Just Start Out Worshiping

Set List for Chase Valley Church today:

  • The Heart of Worship – Matt Redman
  • By His Wounds – Mac Powell, David Nasser
  • Made Me Glad – Miriam Webster
  • It is Well – Shane & Shane version
  • Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) – Chris Tomlin

Part of Set List Sundays

Yes, we opened with Heart of Worship. I asked people today to just start out worshiping God instead of having to “warm up.” It was pretty awesome to see people giving themselves to God.

13 Responses to “Just Start Out Worshiping”


  1. 1 Mike Mahoney August 31, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I really love Heart of Worhip. Things were so busy this morning that the pre-service set was just me noodling on the piano, and this is one I noodled. Just the simple truth of it….

  2. 2 A. August 31, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    I’ve never heard the Shane & Shane version of “It Is Well” – now I’ll have to check it out. 🙂

    Love the song “Made Me Glad” — it’s been a while since we’ve done that one, but I never tire of it.

  3. 3 dorothy (vicar of vibe) August 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Isn’t it wonderful when people just drop the outside world and worship!!!
    We pray for that each Sunday.

  4. 4 Gary Durbin August 31, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Yeah…I think we have to teach the people to come prepared and expectant. “By His Wounds” is a beautiful song.

  5. 5 Bobby Gilles August 31, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Yeah, I think starting with “The Heart of Worship,” especially when you say, “Let’s go for it, instead of ‘warming up,’ ” is a great way to set the tone.

  6. 6 Al Sr. September 1, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Great, my favorite Amazing Grace, wish I had been there to worship with you and your church family

  7. 7 Rob Petrini September 1, 2008 at 10:32 am

    “Made me Glad” is an old favourite of mine… great song. We used to combine it with “One Desire”, another Hillsong lick. Good stuff Billy.

  8. 8 Peter Park September 1, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    That’s a good idea on how to start a service

  9. 9 Daniel Tomlinson September 2, 2008 at 5:01 am

    I love it when our praise band does that! If we don’t do it the rocks will cry out!

  10. 10 Paul J. September 2, 2008 at 9:37 am

    How does your congregation flow with “By His Wounds”? Do they find it pretty singable?

  11. 11 Billy Chia September 2, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Amanda,
    “It is Well” is off of “How Great is Our God” by Passion.

    Paul,
    yeah, they do. We’ve done it a few times and it gets a lot of radio play. By the 3rd time we sang the verse the congregation was singing acapella.

  12. 12 Wisdom Moon September 8, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    It’s awesome that your pastor gives you the freedom to start out with a slow song like that. The pastor I was under in Atlanta required me to always start with 3 fast, clapping songs. It was like having my hands tied behind my back because I was not free to follow God’s leading.


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