Music

Philosophy

The single ultimate priority of our music ministry is to bring glory to the Triune God by giving Him the praise, honor and thanks due His Name for who He is and what He has done and continues to do. The music ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church seeks to keep this principle at the forefront of all its endeavors.

Our music ministry seeks to be consistent with Covenant’s overall goal of Christian Education–to glorify God by preparing ” . . . God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12-13). Therefore, we seek to edify believers by encouraging and equipping them for service to God. The music opportunities are intended to instill this by teaching sound doctrine through the texts of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, teaching a God-centered focus in worship, educating believers musically, and encouraging service.

Music is also a tool for the evangelism of the unregenerate by presenting God’s people in worship, by bringing the unregenerate into contact with the Word of God, by showing the distinctives of the Christian faith, and by emphasizing our sinfulness and Christ’s redeeming work and presence.

Choirs and Praise Teams

Rather than contributing to a spectator/entertainment orientation, music is to be offered as a beautiful sacrifice of praise to God on behalf of the entire congregation in corporate worship (Hebrews 13:15). When a choir sings alone, the congregation participates vicariously. The most important choir in the church then is the congregation.

Praise Team – This group provides the musical accompaniment for the Sunday morning worship services. A rotating schedule of singers helps lead in congregational singing.  The praise team rehearses the Wednesday prior at 5:15 pm and then warms up on Sunday morning at 8:30 am.  If you are interested in participating in this ministry, contact Jeff Delmar or Debbie Hinkle for more information.

Children’s Choir – (3yrs – 6th grade). The children’s choir program is established under the conviction that the future of congregational participation in the music of the church lies in the training and nurturing of its youth and children. They meet as part of the Kid’s Quest Catechism Club activities on Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Contact Emily Delmar for more information.

Adult/High School Handbells – Rather than scheduling regular weekly rehearsals, the Handbell Choir will rehearse four or five times at a mutually convenient time to prepare for a specific selection for a specific Sunday.

Praise Team Schedule

The New Schedule for April – June 2017 is below:

If you have any questions about the information or need to make schedule changes, please contact Debbie Hinkle.

April 2nd:
Scott
Megan
Gracie
Sue
May 7th:
Jeff or Leigh
Dawn
Taylor
Deb
June 4th:
Jeff or Leigh
Roseanne
Lauren
Sue
April 9th: Palm Sunday
Jeff
Val
Taylor
Dawn
May 14th:
Jeff or Leigh
Roseanne
Katie Beth
Gracie
June 11th:
Jeff or Leigh
Dawn
Taylor
Deb
April 16th: Easter
Jeff or Leigh
Anna
Katie Beth
Deb
May 21st:
Jeff or Leigh
Val
Anna
Ryan
June 18th:
Jeff or Leigh
Val
Katie Beth
Gracie
April 23rd:
Jeff or Scott
Roseanne
Gracie
Ryan
May 28th:
Jeff or Leigh
Megan
Katie Beth
Deb
June 25th:
Jeff or Leigh
Anna
Lauren
Ryan
April 30th:
Jeff or Scott
Megan
Lauren
Sue