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 at 11:00 AM Traditional Service)  as well as several vocal and bell choirs of various age levels. Both services can be livestreamed on our YouTube channel and Facebook page. On Memorial Day Weekend we begin our summer worship hours, 9:00 AM- Faith Formation and 10:00 AM -Worship Service

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.


The Life of David: From Faithful Shepherd Boy to Flawed King
2022 Summer Worship  Series

Other than Jesus, David is written about more than anyone else in scripture. He is hailed as the greatest king of Israel, yet he was a paradox. He was a man after God’s own heart, yet he made destructive choices, abused his power, and caused brokenness in the lives of others. In his story we learn about friendship and betrayal, temptation and grace, sin and redemption, cowardice and courage, arrogance and humility. Ultimately he sought to follow God and was redeemed by truth and forgiveness. This summer we will look at the highlights and lowlights of David’s life and learn what it means to be a flawed human being after God’s own heart.

June 12        The Unlikely People God Chooses: David the Shepherd Boy                     I Samuel 16
                “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…” Psalm 23
                As Samuel  seeks the next King of Israel, God instructs him to go to Jesse’s house. Just when Samuel is convinced which son is the chosen one, God reminds Samuel, “the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (7) God chose a kid no one noticed as the youngest of 8 to be the future King. How often do we look on the outward appearance of someone instead of their heart for God? Are we people after God’s heart? So often God chooses the most unlikely people…even us.

June 19        Slaying the Giants in Your Life: David and Goliath    
I Samuel 17

                “I went out to meet the Philistine, and he cursed me by his idols. But I drew his own sword; I beheaded him, and took away disgrace from the people of Israel.”  Psalm 151
                When everyone cowered at Goliath’s challenge, David stepped forward to face the giant. Refusing Saul’s armor, David took with him into battle his slingshot and a few stones. With faith and courage, against all odds, he believed God would give him the victory. What are the giants in your life? How will you face them with faith and courage?

June 26        When You Are Stabbed in the Back: David and Saul 
I Samuel 18

                “Save me, O God, by your name, and vindicate me by your might. Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. For the insolent have risen against me, the ruthless seek my life; they do not set God before them.” Psalm 54
                After killing Goliath, David was loved by everyone, except Saul. The current king resented David and became jealous of him. Saul turned on David and tried to kill him. David flees for his life to hide in the caves. Yet even in this trying time, David kept his faith as God used that time to prepare him for his future reign. God develops his character in the cave to prepare him to receive the crown. Though we have cave-like times in our lives when it seems the world is against us, God often uses that time as a training ground for what lies ahead. When have been hurtful times in your life that God has redeemed to deepen your faith, refine your character, or prepare you for future events?

July 3         A Covenant with God: David’s Throne and Poetry
II Samuel 7

“In your strength the king rejoices, O Lord, and in your help how greatly he exults! You have given him his heart’s desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. For you meet him with rich blessings; you set a crown of fine gold on his head. He asked you for life; you gave it to him—length of days for ever and ever.” Psalm 21
Fifteen years had passed since David was first anointed as an early teenage shepherd boy. Now he would be anointed as King as God’s favor rests upon him. The covenant God makes with David is not only for him but for generations to come. Our faithfulness (even in the midst of imperfection) has a lasting impact on those to come. When have been times in your life that you have known God’s favor? David turns to poetry and music again and again to express the pain and joy in his life. How do you express your emotions to God?

July 10        What a Tangled Web We Weave: David’s Affair with Bathsheba 
II Samuel 11

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgement.” Psalm 51
How do you resist temptation? What do you do when you succumb to temptation? David’s sin grows and compounds as he moves from lust, to adultery, to murder. His behavior affects not only him and Bathsheba’s family, but his own children and the entire kingdom. Sin is not private or individual but breaks the web of relationships in our lives and hurts people we often may never meet. God calls us to repentance and to turn from our evil ways. While sin does not have the last word, it causes irreparable damage and pain to ourselves, our loved ones, and the community at large.

July 31        Problem Children and Struggling Parents: David and His Sons     
II Samuel 13; I Kings 1

                “O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; many are saying to me, ‘There is no help for you in God.’ But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head. I cry aloud to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy hill.” Psalm 3
                David was not the exemplary father. When his child commits a grievous and heinous act, David turns a blind eye. His other son, Absalom, becomes upset about this lack of discipline and commits a crime of his own. A wedge grows between David and Absalom that leads to civil war and thousands die. Many in this world have strained parent-child relationships that have lasting effects on the rest of the family and those outside the family. How can our heavenly father begin to heal the wounds we have from our parents or our children? What can we learn from David and Absalom’s feud as we face our own parent-child struggles?

August 7         David’s Last Words: David and His Legacy                                             
I Kings 2; I Chronicles 29

“I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name for ever and ever. Every day I will bless you, and praise your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Psalm 145
                David is hailed as the greatest king of Israel, a man after God’s own heart, yet he made destructive choices, abused his power, and caused brokenness in the lives of others. In his last days, he was careful to leave behind a structure and people to continue on without him. To share his wisdom and values with those who would follow. To live out the rest of his days as faithfully as he could. His ancestry would produce a new kind of King, the One known as the Messiah. What legacy does David leave behind? What will our legacy be?

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. 

FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS celebrates the news of Christ’s birth featuring exciting and inspirational  music of the season. Come and hear our Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra  at a one 11:00am service. May your Christmas season be blessed through the realm of festive song as we share the good news of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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!

   

745 Little Neck Rd. 
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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