2006 was an interesting year for music at Toongabbie Anglican Sunday Night Church (SNC). We started the year well, gaining a couple of new musicians and everyone had a pretty good level of enthusiasm. It was great to have Elise come on board as another quality singer and to get Ben and his trombone back. Later in the year Priscilla started playing flute with the band, which was the first time we’ve had a flautist playing at SNC since about 2002.
As the year went on the grind took it’s toll. Some of our musicians were unable to join us for extended periods due to work, study, health, holidays or even missing, broken and stolen instruments. And now we’ve reached the end of the year and we seem to haemorrhaging musicians from next years roster.
New songs we tried in 2006:
- How great is our God – Chris Tomlin
- Indescribable – Chris Tomlin
- Hallelujah to the King of kings – Mark Peterson
- The power of the cross – Stuart Townend/Keith Getty
- Christ alone – Garage Hymnal
- Near – Garage Hymnal
- Days of Elijah – Robin Mark
- Your grace is enough – Chris Tomlin
- Sovereign Hands – Hillsong United
- All over the world – Matt Redman
- King of glory – Chris Tomlin
Next year looks like being a difficult year for TAC. Our entire church staff is moving on, along with multiple musicians. I would like to thank everyone that was involved in music at SNC in 2006 for their hard work and effort. God definitely used us for his purposes this year and I pray that next year he will do the same, whomever ends up in the music team in 2007.
If there are any drummers, pianists or guitarists out there looking for a place to worship next year where they can study the Word of God and contribute to a growing community of God’s people, come check us out from 6pm on January 14.
In the meantime please be prayerful in your support of the beach missions taking place over the Christmas break, particularly for Hallidays Point and Harrington SUFM’s. Please pray for the gospel to be clearly proclaimed and that hearts will be opened to the Lord.