Praisegrrl

Monday, October 8, 2007

Church band rehearsals are worship too

You know how it is when you're working on a new song, and some of the band members just can't get their part quite right? So you keep going over and over the song so that person (or people) can figure it out, get the timing right, make sure they've got the same music everyone else does....

We just had one of those nights.

The Band, to me, is instrument-driven rather than vocal-driven -- as I guess most rock bands are. Many times, though, the vocalists are left to our own devices while the instrumentalists work out what they have to do. So that means there's a lot of waiting and being patient on our part.

So tonight, I got to sing only a few lines. But it doesn't make a difference to me. Even though it's just a rehearsal, I still feel it's worship. After all, if you sing the word "hallelujah," how can you not think about praising God?! That means there are no meaningless or boring rehearsals. We are gathering in his name. We are singing praises to him. We pray.

That's worship!

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5 Comments:

Blogger Tam said...

Hi Praise Girl! I got here by way of Just A Girl's blog.

My husband is the worship Pastor at our church and I am one of the vocalists on the music team. I totally relate to what you said in this post about the band spending most of the time on their parts while the vocalists wait it out...very funny and true!

I'm glad you started a blog! Keep it up. I'll keep checkin back in with ya!

Nice to "meet" you ;)

October 10, 2007 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Tam said...

oops! i spelled your name wrong...sorry :)

October 10, 2007 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

I agree! I am thinking about joining our church band someday... how fun you're there already!

Steph

October 19, 2007 at 6:52 AM  
Anonymous John said...

I don't know how our church worship team does it. They practice about 4-5 times a week.

October 23, 2007 at 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Teleza said...

Thanks for writing this.

November 10, 2008 at 9:53 AM  

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