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Musical Ministry

Posted on Mar 02 , 2010 in News

Contemporary Service 9:30 AM

We are called to worship; it is ingrained within our very being. The 9:30 AM service seeks to worship God through contemporary praise songs, newer versions of old hymns and some traditional hymns as well.

Worship is:

  • A heart’s attitude desiring to glorify God
  • Meditations on the WordMusic
  • Words of knowledge and prophecy
  • Scripture readings
  • Prayer

Worship of God is mostly about our participation in worship as a community. It is also participation, through the Spirit, in Christ’s worship of the Father. Through the power of the Spirit, we can be drawn into a closer relationship, a closer understanding, and even a more spiritually fulfilling worship experience. Christ is glorified through genuine, heartfelt worship of both his divinity, and his Lordship over our lives.

Basically, worship is anything that glorifies and affirms God as High Priest in our lives as affirmed in scripture:
“When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church” (I Corinthians 14:26 NIV)


Traditional Service 11:15 AM

The music for this service is facilitated by a large choir, Fae Falls, our accompanist on the organ and piano, and directed by Peter Mahon. The repertoire of the choir features music that spans 10 centuries, from medieval plainsong to Mozart to contemporary Christian choral music. Beloved hymns express the meaning of scripture and the sermon.
Music must enhance the Liturgy and the preaching of the Word, yet not compete for attention. Music has been called the handmaid of liturgy, an attitude shared as we prepare our service music. We seek to glorify God in our work and strive for excellence in our presentation.

Special Features:

In Psalm 33, the psalmist starts with these words:

“Sing Joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise Him. Praise the Lord with the harp, make music to Him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to Him a new song, play skilfully, and shout for joy.”

Practices:
• Worship Team – weekly, plus Sunday mornings at 8:00 AM.
• Choir – Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:30 PM. from September – June; Sunday mornings before service

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