Posted March 22nd, 2012 by admin with 2 Comments
After a nightmarish sound-check (no fault of the excellent audio crew), we had to remove some gear after sound-check to attempt to repair it before our set actually began. Thankfully, God enabled us to keep calm while calling in “experts”, & everything was working properly by about 15 minutes before stage-time.
WECC The Lighthouse 89.3fm are a local Christian station that are HUGE supporters of what we are doing as Saint Lewis, & this is our yearly opportunity to encourage them in return. In years past we’ve fallen into the “concert trap”, viewing this more as a “show” than a worship service – this year I repented of that, & from the first strum of my guitar we dove in deep.
Slowly, the crowds – at first eating hotdogs, conversing with friends on the perimeter, & looking at the merch tents – began to draw together stage-front, & before long a large group of people were gathered, hands raised towards the stars, voices ringing out – even during our originals. This was our set…
A few highlights were:
Usually these sorts of events are frustrating, or at best a labor of love – this was not. Instead, it was a genuine meeting with God.
I believe I learned some things on Friday: trust in the face of defeat; worship, don’t perform; & when the power goes out, KEEP RIGHT ON SINGING.
So be it!
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