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:  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 11.8.09
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

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

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 8.16.2009
August 16, 2009

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 6.14.09
June 14, 2009

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

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 5.17.09
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.

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