This post is apart of Sunday Setlists.
- Choir: The Lord Is the Strength of My Life
- We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness
- Day by Day
- The Solid Rock
- The Unseen Hand
- All Who Are Thirsty
- O Taste and See
- Let the Praises Ring
- Hosanna (Baloche)
- Not To Us
- Open the Eyes of My Heart
The day started out interesting for me, and then got more interesting… When I got into the car on the way to the church, I couldn’t stop coughing, and almost gagging. It was sudden, so I almost wonder if it was spiritual warfare (though I prefer not to always make that an easy conclusion for everything).
The coughing ended by the time the morning prayer time was over; however, after the choir met for warmup, one of our pastors informed me that EasyWorship, our worship presentation software, was refusing to function. If that were not enough of a distraction, our projectors were flicking on and off!
Wow. The solution in the face of such technical challenges? We rearranged the service order, placing the choir special after announcements in the beginning to give someone time to photocopy lyric sheets and pass them out to the congregation as a substitution for projecting the lyrics on the screen.
It was actually refreshing to change things up a little, even if it was done in the spur of the moment. At times, I’ve noticed that such occurrences or being faced with our own human (or technical) limitations can cause us to be more sensitive and aware of God’s presence and our vital dependence on Him.
After early service ended, our media tech transferred the second service lyrics directly into Powerpoint, and another tech got a ladder and cleaned the filters on the projectors. God being so faithful, solutions were discovered for each problem. After service, EasyWorship was fixed as well after our Powerpoint person searched the Internet for a solution.
But if you know of alternatives to EasyWorship (Windows-based, even though I use a Mac, they use Windows), Share your thoughts here. I’m curious to know what else is out there.
A fellow worship leader from Ireland, Alastair, and his family are currently on vacation in our area, so they visited during second service. He will probably have a photo or two on his blog when he returns. :)