Category Archives: Worship

Give Thanks

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his [...]

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Give Thanks

Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! [...]

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The Creativity of Worship

Have you ever given any thought to what goes into the behind the scenes aspect of a weekend worship gathering?  There’s the mic your pastor uses, the mic your worship leader or choir uses, the technology used so that you can hear the instruments being used on the platform (piano, organ, guitar, drums), there’s lights [...]

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Get Out Of The Way!

One of the things I love about leading worship is putting set lists together.  Looking at scripture, staring at hundreds of songs, trying to figure out what song flows well thematically from one to the next, does the key of this song work with the key of the next song, what type of a journey [...]

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Harris III – Worship Through Illusion

This past Saturday night Freshwater Community Church hosted an amazing illusionist by the name of Harris III.   We were treated to some amazing acts of deception ranging from the “classic” Magic Playing Card (where the number of dots on each side of the card seems to continually change) and my wife’s favorite, the three [...]

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Reflections on Worship #22

Wow – it’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to do one of these.  Since leaving Rittman I have not been doing musical worship much at all.  Sure, I’m playing in the basement, keeping my skills up (well, as much as they were anyway) and messing around.  I just haven’t lead for anything [...]

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Taking a brief glance back

Wow – it has been a LONG time since I’ve updated this blog (I feel like I may have written that a few times before).  It’s funny how time can slip away from you.  My hope for the new year is to get back into a regular habit of updating this blog. I guess this [...]

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Respect Inspector Jeff

As you may remember from previous posts, Beth and I began attending Freshwater Community Church back in June.  One of the decisions we made when we started attending was to wait before plugging in anywhere.  This allowed us to spend time worshiping together as a family.  It  also allowed us to listen to where it [...]

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Reflections on Worship #21 – The Walk

I know it was a week ago, but I am just now getting around to posting my thoughts on last weekend’s Walk to Emmaus that I was a part of. All in all it was an absolutely amazing weekend with about 50 men full of music, prayer, incredible talks, amazing times of worship\communion and some [...]

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Walking to Emmaus

I am off to serve as a member of God’s team this weekend for the East Ohio Emmanuel Emmaus Walk (yes, that IS a mouthful).  I love serving with a group of guys that are all focused on God like this. This is my third time to serve on team and this time I will [...]

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