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 A Prayer Journey with
JoshuaBased on Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge A Summer Worship Series
prayers become stagnant? Do you long to see God at work in fresh ways? Are you
ready to revitalize your prayer life? In our first Summer Worship Series based
on Mark Batterson’s Draw the Circle: A 40
Day Prayer Challenge, we will use Joshua’s journey to teach us to dream
big, pray hard, and think long. This six week series offers a new way to pray
as you are invited to draw a circle around specific prayers, be brave in your
prayer requests, have the faith to act on your prayers, pray with persistence
and patience, build future memories of God’s faithfulness, and make a covenant
to always serve God. To enhance the worship series, you are also invited to
join a weekly small group (whether via Zoom or in person) for six weeks as well
as engage in daily prayer. Oswald Chambers said, “The idea of prayer is not in
order to get answers from God: prayer is perfect and complete oneness with
God.” Join us in June and July as we get down on our knees and pray in God’s
will for God’s glory.
June 7 - What Do
You Want Me To Do for You? Luke
18:35-43; Joshua 1:1-11 Drawing a circle
in prayer means to answer the question Jesus asked a blind man, “What do you
want me to do for you?” Our first step is to know what to circle and then make
it our prayer focus. Pick a problem, or promise, or person to draw a circle
around. For Joshua, it was a promise: “Every place that the sole of your foot
will tread upon I have given to you, as I promised to Moses.” Prayer puts us in the presence of God so we
can discern God’s will in order to bring glory to God. In prayer, we don’t tell
our agenda to God, we discern God’s agenda for us. Another promise God gave to
Joshua is also for us, “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not
fail you or forsake you.” So, what will you draw a circle around? What is your
June 14 - What
Is the Bravest Prayer You Can Pray? Ephesians
3:14-21; Joshua 6:1-5 God is bigger
than big and closer than close. God-sized dreams are beyond our ability to make
happen, so that when they are realized, only God receives the glory. God is “able
to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine.” While no
prayer is too small, no prayer is too big either. Dream big in God’s will for God’s
glory. Nothing will keep us more fervently in prayer than a big dream. What has
God placed on your heart? The prayer you can barely believe God for? Then, be
ready. God might ask you to do some pretty strange things, like walking in
June 21 - What
River Do You Need to Step Into? Luke
18:1-8; Joshua 3:1-8 Pray as if it’s
all up to God, then work as if it’s all up to you. Prayer requires faith which
leads to action. Faith is acting as if our prayers will be answered. The widow
went to the judge every day acting like there was hope her request would be
granted. The priests were asked to walk into the Jordan River. Faith is taking
the first step before God reveals the second step. While we would prefer God to
part the water or go in ahead of us, faith requires us to walk through the
waters. What step of faith is God calling you to take? What river do you need
to step into? Where do you need to get your feet wet?
June 28 - Are
You Praying ASAP or ALAT? Luke
11:5-13; Joshua 14:6-12 Oftentimes we
pray asking for God to answer ASAP (as soon as possible). Yet, the Bible offers
several examples of those who pray ALAT (as long as it takes). “Keep asking,
seeking, and knocking,” Jesus instructs his disciples as he tells them a
parable about a man who asks for help from his neighbor. As in Caleb’s case,
sometimes God takes 45 years to answer prayer. As we pray in God’s will for
God’ glory, we know that our prayers will be answered in God’s timing. Be
patient and persistent in your prayer life, trusting that God always has the
perfect answer in the perfect time.
July 5 - Do You
Want to Build an Altar? Acts
10:1-4; Joshua 4:1-7 Altars and
memorials are built primarily to remind us and future generations of a
significant event or person. In scripture, many altars are built in memory of
what God had done. Joshua builds one such altar from river rocks from the
Jordan. In Acts we read that our prayers and gifts are memorials to God.
Through praying, journaling, and acting on our prayers, we are not only
reminding ourselves of God’s faithfulness, but we are building a memorial to
strengthen the faith of future generations. Your prayers do not just impact
you. They have a ripple effect that influences more people than you will ever
July 12 - Whom
Will You Choose to Serve? Philippians
4:6-7; Joshua 24:14-25 At the end of
Joshua’s life, after their prayers had been answered, after they had fought
for, inhabited, and divided up the promised land, he calls the people together
and challenges them, “Choose this day whom you will serve.” It was an
opportunity to re-dedicate themselves to God as they created a covenant with
God. In these 40 days, we have been challenged; we have grown; we have prayed;
we have been changed. Will you make a covenant to continue to choose God and
serve God in the future? Will you make a commitment to keep your daily habit to
pray “with thanksgiving [and] let your requests be made known to God?”
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. - 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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6 am - 8:30am in the Fellowship HallAll are welcome
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