Before All Things

by Westmont College Worship Team

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released April 25, 2006

The Westmont College Worship Team 2005-2006 is:
Joel Patterson, Director of Music & Worship: acoustic, electric and bass guitars, vocals
Vocals: Noela Mikhail, Tori Funkhouser, Kirsten Gaede, Courtney Whitmore, Kaimana Farris, Emily Fazakerley, Elizabeth LePley
Flute: Megan Guffey, Michelle Clausen, and Chelsea Skidmore
Keys: Wayne Iba, Mary Patterson
Bass: Andy Patterson, Andrew Reid, Karl Smereznik
Acoustic Guitar: Jeff Given
Electric Guitar: Kevin Funkhouser
Drum Kit: Thomas Hugo, Val Lehman, Colin Farris, Joel Encarnacion

Executive Producers: Ben Patterson and Michael Shasberger
Produced by Joel Patterson
Recorded / Mixed: Dan Bos at
Mastered at Orange Whip Studios, SB

Creation Song
By Eddy Duhan and John Andrew Schreiner, CCLI#2694870 ©1998 John Andrew Schreiner Music (Admin. by Lori Kelly Rights & Licenses)
Long Lake Music (Admin. by Lori Kelly Rights & Licenses)

Words and Music by Chris Tomlin, CCLI#3148428 ©2001 songs (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) sixsteps Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing)

Holy Is the Lord
By Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio, CCLI# 4158039. © 2003 songs (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) Six Steps Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing)

Come Thou Fount
Words and Music by Robert Robinson and John Wyeth. This arrangement by Dwight Beal. Public domain.

Isaiah 43
Author Unknown

I Have Been Redeemed
By Wendy O'Connel, CCLI# 3447404 © 2001 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire) (Admin. by Music Services)

Unashamed Love
By Lamont Heibert. CCLI#3326697 ©2000 Integrity's Hosanna! Music (c/o Integrity Music, Inc.).

In Christ Alone
By Keith Getty and Stuart Townend. CCLI# 3350395. ©2001 Thankyou Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing).

In Need
By Ross King, CCLI#2431435 © 1996 by Ross King.

True worship is sometimes better caught than taught. Imitation can bring us closer to the real thing than instruction. In the twelfth chapter of John’s gospel, a woman, a crowd and a seed offer much to catch and imitate. The woman’s extravagant, over-the-top outpouring of love earns the scorn of Judas, but the gratitude of Jesus (1-8). The crowd’s exuberant reception of their king speaks of the awe and majesty worthy of the Lord of the church (12-15). The “death” of a seed sown in the earth, only to bring a rich harvest, is Jesus’ way of describing the meaning of the glory he will give to his Father on the cross (22-23). At its deepest and truest, worship is like the cross; it is the release of life through death, the total abandonment of one’s self to the glory of God. Great worship is always a sacrifice of praise (Hebrews 13:15)! Let the woman, the crowd and the seed be our models, and mentors! Let worship at Westmont be extravagant, exuberant and sacrificial!

This album is a compilation of songs and sermon clips taken from Westmont Chapel services during the 2005/2006 school year. It is meant to represent a small, but not insignificant, portion of our unfolding lives of worship here on campus. We pray that you will join us in worshiping the Living God as you listen to this CD.

Recorded April 2005, November 2005 and January 2006

Executive Producers: Ben Patterson and Shirley Mullen
Produced by: Joel Patterson
Pro Tools/Recording Engineer: Dan Bos at Truetone Productions (
Mixed by: Dan Bos and Joel Patterson
Mastered by: Mark Casselman at Orange Whip Studios
Graphics & Layout: Kevin Funkhouser
Copy Editor: Erin Patterson
Tech Support/Live Mix: Brad Elliott and the Westmont Sound Crew

Vocal arrangements by Joel and Erin Patterson, Elizabeth LePley, Kerith Marcantonio, Kaimana Farris, and Sarah Schripsema

String arrangements by Phil Walton

Choir Directors: Michael Shasberger, Steve Hodson, and Grey Brothers
Orchestra Conductor: Emily Sommermann

Mike Ridenour, Joel Patterson

Jeff Given
Additional organization by Emily Boyd, Lauretta Patterson, Brad Jensen, Tori Lund, Leslie Carroll, Zoë Reyes, Joel Patterson and Heidi Dirks


Joel Patterson, Director of Music and Worship: Acoustic/Electric/Bass guitars, Vocals

Jeff Given: acoustic/electric guitar/keys/vocals
James Peel: acoustic guitar/vocals

Andrew Reid: bass guitar
Andy Patterson: bass guitar

Jo Koh: keys
Stephen Raub: keys
Wayne Iba: keys

Joel Encarnacion: drums/percussion
Thomas Hugo: drums
Brad Jensen: drums/percussion
Val Lehman: drums/cajon
Andrew Smyth: drums/percussion
Janine Greenfield: percussion

Kevin Funkhouser: electric guitar
Brian Holland: electric guitar
Mike Ridenour: electric guitar

Lorelei Belindean: alto
Emily Boyd: alto
Leslie Carroll: alto
Heidi Dirks: alto
Kaimana Farris: alto
Kirsten Gaede: alto
Tori Lund: alto/soprano

Noela Alkhato: soprano
Melissa Chaty: soprano
Michelle Clausen: soprano
Elizabeth LePley: soprano
Jessica Weber: soprano
Courtney Whitmore: soprano

Victoria Hernandez: guest vocals
Dan Bos: additional percussion/guitars

New Sounds
The Westmont Chamber Orchestra
The Westmont Chamber Singers
The Westmont College Choir
The Westmont Women’s Chorale

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Dan and Serena Bos, Phil Walton, Michael Shasberger, Erin Patterson, Colleen Atkinson, Mary Given, Marilyn Loppnow, Dan and Leanne Patterson, Teddy Omondi, Shirley Mullen, the Westmont Board of Trustees, Dane Sanders, Michele Mollkoy, Kevin Funkhouser, Westmont College Media Services, Doug Conrad and the EMO office, Brad Elliott, Westmont Chapel setup, teardown and sound crews, the Westmont community, Tom Beveridge, MST 3000, Dwight Beal, Sarah Schripsema, David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls, Steve and Sara Kuljis, Steve Hodson, Steve Butler, Emily Sommermann, Kerith Marcantonio, and the Church of Santa Barbara.

The Campus Pastor’s Office at Westmont College
955 La Paz Roadd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
PHONE : (805) 565-6170
FAX : (805) 565 7170
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1. Creation Song
2. Forever
3. Holy Is the Lord
4. Holy Holy Holy
5. Ben Patterson - 9/7/05
6. Before All Things
7. Stan Gaede – 3/4/05
8. Come Thou Fount
9. Thy Matchless Love
10. Jesus, I Adore Thee
11. Kaung'a Yachee
12. Ben Patterson – 1/24/05
13. Chakutumaini Sina
14. Ben Patterson – 2/15/06
15. Isaiah 43 (I am the Lord, Your God)
16. I Have Been Redeemed
17. Ben Patterson – 9/14/05
18. Sing to Jesus
19. Unashamed Love
20. Stan Gaede – 3/4/05
21. We Fall Down / Nos Prostramos
22. Ben Patterson – 4/8/05
23. In Christ Alone
24. In Need
25. Benediction



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Westmont College Worship Team Santa Barbara, California

The Westmont College Worship Team is a band of young adults committed to encouraging worship in the church and in the world through music, prayer, discipleship, and fellowship.

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