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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 .

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

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

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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

Worship Reflections – October 4, 2009

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

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We had a great service this morning at Westhill, despite a couple of brain freezes by the worship leader (me!).  Even with two services, the projection operator and I just couldn’t get in synch on How Great Thou Art!  I messed up on the verse sequence during the 9:30 service, and he resequenced the 11:00 service assuming that I would do it the same way as 9:30.  Lesson to self:  COMMUNICATE!!!

What was very special, is that despite the glitch, one of our older members came to me after the service telling me how much they enjoyed worshipping in song this morning.  Just shows you that we are not in control … God is … and THAT is a very good thing.

The service recording is available onDemand. (to follow)

Here’s how the morning looked in “Planning Center“.

Here’s what we sang:

  • Revelation Song
  • Holy, Holy, Holy
  • Invocation
  • Community Life
  • Mighty to Save
  • How Great is our God
  • How Great Thou Art
  • Offering
    – God of This City

Blessings,

…Randy

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.

October 4, 2009 Posted by | Worship Reflections | 2 Comments

WPBC Worship Reflections – August 23, 2009

Our Setlist for the morning was:

  • Holy Is The Lord (Tomlin)
  • Invocation Prayer
  • Holy Spirit Come (Miner)
  • Come Now Is The Time To Worship (Doerksen)
  • Scripture:  Psalm 130
  • Still (Morgan)
  • Faithful One (Doerksen)
  • Offering:  Before the Throne Of God Above (Bancroft / Cook) – Instrumental
  • Message:  Welcoming the Morning
  • Power of Your Love (Bullock)

Planning Center Details

Reflections

As a worship leader, I pray that God will use the gifts that he has given his people to his glory.  Sunday was one of those mornings where I left in awe of how God knit the morning together.

The morning start out great with Holy Is the Lord. I realized very quickly that God’s people had come to worship!

After the opening prayer and “The Lord’s Prayer”, we sang a song that was new to the team and the congregation.  “Holy Spirit Come”.  A couple of weeks ago, Fred McKinnon (fredmckinnon.com) began an on-line worship and prayer session with this song.  For me it was new, and I was very moved by the words and beatiful simplicity.  After the team sang it through once, the congregation joined in and together we called on the Holy Spirit to fill His church.  We tagged the final phrase “Come” several times and flowed into Doerksen’s Come Now Is The Time To Worship.  The first time through we kept the gentle feeling of the first song, and then “energized” it.

Still is a great song, and has become a favourite of our team.  This week Henry suggested that the scripture reading, Psalm 130 would fit well with the congregational singing.  As the band quietly played the Intro/Midtro from Still, we read in unison the Psalm.  As the reading was closing the band went into the intro for Faithful One.  It was a wonderful response to the scripture.

We had originally planned to sing Before the Throne of God Above, but during rehearsal, I realized that it just wasn’t as familiar to the vocalists as I had hoped.  Merle and the band turned it into a wonderful instrumental offering.

Henry’s message on Psalm 130 focused on our time of waiting.  As I listened, I realized that my choice of Power of Your Love was no accident.  It summarized Henry’s message:  “and as I wait, I’ll rise up like the eagle”.

Once again, I am humbled!

…Randy

This post is also part of the weekly Sunday Setlists blog carnival at fredmckinnon.com, and Worship Reflections at worshipregina.wordpress.com.

August 24, 2009 Posted by | Worship Reflections | 3 Comments

Worship Reflections – August 16, 2009

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Worship Reflections is an opportunity to take a step back and reflect on your time worshipping God.

Here’s how to participate:

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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SetList – Westhill Park Baptist Church

  • Rejoice The Lord Is King (Wesley / Darwall)
  • Glorious and Mighty (Kauflin, Sczebel, Twining)
  • Let The Earth Resound (Townend / Getty)
  • Your Name (Baloche / Packium)
  • Give Thanks (Smith)
  • Not Be Shaken (Strauss)
  • Better Is One Day (Redman)

Details of the morning at Westhill can be found at: https://randyneufeld.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/wpbc-worship-reflections-august-16-2009/

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Your turn!  Let’s hear from you!

…Randy

August 16, 2009 Posted by | Worship Reflections | 2 Comments

WPBC – Worship Reflections – August 16, 2009

It was a great morning at Westhill.  Merle lead this morning which gave me a chance to play organ & keyboard this morning.

Our Setlist for the morning was:

  • Rejoice The Lord Is King (Wesley / Darwall)
  • Glorious and Mighty (Kauflin, Sczebel, Twining)
  • Let The Earth Resound (Townend / Getty)
  • Your Name (Baloche / Packium)
  • Give Thanks (Smith)
  • Not Be Shaken (Strauss)
  • Better Is One Day (Redman)

Planning Center Details

Reflections

We started off very traditionally with organ & piano for Rejoice The Lord Is King.  I have to admit, it had been a while since I had played the Allen, and it took a verse to get the bass pedals really in synch!  We are purposly using the organ more frequently lateley.

After the invocation, we continued with a “new to Westhill” song, “Glorious and Mighty”. Very powerful song that really moved us nicely into the Getty hymn “Let the Earth Resound”. Merle transitioned through prayer into “Your Name”.  We were really blessed by the congregation’s engagement through all songs.

During the offeratory we sang Smith’s “Given Thanks”.  We hadn’t done this for some time … again great response from the congregation.

Our youth pastor, Byron Toth gave a great message on “The Blessing of Fear.  This was one of those rare weeks, when the speaker let us know that the message would be kinda short and that we should ADD A SONG OR TWO!!!

Merle added “Not Be Shaken” (Strauss) and “Better is One Day” (Redman) to close.  We did “Not Be Shaken” with a bit of a “funk beat” to get away from the “Camp Actions”!

It was a great close to a great morning worshipping God!

…Randy

This post is also part of the weekly Sunday Setlists blog carnival at fredmckinnon.com, and Worship Reflections at worshipregina.wordpress.com.

August 16, 2009 Posted by | Worship Reflections | 8 Comments