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
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
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.
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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