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with Lower Broads star Leah Elmquist

This year marks my first appearance at the Nashville Film Festival. And I’m involved in two projects! One is the short film Lower Broads (directed by Drew Langer) and the other is the television pilot Josie (directed by Jonathan Fraser). Josie tells the story of an down-on-her-luck singer and her adventures in moving to Nashville. I play “Terry,” a struggling songwriter. The pilot premiered at the Women in Film and Television panel and celebration. Lower Broads is a comedy about two rival bachelorette parties and their showdown at a karaoke bar. I play a minor character credited as “Extremely Pregnant” guy. … Yeah, there’s not a good way to explain that one.

Lower Broads won an additional outdoor showing this Wednesday (April 23, 2014) at the Music City Walk of Fame park (121 4th Street, 37201). Other shorts will be playing too. The show starts at 8:00 PM and is free. (Rated R for excessive alcohol use, language, and crude party favors. You’ve been warned).

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With fellow actors from the Tennessee Actors Guild at the Nashville Film Festival. (L-R Kristen Thomas, Me, Tosha Thompson, Tia Gree, Jennifer Shelton, and Cindy Rushton

 

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This set is part of the Sunday Setlist blog carnival of worship music. 

I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. – from Matthew 28

Today at The Table, Malone spoke on how the life of the Christian is hidden with Christ. We too have died and been raised to new life with Jesus. This was our set of worship music.

  • Walk-in: Instrumental music featuring Rob Higginbotham on classical guitar and Don Fishel on flute.
  • Jesus Christ is Risen Today (Charles Wesley)
  • In Christ Alone (Getty / Townend)
  • Gospel Reading Underscore: Mary, Peter, and John at The Tomb (Rob Higginbotham)
  • Offertory: All My Tears (Julie Miller)
  • Doxology: to the tune of “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” (aka “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” “Easter Hymn”)
  • Congregational Response: “Blessing, Honor, Glory” (Aynsley Martindale)
  • Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord (Peter Scholtes)
  • Communion: Agnus Dei (Michael W. Smith)
  • Happy Day (Cantelon / Hughes)

The Table Troubadours

  • Jonathan Riggs – leader / guitar / vocals
  • Kim Marie Folsom – percussion
  • Michael Majett – bass
  • Rob Higginbotham – guitars / vocals
  • Steve Peavey – guitar / mandolin
  • Caryl Parker – keys / vocals
  • Don Fishel – flute

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This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog carnival at TheWorshipCommunity.com.

Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven! – from Matthew 21

This Sunday at The Table we processed with Palm branches and sang Hosanna before reflecting on The Passion of Christ. This was our set of worship music.

  • Walk-in 1: Spring Up, O Well (Jonathan Riggs)
  • Walk-in 2: Love Came Down (Johnson / Johnson / Riddle / McIntosh / Edwardson)
  • Hosanna (Praise is Rising) (Baloche / Brown)
  • How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (Stuart Townend)
  • Passion Reading underscore. Music from:
    • With this Love (Peter Gabriel)
    • What Wondrous Love is This? (Means / Walker)
    • Were You There? (Traditional)
    • The Crucifixion (Barber / Jones)
  • Offertory: And Can it Be? (Wesley / Durham)
  • Communion: (Jesus, Keep Me) Near the Cross (Adams / Doane)
  • Jesus Messiah (Carson / Tomlin / Cash / Reeves)

 

The Fantastic Music Team

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This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog carnival of TheWorshipCommunity.com.

I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. – the Lord God in Ezekiel 37

I am the resurrection and the life – Jesus to Martha in John 11

This morning at The Table, Malone reflected on the life-giving nature of Jesus. Resurrection happens now and changes everything. This was our set of worship music.

  • Walk-in 1: Psalm 51 (Charlie Peacock)
  • Walk-in 2: See His Love (Tom Lockley)
  • Walk-in 3: Where I Belong (Asbury / Asbury / Yates)
  • See His Love
  • My Anchor and My Sail (David Durham)
  • Offertory: Skeleton Bones (John Mark McMillan)
  • Doxology: to the tune of “What Wondrous Love is This?”
  • Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord (Peter Scholtes)
  • Communion: What Wondrous Love is This? (Means / Walker)
  • Here is Love (Lowry / Redman / Rees)

gravestones roll to the rhythm of the sound of You – John Mark McMillan in Skeleton Bones

Musicians: Kim Marie Folsom (percussion), Rod Hutchinson (bass), Rob Higginbotham (guitar), and David Durham (keys / vocals).

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This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog carnival of TheWorshipCommunity.com

But I know one thing for sure: I was blind . . . I now see. – from John 9 (The Message)

Today at The Table, Malone spoke on two types of blindness. One results in isolation, the other caused by pride. The grace of Jesus confronts both in His healing of the blind man in John 9. This was our set of worship music.

  • Walk-in 1: See His Love (Tom Lockley)
  • Walk-in 2: Psalm 23 (You Restore My Soul) (Casey McGinty)
  • Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) (Newton / Tomlin / Giglio)
  • Here I am to Worship (Tim Hughes)
  • Offertory: Love Came Down (Johnson / Johnson / Riddle / McIntosh / Edwardson)
  • Doxology: to the tune of “What Wondrous Love is This?”
  • Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord (Peter Scholtes)
  • Communion: The More I Seek You (Zach Neese)
  • See His Love

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This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog carnival of TheWorshipCommunity.com. 

The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life.                                    – Jesus in John 4 (The Message)

Today at The Table, Leigh taught the story of Jesus and the woman at the well and reminded us that Jesus pursues us not in judgement, but in love. This was our set of worship music.

  • Walk-in 1Spring Up, O Well (Jonathan Riggs)
  • Walk-in 2: Come Let Us Worship and Bow Down (Dave Doherty)
  • All Who are Thirsty (Brown / Roberts)
  • Kyrie: Lord Have Mercy (Steve Merkel)
  • Jesus Paid it All (Hall / Nifong / Grape)
  • Offertory: How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (Stuart Townend) (instr.)
  • Doxology: to the tune of “What Wondrous Love is This?”
  • Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord (Peter Scholtes)
  • Communion: What Wondrous Love is This? (Means / Walker)
  • Jesus Paid it All (reprise)

Singing and the Body

March 21, 2014

Opera singer Dolora Zajick

I heard a great interview by Terri Gross with Metropolitan Opera singer Dolora Zajick on Fresh Air and wanted to pass it on to you. If you are a singer, I don’t care if it’s opera or not, there’s some real value in her comments on the physical aspect of our art.

 

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This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog carnival of TheWorshipCommunity.com.

The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. – John 3:8

Today at The Table, Malone preached from Nicodemus’ visit with Jesus. Malone reminded us that our righteousness is not up to us – not our behavior, not our thoughts, not even our consent. It is solely the grace of God expressed in Jesus. This was our set.

  • Walk-in 1: Spring Up, O Well (Jonathan Riggs)
  • Walk-in 2: Lord, Have Mercy (Steve Merkel)
  • Because We Believe (Harvill / Gordon)
  • See His Love (Tom Lockley)
  • Offertory: Come Lift Up Your Sorrows (Card / Taylor)
  • Doxology: to the tune of “What Wondrous Love is This?”
  • Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord (Peter Scholtes)
  • Communion: Here is Love (Lowry / Redman / Rees)
  • Your Love Never Fails (McClarney / Skinner)

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It takes more than bread to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God’s mouth. – Jesus in the wilderness (from Matthew 4 [The Message])

This morning at The Table, Kristine taught on the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness and encouraged us to find our identity in Christ. This was our worship music set:

  • Walk-in 1: Daybreak (Psalm 5) (Jonathan Riggs)
  • Walk-in 2: Jesus Paid it All (Hall / Grape)
  • Lord Have Mercy (Steve Merkel)
  • The Wonderful Cross (Mason / Tomlin / Reeves / Watts / Walt)
  • Offertory: Desert Song (Brooke Fraser)
  • Communion: Carried to the Table (Mooring / Byrd / Hindalong)
  • Doxology: to the tune of “What Wondrous Love is This?” (Means / Walker)
  • Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord (Peter Scholtes)
  • Hosanna (Brooke Ligertwood)

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Jesus took Peter and the brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. Sunlight poured from his face. His clothes were filled with light. Then they realized that Moses and Elijah were also there in deep conversation with him. – from Matthew 17

This post is part of the Sunday Setlist blog carnival of TheWorshipCommunity.com

Today at The Table we reflected on the transfiguration of Jesus. Malone spoke of the difference between knowing something and being witness to something. This was our set of worship music:

  • Walk-in 1: My Anchor and My Sail (David Durham)
  • Walk-in 2: I Have Found (Justin Byrne) (instrumental)
  • He is Faithful (Torwalt / Torwalt)
  • Be Glorified (Jonathan Riggs)
  • Offertory: Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus) (Chris Rice)
  • Communion: You are Good (Kari Jobe)
  • Great are You Lord (Ingram / Jordan / Leonard)

Today’s Band

  • Jonathan Riggs: leader
  • Kim Marie Folsom: percussion
  • Rod Hutchinson: bass
  • Rob Higginbotham: guitar
  • David Durham: keys / vocals
  • Rachel Mello: vocals
  • Grace Gilliam: vocals
  • John Behrens: audio engineer
  • Jim Williams: media engineer