Metro Gnome Chronicles 12.20.09

December 20, 2009 - Leave a Response

We had our Christmas Candlelight service today at Evangelistic Temple in Palestine, Texas.

Here’s what the set list looked like:

Sarajevo 12/24 – Trans Siberian Orchestra (Our version)

Joyful, Joyful – Casting Crown

Glory to God – Fee/Beeching

O Come All Ye Faithful – Public Domain

Prayer Offertory (Instrumental to “O Come O Come Emmanual”

Hallelujah – Darlene Zschech

O Holy Night – Public Domain

Special Music – Larry Trahan

Message: Barry Roberts

Silent Night

Altar: At Your Feet – Casting Crowns

Walkout: Sarajevo 12/24

What did you sing in your church service?  If you have a blog that you write, leave the link in a comment.  If you participate in the Sunday Setlist blog carnival at www.fredmckinnon.com I’ll find yours.

Merry Christmas!

Brad

Metro Gnome Chronicles 11.29.09

November 29, 2009 - One Response

Greetings and welcome to the Sunday set list recap.

It’s always great to see God moving among our congregation.  Today was one of those days.  He amazes us Sunday after Sunday.  What was it like in your worship service?  You can find out what happened at other churches at Fred’s site:  http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/11/29/sunday-setlists-71/

Here is our set list from today:

Walk In:

Burn For You – Fee

Announcements

Bless His Name – Riddle

Glory to God/The Stand (Medley) – Fee/Beeching, Michael W. Smith

Offering/Prayer/Baptism

Our God Reigns – Michael W. Smith

Highest – Hillsong

How He Loves – McMillan (Crowder’s version)

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts

Altar:

Come Home Running – Tomlin

How He Loves

Have a blessed day!

 

Metro Gnome Chronicles 11.22.09

November 22, 2009 - 4 Responses

I’m back after missing last week.  Not sure what happened last week.  It just slipped my mind to update the blog.  Anyway….go thank this guy, Fred McKinnon, for putting this whole thing together.  Check out this link if you want to see what other worship leaders did today: http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/11/22/sunday-setlists-70/

Here’s the list:

Walk In:

Until the Whole World Hears – Casting Crowns

Hosanna – Baloche

Who Am I – Casting Crowns

Grace Will Be My Song – Fee

How He Loves/Dance With Me (Medley) – McMillan (More like the Crowder arrangement)

Message: Brother Barry Roberts

Altar: Only You/How He Loves (Medley)

We’re putting a lot of medley’s together recently.  They seem to just flow one to the next.  I guess it’s a good thing.  The congregation seems to like them and God is really moving powerfully.

Leave me a comment, like a nice person!😉

Passage North

Metro Gnome Chronicles 11.8.09

November 8, 2009 - 3 Responses

It’s been an exciting Sunday at Evangelistic Temple in Palestine, Texas.  We played some good music, old and new, and God blessed us with His presence this morning.  Make sure you check out Fred McKinnon’s site to see what other praise and worship leaders across the world did at their church’s: http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/11/08/sunday-setlists-68/

Here’s the list from today:

Walk In:

Until the Whole World Hears – Casting Crowns

This is the second Sunday to play this one.  The  congregation is doing really well with the “whoa-whoa’s” at the end of the song.

Greeting

Mighty To Save – Reuben Morgan (We did Smitty’s version)

Bring the Rain – MercyMe

Offereing/prayer

Nothing But the Blood – Matt Redman

While I’m Waiting – John Waller

Message: Divine Healing

Altar:

Let Our Heart Be Holy Ground – John Moser

Holy Ground(chorus) – traditional

 

Band:

Darren – vocals

Cavin – Bass

Jason – Drums (with broken pinky finger. Ask him on Twitter what he did to break it. @Jayhoss)

Danna – Keys/Bgvls

Vicki – Keys

Johnie – Acoustic

Brad – Electric

Metro Gnome – (It’s his post…ask him what he does.)

Metro Gnome Chronicles 11.1.09

November 1, 2009 - One Response

It’s that time again where I share what our set list was today at Evangelistic Temple, Palestine, Texas.

This is a small part of the Sunday Setlist over at Fred Mckinnon’s site here: http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/11/01/sunday-setlists-67/

Here is the set list:

Walk In:

Until the Whole World Hears – Casting Crowns

This is a great song.  The band really enjoyed rocking out to this one.  It will probably find its way into next weeks set list too.

Word Is Alive – Casting Crowns

It’s been a while since we did this one.

Greeting: Dr. Barry Roberts

All Because of Jesus – Fee

Lift High – Fee

Sweetly Broken – Jeremy Riddle

Hallelujah – Ben Cantalon

Message:  Dr. Barry Roberts

Altar:

Word of God Speak – MercyMe

Hallelujah – Ben Cantalon

Thanks for viewing the blog!

Brad

Metro Gnome Chronicles 10.25.09

October 25, 2009 - 2 Responses

Greetings!

Evangelistic Temple in Palestine, TX is called “The Church of New Beginnings”.  We are seeing many new faces and that is always a good thing.  Alright…enough babbling.  If you want to see what other churches and worship leaders are singing in their churches then go here:  http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/10/25/sunday-setlists-66/

Ok.  Here is the set list for today:

Glory to God – Fee

This is the 2nd week to do this one.  We decided to do it as the walk in song today.

Greeting from Dr. Barry Roberts

How Can I Keep From Singing – Tomlin

Everlasting God – Brown

Baptism/baby dedication

Mighty to Save – Morgan

You Are Near – Hillsong

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts

Altar:

Through It All – Hillsong

What did your church do today?  Let me know what you think about out set.

The Band: (twitter name: PassageNorth)

Darren – Vocals

Cavin – Bass (PNBassist)

Jason – Drums (Jayhoss)

Danna – Keys/Bgvls (Praisingfreedom)

Vicki – Keys

Johnie – Acoustic

Terry – Acoustic

Brad – Electric (Fit2praise) Check out his blog new blog about helping worship leaders and musicians get in great physical shape on the road or in their homes.www.fit2praise.blogspot.com

Metro Gnome – Well…he’s the clickety, clickety, in our ears every Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by today. God Bless!

Metro Gnome Chronicles 10.17.09

October 19, 2009 - One Response

Hey everyone! Yep, it’s another installment of the Sunday Setlist blog.  Fred, you’re a genius for doing this.  Here is his site:  http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/10/18/sunday-setlists-65/

Here is our set:

Walk In: Burn For You – Fee

Blessed Be Your Name – Redman

Glory to God Forever/The Stand Medley – Beeching/Fee

How Great is Your Love – MercyMe

Highest – Hillsong

Altar: Faithful Father – Doerkson

It was a good day! Thanks for stopping by the site.  Leave  a comment.

BRAD

Metro Gnome Chronicles 10.11.09

October 11, 2009 - 5 Responses

Welcome to the blog, all you Facebooker’s and Tweeter’s!  Glad to have you along for my little Sunday afternoon worship recap.  Today was a little different as we have started  “dry runs” on recording the music portions of our worship services.  Hopefully soon I’ll be able to share snippets of those services with you.

Fred’s website has what other churches around the world did this Sunday as well.  Check that out here:  http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/10/11/sunday-setlists-64/

Now…the moment you’ve all been waiting for……the set list:

Walk In:

For Who You Are – Hillsong

Today was the day to play in the key of B, I guess.  It’s been a little while since we’ve played this one.  This one is much different from the original recording.  We tweeked it to our influences, which are Toto, Journey, Rush and a slew of other bands too.

Bless His Name – Jeremy Riddle

Great tune!  The church really likes this one and they were hungry for a touch from our King today.  It’s always exciting to have a service like this one was.

I Will Rise/Jesus Messiah Chorus only (Medley) – Chris Tomlin

The last time we medley’d these two together was Easter of this year.

Prayer/offertory

Sweetly Broken – Jeremy Riddle

This one is fun for us! Towards the end of the song we go into the “Whoa whoa” part of Journey’s “Faithfully”.  We’ve always said if someone could find a way to make Journey’s music worship, people would worship to it.  We were right!

While I’m Waiting – John Waller

I fell in love with this song the instant I heard it on “Fireproof” while I watched it with my wife.  It’s a rocking song with a great message.

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts

Altar:

I Can Only Imagine – MercyMe

I believe the last time we played this one was at a funeral 2 years ago.  It was funny because for Saturday service we were playing Amazed by Lincoln Brewster.  That one just morphed into this one.  So we added it to the set list this morning.

Dismissal:

Amazed – Lincoln Brewster

See ya next week,

BRAD

Metro Gnome Chronicles 10.4.09

October 4, 2009 - One Response

It’s a rainy Sunday here in Texas.  Evangelistic Temple still had a packed house regardless of what the weather was doing outside.  Brother Barry had a great sermon on “The Formula for Faith” out of James 1:1-12.  Powerful stuff!  You can check that out at http://www.etpalestine.com and click sermon connect to hear the sermon.

As always, this is a part of Fred’s thingy over at his website here:  http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/10/04/sunday-setlists-63/

Here is our setlist from this morning:

Blessed Be Your Name – Matt Redman

Lift High – Fee (Can’t wait for their new album to come out soon!)

Voice of Truth – Casting Crowns

You Are Enough –

Bring the Rain – MercyMe

Message

Altar:  Eagle’s Wings – Hillsong

We had fun playing our instruments for the King today.  How did you worship? What did you sing?  Leave me a comment.  I want to know!

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

Metro Gnome Chronicles 9.27.09

September 27, 2009 - One Response

Greeting to everyone out there.  I appreciate you stopping by to see what music we did and, more importantly, what God did today at Evangelistic Temple in Palestine, Texas.

You can also see what other worship leaders did at http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/09/27/sunday-setlists-62/

Here’s the list:

Let the Praises Ring – Lincoln Brewster

Father Spirit Jesus – Casting Crowns

Bless His Name – Jeremy Riddle

Mighty to Save – Morgan

Hear Us From Heaven – Jared Anderson

Message – Jason Harris

Altar

Revelation Song – Kari Jobe

I really lack the words to describe how today’s service went.  Lots of people came down at the end of the service.  Some joined the church, one received Christ for the first time. Just an amazing day in our Lord.  I think it started last night with a gentleman in is late 60’s accepting Christ and getting baptized.  He’s sat in our church forever!  No one knew that he wasn’t saved.  Don’t be lulled to sleep in your churches out there people! Christ is alive and doing some awesome things!

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

Metro Gnome Chonicles 9.13.09

September 13, 2009 - 5 Responses

Flag and ConstitutionIt has been a greatly eventful weekend at home and at church.  Welcome!  I’m glad you found me here.  I’m thankful that you have taken the time to stop by.  I hope you come back often and leave me comments.

The weekend started with the event coverage of the 9/12 project on FoxNews. We are beginning to see just how patriotic our fellow Americans are with the TEA Party on the The Mall at the capital in Washington D.C.  There were other TEA Parties in Fort Worth, TX and in Quincy, Ill. as well.  What an amazing thing the gift of freedom is from God.  We respond with conviction and heart in times of trouble and let our voices be heard because those freedoms are placed in danger’s way.  It happened 8 years ago at 9/11 and it feels like it is happening again in our great country.

In light of the current events, the church has been called to awaken.  Do you hear that?  WAKE UP!  No more compromise.  No more playing the game of appearing like Christians but living like hell after church is over.  It’s time to stand up and let the evidence of our Christianity be collected against us by our enemies, if they dare to do so.  What do we have to lose?  Our lives? If things don’t change we won’t have one anyway.  The paradigm is changing.  So stand up and be counted for the Glory of God!

Brother Barry preached a great sermon today. It will be up on http://www.etpalestine.com Monday morning.  It’s called “Church Alive”.  I continue to post these sermons because I’m starting to see that the messages that are coming out of your churches are becoming more and more similar. (Like our setlists!)  It’s equally as cool to see God moving His churches in the same direction.  Is it not?

Speaking of the setlist:

Walk – In  Let the Praises Ring – Lincoln Brewster

It’s been a long time since we have brought this one out to the main service.  It felt great though and the praises did ring out loud today.

Lifesong – Casting Crowns

Mighty to Save – Morgan (We did Smitty’s version)

Prayer and Offertory

Who Am I? – Casting Crowns

Only You – David Crowder* Band

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts “Church Alive”

Altar:  Word of God Speak – MercyMe

Closing: Chorus to Word of God Speak

What was your weekend like?  How did you remember 9/11?  What is going on in your church?  You check other churches setlists and sermons out at http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/09/13/sunday-setlists-60/

Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to leave a comment.  It doesn’t matter if it’s about the set list or about 9/11.  I’ll read what you have to say.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

The Downbeat 8.30.09

August 30, 2009 - One Response

Good afternoon to everybody. Welcome to the blog.

Today marked the end of Brother Barry’s  sermons on “Going for the Gold” and it has been a great series.  Today’s sermon was called “Becoming the Castaway”.  You’ll be able to listen to it at www.etpalestine.com when you click on sermon connect.

Go to www.fredmckinnon.com to see what other praise and worship leaders did in their churches.

Here is the list from today’s set list:

Burn For You – Fee (Walk-In)

Pastor’s Greeting

Father, Spirit, Jesus – Casting Crowns

Bless His Name – Jeremy Riddle

Baptismal/Prayer/Offertory

Hear Us From Heaven – Jared Anderson

My Desire – Jeremy Camp

Message: Brother Barry

Altar:  Surrender – Justin McRoberts

Band:

Darren (Birthday Boy) Goodman – Lead Vocals

Drew Roberts – Percussion

Cavin Dorsey – Bass/Music Director

Jason Stringfield – Drums

Danna Hafner – Keys/Lead vocals on Hear Us From Heaven

Vicki Stringfield – Keys

Terry Garner – Acoustic

Brad Hafner – Electric/Acoustic

Thanks for stopping by.  You’re here and it only takes a couple of seconds to let me know what you think about the set list.  You’re much appreciated.  God bless.

BRAD


The Downbeat 8.23.09

August 23, 2009 - 2 Responses

Today at Evangelistic Temple in Palestine, TX:

Hey everyone!

Thanks for tuning in to see what God did today with our congregation.  You have more worship leader’s sites to look at so I won’t keep you long.  You can see them here: http://www.fredmckinnon.com. Today we had 4 baptisms and from what I could tell at altar time, God is moving in a powerful way.  Lots of people were praying down front, some were crying with others.  It was a beautiful time watching God move on the hearts of our congregation.

Band:

Darren Goodman – vocals

Cavin Dorsey – Bass/Music Director

Jason Stringfield – Drums

Danna Hafner – Keys/Bgvls

Vicki Stringfield – Keys

Johnie Adams – Acoustic/Lead vocals on

Terry Garner – Acoustic

Brad Hafner – Electric

Walk In:  Glory Defined – Building 429

This was the first time doing this one in church.  We have been introducing a lot of new songs to our church lately.  3 in the last 2 weeks.  I think they were ready for the new songs.  Some of the songs we had been doing for a while.  If nothing else it is refreshing as a praise team to do new stuff.  What do you think?

Beautiful the Blood – Fee

For This Cause – Hillsong

We’ve don this one before, but it sure has been a long time.  Great song!

Prayer/Offertory

Lift High – Fee

Sweetly Broken – Jeremy Riddle

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts -” Engaging our Culture” Part 2 Listen to it here:  http://www.etpalestine.com click on sermon connect.

Altar: In Christ Alone – Selah

Thanks for stopping by to see what’s happening.  Leave a comment about the set list or about anything you want.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

The Downbeat 8.16.2009

August 16, 2009 - 3 Responses

Ever had one of those Sundays where everything is just kicking?  That is what happened today at Evangelistic Temple, but it started last weekend and continued into this one.  There were 10 baptisms this morning!  What a testament to what God is doing here in our church.

I’m excited to say that this blog is a small part of Fred’s Sunday Setlist blog over at his website www.fredmckinnon.com

The Players:

Darren Goodman – lead vocals

Cavin Dorsey – Bass/music director

Jason Stringfield – Drums

Danna Hafner – Keys/bgvls

Vicki Stringfield – keys

Terry Garner – Acoustic

Brad Hafner – Electric Guitar

Walk In: Bless Your Name – Jeremy Riddle

Pastor’s Greeting

Everlasting God – Brenton Brown

Mighty to Save – Laura Story (We played the Michael W. Smith version)

Today was the first time that we played this one for our congregation.  It was received very well.  In fact this is the first of 2 new songs that we introduced today.

Prayer/Offertory

Testimony: Glenna Kenner

It’s so cool when God uses something like praise team rehearsal to answer prayers.  That was the case earlier in the week with this next song.  Glenna had been listening to this song for a while in her car and praying about a new ministry that God put on her heart.  God has been more quiet to her as of late and then she heard us practicing this last Tuesday night.

While I’m Waiting – John Waller (from the Fireproof soundtrack)

Message:  Dr. Barry Roberts – “Engaging our Culture” Part 1

Barry delivered a great message.  If you want to hear it go to www.etpalestine.com and click on sermon connect.

Altar:

In Need – Ross King

Here I Am To Worship – Tim Hughes

There was at least another salvation declared today at the end of the service.  Sometimes it is hard to hear with the in ear monitors.

Thanks for tuning in to the blog.  Leave me a comment if you wish.  You can also find me on Facebook (bradhafnersfa) or on twitter (fit2praise).

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

The Downbeat 8.9.09

August 9, 2009 - One Response

IMG00022-20090804-2017Good day to all!  We had a marvelous time in praise and worship today.  We also had a baptism and 2 people came forward to proclaim that Jesus is now their Savior.  Just a wonderful day.  Don’t forget to go to Fred’s site and check out what other worship leaders did today.  www.fredmckinnon.com

Here is the list:

Walk In: Unveil – Jeff Deyo

Burn for You – Fee

Highest – Hillsong

Prayer/Offertory

Grace Will Be My Song – Fee

Yearn – Shane and Shane

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts –  “Change is not a 4 letter word (part 2)”

Altar:

I Will Rise – Chris Tomlin

I’m Overwhelmed – Eric Lopez

Closing: Chorus to Grace Will Be My Song – Fee

Hear the sermon at www.etpalestine.com Follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/etpalestine

Band: (twitter names)

Darren Goodman – Lead Vocals

Cavin Dorsey – Bass/music director

Drew Roberts – percussion

Jason Stringfield – drums (jayhoss)

Danna Hafner – keys/lead vocals on Highest (dannahafner)

Vicki Stringfield – Keys

Terry Garner – Acoustic

Johnie Adams – Acoustic/bgvls

Brad Hafner – Electric guitar (fit2praise)

Metro Gnome – time keeper/in ear madness! (Wants a Twitter account because it’s a metro thing to do!)

The Downbeat 8.2.2009

August 2, 2009 - 4 Responses

We’re back!!

The main team is back in the saddle again.  We each enjoyed our month off, but it felt so good to be worshipping The Creator with an instrument again this morning.  Kudos go out to the C team for covering for us in our stead.

We had  a marvelous time in the name of our Lord today.  People are thirsty for His presence and power to transform our lives and it is always a beautiful thing to watch Him work.

Here’s the set list from today:

Walk in:

You Reign – MercyMe

Announcements

Blessed Be Your Name – Matt Redman

Bless His Name – Jeremy Riddle

This is a new one that we introduced today.  It was received well by the congregation and it’s easy to worship with as well.

Prayer/Offertory

Sweetly Broken – Jeremy Riddle

We did our own version of this one with a twist of Journey’s “Faithfully” at the end.  It was the first time we tried to do the Journey thing live.  It ended up pretty well.  Go here to hear our version of it:

http://www.myspace.com/passagenorth

Hallelujah – Ben Cantalon

Message:  Dr. Barry Roberts “Change is not a 4 letter word”

Altar/Communion

Amazed – Lincoln Brewster

There you have it.  We’re expecting God to do some great things in the coming months.  Stay tuned in to what going on.  Leave a comment.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

Brad

Band:

Darren Goodman – Lead vocals

Cavin Dorsey – Bass/ music director

Jason Stringfield – drums

Metro Gnome – He’s on methadone!!

Danna Hafner – Keys/bgvls

Vicki Stringfield – Keys

Johnie Adams – Acoustic

Terry Garner – Acoustic

Brad Hafner – Electric

The Downbeat 6.28.09

June 28, 2009 - 2 Responses

Greetings from a very hot Palestine, Texas.  It’s like 104 degrees outside right now, but in church God brought a refreshing wind to us.  As always this is a part of Sunday Setlists over at Fred’s site, www.fredmckinnon.com Evangelistic Temple now has a twitter account, www.twitter.com/etpalestine so follow them and you’ll see more what goes on in our church.

Here is the setlist:

Walk In:  Burn For You -Fee

This is probably the last week we do this one for a while since we have done it for the last 3 weeks in a row.  But when it fits the message, you go with it.

God You Reign – Lincoln Brewster

Lift High – Fee

Prayer/Offertory

I Will Rise/Jesus Messiah (Yes, a medley!)- Chris Tomlin

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts

Altar:

Rescue – Jared Anderson

This is the last Sunday that our main worship team is going to play until August.  The C-Team, (which is a misnomer) they just happen to be the last team put together, is taking over July.  The main team has been non-stop for the last 6 years just about every Sunday.  So the break is much needed.  We should come back with an intense focus and drive to see our God’s will be done in a mighty way.  We aren’t staying idle with music though.  July 7th we go to the studio to record. Pray for us.

See ya soon,

BRAD

Band:

Darren – Vocals

Cavin – Bass

Drew – Percussion

Danna – Keys

Cody – Drums

Johnie – Acoustic

Terry – Acoustic

Brad – Electric


The Downbeat 6.21.09

June 21, 2009 - 3 Responses

Greetings and hallucinations to everyone!

God manifested Himself in a very powerful way today, not only in the music but in the sermon as well.  Dr. Barry Roberts preached on “7 Curses”.   It will be posted on http://www.etpalestine.com by Wednesday.  Make sure you check it out.

Don’t forget to go to Fred’s site and check out what God did in other churches and what other worship leaders did for their sets.

Walk In:

Burn For You – Fee

This is the second week in a row we have played this one since it is new to our congregation.  During practice Darren got choked up with the words.  God was super powerful today in praise and worship.

You Reign – Mercy Me

Another song that I get to use the U2-ish dotted eighth note delay.  It’s a little different than how Mercy Me plays it since we only have 1 electric player.  Actually, everything we play sounds more like us than it does any of the bands’ music we tend to listen to.

Highest – Hillsong

Danna gets to lead out on this one.  That low C note seems to go on forever.  It was kicking in the subs today! I get to play 2 solos on this one.  The first solo out of D dorian, the second one based on D minor pentatonic and A minor Pentatonic  and to finish up on G mixolydian. (for you electric players out there!)

Prayer/Offertory

Sweetly Broken – Jeremy Riddle

Nothing But the Blood – Matt Redman

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts – “7 Curses”

Altar:

Word of God Speak – MercyMe

Hungry – Kathryn Scott

We had a really wonderful time today.  We hope God did some amazing things in your church too.  See ya!

BRAD

Band: (twitter usernames)

Darren Goodman – Vocals

Cavin Dorsey – Bass/Music Director (PNBassist)

Drew Roberts – Persussion

Jason Stringfield – Drums (Jayhoss)

Danna Hafner – Keys/bgvls and lead vocals on Highest (dannahafner)

Vicki Stringfield – Keys

Johnie Adams – Acoustic

Terry Garner – Acoustic

Brad Hafner – Electric Guitar (bradhafnersfa)

Metro Gnome – You know, the one who has all the time keeping strategery!

The Downbeat 6.14.09

June 14, 2009 - 4 Responses

Hello friends!

It’s that time again.  Sunday Setlists is now in it’s 4oth- something week of going on now.  That is just crazy!  I think I have missed 1 out of the last 30 or so.  Make sure to check out what everyone did at www.fredmckinnon.com, especially if you’re looking to introduce new songs to your congregation for praise and worship.  It’s a great resource.

This week is the first week of the “Life Unchained” series of sermons in June by Dr. Barry Roberts.  If you missed last weeks sermon entitled “It’s not for everyone” by Jason Harris.  Listen to it here: http://www.etpalestine.com/podcast.html It is a message that the entire church needs t hear.  Very powerful about how our American culture has snuck into and changed what the Bible actually says.

Alright, alright!  Here is the setlist from today:

Walk-In Burn for You – Fee

This was the first time we played this one for our congregation.  They seem to like it.  Obviously U2 influenced!  The first couple of listens to it and I was thinking “Where the Streets Have No Name” and the chorus to “I Will Follow” also could be sung as background vocals in there.  Great tune and a lot of fun to play if you’re an electric player with the dotted eighth note delay going.

Revival – Robin Mark

It has been a long time since we’ve done this one.  It’s at 140 bpm at 10 minutes long and poor Jason is keeping up with Metro Gnome pretty well but being worn down pretty quickly!  Sidenote here.  If your band isn’t playing with a metronome, it’s a great idea to start.  We attended the East Coast Worship Conference last June and Michael W. Smith’s drummer taught a class.  He said, “I will not play a single beat without a metronome in my in ears!”  That guy’s a big time pro and plays with one!  Oh yeah, and it’s made our drummer better!

You Are Enough – Eoghan Heaslip

Prayer/Offertory

Hear Us From Heaven – Jared Anderson

Yearn – Shane and Shane

Message – Dr. Barry Roberts “Life Unchained”

Altar:

Revelation Song – Kari Jobe

Thanks for dropping in and checking out what we do.  May God continue to bless your efforts at your church.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

die Band:

Darren Goodman – Lead Sängers

Cavin Dorsey – Bassist/Musik Direktor

Drew Roberts – Percussionisten

Jason Stringfield – Der Trommler

Danna Hafner – Keyboarder/Hintergrund Sängerin

Vicki Stringfield – Keyboarder

Terry Garner – akustischer gitarrist

Johnie Adams – akustischer gitarrist/ Lead Sängers on “You Are Enough” and “Hear Us From Heaven”

Brad Hafner – elektrische gitarrist

Metro Gnome – Präzision Zeit Keeper Upper

The Downbeat 6.7.2009

June 7, 2009 - Leave a Response

Greetings to everyone!  

Sorry we missed out of Sunday Setlists last week.  The praise team had the week off.  But we were back in full force today at Evangelistic Temple in Palestine, TX.  There was an amazing message given by our senior high youth pastor, Jason Harris.  It was a hard but good.  Anyone else have someone tell it like it is in church?

Alright, to the setlist:

Walk In: Hosanna – Paul Baloche (We did the PK7 version)

Jesus Messiah – Chris Tomlin

Sweetly Broken – Jeremy Riddle

This is a new one for us.  The C-team got to be the ones that debuted this last week to our congregation.  I heard that they did a great job.  Way to go C-team.  We love this song.  In fact it’s still in my head even as I type this.

Prayer/Offertory

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Chris Tomlin

Hallelujah – Ben Cantalon

This one has really been anthemic recently.  Today, lots of people came forward as it began, just to stand in the front of the platform with their hands in the air.  I had to play the guitar, otherwise my hands would have been in the air too.

Message: Jason Harris

Altar/Communion

The Wonderful Cross – Michael W. Smith

There you have it.  Thanks for stopping by.  As always, you can go to www.fredmckinnon.com and check out what other worship pastors and churches did for their Sunday Setlist too.

Band

Darren Goodman – vocals

Cavin Dorsey – Bass/Musical Director

Jason Stringfield – drums

Danna Hafner – Keys/bgvls

Vicki Stringfield – Keys

Johnie Adams – Acoustic

Terry Garner – Acoustic

Brad Hafner – Electric

Metro Gnome – “The glue that holds the band together!”

The Downbeat 5.24.09

May 24, 2009 - Leave a Response

Happy Memorial Day to everyone!  First off, thank you to all the men and women that protect our freedom to worhip the God that gave us this great country!  May you and your families be blessed by God for generations. 

memorial-day

 

Walk In – Where I Belong- MercyMe

Set Me Free – Casting Crowns Led by Dayne Weber

This one was a request to help go along with the testimony that would be given by Dayne’s wife, Nicci during the sermon.

Lift High – Fee

Prayer Offertory

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Tomlin

Grace Will Be My Song – Fee

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts “Take out the trash!” Part 4 of “Marriage Madness”

Altar:  Through  It All – Rueben, Morgan

Let My Heart Be Holy Ground –  John Moser

Closing: Though It All

It was a really great time  in the Lord today.  An awesome testimony was given that demonstrated what freedom feels like after the chains life ties you down with are broken.  Just inspiring!  You will be able to listen to the sermon at www.etpalestine.com before the week is over.  I want to encourage you to check it out.

Both of our acoustic guitar players were not able to make the services today.  Terry, specifically, had knee surgery on Friday and is unable to stand for long periods of time.  Please pray for him.  So the worship team, as far as musicians go, was  all Passage North.  I got to cover both electric and acoustic parts at the same time. This is why I have an electric guitar that will do that sort of thing.

By the way, you can see what other worship leaders did in their church today over at Fred’s site. www.fredmckinnon.com

NEW FEATURE *Sneak peek into songs and tweaks we’re working on*

Burn for You – Fee

New transition ideas 

Be blessed!

BRAD

Band (Passage North follow us on twitter too)*twitter name

Darren Goodman – Lead vocals (PN)

Dayne Weber – Lead vocals on Set Me Free

Cavin Dorsey – Bass/Music Director (PN)*PNBassist

Jason Stringfield – Drums (PN)*jayhoss

Vicki Stringfield – Keys (PN)

Danna Hafner – Keys/Bgvs (PN)*dannahafner

Brad Hafner – Electric/Acoustic (PN)*bradhafnersfa


 

 

The Downbeat 5.17.09

May 17, 2009 - 6 Responses

Greetings and halucinations!

It was another great week at Evangelistic Temple here in Palestine, TX.  Jason Harris, our senior high youth director, gave the word today.  We are in week 3 of “Marriage Madness” series.  Jason spoke about man’s leadership to his wife and it was really good.  The sermon will be posted on http://www.ETpalestine.com before the week is over.  If you are a husband or plan on being a husband you need to listen to it on sermon connect when it’s uploaded.  

Now to the musical goodies.  As always, this is part of Sunday Setlists over at Fred’s site here:http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/05/17/sunday-setlists-43/

 

Walk In song – How Great is Your Love – Mercy Me

Father, Spirit, Jesus – Casting Crowns

Blessed Be Your Name – Matt Redman

Prayer/Offertory

Agnus Dei – Michael W. Smith

Revelation Song – Jennie Riddle

Message: Jason Harris “Follow the Leader” http://www.etpalestine.com/podcast.html

Altar:

Faithful Father- Brian Doerkson

Closing: Revelation Song

There you have it.  God is doing some great things in our church right now.  We’re all really excited about what He’s doing.  Have a great week.  Add me on Twitter or follow me on Facebook. (both would be cool too.)  Anyway, have a great week.  See ya out there!

BRAD

Band: (names in parenthesis are twitter names)

Darren Goodman- Lead Vocals

Jason Stringfield (jayhoss)-drums

Vicki Stringfield-  Keys

Danna Hafner (dannahafner) – Keys/bgvls

Cavin Dorsey (PNbassist) – Bass/Musical director

Johnie Adams  -Acoustic Guitar

Brad Hafner (bradhafnersfa) – Electric Guitar

For you who are following the Metro Gnome, he really didn’t make much of an appearance today.

The Downbeat 5.10.09

May 10, 2009 - 5 Responses

Greetings from Palestine, TX and Evangelistic Temple.

We had a great day in the Lord here.  As always, you need to check out Fred’s site here:http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/05/10/sunday-setlists-42/

 

Walk in song – You Reign – MercyMe

Announcements

 

 

God With Us – MercyMe

I Will Rise – Chris Tomlin

Jesus Messiah – Chris Tomlin

Prayer/Offering

Nothing But the Blood – Matt Redman

Message – Dr. Barry Roberts – “Respect”

Testimony – Janice Harris

Come Home Running – Chris Tomlin

Offering – Paul Baloche

By the way, please pray for both of our acoustic guitar players.  Johnie injured his hand in a bicycle accident – hit a 50 pound pit bull going 25 mph (the bike, not the dog.  I don’t know how fast the dog was going…knowing pit bulls, it was headed straight for him as fast as it could go.  Not the kind of game of “chicken” you really want to play on a bike).  Terry was camping this week, but he is due to have knee surgery soon.  

**Cue Johnny Carson Tonight Show Theme**… the band

Darren “The Mustache” Goodman – lead vocals

Brad “P90X guru” Hafner – electric guitar/acoustic guitar

Danna “Lily, Lily, Lily, Legs, Lily” Hafner – Keys/background vocals

Vicki “Blondie” Stringfield – Keys

Cavin “The Jackyl – he’s stealth, Shawn” Dorsey – Bass/music director/the voice in our ears from nowhere

Jason “Moon Gel – he’s gellin’ like a felon” Stringfield – drums & gnome-keeper

Metro “I like long walks on the beach & bubblebaths” Gnome – timekeeper

The Downbeat 5.3.09

May 3, 2009 - 5 Responses

We had a marvelous day at Evangelistic Temple here in Palestine, TX.

We baptized 7 this morning.  God is doing some heart surgery in our youth groups and it’s awesome to watch.  Alright on with the set list.  Make sure you cruise over to Fred’s to see what other worship leaders are doing in their church’s too.  

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/05/03/sunday-setlists-41/

Walk In: For Who You Are – Hillsong

Pastor’s Greeting

You Never Let Go – Matt Redman

How Great Is Your Love – MercyMe

Prayer/Offertory

Bring the Rain- MercyMe

Made Me Glad- Hillsong

Message:  Dr. Barry Roberts (New Series, Marriage Madness) You can listen to the sermon at http://www.etpalestine.com by clicking on sermon connect.

Closing

Amazed – Lincoln Brewster

Thanks for stopping by.  Comment if you dare!  See ya next week.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

BAND: (The usual culprits!)

Darren Goodman- Vocals

Danna Hafner – Keys/Lead on Made Me Glad

Jason Stringfield- Drums

Vicki Stringfield- Keys

Cavin Dorsey- Bass

Johnie Adams- Acoustic Guitar

Terry Garner- Acoustic

Brad Hafner- Electric

Metro Gnome – Time keeper s102_metrognome

Shakeology + P90X = Magic

May 1, 2009 - 2 Responses

 

Hello everyone,

I’m now 3 weeks into Shakeology combined with P90X and I’ve gotten down to 195 lbs.  I feel great!  My wife says I am looking better and she is feeling better with Shakeology first thing in the morning too.  Make sure you check out the video above about all the nutrition that is in this monster of a great tasting shake.  

Most of you know that I’m a coach for beachbody.  Please, please, send me an email if you would like to try Shakeology.  You really need to try it at least for a month.  Greenberry is very good and we just ordered the chocolate.  So in a few days we will be able to give you a critique of that flavor as well.  The chocolate has 2 more grams of protein per serving so that will be an added benefit to that flavor.  

Lots of you are concerned about the monetary costs of Shakeology.  It comes to about $4.00 per day.  Most of us do that at Starbucks without batting an eyelash! This is much better for you and in my opinion tastes better.  But what about the health costs?  Are you getting all your nutrition you need everyday without fail?  I was not.  Now I do!

Do you have problems with high cholesterol?  Good news for you.  Shakeology lowers that bad cholesterol on average of 30% and up to 90% in some cases.  By the way, that was the test group that didn’t exercise.  What if you exercise?  

I’m about to end my first 90 days of P90X.  I will restart this program immediately.  I’m just now to the point where I should have been when starting it the first time through.  That means that I’m looking forward to the combination of Shakeology + P90X to = Magic.  

 If you’ve been wanting to get into shape  for a while but feel intimidated at the gym with all the fit people working out, or hate waiting on a machine, check out P90X or one of the other great workouts from Beachbody.  There is a link on the right called Brad’s Beachbody Coach’s Corner.  You can find all the information there.  You can even join WOWY, the online Supergym, to log your workouts and have a chance to win money and prizes.  There is a drawing everyday.  Or maybe you want to become a coach.  You can earn money by working out and telling others what you’re doing to get into shape.  I’d love to help you reach your goals.  

Brad Hafner

Independent Beachbody Coach

www.beachbodycoach.com/fit2praise

My P90X Journey….. so far!

April 27, 2009 - Leave a Response

Hey, you’re here!  

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m always talking about P90X and what workout I might have on any given day.  If you’re my drummer, it starts to kind of wear you out with me talking about it so much.  Although, my wife and I getting gooey on each other in front of him tends to do that too.  But I digress.  The purpose behind this blog is just to let some of you know what kind of ride you can experience if you decide to do this workout.  Just a forewarning: If you hate P90X, Tony Horton or Beachbody, the company that is behind it all, you are not going to like what I am about to say and you might want to find another blog to read or website to peruse.  This is the system if you want change to find you.  It does take a little bit of discipline but you can do it.  Bring it!p90xlogo_low_res

This workout has 3 different tracks to it: Lean, Classic and Doubles.  Lean is more cardio based, Classic is the real deal, and Doubles is the real deal times 2.  My first week of this beast of a workout I was majorly intimidated by it.   I’m 5’7″ and 215 lbs,  I am majorly out of shape and really have no business doing this workout in Classic mode.  I should have started with lean mode first.  I’m glad I didn’t.  The first time I did the chest and back routine  I thought I was going to hurl.  It’s a lot of pushing and pulling.  After finishing that….move on to ab ripper x.  It really sounds like someone is punishing themselves, but you feel so good at the end of the workout.  

I like how things are always switching up.  3 weeks of the same routine then a rest week (that is a misnomer) which is anything but rest.  Then a brand new set of routines for the next 3 weeks.  This workout is not boring and you see changes fast if you stick to the diet and try to get through all the workouts.

Major tools that help me stay focused and on track are the million dollar body game website where I can log in and get help from coaches, or workout for a chance to win $1000 or a new Ipod Touch or a digital camera.  A pretty cool incentive to workout everyday for me.  One other tool that helps with the diet is something I just started using a couple of weeks ago.  Shakeology is a shake that replaces a meal and has all the nutrition anyone needs for the entire day.  I was stuck at 198 lbs for 6 weeks and now since the Shakeology I am steadily losing weight again and I’m not hungry and I feel better.  shakeology_logo_low_res

I am now at the end of the very first 90 days in pretty good shape, probably where I should have been to start it the first time.  I plan on keeping the X in my daily routine. As of this blog, I weigh in at 195 lbs (haven’t seen that number in a few years) and now am a beachbody coach.  My wife bought some size 34″ pants for me to wear.  I can get in them and they aren’t too snug.  I’ve been wearing size 36″ for the last 5 years.  Another round of P90X and I might be able to get into my 32″ waist jeans.  Wouldn’t that be fun?

I am here to help you if you decide to do this workout or are just looking for advice or good supplements to help you lose weight, bulk up, tone up, do 1 push up.  Whatever your goal is I want to help you.  You will find Brad’s Beachbody Coach’s Corner to the right as a link.  That is where I can do that.  You can sign up for free to log in to the million dollar body game for a chance to win prizes everytime you workout.  Free advice from me and a slew of other coaches if I can’t answer your question.  You can also buy the workouts or become a coach and start your own business.  I’d love to help you reach your goals in life.

Leave a comment, sign up, or do some more investigation.  I’ll be here when you get back.

Brad 

7string@beachbodycoach.com

The Downbeat 4.26.09

April 26, 2009 - 2 Responses

Greetings to all in the name of the Lord! 

Here is a really quick recap.  I was trying to get it done earlier in the day but a dear friend needed some assistance.  We had a couple of baptisms today and also, someone came forward for salvation.  My oldest and middle kids got honored for their achievement in Bible Drill at the state competition.  Just a great day!

Here comes the set list.  You can also see what other praise and worship leaders did here:  http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/04/26/sunday-setlists-40/

 

Walk in- Hosanna – Paul Baloche (PK7 version) Listen to it here:

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/worshipmusic/39412-01.wma

Lifesong – Casting Crowns

You Reign – MercyMe

Highest – Hillsong

Through It All – Hillsong

Surrender – Mark James

Message: Barry Roberts

Altar

Eagles Wings – Hillsong

I’m glad you stopped by to check out the set.  Leave a comment.  I’m behind in commneting about everyone else’s set.  I promise I look at them all.  God Bless you all.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

Band:

Darren Goodman – Vocals

Cavin Dorsey – Bass/Music Director

Jason Stringfield – Drums

Danna Hafner – Keys/Bgvls

Vicki Stringfield – Keys

Johnie Adams – Acoustic

Terry Garner – Acoustic

Brad Hafner – Electric

The Downbeat 4.19.09

April 19, 2009 - 3 Responses

Greetings and hallucinations!  

Thanks for stopping by.  I am constantly trying to find a way to make the blog short and to the point so that you can get over to other worship pastor’s blogs to see what they did on Sunday.  If you guys have any ideas on how to make my blog the best bang for you view (this is free afterall) let me know.  Please don’t forget to comment.  I do my best in trying to return the favor if you have a blog or facebook page.  You can see those other worship pastor’s blogs by going here:  www.fredmckinnon.com 

 

Here is how the downbeat happened today at Evangelistic Temple, Palestine, TX:

Walk In: Agnus Dei – Michael W. Smith

Greeting: Dr. Barry Roberts  

Dr. Barry Roberts, Pastor of Evangelistic Temple, Palestine, TX

Dr. Barry Roberts, Pastor of Evangelistic Temple, Palestine, TX

 

 

O Praise Him – David Crowder

Our God Saves – Paul Baloche

This morning, Dayne Weber lead this one.  He knocked it out of the park.

My Saviour My God – Aaron Shust

I am always the one to start this one.  Not usually a problem, but my cat stuck her claw into my ring finger on my fretting hand yesterday and it’s super sore. It’s right where the string and my finger make contact.   Anyway, I made it through and my solo was on the opposite end of suck!  So a good day for me.

Prayer/Offertory

Majesty (Here I Am) – Delirious (We did the PK7 version)

For those of you wondering, PK7 was the band at Promise Keepers 2006 led by Curt Coffield.  I really like their version of this one.  You can go here and listen to it:

http://www.thejesusunderground.com/p-PRO56.html

Jesus Lover of My Soul – Hillsong

Our version of this one is more R&B.  

Sermon: Dr. Barry Roberts

Altar/Closing:

Amazed – Lincoln Brewster

We did have a small issue with a keyboard that decided not to power up.We reshuffled Danna’s Korg Karma for Vicki’s  Korg X-50 before the service started.  Other than that snafu, things flowed well and someone came forward for salvation.  Praise God!  That’s why we do what we do.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

Band:

Darren Goodman – Lead Vocals

Dayne Weber – Lead Vocals (Our God Saves)

Danna Hafner – Keys/Bgvs

Cavin Dorsey – Bass/Music Director (or DJ, it depends on what he says in our Avioms)

Vicki Stringfield – Keys

Jason Stringfield – Drums (Metro Gnome’s buddy and pal!)

Johnie Adams – Acoustic

Terry Garner – Acoustic

Brad Hafner – Electric

Metro Gnome – Timekeeper (Everyone who has Avioms bestest friend!)

Downbeat 4.12.09 Easter Edition

April 12, 2009 - 4 Responses

Happy Resurrection Day!  HE IS RISEN!!

Evangelistic Temple here in Palestine, TX had a wonderful time this weekend.  We played 3 services with both the B and C teams joining together. The B team is the contemporary worship team or the main morning service team and the C team is a newly created team with new musicians.  This was their first service ever as the C team and they did great.

By the way, 2 salvations and a someone came forward to join the church.  God….You amaze us! Thank you!!!

I know that I’m looking forward to what other worship leaders did Easter Day.  If you’re curious too, go here:

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/03/12/sunday-setlists-38/

Walk In: Our God Reigns – Michael W. Smith

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Thief – Third Day

Our God Saves  – Paul Baloche

Our God Reigns – Lincoln Brewster

Jesus Messiah – Chris Tomlin

Revelation Song – Hillsong United

Hallelujah – Ben Cantalon

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts – “His Resurrection is Our Victory”

Worthy is the Lamb – Hillsong

Communion/Closing:  I Will Rise – Chris Tomlin

Overall it was a great weekend.  Thanks to everyone who allowed God to use them in such a wonderful way.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

C Team:

Steve -Electric Guitar

Jason – He and Metro Gnome played on both teams this time.

Ben – Bass

Anne Stillman-

Darren – Lead vocals

Lindsay- Lead/Bgvls

B Team

Jason – Drums

Cavin – Bass

Darren – Lead Vocals

Danna – Keys

Terry – Acoustic

Vicki – Keys

Brad – Electric

The Downbeat 4.5.09

April 5, 2009 - 4 Responses

Greetings!  What a wonderful day in the Lord.  The service was packed and there was a real sense of urgency to worship today in Evangelistic Temple.  If you’re ever coming through Palestine, TX, please stop and visit us.  We’d love to have you with us.

This blog is a part of the participation over at Fred’s site.  You can follow this link:

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/04/05/sunday-setlists-37/

Hold on tight!

Walk – in: You Reign – MercyMe

Pastor greeting/announcements

O Praise Him – David Crowder

Hallelujah – Ben Cantalon

Lift High – Steve Fee

Prayer/Offertory

I Will Rise/Jesus Messiah (Medley) – Chris Tomlin

This is the first week that we tried I Will Rise.  The flow for that song straight into Jesus Messiah is seamless.  It’s like they were made to go together.  This big part of it was the congregation loved the surprise into the second song.  After the bridge of I Will Rise we went into the chorus of I Will Rise then into the chorus of Jesus Messiah. We did not play the verses of Jesus Messiah.  IT WAS OFF THE CHAIN!!!

Message:  Dr. Barry Roberts

Altar:

Offering – Paul Baloche

I Will Rise (Reprise)

There were some people laying on the floor crying out to God, altars at our church are always open, so people were down there too.  Just a wonderful day to serve a wonderful God.

Leave me a comment if you wish.  I wish you would!

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

 

Band:

Darren – Vocals

Jason- Drums (Gnome programmer)

Cavin – Bass/Music Director

Danna – Keys/Bgvs

Vicki – Keys

Johnie – Acoustic

Terry – Acoustic

Brad – Electric

Metro Gnome – Timekeeper  (No relation to the travelocity Gnome)

The Downbeat 3.29.09

March 29, 2009 - 3 Responses

It was another wonderful week at Evangelistic Temple  in Palestine, TX.  If you’re here looking at my blog….Thanks!  Now, head over to Fred’s site and see what else was going on with other worship pastors.  You can do that here:

 http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/03/29/sunday-setlists-36/

And now for what you’re here for:

Walk – In:  All Because of Jesus – Fee

Announcements

Blessed Be Your Name – Redman

You Never Let Go – Redman

Your Grace is Enough – Matt Maher

Prayer/Offertory

You Are Enough – Heaslip

Grace Will Be My Song – Fee

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts

Faithful Father – Doerksine

Walk -Out: Word of God Speak – MercyMe

Sorry I’m making it quick this week.  My kids have Bible Drill in 30 minutes! So leave a comment for me.  

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

Band:

Darren – Lead Vocals

Cavin – Bass/Music Direction

Jason- Drums (Gnome Buddy)

Metro Gnome – (Time keeper) Complete with Rob Bell glasses today!!

Danna – Keys/Bgvls

Terry – Acoustic

Johnie – Acoustic

Brad – Electric

The Downbeat 3.22.09

March 22, 2009 - 8 Responses

Welcome to my little piece of real estate on the web. Well, so are my facebook, myspace and twitter pages, but this one…as far as I’m concerned is where the rubber hits the road.  And you’re here with me, when you could be watching March Madness.  Alright….I confess….I’m watching it too!  So during commercials and half times make sure to check out what other worship leaders did in their services today over at Fred’s site.  Here is the link:

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/03/22/sunday-setlists-35/

 

We changed our format for worship after last week.  We have decided that announcements in the middle of worship is a silly idea and they need to happen after a walk- in song (we’ve never had a walk-in song before).

  •  10:30 am practice stops no matter what the case.
  • 10:40 am Walk-in song begins
  • 10:45 am Announcements
  • Whenever announcements are done the praise portion of the service begins with no interruptions.
  • Prayer, Offertory, and baptisms happen between Praise set and worship set.
  • Worship set begins
  • Message
  • Altar time
  • Closing

The only things on a time frame are at the beginning of the service.  We want God to have his time and if he wants to do something we have facilitated for that as best we can.

Enough rambling from me.  Here is what happened this morning at Evangelistic Temple in Palestine, TX:

Walk-In:  Hallelujah – Ben Cantalone

This is the one we played for the first time last week.  We added another dimension to it this week because Danna, my wife and other keyboard player, got back from Israel Saturday night and was ready to play today.

All Because of Jesus – Fee

Forever – Chris Tomlin

This is Our God – Chris Tomlin

You Are Good – Jeff Deyo

Here I Am to Worship – Tim Hughes

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts

Altar:

Eagles Wings – Hillsong

Breathe – Paul Baloche

Closing: Hallelujah

Thanks for stopping by.  Leave a comment.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

Band:

Darren – Lead Vocals

Cavin – Bass/music director

Metro Gnome – (Miniature Father Time)

Jason Stringfield – Drums (Friend of Gnome!)

Danna Hafner – Keys/Bgvs

Vicki Stringfield – Keys

Brad Hafner – Electric/Acoustic guitars

The Downbeat 3.15.09

March 15, 2009 - 5 Responses

Greetings to everyone.  Thanks for tuning in to what went on at Evangelistic Temple in little Palestine, TX.  As always, this is part of Fred’s Sunday Setlist blog.  Check it out here:

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/03/15/sunday-setlists-34/

Today was a little different.  We didn’t have my wife playing keys since she is in the Mediterranean somewhere with her mom on a cruise.  With that said, Vicki did a great job, all alone, on keys today.  We can’t wait for Danna’s return though, or at least I can’t!🙂

Let’s get to it:

For Who You Are – Hillsong (B)

We play this one a lot.  So today I tried some different ideas on the solo section out of C#Dorian and E Lydian.  Eh….I liked it better when it was improvised.  Oh well.

God With Us – MercyMe (B)

Great tune.  I use a very weird modulation effect on the guitar fill ins.  I have no idea what it is, but it sounds cool and I didn’t see any sour looking faces in the congregation.

Jesus Messiah – Chris Tomlin (B)

Announcements/Offertory: Dr. Barry Roberts

Gideon Presentation – The Gideons

Hallelujah – Hillsong United (Bb)

This was a new one for us.  REAL NEW!!  We decided, in Darren’s office this morning, to do it after offering time.  We’d never played it before.  Anyway, it went well.   Usually we have a longer song service too, but we started late.

Now….since you’ve made it this far, comment me please.  I try my best to comment back, but am not always able to do so. Chances are if you are participating in the goofyness we call Sunday Setlists too, I’m reading your blog.  I do try to comment when I have time to do so, but when someone comments on my blog I put in the extra effort to comment back. 

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

Band:

Darren- Lead Vocals

Cavin – Bass/Musical director

Jason – Drums

Metro Gnome- Time keeper, in ear silliness

Johnie – Acoustic

Terry- Acoustic

Vicki – Keys

Brad- Electric/Acoustic

The Downbeat 3.8.09

March 8, 2009 - 8 Responses

Welcome to my little world of blogging.  My name is Brad.  I will be your host as we travel through the events of this Sunday. All I can really say about today is God is AWESOME!  Just had a great time in Him today at Evangelistic Temple here in Palestine, TX.   Follow the link below to see what other worship pastors around the world did today.

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/03/08/sunday-setlists-33/

So hold on to your dentures!  Here we go:

How Can I Keep From Singing – Chris Tomlin

We love this song because it’s one of the few in 6/8 that really rocks.  Usually we use a song like this for transition from praise to worship.  Not today! This was the lead off song.

Beautiful the Blood – Steve Fee

If your band isn’t doing this song yet, it needs to be.  We do it in the original key, C#.  I know, I know….tough key, right?  It’s worth it.  We actually only have one electric player and there are 2 parts, so Vicki, one of our keyboard players does it.

Saved the Day – Phillips Craig & Dean

We pretty much do this song the way that PCD does it, except there is an added vocal that is almost an echo, the elecric guitar is using a really driving distortion and there is a guitar solo on the outro.  Cool stuff!  Think Toto meets Rush.

Offering:

Draw Me Lord – Selah

It’s been a while since we have done this one.  I don’t know why we haven’t done this one.  God was so powerful during this song today.

Offering  – Paul Baloche

“Pretty standard proceedure really…” – Dr. Evil  Yep just like the CD pretty much on this one today except for the final G chord.  We held it out and went into the hymn….

Great is Thy Faithfulness – 

Danna and Darren slayed this today!  What else can I say…heartfelt and worshipful.

Worthy is the Lamb – Hillsong

This is where the bottom fell out in the church.  It was just a huge downpouring of the Spirit.  An amazing time.

Message:  Dr. Barry Roberts “Faithfulness”

Altar:

Draw Me Lord

There you have it.  A marvelous day of praise and worship.  The altars were full.  God moved mightily.

Well, you’re here reading this.  You might as well comment, right?  I’ll make sure I comment back.  

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

Band:

Darren – Lead Vocals

Danna – Keys/Bgvls and Lead vocals

Vicki – Keys

Jason – Drums

Cavin – Bass

Johnie – Acoustic

Terry – Acoustic

Brad – Electric

Metro Gnome – Felt left out.  He only got used on 2 songs.

The Downbeat 3.1.09

March 1, 2009 - 3 Responses

Well, it’s that time of the week again, where all of us worship leaders, musicians, and worshippers of the Holy One write about our experience with Him in worship for the day.  We had a great day at Evangelistic Temple, here in Palestine, TX.  The altars were flooded today at the invitation time.  God moved!

Alrightythen!!  In all, we did, 6 songs total and here is how the service went:

Our God Reigns – Michael W. Smith

This was our walk in song  (I don’t know why I’m calling it that, everyone was already in the sanctuary).  It was very powerful.

You Reign – MercyMe

Today must have been MercyMe day.  This one and the next 2 make up the bulk of our service today.  We introduced this one last week and wanted to keep it fresh on everyone’s mind.  They seem to like it.

Welcome – Brother Barry Roberts

How Great is Your Love – MercyMe

This has been a favorite of the band’s for a while.  We do the bridge 2 times and on some occasions we will segue into Let it Rain, but not today.  We went into…..

Bring the Rain – MercyMe

We’re big MM fans around here.  This is always a good one to do and often it lines up with what our pastor preaches.

Prayer/Offertory

Yearn – Shane and Shane

By far the most powerful song of the day prior to altar.

Message:  Brother Barry Roberts

Altar:

Take All of Me – Hillsong

Really good song.  I think this is the second time to play this one in church.  We also used this one for the closing song and did a medley into Made Me Glad by Hillsong.  It went pretty well.

As always this is part of Sunday Setlists over at http://www.fredmckinnon.com, but you can go directly to the link here:

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/03/01/sunday-setlists-32/

You’re already here….so leave a comment!  I will reply on your blog or even on here if you don’t have a blog.  Thanks for coming.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

Band

Darren – Vocals

Danna – Keys/bgvs

Vicki – Keys

Cavin – Bass

Johnie – Acoustic

Terry – Acoustic

Jason – Drums

Brad – Electric

Metro Gnome – Time warping madness! (128 bpm – 72bps….WHAT!?)

The Downbeat Confessional 02.22.09

February 22, 2009 - 6 Responses

Greetings once again from Evangelistic Temple in Palestine, TX.

I really hope that those of you that participate and view other worship leader’s posts from Fred’s site (www.fredmckinnon.com) are truly finding yourselves “stretched” when looking at others song services.  I know our team is looking forward to new song ideas and lots of them come from what you guys are doing out there.  

Without further ado, here’s the downbeat:

Famous One – Chris Tomlin

It’s an oldie but a goodie.  We do it a bit differently though. We use more open voicings in the verse.  My first chord in the verse is an Amin9 instead of the written Amin7.  I know it’s a minor change (rimshot, crash) but the  B note adds a little more umph and attitude than the G note, in my opinion.

Greetings from Pastor:

Our God Saves – Paul Baloche

This one is pretty much just like the CD, but I get a little solo in there with the dotted eighth note delay and wah.  I think we play it around 100 bpm instead of the slower 96 bpm.

Everlasting God – Brenton Brown

We combine Lincoln Brewster’s version and Brenton Brown’s version on this one.  I don’t take a solo on this one, mainly because Linc is the man when it comes to doing that sort of thing.  My solo on this one would sound more like Steve Lukather meets Alex Lifeson.

Prayer/Offertory

You Reign – MercyMe

We introduced this one to our congregation today.  They love it.   It’s another song I get to play a dotted eighth note rhythm on part of the time.  I love the F melodic minor (same as F minor but with a major 7) walk up back to the chorus at the end.  Powerful!

Highest – Hillsong

I absolutely love this song.  First of all, my wife gets to sing lead and she slays it!  Second, it’s so easy to worship with this one.  Third, I get to solo twice, usually winding my way through a G Mixolydian scale but often adding the flat 5 for flavor the first time.  The second solo is more blowing and usually improvised in F Lydian, but resolves on the 5, G.

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts (The Importance of Kindness) It’s a fruit of the Spirit!

Altar:

On Eagles Wings – Hillsong

Hungry – Kathryn Scott

As always, you can participate in this madness too over at Fred’s website.

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/02/22/sunday-setlists-31/

Leave a comment for me and I will respond on your blog, if you have one, or on this one, if you don’t.  God bless you and see you next week.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

Band:

Darren – Vocals

Cavin – Bass

Danna – Keys and vocals

Vicki – Keys

Terry – Acoustic

Johnie – Acoustic

Jason – Drums

Brad – Electric


Worship Confessional 2.15.09

February 15, 2009 - 6 Responses

Welcome to another installment of  the Sunday Setlist fun.  You can participate too at the link below, and tell us all about your worship service experience:

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/02/15/sunday-setlists-30/

Here is our setlist from this morning:

All Because of Jesus – Fee

Today was the first time we actually played the song like Fee instead of like Casting Crowns.  It went quite well.  I love using the dotted eighth note delay (think U2) on my guitar sound.

Grace Is Enough – Tomlin

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Tomlin

Praise You In The Storm – Casting Crowns

This one was requested by our pastor, Barry Roberts, because it tied in well with his sermon.  By the way, you can visit http://www.etpalestine.com and click on the links that get you to sermon connect to listen to whatever sermon you might like.

Grace Will Be My Song – Fee

Our church loves this song.  Just a few short months ago there were only a few people really expressing worship with this song.  Now there are lots of people wanting to shout and raise their hands, especially when we hit the build up in the bridge.  Powerful.

Message:

Altar:

Now My Lifesong Sings – Casting Crowns

I’m Overwhelmed – Eric Lopez

While you’re here looking, you might as well leave a comment.  I would appreciate it greatly.  

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

Band:

Metro Gnome – In ear madness/timekeeper extraordinaire

Darren – Vocals

Danna – Keys/Bgvs

Vicki – Keys

Cavin – Bass

Jason – Drums

Johnie – Acoustic

Terry – Acoustic

Brad – Electric Guitar

Worship Confessional 2.8.09

February 8, 2009 - 4 Responses

I hope everyone had a great day like we did today. We had 5 get baptized this morning.  God is good. 

Yep, it’s time for another Sunday Setlist installment.  Thanks Fred for putting this together.  Everyone check out Fred’s site here:

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/02/08/sunday-setlists-29/

Without further ado, here is how we  did things at Evangelistic Temple this morning:

Unchanging – Chris Tomlin

Hosanna – Paul Baloche (PK7 Version)

We convinced Darren that the PK7 version of this  song is not too much for our congregation today.  Danna put a really cool piano/string with a big-time Coldplay (“Clocks”) feel in it.  Very tasteful!

Sing To the King – Billy Foote

Great song!  We, as always, do it a little differently than the original version.  I use a very different sound for this one plus a phasor for the sliding electric line.(not the dance)

My Savior, My God – Aaron Shust

How Great is Our God – Chris Tomlin

Message:  Dr. Barry Roberts

Altar:

Here I am to Worship/Call Upon the Name of the Lord – Hillsong

There was a lot of freedom for expression and musicality on the band’s part today.  I hope that continues.  It was almost easy to get into God’s presence today.  What a wonderful day.  How was yours?  Leave a comment and I’ll do the same.

Band:

Darren- Vocals

Danna- Keys/Bgv

Vicki- Keys

Jason- Drums

Cavin- Bass

Johnie- Acoustic

Terry- Acoustic

Brad- Electric

Metro Gnome- um….yeah!

Tabula Rasa- My cool new blinky toy that sat in front of my pedalboard.

Worship Confessional 2.1.09

February 1, 2009 - 2 Responses

Thanks everyone for stopping by to check out this weeks worship confessional but what God did comes first.

We had a baptism during the service and 2 came forward for salvation at the end of the service.  Our God is good! AMEN!

Our pastor, Dr. Barry Roberts, was out today.  He is fighting bronchitis.  So please pray that he has a speedy recovery.  Jason Harris, our senior youth pastor, preached today on “Enduring the Pruning”.  Often we like to “set the stage” for the Word.  This Sunday was no different:

 

Forever – Chris Tomlin

Unveil – Jeff Deyo

This is easily one of the bands favorite songs to play and worship to.  There is one lyric in the bridge that makes several of us cry at times while we are playing it.  See if you know which line it is.

Here is a video of Trent Schwartzentruber (Jeff’s guitar player) teaching how he plays the song.

Lift High – Fee

My wife has the privelege of starting this one.  She always does a great job.

Praise You In The Storm – Casting Crowns

Bring the Rain – MercyMe

Message: Jason Harris  “Enduring the Pruning”

Communion:

This Is Our God – David Crowder

Altar:

Be Lifted High – Michael W. Smith

As always, this is part of Fred McKinnon’s sunday setlist. Check it out.

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/02/01/sunday-setlists-28/

Thanks for coming by.  Leave a comment and I will return the favor.  

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

Band:

Darren Goodman – Vocals

Cavin Dorsey – Bass

Danna Hafner – Keys and BG vocals

Vicki Stringfield – Keys

Jason Stringfield – Drums

Johnie Adams – Acoustic and Bg vocals

Terry Garner – Acoustic 

Brad Hafner – Electric Guitar

Metro Gnome (faux hawk hairstyle and all) – the usual in ear madness.

Worship Confessional 1.25.2009

January 25, 2009 - 5 Responses

Howdy from Evangelistic Temple in Palestine, TX,

Terrificly wonderful was God in our church today.  We had a couple of baptisms following salvations during the weekly services and a few came forward to join the church today.  God is good all the time.  Alrighty then, here is how our praise and worship time went today:

 

We Give You Glory – Jeremy Camp

We do this one pretty much like the original except a driven electric guitar at the beginning instead of the cleaner sounding one.

Psalm 113:1-3 “Praise the Lord!  Yes, give praise, O servants of the Lord.  Praise the name of the Lord!  Blessed be the name of the Lord forever and ever.  Everywhere — from East to West — praise the name of the Lord!”

Blessed Be Your Name – Matt Redman

This one is more of a collaboration of all us bringing our own styles to the song.  The only thing that sounds like the original is the melody line.

Psalm 106: 48  “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting!  Let all the people say, ‘Amen’ Praise the Lord.”

Everlasting God – Brenton Brown

We have mixed Brenton’s version with Lincoln’s version on this one.  I don’t do a solo but we kind of hang on to the end of the chorus’s a bit longer than on the original.

Grace Will Be My Song – Fee

This one is pretty much the same as on the Fee CD.  Except Jason, our drummer, goes a little wild.  I couldn’t help but watch him today.  He cracks me up!

Agnus Dei – Michael W. Smith 

We love this one.  We have the bass playing melody line, electric guitar playing harmony line, and the keyboards supporting the drums on this one.  Really cool way of doing it.  I wish I had an E-Bow.  

Message:  Dr. Barry Roberts 

Today the sermon was over “The Soils of the Heart” and it was amazing.  You will be able to listen to it at http://www.etpalestine.com by the middle of the week.

 

Altar:

Word of God Speak – MercyMe

We had a really long altar time and lots came down to be prayed over and a few came down to join the church.  It was a moving time.  God is at work in our church.  What is He doing in yours?

This is part of Sunday Setlists over at Fred’s site.  Just click the link below and follow what other worship services look like all over the world.

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/01/25/sunday-setlists-27/

As always, leave me a comment and I will comment back.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

 

Darren Goodman – Vocals

Jason Stringfield – Drums

Danna Hafner, Vicki Stringfield – Keyboards

Cavin Dorsey – Bass, Music Director

Johnie Adams, Terry Garner – Acoustic Guitars

Brad Hafner – Electric Guitar

Metro Gnome – time keeper extraordinaire (He’s doing a better job about the noises!)

Setlist Action for January 18th, 2009

January 18, 2009 - 10 Responses

Hello to all you worshippers out there,

After being out of pocket last week with my father-in-law’s memorial service, it was great to be back playing for the King.  The memorial service was amazing as well. Thank you to everyone that has been praying for my wife, grandma, and Aunt Holli.  We felt all of your prayers.

Today’s service we exceptional.  The Holy Spirit was doing His thing. We had a baptism today as well as a salvation.  So…the suspense is killing you, isn’t it?  Here is what our setlist at Evangelistic Temple looked like today:

Unchanging- Tomlin

If I remember correctly, we may have listened to this song once before putting our own spin on it.  I honestly don’t remember what the original song sounds like, but it is in the original key of Ab and around 120 bpm.

Hosanna- Baloche

I particularly like the way the vocal harmonies stack out on this tune. We do 2 versions of this one.  The Promise Keeper band from 2006 had a really neat version starting with a G mixolydian (Gmajor but with a b7) rock vamp at the beginning.  We do that one for the youth services.  We pretty much stick to Paul’s version in big church, which is the version we played today.

For Who You Are – Hillsong

We play this one quite a bit too.  The intro we came up with sounds more like Rush to me than anything else we do.  Cross the Rush songs “Dreamline” and “Xanadu” and that is pretty much what the beginning to this one sounds like plus I get a solo on this one.  We recorded today.  So maybe someday I’ll get to put a clip up so you guys can hear it.

Never Let Go- Redman

We began this one while the offering was being finished up.  Darren let us kind of simmer a bit, as the band, and do some prophetic improvising on our instruments until he finally came in vocally on the first verse.  Very cool stuff.  

Offering- Baloche

Since doing the Christmas version of this one by Casting Crowns, we have kinda molded the 2 into 1.  It’s sounds weird, I know, but we pull it off well.

Altar:

Lord, I Give You My Heart

Everytime we do this one it’s different.  Today it had a sweet openness about it. I don’t know how else to explain it.

Closing:

Hosanna Chorus

It was a lot of fun to be playing again after a week off.  Danna, my wife, during Never Let Go had a vision of her dad wearing a tuxedo, directing the choir in heaven(He was a high school choir director for 33 years!) .  Needless to say, she was able to worship with everything she had in her and it was beautiful to watch.  

This is a part of the Sunday Setlists blog over at http://www.fredmckinnon.com.  Click the link below and tell everyone about your worship service.  It doesn’t matter if you play in the band or are involved with the congregation, we’d all like to hear how God moved in your services.

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/01/18/sunday-setlists-26/

As always, leave me a comment and I will return the favor.  You can also follow me on Twitter or Facebook as well.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

 

Darren Goodman- Vocals

Johnie Adams, Terry Garner- Acoustic Guitars

Cavin Dorsey- Bass Guitar, Music Director

Vicki Stringfield, Danna Hafner- Keys, Vocals

Brad Hafner- Electric Guitar

Metro Gnome- Time keeper and in ear monitor madness

Sunday Setlist for January 4th, 2009

January 4, 2009 - 7 Responses

Happy New Year to everyone!

As always, this is part of the Sunday Setlist Carnival over at http://www.fredmckinnon.com or follow this link here:

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/01/04/sunday-setlists-24

It’s a brand new year and it was a great time praising the Lord this morning.  My wife and I missed last weekend because of the death of her father.  It has been a hard experience for her and her mom and sister.  Please pray for them as we won’t have the memorial until January 10th.

 It was like breathing again to experience God the way we did this morning. The really funny thing about the whole set this week was that our soundman, Larry, had to sing a few songs while Darren directed and ran sound from the back of the sanctuary.  My wife also lead two songs.  We’ll get to those in a minute.  

Save the Day – Phillips, Craig and Dean

I really have had this song stuck in my spirit for the last few days and it was my request to be added to the list and it went perfect with Barry’s message on saving grace.

My Savior, My God – Aaron Shust

This is a favorite of the church.  There is always someone cheering and yelling in our congregation before this one is over.  

You Are Enough – Eoghan Heaslip

I like this one because the chord changes aren’t typical.  It kind of flips between D major and D Lydian because of the #4 in the progression.  Anyway, I get to solo a bit in this one and I never know what is going to come out of my spirit.

Grace Will Be My Song – Fee

This is easily one of my favorite songs to do.  My wife got to lead it this morning.  She needed to since she is dealing with her dad’s death.  I don’t know if you guys are familiar with what I call, “The hot spot” of a song, but the final chorus to this one is just that…driving, powerful and sung at the top of your lungs.

Message:  Brother Barry Roberts

Altar/Communion:

I’m Overwhelmed- Eric Lopez

My wife lead this one marvelously.  If you haven’t heard this one, get on Eric’s myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/ericlopezonline

In Need – Ross King

Closing:

Last chorus: Grace Will Be My Song

After being off for a week and no Wednesday night youth services to play for, my hands didn’t really know what the strings were for on my guitar, but I quickly regained my composure and played skillfully for my King.

Thank you to the rest of the team for listening intently and being very aware of what God was doing.

The band:

Cavin Dorsey- Bass/music director/In Ear Monitor Madness

Terry Garner, Johnie Adams- Acoustic guitar/vocals

Danna Hafner- Keys/Vocals

Vicki Stringfield- Keys

Jason Stringfield- Drums

Brad Hafner- Electric Guitar/Background vocals

Metro Gnome- Timekeeper

Christmas Setlist, December 21st, 2008

December 21, 2008 - 5 Responses
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Merry Christmas to all!

We had an incredible time in the Lord today with our Christmas program.  I’ve never been one for the “program” type of thing, but when you watch dancers, and listen to musicians that perform at their best for the King of Kings it’s worth all the practices and rehearsals that had run late.  

Today was a bit different than the way we usually run things.  Lots of people on our platform make for a crowded  and sometimes cramped space to work.  Both the early morning  and regular service praise teams shared the platform with a choir and dancers (All 3 of my girls danced).  Everything went smoothly.

Here is how it went down:

Greeting from Brother Barry Roberts

Lamb of God – Nicole C. Mullen

This was the first dance of the day.  Lizz sang it.  This one has lots of energy to it and it was a kickstart to our Christmas program.  Hip-Hop!  Probably shocked a lot of the congregation.

O Come All Ye Faithful

This is where the congregation really got to participate with the next few songs.  The following few carols were played by the early morning praise team and led by various people.

Medley:

O Little Town of Bethlehem-Hark the Herald Angels Sing- Angels We Have Heard on High

Silent Night

Narrative by Brother Barry Roberts

Second service team now plays the rest of the program

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Casting Crowns

I absolutely love this song!  We kind of take more of  a Toto-esque approach to things as far as what we add to a song.  The arrangement we left as CC, but I get to put some melodic swells in with the electric guitar and fills too.  A very powerful song.

O Come O Come Emmanuel

Darren sang the first half of the first verse accapella but the band soon faded in to join him.

O Holy Night – David Phelps version

Darren slayed this one! This one hits hard at the end with the modulation from Bb to C.  Most arrangements just do a half step but we decided to do a whole one.

Christmas Offering- Baloche 

We tend to put our own flavor on everything and this one was no different.  I normally don’t do a lead at the beginning of this one but the dancers entered during the 1st 8 bars and it needed something to progress forward.

Joseph’s Lullaby – MercyMe

All I can say is, WOW!  Very powerful.  Danna left her keyboard and got behind the grand piano for this one. Vicki played the strings on her keyboard while our jr. high youth director portrayed Joseph, and his newborn, Judah, was baby Jesus. Great, great, great.

God With Us – I have no idea.  It isn’t the MercyMe version.

Trish Couch danced a beautiful solo to this wonderful song.

Message: Brother Barry Roberts

Altar:

This is Our God – Hillsong

Jesus Messiah – Tomlin

There was a alot to this program.  I’m sure everyone went home and took a long nap.  It is also my youngest’s 9th birthday.  So lots to celebrate this time of year.  I wish everyone a happy holiday time with their loved ones.  

Leave me a comment and I’ll return the favor.  This is part of Fred McKinnon’s Sunday Setlist Carnival.  Check it out here:

http://www.fredmckinnonl.com/myblog/2008/12/21/sunday-setlists-22

Copy and paste the link above or click Sunday Setlists under the Catagories section above.

Brad

Sunday Set List for December 14th, 2008

December 14, 2008 - 8 Responses

Hello once again to everyone from Palestine, Texas.

As always, you should check out Fred McKinnon’s website to see more setlists from other worship leaders.

http://www.fredmckinnon.com  if you want to copy and paste or just hit sunday setlists to the right.

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2008/12/14/sunday-setlists-21/

Here is how our Sunday went:

Forever – Tomlin

It has been a while since we have played this one, but it is always a good one.

Welcome: Pastor Barry

All Because of Jesus – Fee

A favorite of ours, even if the way we play it is more like Casting Crowns

Jesus Messiah – Tomlin

Ok, I’ll admit this one is getting a lot of attention lately.  The last 2 Sundays we have been playing it there are always people that come to the altar and cry and worship.  Great song.

Nothing But the Blood – Redman

You Are the One – Brewster

It has been a while since we have done this one too.  One of my favorites from Lincoln.

Message: Pastor Barry

Altar:

Amazed – Brewster

Another one of my favorites.

We had a pretty good service today.  Our back up bass player, Ben, stepped in for Cavin today.  He did a great job.  We did have some issues with Darren’s wireless mic having a kazoo like fizziness to it.  The really great news is that our board will be replaced soon.  Obviously the thing we’re using is about to kick the bucket.  So a Monster power supply and a new Allen and Heath board is what we are going for.  

I haven’t done this before, but I’ll list all of the musicians below and I’m going to create links on the right for you to view their myspace or facebook pages if they have one.

Vocals:  Darren Goodman

Bass: Cavin Dorsey

Keys:  Danna Hafner, Vicki Stringfield

Acoustic Guitar:  Jonnhie Adams, Terry Garner

Electric Guitar:  Brad Hafner

Drums: Jason Stringfield

Sunday Set List for December 7th, 2008

December 7, 2008 - 4 Responses

Hello everyone.

This past week has been really hard on everyone.  My wife’s dad has been in the hospital on a breathing machine since the Monday after Thanksgiving.  Practices have been sparse and Christmas is bearing down on us rapidly.  His situation isn’t looking good.  Please pray for the Hensley family.  I fear things will get even more difficult here in a couple of more days.

Regardless of all that stuff, our God is worthy to be praised.  We had a great time with our King today.  Here is how it went down:

Opening: Unveil- Jeff Deyo

We brought this one back after the ECWC in Philly.  Jeff Dixon, our missionary from China, is home for a while and has done some ministry work with Jeff Deyo in Singapore.  “I looked up and thought you were Trent (Schwartzentruber)!” he said, after the service.  What a great compliment.  Trent is Deyo’s guitarist and kicks some major booty on the guitar.

For Who You Are – Hillsong

This one is getting a lot of attention lately.  When we first heard this song, no one really liked it.  So I came up with a Rush, Xanadu, type feel at the beginning and it has become a congregation favorite.

Greeting: Jason

God With Us – MercyMe

Anything by Mercy Me is amazing and the songs always come off without a hitch.

Jesus Messiah- Tomlin

This was our first time to do this for the congregation but obviously, since it is getting some major air play, it is a good one to do.  Not one of Tomlin’s most musically interesting songs, but the words really grip your heart.

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)- Tomlin

Message: Jason

Altar:

Rescue- Anderson

Overall a great service and the message was awesome too.  Lots came down at altar time and some were just weeping at the feet of the Saviour.  A beautiful time with the Lord today.  How did your Sunday go?  Find out what other worship leaders did over at Fred’s, here:

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2008/12/07/sunday-setlists-20/

Leave me a comment and I’ll return the favor.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

Brad

The Stars Aren’t Aligning for Dallas

December 3, 2008 - Leave a Response
2004-2006 Stars Logo

2004-2006 Stars Logo

As I sit here watching the Dallas Stars face off against the Calgary Flames, I’m wondering  what the rest of the season is going to look like for Dallas if more injuries plague the roster or if Turco never finds his rhythm.

As of right now, Philip Boucher, Steve Ott, Jere Lehtinen, Brenden Morrow, Sergei Zubov are all injured, and Sean Avery’s mouth got him scratched out of tonight’s game, at least.

Lots of young talent is getting ice time right now.  Peterson, Barch, Brunnstrom, Connor, Erikson and Neal immediately stand out. But do they have enough moxy to start the trek back up to make the playoffs if, God forbid, something happens to Modano, Ribiero or Sydor.  I’m hoping we don’t have to find out if that will be the case.

Marty Turco is not having a stellar year so far.  His GAA is 3.61 right now and his win/loss is 7-10, maybe 8-10 if we win tonight.  He simply has to improve if the Stars are going to make the playoffs.  The addition of Daryl Sydor back to the roster is a great move by management and he needs to show these younger defensemen the same thing that Craig Ludwig showed him.  How to sacrifice the body to stop the puck getting on goal and how to up end a racing forward with a vicious hip check along the boards.

Thankfully, the youthful and energetic are scoring goals, and the season is long enough at this point Dallas can get a good many of their injured players back.  So maybe celestial phenomena are not the best way to label the Stars season thus far, but I don’t want their season to be short lived like the former logo above either.

-Brad

Sunday Set List for November 30th, 2008

November 30, 2008 - 7 Responses

Hello fellow worship leaders and musicians.  As always, I want to encourage you to go to Fred’s site and see what is going on in other worship services across the globe.  Do it here:

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2008/11/30/sunday-setlist-19/

Today was very different for us.  Not because of songs, but because our youth pastor would be the deliverer of the message this morning.  Our pastor and his wife left this morning to get on a Carnival cruise boat and will be gone for 7 days.  So we had a little more “freedom” as far as doing what we wanted.

Jason, our youth pastor, had an amazing word from the Lord about the standing of the church today as compared to what it looked like shortly after Stephen was martyred.  The most eye opening statements today were probably, “Today, people get up and leave a church because they don’t like the music.  Where in the time of Acts, the people were of one accord in the midst of extreme outside persecution.” and “People today are more concerned with their wallets than the souls of the people sitting in church next to them.”  It was potent, and souls were saved.  That is always the most important thing.

So, on with the list:

Opening:

Lifesong – Casting Crowns

This one always goes over well because most of our congregation got to go to a CC concert after an elder payed for them to go.  It was a good concert too.  Casting Crowns, Leeland, and John Waller.

Greeting:

Beautiful the Blood – Fee

I don’t exactly know how many people in our church listen to Fee, but we brought back a lot of their music after we attended the East Coast Worship Conference in Philly this past June, and they were there.

Our God Saves – Baloche

Baloche was at the conference too, and his church in Lindale, TX,  is only an hour from my house.  No….I’ve never been to his church….one day!

Prayer and Offertory

Lift High – Fee

Message: Jason

Altar:

Breathe – Baloche?

I always like to play this song.  We play it in G and we always take it a little off the cuff.  Today I put an improvised Steve Lukather-ish (Toto) type solo in it.  My guitar was pleading with people to come forward and give their hearts to the Lord.

All in all, it was a great service musically and spiritually.  Quick side note: Our drummer broke sticks.  He was in the Spirit to the point I couldn’t watch without laughing.  He gets hyper on the drums when the Spirit moves like that.

Have a blessed week.  Please leave a comment, and I’ll return the favor.

Brad

Sunday Setlist Thingamajiggy for November 23rd, 2008

November 23, 2008 - One Response

Hello fellow bloggers,

You can participate too in this crazy new thing called Sunday Setlists by visiting Fred McKinnon’s site below.

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2008/11/23/sunday-setlists-18/

Our service went really well today.  I am still getting some interference in my Aviom unit.  We’ve started telling people that their cellphones are making our ears go crazy.  It didn’t help.  They still make a funny crinkling noise…..anyway, I digress.  Here is our list for the day:

Power In the Name Of- Gateway Evangelical College

Announcements

For Who You Are – Hillsong

Who Am I – Casting Crowns

Emmanuel – Hillsong

Word of God Speak – MercyMe

Be Still and Know – Steven Curtis Chapman ( Instrumental)

Altar: And Now My Lifesong Sings

Closing: Word of God Speak

Walk out song: For Who You Are

There you go people!  Leave a comment and I’ll return the favor.
God Bless,

Brad


Quality equipment vs. the other guys!

August 28, 2008 - 2 Responses
Ernie Ball MusicMan rocks!

Ernie Ball MusicMan rocks!

“There really isn’t that much of a difference between an electric guitar that costs $750 and one that is over $2000.”  Man! I did not know what I was talking about!  There is a huge difference in the workmanship, quality of materials, finish, matching up of the tone of the neck wood and the body wood.  These are just a few of the differences I’ve noticed recently.

In June, of this year, I purchased an Ernie Ball Musicman 6 string electric guitar (there are some 7 strings) that I have been wanting for a very long time.  I have had some really great guitars in the past that were considered “high-end” or custom type guitars.  As most electric guitar players know, wood, pickups, strings, amps, all add variations in response to the way a guitar plays in the players hands.  Well, the Musicman JP6 is probably the most musical instrument I’ve ever had the privilege of owning.  Some of our praise and worship team members have even told me that since I purchased new guitar that it’s almost like the guitar is actually saying something rather than just ringing notes.  That sounds weird, but I’m experiencing it as well.

All of my custom types of guitars have had some unique features, but the musicality that was promised falls way short in comparison to my new acquisition’s voice.

Does anyone have a similar experience with any pedals, amps, or the like?  I want to hear about your experiences with them.

By the way, you can visit Ernie Ball’s website on the right hand side of my page.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

Brad