Grand opening of our church – From a worship leader’s perspective

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This upcoming Sunday is going to be a pretty big & important day at the church I’m serving as a worship leader–it’s the grand opening day at our Vernon Hills location. We moved into the Sullivan Community Center (SCC) a few months back and had our first service there on Sunday, 1/24. Since then we’ve mailed out tens of thousands of invitation mailers to homes within a 5-mile radius of the church and I’m told that we should expect around 100 – 200 visitors this Sunday. We normally have about 50-60 adults at our Sunday service so 100+ visitors would be a huge deal for us. We, as a congregation, have also been encouraged in these last few weeks to invite others to the grand opening and I am certainly hopeful that there will be many visitors present at church on Sunday as a result of personal invitations from our congregants.

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Java hosting for relatively cheap with Rimu Hosting

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I have a few minutes to spare while my Ubuntu workspace is being patched up with some security updates so I thought I’d share a little blurp or two about RimuHosting which is the hosting service I’m using to host www.junhopark.com as well as www.moodyshoerepair.com (my parents’ shoe repair business located in Joliet, IL–go check ‘em out if you need shoe repair done! I can almost guarantee you once you go get your shoes repaired, you’ll be thinking to yourself why did I not think of this before??).

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Playing background music during worship service

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Almost every Sunday morning, I am needed to provide live background music, either on the guitar or the piano, at church worship services. Usually this takes place during the offertory and times of corporate prayers. Since I’ve been doing this almost every Sunday for the last 12 years or so, it comes very naturally to me. It helps that improvising comes very naturally to me. Put some sheet music in front of my eyes and I will freeze up (reason why I disliked piano lessons so much...) but take them away from me and I can sit at the piano and play whatever comes to my head for hours... literally. I understand, however, that for a lot of musicians, it doesn’t come as naturally. They could be extremely skilled instrumentalists, but without the guidance of sheet music or chord charts, a lot of people tend to have a difficult time providing live background music, especially ones that would work well at worship services.

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Done!

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Yet another rendition of junhopark.com is done… at last! I decided to forsake my old Blogger posts since it’s been quite awhile since my last blog update and I didn’t want a huge gap showing up on this site between my last blog post and new ones which I’ll be posting (hopefully with some sort of regularity).

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