A Worship Chick from the South

"…the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life…" Psalm 27:4

Here I am to Worship April 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — carterclan4 @ 8:17 pm

This is a live recording we did from our service on March 14th. We had several musicians out for Spring Break, so we put a small team together with me leading, Aaron S on Acoustic guitar and Todd V on Djembe.  It turned out to be a great worship service, a blessed time of worship in the Lord


Shure Countryman Headset

Filed under: Sound Equipment — carterclan4 @ 8:14 pm

We started having some problems with my Pastor’s Wireless mic a couple of weeks ago, every time he moved, it would crackle.  We had used the mic in a drama the same week the problem began, so I thought that maybe it had not gotten plugged in correctly or something, it was obviously a short somewhere. The next week it was worse and so on  Monday  I began to really look at the mic and research my options.  At first I though we were going to have to replace the mic, but after looking closely at the mic, I realize that the cable is just plugged in, so I just ordered a replacement cable for just over $60.

When the mic cable came in, I plugged it in and all is now well with the world again, no snaps, crackle’s, or pops.  One of the things I had discovered in my research (according to some of the Church audio and Pro-Audio Tech websites I found) is that it is fairly common for these cables to go out and need to be replaced, even as much as every year, depending on the use.  I have only been leading worship here for less than a year, but the mic is well over 5 years old, so I guess that’s pretty good.  I thought I would share this information, this little bit of research I did, saved us from purchasing a brand new system.


Set List for April 25th

Filed under: Sunday Set List — carterclan4 @ 7:58 pm

10:45 am – 10:55 am:   Pre-service slides and CD music

10:55 – 11:00 am:  5:00 minute countdown

I Am Free – Newsboys

Sing To The King – Passion Worship

Welcome, Announcements and Prayer

Baby Baptism

Be Thou My Vision – Third Day Version

Here I Am To Worship – Tim Hughes

Offering Song: He knows my name

Scripture Reading: Psalm 23

Message: The sheep and The Shepherd

Benediction/Altar Time: Revelation Song

What was going on this week: We did not practice on Wednesday evening as we would normally do. I gave the team the week off and we met 15 minutes earlier than normal on  Sunday morning and used songs we were already very familiar with. We also had a baby baptism and I realized that we need to make some light adjustments, because we have no lighting on the floor in front of the stage and that is where the families prefer to stand.

Our worship went really well, but I have had some feedback since then that our sound was too low,  so I will have to research that and see what the levels were set at during the service.  I have been having another issue with our Pastor’s microphone that I managed to get fixed this week, I will post on that in the very next one.


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Set List for April 11th April 12, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — carterclan4 @ 6:55 pm

5 Minute Countdown

Freedom by Darrell Evans


The Preschool Children sing (or “the little bitty’s” as we call them)

Freedom (again as the children exit off the stage)

Friend of God

Amazing Love/You are my King

OFFERING – I belong to You by Superchick  (done with 2 acoustics and 1 vocalist)

Scripture Reading – John 20:19-29

Intro to Message – My Lord and My God

Video – Power Outage (this was not originally in the Order of service, but hey, we like to do things spontaneously sometimes)

Message (While booth team scrambles to get computer back up and running) The message was about how when we are children we depend on our parents Faith to get us through, but at some point in our lives we have a moment where God becomes our own, we have a personal experience with Him.

Benediction/Altar Time – Consuming Fire

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Mondays in my office

Filed under: Uncategorized — carterclan4 @ 6:44 pm

Mondays are generally my reflection day. It is a time to prayerfully think about  Sunday’s service, what went well, what did not go well and why. The mistakes that were made, can they be improved on? Where was the core of the problem and how am I going to move forward in correcting it?  This has been a year of learning for me for sure.  I have been doing worship on teams, including leading for over 15 years, but this has been a whole new experience and I have made some doozy mistakes…oh yes.

That old saying “hindsight is 20/20” definately has applied to me several times.  I have often walked away on a Sunday morning  seeing so clearly, thinking, “Why in the world did I pick that song?” or “What ever made me think I could sing that song?”  I don’t really know why it becomes so much clearer at that point ((Big Sigh)).

The best Mondays are when I can look back and know that we were visited by the Lord, His presence coming down like a sweet fragrance that covers the room.  That was this past Sunday, the Sunday after Easter…now last Sunday, Easter, was one of those times when I walked away wondering, “What just happened?”…but I guess that’s ok, I will do my reflecting, make adjustments where they need to be (scrap a song or two that I vow never to try again) and move forward in what the Lord has for our congregation, because, like I tell the team all the time, it is all about Worship. When we come ready to give to Him, He comes ready to give to us.

” seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. ” Deut. 4:29