Friday Chapel: “Adult Plus” Steve Phifer, Worship Leader



It is my great joy to lead worship on Friday mornings with these wonderful people!  I often say that a worship leader cannot lead people in worship if he/she doesn’t love them.  I love these people!  They are a praying generation!  There is no way to calculate how many lives of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are being held together by their prayers.  I am so blessed that they are now my prayer partners in the ministry.

After several decades of leading multi-generational worship in the churches I have served, I am now leading a single generation in their heart-songs.  It has been a joy for me to revisit the songs of my childhood which are so precious to me.  It is also an opportunity for younger worship leaders to have a reference of these great songs of our shared history.  So, I created this page to share my work, week by week.  I hope worship leaders will find this helpful if they are ever given the assignment of leading older generations in worship.  I have an outstanding pianist, Kevin Townsend, who can do whatever I ask him to do.  The principles of worship leading are all here:

  • A theme from God: the truth the Spirit wants us to celebrate that day,
  • A three-part art form: beginning, middle and end,
  • Smooth key flow from song to song: the circle of 4ths and 5ths, and
  • The public reading of scripture as Paul commanded Timothy. (1 Tim 4:13 NIV)

Be blessed as we celebrate the Lord’s goodness “from generation to generation!”

Steve Phifer

Recent Worship Sets:

April 20, 2018 Theme: “Wonderful Grace”

C        Wonderful Grace of Jesus
C        At Calvary  C7
F        Heaven Came Down
F        What a Friend We Have in Jesus  (Swing style)
F/G    Learning to Lean (chorus only)

Scripture Reading:
John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Ephesians 2:4-10; Hebrews 4:14-16

Grace Greater than Our Sin
G/Ab  Amazing Grace


April 13, 2018 Theme: “Oh the Blood of Jesus ”

D/Eb     Oh, the Blood of Jesus (verse 1 only) Eb7
Ab          Are You Washed in the Blood?
Ab          Yes, I Know!
Ab          There Is Power in the Blood

Scripture Reading:
Isaiah 53:5; Romans 5:8-10; 1 John 1:5-7; Hebrews 10:19-25

Ab           The Blood will Never Lose Its Power F7
Bb           There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood (verses 1, 4, 5) Bb7
Eb            Oh, the Blood of Jesus (Chorus only)


April 6, 2018 Theme: “My Savior’s Love ”

Ab             My Savior’s Love Ab7
Db            No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus
Db            He Hideth My Soul

Scripture Reading:
Isaiah 40:25-31

Db/D        Praise the Name of Jesus
D/Eb        Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Eb             A Child of the King (start with Chorus then verse 4)
Eb             Through It All (Chorus) Eb7
Ab             My Savior’s Love (Chorus)