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This was our last week of our message series called “The Gift.”  There is not much that I can say to brag on my teams other than “awesome.”  Everyone did a great job!  The choir was enthusiastic, the solists and cast did super!  There was nothing that could have been done any better.  We actually had a day with NO congregational singing.  That is the first time I have ever done that, but with the timing of everything else we just did not have time.  Anyways, here is the order of the day:

Video announcements from our pastor

Baptism (how cool is it to get baptized at Christmas time!  Never gets old to see people do this)

Christmas Video Setup for drama

Drama w/Choir – Songs used:

Video Intro for message

Message – Pastor did a great job!

Time of response/Offering


I am excited to start the new year!  The next two weeks will be nice as we celebrate the holidays!  I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!  This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.


It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  I know, not very original!  But I do love this Holiday Season.  I love the focus of Thanksgiving, the celebration of Christmas and the fresh start of the New Year!

We started our new three week series today called “The Gift.”  Yes, it is a very simple title, but it is a very simple message that we are trying to present about God being the ultimate giver and Jesus being the ultimate gift!  We have a three week drama we are presenting that one of our ladies wrote for us (Thanks Patti!), and the choir is adding a few songs to it to make for a wonderful time of celebration! We scaled back our congregational singing for the next three weeks to have the time we need for everything.  We will sing some carols throughout the set though is a variety of ways.  Today we used just a piano and had congregational singing intertwined within the drama.  Here is the flow for the day:

Video – 12 Crazy Days of Christmas

Special – “A Baby Changes Everything”  (Fantastic job Misty!)

Welcome to guests


Choir songs used within the drama (all songs for the three weeks are from Prestonwood’s “Gloria” published by Prism Music.

Carols used today within the drama:

  • Joy To The World
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • O Come All Ye Faithful

Video intro to Message

Message – “God’s Gift To Us” by our pastor

Offering and announcements

I was so proud of the job our crew did today.  The technical crews were right on today, and the drama and vocals all did an amazing job!  Thanks everyone!  This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.


Today just capped off a wonderful week of celebrating Thanksgiving! I love getting to spend the extra time with my family… and then being with and hearing from church family in services today was just the icing on the cake!  Our services today were unique and very personal as we heard from several families today.  Our Pastor had 8 different families share thoughts on giving thanks from different aspects and different life situations.  It was very touching, and put everything on a very personal level.  Here is the set list:

  • Sing, Sing, SingCarson, Gilder, Nunn, Reeves, Tomlin
  • Today Is The DayBaloche/Brewster

Thanksgiving Video – “ThanksLiving”

Special music: (Great job Justin and Cassie)

First half of message: “ThanksLiving”

  • Blessed Be Your NameRedman/Redman


  • MajestyGarrard/Smith

Second half of message

Time of response

Video advertisement for our Christmas post office


Happy Holidays everyone! This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.


Today we celebrated Communion together. I love to partake of the Lord’s Supper with my church family.  It is always  special time, and today was no different.  We purposefully set a more reflective atmosphere.  We started out with a slower, yet powerful choir song and we also only used an acoustic in our music today.  It was a nice change to make, and went with the atmosphere we were trying to create.  It was a very nice service and there was quite a buzz about the service afterwords. Now, on to the setlist!

Choir Special – Reveal (way to go choir!)

Baptism (It never get sold seeing people take steps towards Christ)

Drama –  A short skit on prayer (Everyone did a great job!)

  • The Wonderful CrossMason/Reeves/Tomlin/Walt/Watts
  • At The CrossHudson/Watts

Special Music – The Old Rugged Cross (Lesley did a fantastic job!)

Message – Part 1 (Our pastor spoke about the meaning of Communion today so that our new people knew what we were doing)

  • Nothing But The BloodLowry
  • Once AgainRedman

Special – Lead Me To The Cross (one of my favorites! Wonderful job Randi!)

Message – Part 2

Time of response and receiving the elements


  • How Great is Our GodTomlin

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving this week!  We have more than we deserve not only in possessions, but as recipients of God’s love and mercy also!  This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.


Today was the last day of our Missions Celebration, and it was a great finale!  I am so proud of all of the people that were involved in making everything happen over the last several weeks!  It is such a blessing to work with such creative and talented people!  We had a lot of elements involved in the service again this week, including a dance by some of our kids as the grand finale!  I will try and post a video if the dance later.  Here is the set list and order for the week:

  • Glory To God ForeverBeeching/Fee
  • Mighty To SaveFielding/Morgan

Choir – End of the Beginning

  • A New HallelujahSmith/Smith/Baloche

Video intro for speaker

Speaker: Jerry Thorpe (former pastor of Crossroads Fellowship in Odessa – Jerry preached a terrific evangelistic message.  We had several raise their hands to give their lives to Christ.  That NEVER gets old!)


Drama finale – Won by One (Written by some of our own people)

I want to says thanks again to all of our people that were involved over the last several weeks to make our missions celebration such a success.  It took all of you using the gifts you have to make it all work!  You are awesome!

I am looking forward to wrapping up the Missions Celebration next week!  This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.