Worship/Music Team

Why do we sing Praises to our Lord and Savior?

God commands us to sing. There are hundreds of references of singing within the Bible. Jesus Himself sang songs of praise after the Last Supper. 

Christians have sung throughout history. The earliest Christians put their community beliefs in songs, which is why Christian hymnody as a whole began. Songs are recorded in scripture and other historical texts. The Book of Psalms in the Bible is a great resource for reading songs of believers that have gone before us. 

Songs can give us theology. As you may know, hymns and other Christian songs are full of rich, theological text. The act of singing uses both parts of the brain therefore it can educate us and teach us about the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Haven’t all of us experienced a song that has moved us to tears or touched our heart with the words that were sung?
Singing connects us emotionally. Songs of celebration have the power to lead us to dance. Songs of lament have the power to lead us to tears. Music has a way of piercing into the deep parts of our soul, that assists in our expression and response to God and to the church. 

Singing helps to unite us to the church. The gospel alone unites believers to one another; however, music is a tool that allows us to do so. As we gather on the Sabbath, we join together as one body, and praise God with one voice. 

In Psalm 96. “Sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord! Bless His name! Share the news of his saving work every single day!” 

Praise team seeks to give Glory and Praise to God with the music that is practiced and then presented to the congregation.  New songs are continually being looked at, practiced and considered.  If anyone in the congregation has a song that they would like the Praise team to consider, please let the team know!  We love doing new music.