Worship

Worship Ministry

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
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 Prayer Journey with Joshua
Based on Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge 
A Summer Worship Series 

            Have your 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 Jericho?

 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 circles.

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 know.

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?”

The programs that encompass the Worship Ministry include:

THE MUSIC:

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.

HANDBELL CHOIRS:

MUSIC TEAM FOR CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP:

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 “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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