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:                     

Heart of the Matter

An Online Easter Worship Series
April 19 – May 31, 2020

Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home
and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill
of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number...
~ Acts 2:46-47

After the events of Holy Week, the disciples are devastated. They are in the midst of full-blown grief and disbelief. Into the heart of that grief came a stunning revelation–life had overcome death. Love had won out over violence. Time and again we hear Jesus offer the disciples a post-resurrection message of empowerment to give to the world what he had given to them. God’s faithfulness would build them up once again–will bind them together. Is this possible in our lives? This Easter season we proclaim, “Yes! Come and see! Live and Love! This is the heart of the matter!”

April 19, 2020                    Glad Hearts                                                                            Acts 2:24-28; John 20:19-22 
               After the resurrection, the disciples were fearful, huddling behind locked doors. Jesus appeared to them to reassure them, giving them his peace and the Holy Spirit. Jesus also comes to us behind our locked doors and locked hearts full of fear. When we realize he really is alive, that death has been overcome, we experience the peace and Holy Spirit that he gives us. We can claim with Peter (and David the psalmist) that his presence makes us full of gladness, our tongues rejoice, our lives have hope, and our hearts are glad. How will we share this gladness, this joy, and this hope with others? 
April 26, 2020                    Hearts Overflowing                                                                                              Acts 2:42-47
               The early church gathered in small groups in houses. They worshipped together, ate together, studied scripture together, and praised God together, all the while having the goodwill of all the people in their hearts. This is what a loving Christian community looks like, then and now. How do we live with hearts that overflow with praise, love, and goodwill? How do we embody that goodwill toward others today?

May 3, 2020                       Hearts on Fire                                                                                                         Luke 24:13-35
               Jesus’ table ministry was a preeminent way that he showed and shared a depth of love
unseen in his time. He ate and spent time with those considered unworthy of his attention. Even in his post-resurrection appearances, it was in the breaking of bread that he was “recognized.” Jesus set hearts on fire and still does today as we study scripture, break bread, and walk with Jesus through the confusing times of life.

May 10, 2020                   Troubleless Hearts                                                                   Peter 1:22-25; John 14:1-3
               Even though the grass withers and flower fades, God’s Word, the Word that became flesh and lived among us, endures forever. Because of Easter and Jesus’ resurrection, he reminds us not to let our hearts be troubled. In those troubled times, we are to trust, believe, and love one another deeply from the heart. How will you keep your heart troubleless this week and focus on God’s Word, Jesus.

May 17, 2020                     Loving Hearts                                                                1 Peter 3:13-16a; John 14:15-21

               To “sanctify” something is to set it apart as holy and consecrated. We are called to sanctify Jesus in our hearts. When we do that, a love wells up inside of us that cannot be contained. A love for God and a love for others. It’s a love that first began with the Father and the Son and encircles us in the same love. How can you share this overwhelming love with others this week?

May 24, 2020     (Ascension Sunday)     Open the Eyes of My Heart       
                                                                             Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

               The story of the last time the disciples saw Jesus is a story of blessing. Jesus says that
as witnesses to his presence and resurrection, they too will be filled with power to carry
on his ministry, to be his hands and feet in the world. The Holy Spirit opened the eyes of their heart, giving them hope and a mission in the world. The Holy Spirit gives us that same hope, and that same mission.

May 31, 2020     (Pentecost Sunday)   The Heart of the Matter       John 7:37-39; Acts 2:1-21
               The Holy Spirit was poured out at Pentecost into the hearts of believers. That Spirit flowed through them and out into the world to share the Good News of Jesus and his love for the world. The power of this message is ever-so important to spread in the world today. Let us be a community of messengers letting living compassion flow from our hearts.



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. - At 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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