"Sing to the Lord a new song ... Clap your hands! ... Sing praises to the Lord with the harp ... Praise Him with trumpets and the sound of the ram’s horn!"
If the people did not shout His praises, Jesus said, “the very rocks would cry out."
Clearly, music is an indispensable element of the worship of God; and has been from the beginning. When we make music to God, we not only lead and inspire the congregation, but we also our offer own best efforts in worship.
At Central Presbyterian Church, music accompanies all our worship. The Contemporary Worship Team leads the congregation in worship at the contemporary service, praising God with the sound of the drums ... the guitar ... and the electronic keyboard.
The Chancel Choir, pipe organ, English Handbell Choir, Tone Chime Choir, and the Central Brass lead music at the traditional worship service. The Gospel Choir sings during the summer, during combined worship services, and at special occasions in the community and the life of the church. The children meet regularly to sing, learn, and prepare for participation in worship and on special occasions.
The Psalmist exhorts us all to make a joyful noise to the Lord—not just the chief musicians; not a few paid singers; not just the organist; but “all you people." So, at Central, all are invited to sing and play—all are welcome to join in making music to God.
To find out how you can get involved with music at Central, contact Robert Campbelle for information about music in the traditional worship service. Contact Rob Hollo for information about getting involved in music at the contemporary worship service.