This ministry is responsible for all aspects of the
worship life of the church. Working with the Pastor, this Ministry not only
coordinates the details of the Sunday service, but plans and executes special worship opportunities
throughout the year. It is the responsibility of the Worship Ministry to enable
you to experience and grow in your relationship with God.
The Worship Ministry of
King's Grant Presbyterian Church oversees two Sunday morning worship services (8:45 AM
Contemporary Service and an 11:00 AM Traditional Service) as well as several
vocal and bell choirs of various age levels. The music program is particularly
strong and diversified. Nursery service is provided for both services as well
as Faith Formation classes. Communion is
normally served on the first Sunday of each month, on Maundy Thursday and
Christmas Eve. All are welcome and invited to the table.
Worship is central to our lives. It is that time when, regardless of what else is going on in our lives, we put it all aside and come together for a single purpose--to worship our Lord. In worship we find common bonds. With one mind and one heart, we publicly proclaim our faith, give God our thanks, praise and adoration, confess our sins, pray for each other, and receive teaching and encouragement from the Bible for our spiritual growth.
CURRENT SERMON SERIES:
JOY TO THE WORLD - Heaven and Nature Sing!
“Joy to the World,” a beloved Christmas classic, turns 300 this year. Composer Isaac Watt’s interpretation of Psalm 98 invites us to sing a “new song”–and it is a powerful cosmic performance of all creation being renewed and freed. Rather than “joy” being yet another word for “happiness,” we will discover that the depths of joy can be found especially in the midst of suffering, the work of justice, and the presence of compassion–all part of the coming of Jesus to this world and a message the world still so desperately needs.December 15 One Service 11:00 a.m. Let Heaven and Nature Sing: Lessons and Carols Psalm 98:4-6 December 22 One Service 11:00 a.m. Wonders of His Love: Loving Joy Isaiah 7:10-16; Matthew 1:18-25December 24 Three Services (3 p.m. Casual, 5 p.m. Family Bells, 7 p.m. Traditional) The Lord is Come: Incarnate Joy Isaiah 52:7-10; Luke 2:1-11December 29 One Service 11:00 a.m. He Rules the World: Compassionate Joy Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 2:13-23
We have two gifted and creative people on our staff to lead our music programs. Janet Phelps is Director of Music Ministry, and Jill Caynor is Director of Children’s Choirs. Our music ministry is designed to give people of many ages and abilities a chance to express their heartfelt love for God in creative and meaningful ways.
Youth Choir –is for youth from grade four and up. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Rainbow Choir – is for children from kindergarten through third grade. They rehearse on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
Cherub Choir – is for children from three years through five years. They rehearse on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
King’s Grant Presbyterian has several handbell choirs. They participate in the worship services at various times during the year. Rehearsals are scheduled from September through the school year.
King’s Bells – rehearses on Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and offer music for worship every few weeks.
Chancel Bells –Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. They also offer music for worship every few weeks.
Youth Bells – is a handbell choir for 4th through 12th graders. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 6:15 p.m.
Our contemporary worship music team consists of vocalists and instrumentalists playing drums, guitar and other instruments for contemporary Christian music. Rehearsal times are Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday mornings prior to worship at 8:00 a.m.
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! ” Psalms 100: 1-2
Christmas Season— Our annual Service of Lessons and Carols is presented by the Sanctuary Choir, Bell Choirs, Children’s Choirs, and Orchestra.
KGPC has three Christmas Eve services. 3:00 p.m - A Casual Candlelight and Communion service where we will sing all our favorite Christmas hymns and hear the Christmas story through scripture.5:00 p.m. - A Bell service for the whole family. All are invited to bring a favorite bell and to ring them during the service while singing Christmas music together as a church family. 7:00 p.m. - At we will have a Candlelight service with Communion with Sanctuary Choir, Music Team, our Children & Youth Choirs, and instruments.
Easter Season - On Easter day we celebrate the risen Lord at 7:00 a.m., 8:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. The Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. is outside around the cross as we usher in this glorious day. The 8:45 a.m. service is a contemporary way to celebrate the resurrection with our Music Team and added instrumentalists. The 11:00 a.m. service provides special music with the Sanctuary Choir, handbell choirs and added instrumentalists.
Summer Picnic On the Lawn - We have an annual patriotic picnic on the lawn the Sunday on or before July 4th. This is a gift to the community and all are invited to bring neighbors and enjoy music and a picnic with hotdogs, chips, watermelon, snowcones and homemade pies!
King’s Academy of Fine Arts—This program offers morning classes in music, art, and dance/creative movement. Classes are September through May and open to 2 1/2 to 5 year olds. Contact Janet Phelps, Music Director for more information.
Trinity Preschool—This program offers morning and afternoon classes (M T W 9 -12 & 12:30 – 3:30) for 3 and 4 year olds. Classes are held September through the school year. Registration begins in January. We have experienced teachers-CPR, First Aid & MAT trained, an assistant teacher in each class, music teacher, and chapel teacher. There are field trips & special programs, a new playground and we are certified by the Department of Social Services. For more information contact: Trinity Preschool Director, Marion Mitchell (757-478-4381)
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