Dude…sorry. This took way too long to happen

18 02 2009

Well, it’s been a season for the record books.  A VERY long, VERY busy season.  I will detail below.

In September, we lost a person in our department.  This meant, I had to learn video, and video editing, and handle all the technical stuff that goes into a new building, and dealing with A/V contractors.  It all means this:  My workload doubled, at least.

In December, Christmas came.  You know that is for church people right.  More busyness.  3 big events on the plate for us each year, each involving some sort of media/worship/technical production:  Christmas Tree Lighting, Christmas Cafe, Candlelight In The Park.  

In January, we moved into our amazing new building.  It’s a Community Building, and I have to say that is one of the things I love about our church, we don’t build buildings, we build tools for outreach.  

Then, in February we are celebrating 15 years of God’s hand on our church.  All month long.  

***side note:  It’s not that I have too much to do.  In fact, I LOVE what I do.  It’s such a gift to be able to lead our church and community in worship each Sunday.  I count it a blessing to be able to bring people into His presence every week, and to hopefully paint a picture to our church, of what it is to live life as a full on worshipper.  And…it’s my prayer that my busyness is being put to good use.  I pray people’s lives are changed by our efforts.  I know that they are…and I can only thank Jesus.  It’s truly, all because of Jesus that any of it is done.

This past Friday, the 13th in fact, we had an amazing event.  We brought in Fee and Robbie Seay Band.  Months of hard work by Sara (my assistant) and I went into this.  It was awesome to see it come to fruition.  I tell you, when Fee kicked off “All Because Of Jesus”, I was a mess of tears.  It was actually happening, and it rocked!  

Here is our stage, pre-show.

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Ryan Owens, RSB’s bass player is a genuine guy.  He came out on Wednesday and Don and I helped him get loaded in.  In just about 2 hours he had the whole thing set up.  Amazing, he’s like a little army ant.  Drinking sweet tea and setting up the stage.  I am not sure why the rest of the band wasn’t there to help him.  He must have lost a bet.  

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Robbie Seay brought 10 Martin MAC 250 Intelligent Lights.  Talk about a major punch.  They added soooo much to the stage.  I want some.  However, at about $2k per light, I don’t think we’ll be getting any, any time soon.  

Plus…we just added some LED lights to our scrim in the back.  Elation Design LED 60’s.  Great lights, green (environmentally that is), and they don’t get hot.  They add such depth to the stage.  

So, I wanted to write this tonight, because I have been soooo lazy in blogging, and I have much to blog about.  I will post another blog soon about a hilarious gift my father in law got Reagan for Christmas.  (This is how long I have been meaning to get on here-Christmas!)

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3 responses

20 02 2009
chuckazooloo

Yay! a cordes blog. awesome bro. talk to you later.

10 04 2009
mainlinemom

Hey John! Just want you to know that all your efforts are truly appreciated by people like me at the Fellowship. That concert rocked the house. 🙂

16 04 2009
Heather

Hey John,
Just wanted to let you know that you do an awesome job! We love the music and all that goes with it. Thanks to you and everyone on the praise/tech team for all that you do.

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