Music & Media
…the season of singing has come… Song of Solomon 2:12
January 16, 2018
GOD HAS A PASSION FOR SINGING
“Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.”
Singing has been a major part of my life, but not everyone shares that background. But, it matters not only that we sing, but also what we sing. We have to be mindful to sing words that God wants us to remember. Words with a melody that we can easily recall during the week when we need some words of comfort or encouragement. The largest portion of our singing content should be the truths that we are responding to and the lyrics of our songs should reflect the broad themes of Scripture. It is the word of Christ, the gospel that should dwell in us richly as we sing. Our singing should more and more resemble what we see in Revelation. Whatever we experience here in terms of the active presence of God, it is just a glimmer of what is to come. In the new heaven and earth we will sing gloriously and for a long time. Our thoughts and passions will be focused and we will have the strength to give God the glory He deserves.
What a glorious thing to look forward to that time. And part of our singing here on earth is anticipation of what is to come!
For His glory,
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus- Philippians 4:1
The Sunday Choir sings the worship service when scheduled. The song list for the service consists of music familiar to most so the only regular rehearsal is music run-through at 8:40 am. If you have the desire to participate in a choir, but haven't been able to attend rehearsals, or can't read music, or can't sing a voice part, then the Sunday Choir is for you. The Sunday Choir is open to ages from elementary school and up and new participants are welcome anytime.
On Sunday Choir Day, attend the optional 8:40 am music run-through, if possible. Before the 10:30 am Worship Service begins, find a seat in the choir loft. A white, three ring binder (containing your music) will be in the seats.
Worship Team Vocals
The Worship Team Vocalists are those committed to leading worship in song during the Sunday Worship Service, special services, and other events. The Worship Team rehearses Sunday mornings at 8:25 am and other times as scheduled. The Worship Team vocals also practice Sunday afternoons before the Sunday Evening Classes. The number of vocalists singing on Sunday morning is limited by the number of available microphones. Contact Debbie Anderson, Music Director, if you are interested in singing with the Worship Team.
The Children's Choir, when in session, meets Wednesday's at 6:30 pm in the Children's Choir Room -- ages are kindergarten through 5th grade.
Worship Team Band
The Worship Team Band is composed of instrumentalists committed to leading worship during the Sunday Worship Service and special events. The Band may optionally or upon request rehearse with the keyboards Wednesday evenings after the mid-week service (@ 7:30 pm), but are required to rehearse Sunday mornings with the rest of the Team at 8:25 am.
Worship Team Piano and Organ
The Worship Team pianist and organist are part of the Worship Team in the Sunday Worship Service and play for congregational singing at the Wednesday night Mid-Week Prayer Service. Although the primary pianist and organist positions are filled, substitutes are needed. Contact Debbie Anderson, Music Director, if interested in substituting on the piano or organ.
Sound and Media
The Sound and Media Teams are the behind-the-scenes heroes of the Music and Media Ministry.
The Media Team prepares and projects Worship Service visual media for the Sunday Worship Service, the Mid-Week Service, and other services as requested.
The Sound Team operates the sound system for the Sunday Worship Service, the Mid-Week Service, and other services as requested.