Tuesday, September 25, 2007

first time for everything...

ok, so this week I did something I literally haven't done once in the 8 years I've been leading worship at Morning Star Church... I overslept--not just overslept, like a half hour or something, I have done that before--no, I overslept big. Like the King of Glory was Jesus this Sunday and Mark was the king of oversleptedness. Look that one up.

So, yeah, I woke up 3 minutes before the band call on Sunday. I live almost a half hour away from the church. I usually get there about a half hour before the band call. wow. So I wake up (2 hours late!) and call my brand new Associate Music Director, who of course is already at the church like everyone else, and I explain to him that I'm late... and going to be later... and for some reason (probably because I was still 3/4 asleep) I proceeded to talk to him instead of making a b-line for the shower and getting to the church. At any rate, he covered for me big. He was the king of coveruptedness. Won't find that one either.

Thanks, Ryan. huge.

Anyway, in spite of all that, I actually was able to focus on worshiping--even in first service, though I was a bit glazed over--and we had a good Sunday. The message was awesome. We've just started a series called 'Just Walk Across the Room' from Willow and our Pastor really said some stuff this Sunday that I just think the church needs to hear. My biggest worry on a Sunday like that, though--you know, when it starts that way and I'm kinda under a cloud--is that I won't serve my God properly with my offering of worship. I try to pray through that kinda stuff, but we're only human, right? So, I really felt that by the 2nd service (we have three right now) I was able to really hone in and focus. Lord, I do hope and pray you were pleased by our efforts...

Looking forward to next week. The tunelist over to the left there looks really wimpy, but we've actually got a lot of cool music happening... some Toad the Wet Sprocket, which always make my week brighter, some Matthew West, and a reprise of one of the worship tunes... that's why there's only three tunes listed. Anyway, I guess I'll tell you how it went next week!

p.s. I'm a little offended that no one left any comments about my dog... just a little (and so is J.T. )

6 comments:

Gary Durbin said...

My deepest sympathy for a rough start to a morning. I would have a tough time regrouping in time for worship, but I'm glad everything turned out ok. Thanks for sharing though. It gave me a little laugh this morning. See ya.

Lisa E & Co. said...

We were at 3rd service and thought your were right in the groove of things! Kendall did mention, though, that he thought your "You're Grace Is Enough" arrangement was "more mellow or maybe you were just sleepy"....seriously, my 8 year old- standing still through worship- studying the guitars intently -boy, is maybe more perceptive than I give him credit for! He also noticed that Connor wasn't dancing either, and pointed out that you CAN enjoy music and not feel like you have to dance around! LOL!

And for the record- I had given a friend your new cd when it came out, and her family came to service with us- and they thought your rocked! So sleepy or not, He's working in you! :)

Lisa E & Co said...

wrong song/ wrong week- not "Your Grace Is Enough", it was "Joy", that Kendall was talking about....you know he loves that begining guitar part. :)

Cat eyez said...

Mark, no worries mate. I could not even tell that you were still dazed and confused. Your worship is always praise worthy. My arms were raised high in worship Sunday, so your job was more than well done!!

lisa b. said...

That's a funny story. I always love affirmation that I'm not the only one who does stuff like that. Somehow it just makes you feel better, ya know? Really though, worship was great -- as always ... we didn't have a clue what your morning was like :)

The kids are jazzed about the playlist -A Thousand Hallelujah's is their FAVORITE!

See ya Sunday,
Lisa B.

Matt Brent said...

what up marky mark? I would love to hear your thoughts on how often you use your songs in worship...and it's corollary, how often do you use songs in general? I haven't overslept yet, but that just means I'll do it this week.