today was one of those mornings when it is such a blessing to lead worship.  Our congregation came today with a clear desire to meet God and to praise Him in His sanctuary.

This week, I changed up our pre-rehearsal routine a bit.  Instead of the worship leader offering a quick prayer prior to the rehearsal, I called the whole team on platform, including the tech team.  We prayed together, each one contributing to our corporate prayer as they felt lead.  (I have no idea why it took me so long to start doing this!!!)

As a worship team, we just had to start the songs and it all flowed out in praise from God’s people.

Our setlist consisted of:

  • Hosanna (Baloche)
  • Forever (Tomlin)
  • Invocation
  • You Are My King (Foote)
  • Amazing Grace – My Chains are Gone (Newton, Tomlin et.al)
  • Prayer and Offering
  • Take My Life (Underwood)
  • Scripture – Matthew 5:13-16
  • Shine (Redman)
  • Message
  • We are an Offering (Liles)

The Planning Center view is located at:  http://www.planningcenteronline.com/plans/1027187/public

Video On Demand:  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/3887224

Have a blessed week!

…Randy

This post is part of “Sunday Setlists” over at www.theworshipcommunity.com .

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January 10, 2010 Posted by | Worship Reflections | Leave a comment

Worship Reflections – January 3, 2010

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We had an absolutely great start to 2010.  Byron and the Ignite! team lead the congregation in song this morning. 

We did a single service this week with both 9:30 & 11:00 services combined at 11;00.  The sanctuary was packed to the point of us having to put out additional chairs!  As we look towards the New Year, it will be excitiing to see what God will do through his servants at Westhill.  I couldn’t help but think how wonderful it would be if we got to the point of packing out 2 full services!

Great music by Ignite!, even with the congregation’s insistence on singing “How Great Thou Art” in their own timing, which didn’t match the worship team until the last verse!

Here’s how things looked in Planning Center:

http://www.planningcenteronline.com/plans/923407/public

SetList:

Call To Worship
– Come, Now Is The Time to Worship
– Jesus Messiah

Congregational Singing
– How Great Is Our God
– How Great Thou Art

Offering
– God of Wonders

Wrap-up
– When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Blessings,

…Randy

This post is part of Sunday Setlists at theworshipcommunity.com .

January 3, 2010 Posted by | Worship Reflections | 2 Comments

When Things Don’t Go As Planned, Take 2

Bob Kauflin, worship leader and blogger, shares an incident at an annual conference where the worship band and leader were definitely no in the same key!

When Things Don’t Go As Planned, Take 2.

Try as we might to plan every transition, and every key change, there will be times when we are just not on the same key!  An you know what?  The Holy Spirit still “sticks around” even during our “train wrecks”.

Be blessed,

…Randy

January 2, 2010 Posted by | Worship Notes | Leave a comment

Bible Reading Plan – YouVersion.com

One of my focus areas for 2010 is to intentionally spend more time with God and His Word. 

As with anything, it is always best to have a plan.  I have begun a reading plan called Project 345 Plus Plus which is provided at a great website, http://www.youversion.com. They have quite a few various reading plans for different needs. I picked 345 Plus which provides a structured read through the New Testament in one year as well as the Proverbs and Psalms.

I’d like to encourage you to join me in making an intentional journey through God’s word this year!

…Randy

January 2, 2010 Posted by | Thoughts & other ramblings | Leave a comment

For 2010, I desire to …

I’m not into setting resolutions, but I do feel that the beginning of a new year is a great time to re-focus.  I’m in the process of refining my personal goals and wanted to share some of my high level thoughts with you!  So here’s where I am starting this year!

Spiritual – I need to intentionally spend more time with God and His Word.  A fellow worship leader introduced me to a great tool at www.youversion.com.

Relational – I want to be the very best husband, father and grandfather that I can be.  This means quality time with those that are the most important to me, my family.

Physical – ’nuff said!

Ministry – I want to take renewed focus on serving God and the people that he has entrusted to my care.

Happy New Year!
…Randy

January 1, 2010 Posted by | Thoughts & other ramblings | Leave a comment

Worship Reflections – December 6, 2009

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I’m back!   It’s been a busy couple of weeks and my blogging has definitely paid the price.  But just in time for Christmas, Worship Reflections is back!

Worship Reflections is an opportunity for worship leaders in the Regina area to take a step back and reflect on your time worshipping God.

Here’s how to participate in Worship Regina!

1.  If you are a blogger, write about your service.  If you don’t blog, just leave your comments below including a list of the songs that your congregation sang.

2.  Reply to this post and include a link to your blog entry and any other comments!

Simple as that!

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Westhill Worship!

As we celebrated the second Sunday in Advent, our reflection was on “Peace”.

Songs included:

  • Light Of The Stable
  • Come Now is the Time to Worship
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • We Bow Down
  • Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

It was a great morning.  Check out the details at “Let Your Light Shine”.  Also be sure to check out Sunday Setlists at fredmckinnon.com where worship leaders around the world are sharing what God is doing in their fellowships.

Have a great week!

…Randy

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Worship Reflections | 1 Comment

Westhill Worship – December 6, 2009

We put a lot of extra work into the planning and coordination of this week’s service, and God blessed it!  Wow, what wonderful morning!

Here’s how it looked in Planning Center.

Walk-in

Light of the Stable (a wonderful song that will be part of Congregational singing next week)

Call to Worship

Come, Now is the Time to Worship  (tagged “O Come” twice and rolled right into “O Come All Ye Faithful”)
O Come All Ye Faithful

Invocation, Lighting of Advent Candles

Congregational Worship

We Fall Down (transitioned directly into “Hark The …”
Hark The Herald Angels Sing (used piano, two notes in high register <Chris Tomlin> version, for first verse then came in with full band on last word of verse “KING”)
Angels We Have Heard On High

Message

Communion

Wrap Up

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

A very, very good morning.

…Randy

This posting is part of Worship Reflections at WorshipRegina and Sunday Setlists at fredmckinnon.com.

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Worship Reflections | 2 Comments

Worship Reflections – November 15, 2009

worshipreflections

Worship Reflections is an opportunity for worship leaders in the Regina area to take a step back and reflect on your time worshipping God.

Here’s how to participate in Worship Regina!

1.  If you are a blogger, write about your service.  If you don’t blog, just leave your comments below including a list of the songs that your congregation sang.

2.  Reply to this post and include a link to your blog entry and any other comments!

Simple as that!

Take time to check out Sunday Setlists at fredmckinnon.com where worship leaders around the world are sharing what God is doing in their fellowships.

November 15, 2009 Posted by | Worship Reflections | 3 Comments

Westhill Worship! – November 15, 2009

We had a lot of different things happening this morning.  Our current focus is on the Nicene Creed.   We intentionally changed our typical order of service, with an extended song set early in the service.

We also spent time with a focus on Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

Here’s a peek at the Planning Center view of the morning:

Nov. 15 – http://www.planningcenteronline.com/plans/808546/public

Walk-in Song:

Call to Worship:

Opening Set:

Persecuted Church:

We viewed a video (available at idop.ca) that gave a brief overview of what many churches face.  The church in Canada / North America is very, very blessed by the many freedoms we experience as we live our faith.  I led the congregation in two songs that we sang without a band, without hymnals and without projection.

David continued his series on the Creed (Video onDemand)

We closed with There Is A Redeemer Melody Green-Sievright

A very, very good morning worshiping God.

…Randy

This posting is part of Worship Reflections at WorshipRegina and Sunday Setlists at fredmckinnon.com.

November 15, 2009 Posted by | Worship Reflections | 3 Comments

To The Cross – Paul Baloche

November 11, 2009 Posted by | Songs | Leave a comment