Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday, March 22

Two new songs in one service! That exceeds our self-imposed rule for the number of new songs in each service, but the congregation seemed to respond well. I (Lans) was especially pleased to hear the congregation take so quickly to "Only Son" on the verse which uses the lyrics from "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross." Kathy sounded good on the alto flute during "Grace Rains Down" and Karla pulled out my mandolin on "Create in Me." We had some challenges with the monitors for the band, but we either adapted or worked out the kinks.

Some of us got together Sunday night to make additional plans for the summer tour. Much to do! We got confirmation from Glencoe, MN last week. Still waiting for a couple more to confirm and then the schedule will be set. We're excited!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Fun Sunday

What a fun day in church yesterday. We played a new song by Gary ("Power of the Cross") and our first rendition of "Heart of Worship" went really well. Later in the day, we had a great rehearsal by one50 (high school praise band). It was a bittersweet moment, though, as I was realizing we'll be losing our seniors from the band this year. (sniff, sniff). Just when the band is really starting to gel, too. Oh, well! God will provide.

The GraceFlock website has been updated to reflect the tour dates and places, as we know them. I'm now signed on to CCLI and am working on the sheet music/songbook for the GraceFlock songs. Busy, busy, busy!! Lans.