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.

 


A Wonder-full Life: Looking at Money and Meaning
A Generosity Worship Series

            Spiritual practices nurture our relationship with God and offer us serenity, harmony, truth, compassion, gratitude, love, and joy. But these are not always words we use to describe the role of money in our lives. This series, conceived by Dr. Marcia McFee, is based on the book entitled “Integrating Money and Meaning: Practices for a Heart-Centered Life" by Maggie Kulyk and on the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” In this classic film, a crisis of money creates vastly diverse reactions from several characters that can hold up a mirror to our own relationships with money. In this four week series, we will “look” squarely in the face of our money issues in compassionate ways with scripture guiding us, challenging us, and teaching us what constitutes an abundant or wonder-full life.

October 18      Looking Back: Reflecting on Our History with Money         Matthew 22:15-22
           
The relationship of money practices to faith was as complex in Jesus’ day as it is in ours. This week we look back at a moment when Jesus was pushed to offer his money advice when it came to paying taxes. Jesus reminds us that what we do with money has spiritual implications. We will also look back at the origins of our own relationship with money as a first step in viewing how money is a spiritual practice. Like George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” we sometimes need a little help in the midst of the discouragement when it comes to our money issues. How can we view money not as an idol nor a necessary evil, but as a spiritual practice?

October 25      Looking In:  Discerning God’s Money Vision                      
                                                                                                Matthew 6:19-24; Luke 12:13-21
           
How do your spending habits glorify God? What is God’s vision for your financial resources? Jesus taught extensively about how our heart is reflected in the use of money. Danger and temptation await us if we are not careful. Like the rich fool in Luke’s parable, money can become our master as we hoard it for personal pleasures. This week we integrate money and meaning by looking in and discerning God’s vision of how we will transform our money practices to align with our faith filled hearts. How can our finances and presence be used by God to make an impact on the world?

November 1 (Election Sunday)         
            How Does God Want You To Vote?    I Samuel 8:4-15, 18-22; Matthew 22:34-40
           
We can base our vote on many factors, such as what party we are affiliated with, who agrees with me on one or two significant issues, who will create policies that benefit me the most. Does God care who our country’s leaders are? Does God care how we vote? If so, how do we determine God’s will regarding who we vote for? Could it have something to do with the two greatest commandments?      

November 8    Looking Out: Aligning Our Practices and Vision              I Timothy 6: 6-10, 17-19
           
This week our scripture addresses the dangers of loving money and putting our hope in it. Paul advises that our financial practices need to “do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share.” Therefore, we will look at whether the outer expressions of our money practices align with our courageous vision of generosity. Are we shifting our spending to reflect our faith in Jesus Christ and make an impact for his kingdom? Or are we at least moving in that direction? When our generosity practices are serving God and doing God’s work, we live with a sense of wholeheartedness and “take hold of the life that really is life,” as scripture says.

November 15  (Dedication Sunday)
            Looking Gratefully: Overflowing with a Wealth of Generosity            II Corinthians 8:1-9
           
The end of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a joyful celebration of community and generosity where George Bailey’s thankfulness is infectious. The Macedonian Church shared that same joyful generosity despite their “severe ordeal of affliction” and extreme poverty. At the heart of our relationship to money is living and giving with gratitude - whether the assets we have to give are money, time, or energy. As a result of aligning our money practices with our faith-filled God-given vision we end our series by looking gratefully on the grace of God and the riches of Christ so generously given to us.


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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