Setlist Action for January 18th, 2009
January 18, 2009

Hello to all you worshippers out there,

After being out of pocket last week with my father-in-law’s memorial service, it was great to be back playing for the King.  The memorial service was amazing as well. Thank you to everyone that has been praying for my wife, grandma, and Aunt Holli.  We felt all of your prayers.

Today’s service we exceptional.  The Holy Spirit was doing His thing. We had a baptism today as well as a salvation.  So…the suspense is killing you, isn’t it?  Here is what our setlist at Evangelistic Temple looked like today:

Unchanging- Tomlin

If I remember correctly, we may have listened to this song once before putting our own spin on it.  I honestly don’t remember what the original song sounds like, but it is in the original key of Ab and around 120 bpm.

Hosanna- Baloche

I particularly like the way the vocal harmonies stack out on this tune. We do 2 versions of this one.  The Promise Keeper band from 2006 had a really neat version starting with a G mixolydian (Gmajor but with a b7) rock vamp at the beginning.  We do that one for the youth services.  We pretty much stick to Paul’s version in big church, which is the version we played today.

For Who You Are – Hillsong

We play this one quite a bit too.  The intro we came up with sounds more like Rush to me than anything else we do.  Cross the Rush songs “Dreamline” and “Xanadu” and that is pretty much what the beginning to this one sounds like plus I get a solo on this one.  We recorded today.  So maybe someday I’ll get to put a clip up so you guys can hear it.

Never Let Go- Redman

We began this one while the offering was being finished up.  Darren let us kind of simmer a bit, as the band, and do some prophetic improvising on our instruments until he finally came in vocally on the first verse.  Very cool stuff.  

Offering- Baloche

Since doing the Christmas version of this one by Casting Crowns, we have kinda molded the 2 into 1.  It’s sounds weird, I know, but we pull it off well.

Altar:

Lord, I Give You My Heart

Everytime we do this one it’s different.  Today it had a sweet openness about it. I don’t know how else to explain it.

Closing:

Hosanna Chorus

It was a lot of fun to be playing again after a week off.  Danna, my wife, during Never Let Go had a vision of her dad wearing a tuxedo, directing the choir in heaven(He was a high school choir director for 33 years!) .  Needless to say, she was able to worship with everything she had in her and it was beautiful to watch.  

This is a part of the Sunday Setlists blog over at http://www.fredmckinnon.com.  Click the link below and tell everyone about your worship service.  It doesn’t matter if you play in the band or are involved with the congregation, we’d all like to hear how God moved in your services.

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Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

 

Darren Goodman- Vocals

Johnie Adams, Terry Garner- Acoustic Guitars

Cavin Dorsey- Bass Guitar, Music Director

Vicki Stringfield, Danna Hafner- Keys, Vocals

Brad Hafner- Electric Guitar

Metro Gnome- Time keeper and in ear monitor madness

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Sunday Setlist for January 4th, 2009
January 4, 2009

Happy New Year to everyone!

As always, this is part of the Sunday Setlist Carnival over at http://www.fredmckinnon.com or follow this link here:

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/01/04/sunday-setlists-24

It’s a brand new year and it was a great time praising the Lord this morning.  My wife and I missed last weekend because of the death of her father.  It has been a hard experience for her and her mom and sister.  Please pray for them as we won’t have the memorial until January 10th.

 It was like breathing again to experience God the way we did this morning. The really funny thing about the whole set this week was that our soundman, Larry, had to sing a few songs while Darren directed and ran sound from the back of the sanctuary.  My wife also lead two songs.  We’ll get to those in a minute.  

Save the Day – Phillips, Craig and Dean

I really have had this song stuck in my spirit for the last few days and it was my request to be added to the list and it went perfect with Barry’s message on saving grace.

My Savior, My God – Aaron Shust

This is a favorite of the church.  There is always someone cheering and yelling in our congregation before this one is over.  

You Are Enough – Eoghan Heaslip

I like this one because the chord changes aren’t typical.  It kind of flips between D major and D Lydian because of the #4 in the progression.  Anyway, I get to solo a bit in this one and I never know what is going to come out of my spirit.

Grace Will Be My Song – Fee

This is easily one of my favorite songs to do.  My wife got to lead it this morning.  She needed to since she is dealing with her dad’s death.  I don’t know if you guys are familiar with what I call, “The hot spot” of a song, but the final chorus to this one is just that…driving, powerful and sung at the top of your lungs.

Message:  Brother Barry Roberts

Altar/Communion:

I’m Overwhelmed- Eric Lopez

My wife lead this one marvelously.  If you haven’t heard this one, get on Eric’s myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/ericlopezonline

In Need – Ross King

Closing:

Last chorus: Grace Will Be My Song

After being off for a week and no Wednesday night youth services to play for, my hands didn’t really know what the strings were for on my guitar, but I quickly regained my composure and played skillfully for my King.

Thank you to the rest of the team for listening intently and being very aware of what God was doing.

The band:

Cavin Dorsey- Bass/music director/In Ear Monitor Madness

Terry Garner, Johnie Adams- Acoustic guitar/vocals

Danna Hafner- Keys/Vocals

Vicki Stringfield- Keys

Jason Stringfield- Drums

Brad Hafner- Electric Guitar/Background vocals

Metro Gnome- Timekeeper

Sunday Set List for December 7th, 2008
December 7, 2008

Hello everyone.

This past week has been really hard on everyone.  My wife’s dad has been in the hospital on a breathing machine since the Monday after Thanksgiving.  Practices have been sparse and Christmas is bearing down on us rapidly.  His situation isn’t looking good.  Please pray for the Hensley family.  I fear things will get even more difficult here in a couple of more days.

Regardless of all that stuff, our God is worthy to be praised.  We had a great time with our King today.  Here is how it went down:

Opening: Unveil- Jeff Deyo

We brought this one back after the ECWC in Philly.  Jeff Dixon, our missionary from China, is home for a while and has done some ministry work with Jeff Deyo in Singapore.  “I looked up and thought you were Trent (Schwartzentruber)!” he said, after the service.  What a great compliment.  Trent is Deyo’s guitarist and kicks some major booty on the guitar.

For Who You Are – Hillsong

This one is getting a lot of attention lately.  When we first heard this song, no one really liked it.  So I came up with a Rush, Xanadu, type feel at the beginning and it has become a congregation favorite.

Greeting: Jason

God With Us – MercyMe

Anything by Mercy Me is amazing and the songs always come off without a hitch.

Jesus Messiah- Tomlin

This was our first time to do this for the congregation but obviously, since it is getting some major air play, it is a good one to do.  Not one of Tomlin’s most musically interesting songs, but the words really grip your heart.

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)- Tomlin

Message: Jason

Altar:

Rescue- Anderson

Overall a great service and the message was awesome too.  Lots came down at altar time and some were just weeping at the feet of the Saviour.  A beautiful time with the Lord today.  How did your Sunday go?  Find out what other worship leaders did over at Fred’s, here:

http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2008/12/07/sunday-setlists-20/

Leave me a comment and I’ll return the favor.

Keep the Son in your eyes,

Brad