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 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, 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 5.3.09
May 3, 2009

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

The Downbeat 4.19.09
April 19, 2009

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

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