Metro Gnome Chronicles 11.29.09
November 29, 2009

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:

Here is our set list from today:

Walk In:

Burn For You – Fee


Bless His Name – Riddle

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


Our God Reigns – Michael W. Smith

Highest – Hillsong

How He Loves – McMillan (Crowder’s version)

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts


Come Home Running – Tomlin

How He Loves

Have a blessed day!



Metro Gnome Chronicles 10.25.09
October 25, 2009


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:

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


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

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

Thanks for stopping by today. God Bless!

Metro Gnome Chronicles 10.11.09
October 11, 2009

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:

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.


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


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.


Amazed – Lincoln Brewster

See ya next week,


The Downbeat 8.9.09
August 9, 2009

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.

Here is the list:

Walk In: Unveil – Jeff Deyo

Burn for You – Fee

Highest – Hillsong


Grace Will Be My Song – Fee

Yearn – Shane and Shane

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


I Will Rise – Chris Tomlin

I’m Overwhelmed – Eric Lopez

Closing: Chorus to Grace Will Be My Song – Fee

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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 6.28.09
June 28, 2009

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, Evangelistic Temple now has a twitter account, 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


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

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts


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,



Darren – Vocals

Cavin – Bass

Drew – Percussion

Danna – Keys

Cody – Drums

Johnie – Acoustic

Terry – Acoustic

Brad – Electric

The Downbeat 6.7.2009
June 7, 2009

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.


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


The Wonderful Cross – Michael W. Smith

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


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

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. 



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 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.

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

Burn for You – Fee

New transition ideas 

Be blessed!


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 5.10.09
May 10, 2009

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:


Walk in song – You Reign – MercyMe




God With Us – MercyMe

I Will Rise – Chris Tomlin

Jesus Messiah – Chris Tomlin


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

Downbeat 4.12.09 Easter Edition
April 12, 2009

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:

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,


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

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:

Hold on tight!

Walk – in: You Reign – MercyMe

Pastor greeting/announcements

O Praise Him – David Crowder

Hallelujah – Ben Cantalon

Lift High – Steve Fee


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


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,




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)