It’s been a while since I’ve posted – fall was a busy time with trying to find a house and move and all the other things that take up your time, but yesterday was so good, I had to write about it.
The Sunday before Christmas is always a great day at Journey. Musically, it’s definitely the biggest Sunday of the year with the worship team pulling out all the stops and this year was no exception!
Siberian Sleigh Ride – Trans Siberian Orchestra
- This is a fun one that we’ve done a few times – it’s not too complicated so it makes for an easy rockin’ song that sounds great.
March of the Kings – Trans Siberian Orchestra
- This one was new for us this year and definitely the most complicated one we’ve done. It’s a great song and I love the majestic “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” in the middle.
Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 – Trans Siberian Orchestra
- This is always a classic and we blended it with:
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Mercy Me
- We broke into this one from the TSO piece and then went back to the ending of the TSO piece to wrap it up. It was an epic start to the service!
O Come All Ye Faithful/Sing to the King – 33 Miles
- I love this song from the 33 Miles Christmas CD. It’s easy and it blends Christmas music with a song we do frequently – always a good thing!
Angels we Have Heard on High – My Arrangement
- Just a simple and straightforward arrangement of the classic Christmas carol for the worship team.
After the Message, During Communion
The First Noel – FFH’s version
- We cleaned up the arrangement by dropping the key change in the middle. Even though the song was written in 3/4 time, it transitions nicely to 4/4 time and has a nice groove too.
Go Tell it On the Mountain – My Arrangement
- Another simple arrangement of a classic Christmas song with a fun groove.
Joy to the World – Mariah Carey
- Tons of fun to end the service with this one! Amanda Kraut did a great job leading this one and the band did awesome. It was a great ending to an amazing service!
Were you at Journey on Sunday? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
While you’re at it, see what other churches did over at the Sunday Setlist blog carnival.