Please email Rachelle Cekander, Music Director for more information.
Music in Worship
It's important to know that in worship we don't sit and listen as if we were in the audience at a concert. Music during worship isn't primarily about performance, style, pitch, tempo, or emotional intensity. Music in worship is a way of sharing with others the story of God's work in our lives. Music in worship is often written as a prayer to God or as a testimony about God. It is a way of remembering what God has done, giving praise and thanks for present blessings, and offering ourselves for God's service.
There's a saying about worship music that goes all the back to the Sixth Century. "Whoever sings prays twice." In worship, the poetry of the words themselves are prayer, and the joyful noise of our singing is an additional—second layer of prayer. Singing is the double-stuffed pizza of worship. Even when it's a little off, it's really, really good. Where we should focus in worship is how well the tunes and lyrics (and the prayers and the sermon for that matter) connect to the story of God's love recorded in the Bible and lived in our hearts.
Lead Worship: Sundays September through May and special services as needed
Rehearses: 8:15am Sundays and prior to special services
Leads Worship: Sundays and for special services as needed
Rehearses: 9:00am Sundays and prior to special services
Musicians of all ages are invited to present special music during Sunday Worship. They are especially needed when the choir is on hiatus. Please email Rachelle Cekander, Music Director to volunteer.
Kindergarten through 5th Grade Choir
Leads Worship: On occasional Sundays throughout the year
Rehearses: Sundays during Sunday School 11:15-11:30am and during the "Wednesday Nite Git Togethers"
On High (Vocal Outreach Group)
Performs four tours annually. Please email Rachelle Cekander, Music Director for more information.
Palm Sunday Cantata
Leads Worship: On Palm Sunday
Rehearses: Each Sunday of Lent 4:00-5:30pm and the Wednesday before Palm Sunday 7:00-8:30pm. Rehearsals are in the sanctuary There is no age requirement. Everyone is invited to sing!
Leads Worship: One Sunday during Advent
Rehearses: Each Sunday of Advent 4:00-5:30pm and the Wednesday before the Sunday performance 7:00-8:30pm. Rehearsals are in the sanctuary There is no age requirement. Everyone is invited to sing!