Music

We believe that music is an integral part of worship. The Psalms are replete with commands, not suggestions or implications, but commands for us to sing! Our ministers carefully design the order of worship each Sunday to include hymns, Psalms, and biblically-rich modern songs which relate to the Scripture readings and sermon for that service.  These songs are opportunities for us to actively participate in worship, offering full-throated praise to God!  Since these hymns and Psalms are essentially sung prayers, you will often hear the minister at the pulpit or folks in the congregation say, “Amen!” at the conclusion of the singing.

Instrumental music also plays an important part in our services. The Prelude is a time for us to prepare our hearts and minds for worship. The offertory is a musical offering played during the collection of God’s tithes and offerings, giving us another opportunity to meditate and pray. The Postlude is a celebration of the risen Christ, a joyful closing to the worship service, as we exit God’s Sanctuary, and re-enter the world in which we live.

Westminster embraces both the historic psalmody and hymnody of the Christian Church, as well as biblically-sound modern hymnody and song.

To view a copy of our congregational guide to Music and Worship, click here.

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“I truly desire that all Christians would love and regard as worthy the lovely gift of music, which is a precious, worthy, and costly treasure given to mankind by God. The riches of music are so excellent and so precious that words fail me whenever I attempt to discuss and describe them. … In summa, next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”

Martin Luther
1538

 

Adapted, in part, from a written resource of Midway Presbyterian Church of Powder Springs, GA.