Metro Gnome Chronicles 12.20.09
December 20, 2009

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

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Metro Gnome Chronicles 11.22.09
November 22, 2009

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

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

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Metro Gnome Chronicles 11.1.09
November 1, 2009

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 10.4.09
October 4, 2009

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

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

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

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 5.24.09
May 24, 2009

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

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.