Worship

Worship Ministry   

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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.


 Fall Worship Series        
In His Own Words: The I AM Statements of Jesus

Who does Jesus say he is? In this Fall Worship Series we will listen in on several different conversations in which Jesus makes very specific, far reaching, and even outrageous I AM statements about himself. For Jews who knew their Bibles well and the metaphors Jesus referenced, the message was clear. He was saying, “I AM God.” Join us for our Fall “I AM” series as we seek to know Jesus better. Why he came. What he offers us. Who he still is. And why we need him.

Sept. 13          I AM the Light of the World            Isaiah 9:1-2; John 8:12-20
           15 times John describes Jesus as light. What does it mean for Jesus to be the Light of the World? Readers of John’s Gospel know Jesus is the light of the world since way back in the opening chapter, but it is only here, in John 8, that Jesus states it so clearly. Yet, he does not say it to the disciples first. Rather, this revelation is first for those who question, condemn, refuse, and reject it. Those who need it most. Light dispels darkness, brings warmth, nurtures life. Jesus does all this and more as we reflect on the attributes and effects of light and the identity of Jesus.


Sept. 20          I AM the Gate                                 Ezekiel 34:1-10; John 10:1-10
Gates keep in and keep out. They make us feel safe, either by making sure no one gets in or by justifying our staying in. They are the border that ensures separation from those who we suspect might harm us. This passage affirms that Jesus as the gate is most certainly our security, but also the way in which we engage and enter into the world. The sheep are led out to pasture through the gate and they are brought back into the fold, safely into the arms of their shepherd. Jesus is the gate, asking us to realize how and why we walk out of the fold (or not), leaving comfort and safeguard behind to be God’s love in the world.


Sept. 27          I AM the Good Shepherd           Ezekiel 34:11-16; John 10:11-21
           The Lord is my shepherd…the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd is one of the most beloved and well-known images of Jesus. He makes us feel secure and safe from danger. He calls us by name and we know his voice. In a rural society, shepherds were not only common, but also dirty and religiously unclean. Jesus identifies with one of the lowest professions and in so doing, gives us a clear image of the kind of relationship he desires with us: his people, his sheep.


Oct. 4             I AM the Bread of Life                  Exodus 16:13-15; John 6:25-59
           We need bread to live. We need it every day. The Israelites were supplied manna every day in order to survive the wilderness. In the same way, Jesus gives us himself every day that we might have eternal life in the future and abundant life now. Tylor Alexander, our resident baker, will shed light on the art of making bread as we relate these principles to Jesus. On this World Communion Sunday, Jesus is the only spiritual food we need to give us abundant life.


Oct. 11               I AM the True Vine                           Isaiah 5:1-7; John 15:1-17
           Our vision statement begins, “Abiding in Christ.” Jesus is the True Vine. God the Father is the Vinegrower. We are the Branches abiding in the Vine. We have an opportunity not just to learn more knowledge about Jesus the Vine, but to experience being connected to the vine, dependent upon the vine, being one with the vine, allowing the vine to bear fruit through us. The Vinegrower is really the one in control, the one who has the vision, does the planting, the tending, the shaping, the work to make the vine and branches fruitful, strong, and healthy.

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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