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17 08 2010

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It’s been a while…

18 05 2010

Hi there readers of Gracepoint Worship! It’s definitely been a while since we’ve posted but it’s been busy as usual and things like this just get put aside or moreso forgotten.

Anyways, as we gear up to send out our missionaries to San Diego, Riverside and Minnesota here are the songs that we sang at the commissioning service so you guys can read through the lyrics or go and buy them off of itunes, Amazon, or any music service you use.

Praise Set:

Until the Whole World Hears – Casting Crowns
Our God – Chris Tomlin
Send Me Out – Fee
Filled with Your Glory – Starfield
God of this City – Chris Tomlin





What’s that song? “You Hold Me Now”

7 02 2010

Here at Gracepoint Berkeley, we’ve been doing our  devotion times in 2 Corinthians, reading about Apostle Paul’s hope in heaven, the source of his comfort and motivation in all of his troubles and persecutions. With these words of Apostle Paul on our hearts, we introduced this new song this Sunday at our service.

You Hold Me Now

Hillsong United

On that day when I see
All that You have for me
When I see You face to face
There surrounded by Your grace

All my fear is swept away
In the light of your embrace
When Your love is all I need
And forever I am free

Where the streets are made of gold
In Your presence healed and whole
Let the songs of heaven rise to you alone

No weeping, no hurt or pain
No suffering You hold me now
You hold me now
No darkness no sick or lame
No hiding You hold me now
You hold me now

In this life I will stand
Through my joy and my pain
Knowing there’s a greater day
There’s a hope that never fails

When Your name is lifted high
And forever praises rise
For the glory of Your Name
I’m believing for the day

When the wars and violence cease
All creation lives in peace
Let the songs of heaven rise to you alone

CHORUS

BRIDGE
For eternity
All my heart will give
All the glory to Your name





RISE: Take a Stand for Jesus

28 09 2009

RISE: Take a Stand for Jesus. One night of rocking praise, thought-provoking talk about truth and Christian worldview by Sean McDowell, hilarious skit, fun games, and an introduction to InterHigh Fellowship, with hundreds of youth and UC Berkeley college mentors from Koinonia, Kairos, and Acts2Fellowship.

All to encourage and empower the youth of the San Francisco Bay Area, to get them excited about taking a stand for their Christian faith. We are all so excited and expectant of how God will use this ministry to equip and empower the youth of our region to defend the faith and witness friends in their high schools and junior high schools. If you were there at RISE, let us know how it was!





Favorite Song?

3 09 2009

As I was picking out the set for our Koinonia Welcome Night tonight, it occurred to me that, gee, this would be a lot easier if I knew what songs people enjoy singing! Picking out sets, we always try to be mindful of what songs and lyrics are singable, sound good, and most importantly, best lead others into a time of worship. So please comment and let me know what those songs are for you! It’ll make our job a whole lot easier. =P

Also, if you’re thinking… “What ever happened to that one song that we used to sing all the time?? I loved that song!” Let me know about it, and maybe we’ll bring it back at one of our Koinonia Bible studies this semester!

– Jon Chou, Koinonia praise leader





Gracepoint Hsinchu: In the Deep End

19 08 2009

Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to share with everyone an inspiring story about worship from Koinonia – Hsinchu.  As we all know, praise is something that can really help us connect with God, and good praise can really enhance a Bible study or a worship service.  But what do you do when there aren’t any musicians to lead the praise time?  Well, then it’s time for people to step up!

gracepoint_berkeley_chris_flagMy peer, Chris G, following a storied tradition of Koinonia – Hsinchu staff members, has stepped up to the plate and is now playing drums out there in Hsinchu, Taiwan.  Now, it isn’t like Chris is unmusical – he’s played clarinet for much of his life, but he’s never touched the drums before he decided to go to Taiwan.  However, a couple weeks before he left, he was asked to learn drums, and after having a couple of lessons from some of our regular praise band drummers, he headed to Taiwan and started his new career as a drummer!  Last I heard, he’s been able to keep a beat with few mistakes – and although he hasn’t learned how to do any fills yet – he’s really come a long way, and I’m sure he’ll improve a lot before this year is out.  It just goes to show that oftentimes the most important thing is not talent or prior experience, but just a willing heart to do what needs to be done.  And sometimes to be in a situation where you’re just thrown into the deep end doesn’t hurt!

Gracepoint Berkeley Chris Drums
Good luck, Chris!  We’ll keep on praying for you and the rest of the Hsinchu church.  Looking forward to playing with you when you get back.

– David T, Keyboardist for the Gracepoint Berkeley Worship Team





Sunday Recap: May 17th, 2009

19 05 2009

WORSHIP SET:

Let God Arise – Chris Tomlin

Here is Our King / Everlasting God medley – Willow Creek

You’ll Come – Hillsong (from the album, This is Our God)

Gracepoint Fellowship Church Worship Team