Worship and Music

Music in Worship – On this upcoming Confirmation Sunday, as we reflect upon the journey of faith, both the Prelude and Postlude function as musical “bookends”: the first as a prayer and the second as response.

The service begins with an arrangement of the familiar African-American spiritual Kum Ba Yah, one which implores the Almighty to “come by here”.  This arrangement contrasts one section of infectious rhythmic energy, made of shifting accents, with another of quiet reflection. 

The closing piece, also a work of sectional contrasts, is based upon the spiritual I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me.  The first section makes use of repetition on the “off” beats that one could interpret as the movements of the faithful, “walking” on the journey of faith.  Additionally, one finds in the second section, a series of ascending upwardly moving eighty-note figures that could also be interpreted in like manner. 

 

Carillon Handbell and Chancel/Chapel Choirs – Carillon Handbell Choir Rehearsal: Wednesdays (5:15-6:00 p.m. in Room 215-A) – Chancel/Chapel Choir Rehearsal: Wednesdays (6:30-8:00) p.m. in Room 215-B). All are open and you are invited to join us!

 

Children’s Sunday School Music – The Sunday morning gathering takes place each Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. in Room 215-B.

Upcoming Musical Calendar

Just Justin–Music of Justin Belew – Come here a multitude of music on a multitude of instruments, from a jawbone to a pennywhistle.  Friday, May 18 – 7:30 p.m.

 Montreat Music & Worship Conference

Sacraments and Seasons - June 24 – 29 – Join us to celebrate song, sermon, and sacrament through the richness of the Christian year.  Classes for children, youth, and adult.  Housing and a limited number of scholarships may be provided. Visit www.PresbyMusic.org and contact the Music Office for further information.