The Downbeat 3.22.09
March 22, 2009

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:


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


Eagles Wings – Hillsong

Breathe – Paul Baloche

Closing: Hallelujah

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Keep the Son in your eyes,



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