Church music

Bass pickup

Lots of church music kind of stuff going on at the moment. We had our New Music Day at church yesterday at which we learned 4 new songs and everybody got a bit of a run through how our PA system works.

The 4 new songs we did were:

  • Awesome God – EMU
  • Before the throne of God – Traditional
  • Take my life – Garage Hymnal
  • The voice of the Lord – EMU

Thanks to God’s providence I’ve also come into possession of the latest “Soul Survivor Songbook” this one is number 4. I look forwards to going through that over the next couple of months.

This week on Sydney Anglicans there is a fair bit of discussion and articles on music in church and musicians and congregations attitudes towards church music.

Music sounds mission alarm Why church musos are brassed off

A different but insightful article about how we might refocus and make our services more relevant: Do you love your church?

I hope everyone is having a good week.

Molly D photo op

Work is running a competition by which I can win a trip to Melbourne for the FINA world swimming championships or maybe a 26″ Sony Bravia LCD TV.

We have to create a piece of art that represents our cultural drivers. You can use most any format you like, but it needs to be original and created by me personally.

I’m not the most creative guy in the world (what do you expect from telco/isp staff anyway?) but I wanted to be in it to have a shot at that TV and be a good sport.

Anyway, I decided to make up a collage of photos of my niece Molly showing different aspects of being customer-centric. As a backup in case life doesn’t let me make the collage, below is my backup entry.

Molly at whiteboard

Molly and her 3 point plan – listen to the customer, empathise with their needs and take action to help.