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 11.1.09
November 1, 2009

It’s that time again where I share what our set list was today at Evangelistic Temple, Palestine, Texas.

This is a small part of the Sunday Setlist over at Fred Mckinnon’s site here: http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/11/01/sunday-setlists-67/

Here is the set list:

Walk In:

Until the Whole World Hears – Casting Crowns

This is a great song.  The band really enjoyed rocking out to this one.  It will probably find its way into next weeks set list too.

Word Is Alive – Casting Crowns

It’s been a while since we did this one.

Greeting: Dr. Barry Roberts

All Because of Jesus – Fee

Lift High – Fee

Sweetly Broken – Jeremy Riddle

Hallelujah – Ben Cantalon

Message:  Dr. Barry Roberts

Altar:

Word of God Speak – MercyMe

Hallelujah – Ben Cantalon

Thanks for viewing the blog!

Brad

Metro Gnome Chronicles 10.17.09
October 19, 2009

Hey everyone! Yep, it’s another installment of the Sunday Setlist blog.  Fred, you’re a genius for doing this.  Here is his site:  http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/10/18/sunday-setlists-65/

Here is our set:

Walk In: Burn For You – Fee

Blessed Be Your Name – Redman

Glory to God Forever/The Stand Medley – Beeching/Fee

How Great is Your Love – MercyMe

Highest – Hillsong

Altar: Faithful Father – Doerkson

It was a good day! Thanks for stopping by the site.  Leave  a comment.

BRAD

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:  http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/10/11/sunday-setlists-64/

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.

Prayer/offertory

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

Altar:

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.

Dismissal:

Amazed – Lincoln Brewster

See ya next week,

BRAD

Metro Gnome Chronicles 10.4.09
October 4, 2009

It’s a rainy Sunday here in Texas.  Evangelistic Temple still had a packed house regardless of what the weather was doing outside.  Brother Barry had a great sermon on “The Formula for Faith” out of James 1:1-12.  Powerful stuff!  You can check that out at http://www.etpalestine.com and click sermon connect to hear the sermon.

As always, this is a part of Fred’s thingy over at his website here:  http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/2009/10/04/sunday-setlists-63/

Here is our setlist from this morning:

Blessed Be Your Name – Matt Redman

Lift High – Fee (Can’t wait for their new album to come out soon!)

Voice of Truth – Casting Crowns

You Are Enough –

Bring the Rain – MercyMe

Message

Altar:  Eagle’s Wings – Hillsong

We had fun playing our instruments for the King today.  How did you worship? What did you sing?  Leave me a comment.  I want to know!

Keep the Son in your eyes,

BRAD

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 8.30.09
August 30, 2009

Good afternoon to everybody. Welcome to the blog.

Today marked the end of Brother Barry’s  sermons on “Going for the Gold” and it has been a great series.  Today’s sermon was called “Becoming the Castaway”.  You’ll be able to listen to it at www.etpalestine.com when you click on sermon connect.

Go to www.fredmckinnon.com to see what other praise and worship leaders did in their churches.

Here is the list from today’s set list:

Burn For You – Fee (Walk-In)

Pastor’s Greeting

Father, Spirit, Jesus – Casting Crowns

Bless His Name – Jeremy Riddle

Baptismal/Prayer/Offertory

Hear Us From Heaven – Jared Anderson

My Desire – Jeremy Camp

Message: Brother Barry

Altar:  Surrender – Justin McRoberts

Band:

Darren (Birthday Boy) Goodman – Lead Vocals

Drew Roberts – Percussion

Cavin Dorsey – Bass/Music Director

Jason Stringfield – Drums

Danna Hafner – Keys/Lead vocals on Hear Us From Heaven

Vicki Stringfield – Keys

Terry Garner – Acoustic

Brad Hafner – Electric/Acoustic

Thanks for stopping by.  You’re here and it only takes a couple of seconds to let me know what you think about the set list.  You’re much appreciated.  God bless.

BRAD


The Downbeat 8.23.09
August 23, 2009

Today at Evangelistic Temple in Palestine, TX:

Hey everyone!

Thanks for tuning in to see what God did today with our congregation.  You have more worship leader’s sites to look at so I won’t keep you long.  You can see them here: http://www.fredmckinnon.com. Today we had 4 baptisms and from what I could tell at altar time, God is moving in a powerful way.  Lots of people were praying down front, some were crying with others.  It was a beautiful time watching God move on the hearts of our congregation.

Band:

Darren Goodman – vocals

Cavin Dorsey – Bass/Music Director

Jason Stringfield – Drums

Danna Hafner – Keys/Bgvls

Vicki Stringfield – Keys

Johnie Adams – Acoustic/Lead vocals on

Terry Garner – Acoustic

Brad Hafner – Electric

Walk In:  Glory Defined – Building 429

This was the first time doing this one in church.  We have been introducing a lot of new songs to our church lately.  3 in the last 2 weeks.  I think they were ready for the new songs.  Some of the songs we had been doing for a while.  If nothing else it is refreshing as a praise team to do new stuff.  What do you think?

Beautiful the Blood – Fee

For This Cause – Hillsong

We’ve don this one before, but it sure has been a long time.  Great song!

Prayer/Offertory

Lift High – Fee

Sweetly Broken – Jeremy Riddle

Message: Dr. Barry Roberts -” Engaging our Culture” Part 2 Listen to it here:  http://www.etpalestine.com click on sermon connect.

Altar: In Christ Alone – Selah

Thanks for stopping by to see what’s happening.  Leave a comment about the set list or about anything you want.

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