No Voice No Problem

The set list for today at Chase Valley Church:

  • I Am Free – Jon Egan
  • Indescribable – Chris Tomlin
  • Hosanna – Brooke Fraser
  • Come Thou Fount – Arr. Billy Chia
  • Better is One Day – Matt Redman

Today I pulled myself off the mic. During the week I coughed out my throat and just couldn’t bring it this morning. My two backup vocalists stepped up to challenge and led. It was awesome.

I told my team, If ya’ll are gonna treat me like this when I step off the mic I just might get sick every week.

Thanks for all your hard work this week everyone – great job!

Bonus: We were so full today our Welcome Team was asking people to move over in the rows to make room.

This post is part of Set List Sundays.

14 Responses to “No Voice No Problem”


  1. 1 janowen August 10, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    glad it went well. i am convinced God moves the most when we are weakest. we’ve had the sweetest times of worship with no power, or after tragedy. We did our 2nd service today unexpectedly without bass. That was fun but I doubt the congregation even noticed.

  2. 2 fmckinnon August 10, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Billy,
    I started getting really hoarse today myself, but seemed to find a voice when it was time to lead.

    Thanks as always for supporting my blog and “Sunday Setlists”.

    For the Kingdom,
    Fred McKinnon
    http://www.fredmckinnon.com
    http://www.theworshipcommunity.com

  3. 3 Rick August 10, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Wow, that’s great when you have that many people in church. Especially this time of the year! We’ve been down quite a few the last couple of weeks because of late-summer vacations. At least, that’s what we’re telling ourselves. 🙂 Glad you were able to have some other members step in for you. My philosophy on worship leading is that you don’t necessarily have to be front and center to be a worship leader. Keep up the great work!

  4. 4 Randy Miller August 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    awesome billy! great to hear it! our informal leader was on vacation which meant my team had to relate to each other and rely on each other in a different way and it went well. there were a couple of hicups but we pulled through them and kept going. can’t wait to see you again! hope you and your team like mexican 😉

  5. 5 brunettekoala August 10, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    We were much busier than we have been most of the summer tonight too.

    I guess it just goes to show the importance of team..! Folks were great when I was still struggling away on my guitar, when my arm got injured and people really stepped up to keep things going as I did my best to lead a cappella.

    In the end people began to sing out and we all ended up leading each other in songs the spirit was leading us too.

    God seems to take pleasure in working through our weaker moments…!

  6. 6 Jon Morris August 10, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    it’s cool when your team goes beyond your expectations. the best worship sets are the ones you have to really on God as your source….one’s that push you to worship God outside your norms….one’s that bring us to our knees in awe of His greatness.

    great to hear what God is doing in your TEAM!

  7. 7 Peter Park August 11, 2008 at 10:51 am

    That’s awesome. You’ve helped become part of a time that’s taking responsibility..that’s great.

  8. 8 WorshipCity August 11, 2008 at 11:16 am

    WOOHOO glad it worked out for you man! That was my biggest fear leading worship and so naturally it happened one time. It was one of the greatest feelings having my back up vocals step up and lead!

    And what a coincidence, we did Indescribable this week too!

  9. 9 Paul J. August 11, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    How does that “Hosanna” song work for y’all?

  10. 10 Billy Chia August 11, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Jan and Laura Anne,
    “God moves the most when we are weakest” I find this true over and over again.

    Conner,
    Yeah man I love indescribable. We haven’t done it here in a long time. It was little flat yesterday, but I’m thinking about putting back it back in to the rotation.

    Paul,
    It’s a ringer – one of those songs that just always works – the danger becomes over playing it.

  11. 11 brunettekoala August 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Hosanna – particularly the bridge is a song very much at the heart of the local church where I get to help lead some sung praise to God…

    The other one that is really striking a cord is ‘Everything’ by Tim Hughes.

    But as Billy says, the danger with songs is over playing them.

    As my friend once said about ‘Blessed Be The Name’ in 2003 when it seemed to be sung in every single gathering of Christians everywhere we went over and over again…’That song is no longer blessed’. I guess because singing it over and over, we begin to sing it on auto-pilot instead of using it to worship God with our voice, heart, mind and soul…

    Just for the record, I’m not literally saying that it’s ‘no longer blessed’ – I love Blessed Be The Name as think the message of the song is very powerful and a challenge because we need more songs to be able to sing in times of struggle as well as the ones of thanksgiving and celebration.

  12. 12 Billy Chia August 12, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Laura Anne,
    We are actually doing Blessed Be Your Name next week 🙂

  13. 13 brunettekoala August 15, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Well, hope it’s very blessed then!! 🙂

    🙂


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