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  • georgesong 12:25 am on April 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: business card thrower, business cards, gambit   

    what the… ?!?! gambit is real?!?! 

    and looks to be korean!

    time to go practice…  😉

     
  • georgesong 1:42 am on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , jars of clay, , MJ, P.E., pastor eugene, paul baloche, pizza, , , silence, , , www.seattlequest.org   

    worship setlist @ Q – 2010.04.18 [the return of “song”]… 

    well, after finally getting reimbursed by P.E. (for that pizza i paid for during our first church gathering), i stepped down as quest’s worship director/leader (since our church’s inception) back in january of 2009.
    since then, it has been a strange and necessary path i’ve been on this last year and 3 mos.
    though i was sad to walk away from leading worship (leading for the last 16+ years of my life), the flesh part of my nature looked forward to that first sunday AFTER… when i would get to sleep in and not have to awake at the crack of dawn and get to the church and prepare for worship and all the other logistics involved. bottom line: my soul and all was just = tired.
    i was also wanting to be intentional and focus as much of me to my marriage and revel in being a newlywed!
    the first few weeks were AWESOME! coming later on sundays w/ my wife and knowing the weight, the responsibilities were no longer mine (sorry j.Hong 🙂)! i was actually looking forward to anonymity… to be able to be a guest who slips in and out w/o being noticed by others. i felt i had poured out so much of myself for so long, that i was trying to pull up my guard and desperately retain the little i felt i had left… to see if i could re-establish myself apart from my former position and what i was (a fellow ‘g.song‘ wrote a great post similar to this!).
    had pretty wild swings with the highest of highs and some funky bizaare lows. i tried de-constructing what i thought i knew and examine/question everything else i didn’t… and all of this brought me to the conclusion: i know less now than i ever thought before!
    yet, one thing remained constant and i found it being the reassurance i always returned to: God.
    i found myself wrestling and wrestling and hoping to unearth something profound that would unlock everything i had built-up in my mind and answer all of my fears, doubts and questions… but, it hasn’t happened. i’ve come to better accept (in my current season in life), that that’s not how God is choosing to work. and though difficult at times, i am finding myself wanting to know more and draw closer to and simply worship Him alone regardless of all other things. i have nothing to offer back… just me.
    my soon-to-be-born daughter, i hope you can respect your daddy and know that i live to serve God and the family He has blessed me with!

    anyway,  i’ve rambled on long enough…  😉
    i got a chance to work with some of the most gifted and kick-A people (shredder, MJ, rhythm engineer, nit.soh, jin-keys, yo-yo Lav, + won’t u be my “nabor”?), on my return sunday to Q! it wouldn’t have been nearly a blessing to me and a WHOLE LOTTA JOY if it weren’t for their mad skillz!
    though a rough recording taken straight out from the board, here’s a link to the audio:

    worship @ Q – 2010.04.18 recording

    His blessings + peace…

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    welcome/opening set:
    – God with us [key of D] by barry graul, bart millard, jim bryson, mike scheuchzer, nathan cochran, & robby shaffer

    – nothing but the blood (hymn) [key of E] by robert lowry

    invitation/eucharist:
    – silence [key of A] by charlie lowell, dan haseltine, matt odmark & stephen mason

    offertory/closing song:
    – hosanna (praise is rising) [key of G] by brenton brown & paul baloche

    a video for the communion song… an unbelievable song by jars of clay  that haunts me to the core with its honest lyrics + cut you to the core rawness:


     
    • Leo Chen 7:00 am on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      so what are you saying? are you back??!! =)

    • randall 3:19 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      FYI…audio only stays up for 2wks so get ’em while they’re hot!

    • georgesong 8:42 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      @Leo Chen: back to help out once a month (until the baby is born)… willing to play violin with me again? 😉
      @randall: thanks for the heads-up, i’ve moved the file to my own server!

    • Leo Chen 6:39 pm on April 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hm… maybe it’s time to dust off the strings and start practicing…

    • LK 7:25 am on May 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      good to see you up there again, g.song. 🙂

  • georgesong 8:52 pm on April 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: brian bantum, , , , , , , ibanez, kathryn scott, , , , , , women, women's night of worship   

    worship setlist @ women’s N.O.W. – 2010.04.17… 

    viv was invited by the worship leading phenom, gail song bantum (who has a cool maiden last name, might i add… and totally appropriate/awesome when you’re a worship leader!) to help with quest‘s 2nd women’s n.o.w. (n.ight o.f w.orship).

    i was really excited for viv to get involved with this event b/c it had been several years since she had last led worship/been involved w/ the worship ministry at her old church, evangelical chinese church, a.k.a. e.c.c. (though we had just guest-led the previous weekend @ s.c.c.), and more importantly, because i know how gifted and passionate she is about singing and praising God with the talent He has blessed her with!
    they had a rock-solid group of ladies helping w/ the worship band and pastor deanza dropping some serious logic centering on the theme of “identity.” and at the last minute brian bantum + i stepped in to help out on bass + electric guitar, respectively (though they brilliantly rocked the joint they really didn’t need us!). thanks for helping me not be the only guy in the house that night, brian! 😉

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    opening set:

    • hungry (falling on my knees) [key of C] by kathryn scott
    • all who are thirsty [key of C] by brenton brown & glenn robertson
    • how He loves me (chorus only) [key of C] by john mark mcmillan
    • You are good [key of G] by kari jobe
    • You are for me [key of G] by kari jobe

    closing set:

    • i belong [key of E] by kathryn scott
     
  • georgesong 7:56 pm on April 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: adult, almost legal, , , , english congregation, , , , leah klug, , , , , seattlechurch.org, sinners and saints, , u-district, , washington korean presbyterian church, wkpc, ,   

    worship setlist @ SCC – 2010.04.11 [guest leading w/ vivien]… 

    vivien + i were invited by seattle community church (http://seattlechurch.org <- how did they score THAT url?!?!) to guest lead on the 11th.

    a beautiful sunday morning in laurelhurst!

    after getting my feet wet by leading the Q kids in worship on easter, it was now time to face the adults!
    it was cool to worship alongside this community and even cooler to see some of their congregation members that i had first met almost 13+ years ago when my brother was the youth/worship pastor at washington korean presbyterian church (wkpc). matter of fact, my brother had just guest led there before me so they were given a double-dose of the “song” brothers!
    so amazing to see how much people, their lives have changed but strangely seemed to have stayed the same.
    got a chance to worship alongside some blessed/talented worshippers/musicians.

    a BIG shout out to jin for his amazing shredding skillz… still got it after all these years and to pastor leah for coming alongside and supporting us. it felt SO good and SO right to have church and seeing her presence there! we miss you sorely! 😦

    and folks, if you’re ever in the u-dist area and want to check out an awesome person of God and a church doing some kick A stuff, swing by sinners + saints church! hopefully they’ll invite me to guest lead one of these sundays now that they’re almost legal!

    …am nervous about this coming sunday and leading at Q for the first time since 01/04/2009. have some preparation and prayer to do!

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    opening set:

    • hosanna (praise is rising) [key of G] by brenton brown & paul baloche
    • revelation song [key of D -> E] by jennie lee riddle
    • holy, holy, holy [key of C] by reginald heber &  john b. dykes
    • You are holy [key of C] by george song

    closing set:

    • mighty to save [key of A] by ben fielding & reuben morgan
     
  • georgesong 7:03 pm on April 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , father, girl, mother, sex, shotgun, , ultrasound,   

    drumroll please! the sex of our baby is… 

    "just a few more months 'til i meet you world!"

    according to the ultrasound technician, and our baby being 22+ weeks along (2nd trimester) she’s 90+% sure it’s (More …)

     
    • Sub 8:47 pm on April 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Congrats guys! Hopefully she will look like Viv. heh heh.

    • Leo Chen 10:10 pm on April 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Congrats! She looks just like Vivien!!

    • Stella 10:17 pm on April 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Congrats! Finally can get some girl’s clothes.

    • leahklug 12:20 am on April 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      woohoo! congrats on baby girl song! glad to hear everyone is healthy and doing well!

    • joseph 4:33 am on April 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      @leo dude, i was just gonna say that!! congrats geroge!

      • georgesong 10:53 pm on April 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        @Sub: boo on you!!!
        @Leo Chen: i thought so too.
        @Stella: no “hello kitty” stuff. 😉
        @leahklug: much thanks, pastor zaff!
        @joseph: sah-lahng schekki-ya! 😀

    • annie 3:08 am on April 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      for those who don’t know, do not, I mean DO NOT, buy pink clothes for Viv junior. blue, blue, blue, TURQUOISE to be exact. ::-)

    • euni 9:33 pm on May 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      CONGRATULATIONS!!!! ohhhh so exciting…precious~! she will be such a blessed, spoiled child =)

  • georgesong 11:00 pm on April 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: children, , , , , , , , whittier elementary, ,   

    worship setlist @ Q KIDS – 2010.04.04 [Easter]… 

    thanks to katey, i ended my year plus hiatus from leading worship on of all sundays… easter sunday!
    i was invited to lead worship for the kids ministry @ Q!
    i was completely nervous and fearful, had butterflies in my stomach from anxiety! and let’s not forget that i hadn’t touched my guitar in so long that my calloused fingers have turned soft and supple! but after standing in front of them, i realized: no greater group to lead than children… they were complete putty in my hand and adored everything i did!  😉
    after leading sunday in and sunday out for almost a decade and a half (yikes!) it was a mix mash of emotions and thoughts not having to lead worship. for starts, it’s SUPER nice to sleep in on Sunday or get away for the weekend w/ my lovely wife!
    but at the same time there’s the tugging on my heart from the Holy Spirit. i know that my heart and my life belongs to the Lord and that i desire to do more than just come and go every Sunday… a yearning to serve Him and the church.
    the time away from ministry has caused me to come back with more questions and uncertainty than i had when i left, but i’m looking forward to walking forward in faith and seeking answers and deepening a faith that can be firmly rooted in Christ.

    thanks to the kids @ Q who taught me how to enjoy worship again… can’t wait to worship w/ them again!  😀

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    worship set:

    • God’s love [key of G] by ???
    • Lord, i lift Your name on high [key of G] by rick founds
    • i could sing of Your love forever [key of E] by martin smith
     
    • Rebecca 10:57 pm on April 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have to admit, I did a little happy dance when I saw your name on the upcoming worship schedule. Good to see you working back in, and walking with the Lord through the process. 🙂

      • georgesong 12:00 am on April 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        @Rebecca: thanks, RG! baby steps… (figuratively and literally!) 🙂

  • georgesong 11:34 pm on April 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: acoustics, , chapel, , doxology, , , , live recording, , , praise and worship, , , , reverb, sanctuary, , ,   

    vivien + george’s first recording/music video… 

    this has been TOO long in the making!
    vivien being a gifted and anointed worship leader for many years at her former church, ecc, and myself leading worship for the last 16+ years at my father’s church and then at quest (though currently on a sabbatical – will be writing more about this shortly)… we’ve always dreamt and talked about recording together.
    now with a baby on the way, we felt even more compelled to start (even if it’s as simple as this video).
    especially as we are in the midst of “dark friday“, this song rushed back all the wonderful memories vivien + i experienced when we sung this powerful song and how Christ is truly worthy alone to be praised for the sacrifice He made.
    praise God from whom all blessings flow… hope you are blessed: 

    (More …)

     
    • SuJ'n 12:44 am on April 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You two are ridiculously cute.

    • LK 7:53 pm on April 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      wow, gsong and viv! keep making music! 😀

      • Omma & Appa 12:54 am on April 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Praise the Lord!
        What a holy and gracious song you two sang.
        It touched omma and appa hearts deeply.
        Thank you, a-dle mama and gongju mama,
        Keep up the good work.
        Have a blessing Easter Sunday service.

        • georgesong 8:11 am on April 4, 2010 Permalink

          @LK: can you teach our child to paint as well? 😉
          @Omma & Appa: how cool is this?!?!? my parents read/comment on my blog! 😀 (better watch what i write…!)
          @joe: they do ROCK!

        • joe 10:20 pm on April 5, 2010 Permalink

          your parents are with it!

    • Dale 8:26 am on April 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      george that was beautiful. Happy Easter!

      • georgesong 11:23 pm on April 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        @Dale: mr. terasaki! much thanks for the kind words… hope you’re doing well in studies + life. miss worshiping with you! happy easter to you + your family!

    • Rach S 8:16 pm on April 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Beautiful!!

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