Worship Series & Our Role
Well, we are approaching an exciting time for our department. On the weekend of October 26th/27th Pastor Dan will start a six-week study on worship. We are praying this series will take the members of Water of Life to a new level of understanding and experience in worship, and I hope all of you will partner with us. I believe it is our responsibility and privilege to help the members of our church grow closer to God through worship. Before we are musicians and vocalists—practicing, rehearsing and playing music—we are worship leaders who help connect people to heart of a God who wants to meet with them.
Over these six weeks I’m going to place a challenge before us. I am going to ask that we all arrive 30 min before our call times to engage in intercession for Water of Life, the worship times we lead and the people who need to encounter God. I really don’t want this just to be another thing to do, so, it is not mandatory. Your leader will be there every week 30 minutes before call time to pray; if you would like to join them in prayer, just come! I believe that if we want our congregation to find God and recognize that in worship God calls people to participate not spectate, it starts here with us.
We want to start prayer for the worship series off with a bang, a time where we all come together as one and pray. On October 27th in the South Venue at 2pm we will gather for an hour to pray and worship together for the coming weeks. We would love to see you there. I would also ask that you keep Water of Life Worship an intentional part of your personal prayer times for the duration of the study.
Our worship sets may look somewhat different over the course of these six weeks so please be flexible to possibly stay to the end of service or change when and where you play.
Thank you all so much,
Andy & the WOL Worship Staff
Well, summer is wrapping up, and all of us here are gearing up for the fall—including some changes that I want to fill you in on. Before I address the upcoming changes, I want to talk about Club 56 worship. Over the past 2 months we have overhauled and re-launched the Club 56 worship program. We hired Vanessa Gonzales and partnered her with Cesilee Cothran to oversee worship for Club 56, and ministry is growing immensely. I’m very proud of them and what they have done in this short amount of time.
Now looking into the fall, as most of you have heard by now, we are adding a Sunday night service starting September 8th. I’m sure many of you, like me, had a mini panic-attack thinking about what this means to the schedule and your commitment. Breathe easy, we will be treating Sunday nights as a separate venue, and you will not be asked to play in the morning and in the evening on the same day—that is way too much to ask of any of you. If you are scheduled for a Sunday night service the call time will be 3:30pm, and you should be done by 7pm. The schedule is posted, so please take a look, and let us know if you have any questions.
Lastly, Activate will no longer meet on Sunday mornings, which will displace some of you. There are several options available to keep you playing here, and we will figure out the best option case by case. First, I want to channel some of you into Club 56 to help raise the bar musically and to help coach the younger musicians. Second, as openings become available, we may be able to place some of you in venues. Third, many of you will continue to serve in Activate—only on Thursday Nights. We ask for your patience as we go through the Activate roster and place you where we feel you fit best.
I can’t thank you all enough for your servant-hearted attitude that blesses all of us every week. I am so blown away by all of you and count it an honor to serve alongside you.
Andy & WOL Worship
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The Worship Department is helping out with our special musical guest’s merchandise booth. I would love at least 5 more volunteers to fill spots. Please text me if you’re interested, I’ll get you plugged in. We are asking for only 1 service to serve at and I will let you know which services I still need.
thank you for your help with this!
On Sunday Dan announced that The Edge (North Venue) would now be used for Activate on Sundays due to the sprung coming down this summer. I’m sure this triggered a lot of question of how we will move forward with the schedule and the rotation. There are several options on the table right now that the leadership team is looking at, some of which include, The Edge moving to another location at some point. As it irons out I will keep you updated. The good news is we still have ample opportunities for you to serve. Thanks for being flexible as we figure this out.
Well, the sun is out, the weather is warm and the kids are out of school – it must be time for vacation. As we head into the summer months we are trying to put together a schedule that works around everyone’s vacation plans. To do that, we would greatly appreciate a heads up on any weekends you need off now thru August. Feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org. This will help us cut down on last minute calls to play.
Can’t say thank you enough for all you do,
Andy & WOL Worship Staff
Hey WOL musicians!
I just wanted to pass the word on that Andy’s Album Release Party is March 6th, 2013 @PURE. Wednesday Night at 7:30pm in the Worship Center. Let’s all join together and support our Worship Director by coming and rocking out to his sweet jams!!! It’ll be awesome to see everyone there and it will be an event you don’t want to miss…
See you there! Love you guys!
Happy January everyone!!!!
We just wanted to take a moment to celebrate those having a birthday in the months of December and January.
Happy Birthday to:
We appreciate what you all do and want to celebrate your life with you. Feel free to come to the green room this Sunday, January 13th after 2nd service worship for a small birthday surprise!
Also, starting in February, birthdays will be posted on the Facebook worship page!
~WOL Worship Department
A Few Things:
Dear WOL Worship
I hope you all are doing well and gearing up for the holiday season. I wanted to write and touch base on a few things.
First of all, Matt Garcia a long time bass player for the Water of Life Worship Ministry was diagnosed with Leukemia about a month ago and is currently undergoing Chemo treatment at City of Hope. I’m asking you all to pray for Matt’s full recovery and healing. This obviously is a physically, mentally and financially trying time for Matt and his family. Some friends of Matt are putting together a fundraiser on December 1st in Claremont where they will raffle off donated services and goods (such as if you are a hair stylist and you want to offer a free haircut). If you are interested in donating a service or good please email me and we can discuss the details.
Secondly, I wanted to give you all a heads up that coming in January 2013 we will be moving back to a mid-week rehearsals for most teams. Initially, we stopped mid-week rehearsals after launching Upland in order to preserve your talents for the weekend since we were asking some of you to play more often. We feel we are at a point now though where we should start them again. By restarting mid-week rehearsals we feel we can spend more time on creativity and style rather than simply rushing through the songs before service starts. Most rehearsals will be held Thursday nights at 7:30 pm.
As always thank you so much for all you do – serving alongside you is such a privilege.