Throughout the year music plays a vital part of all our worship services. We hope that you'll join us Thursday evenings for "Early Sabbath" at our Grissom Campus, or Sunday mornings in person in the sanctuary at Kings Campus or via the internet if you're unable to attend in person. Our music ministries present several additional offerings each year. These special musical events include:
Children in the Chorister Choir (grades 3 - 5) present a semi-staged musical each spring as part of morning worship. On March 23, 2014, our Sunshine Choir joined the Chorister Choir in leading worship through the musical, "Adam's Apple."
The Maundy Thursday service is a solemn service of Lenten liturgy with music provided by the FPC Chancel choir, soloists, and instrumentalists. In 2014 we present Hal Hopson's Tenebrae Service and selections form John Rutter's Requiem. Celebrate the Lord's Supper through word and song. Brown Bradley, Director.
Youth Choir, Youth Handbells, and youth-led worship band provide musical leadership for these services. Come and celebrate their amazing talent and support the young people involved in our youth ministry as they share their faith journey at Early Sabbath and Sunday morning worship.
On Heritage Sunday, we celebrate our Presbyterian heritage! Worship begins with a procession of bagpipers, choirs, and tartans. All choirs provide musical leadership through the singing of hymns and anthems, accompanied by guest instrumentalists.
Family tartans are displayed during this service.
Just what is the Kirkin' of the Tartan?
The origins of this tradition are from the eighteenth century. After Scottish patriots were defeated at the battle of Culloden in 1745, the British Parliament passed the Parliamentary Act of 1746 which banned the kilt and every other tartan garment in an effort to destroy Highland Clan identity. Not easily deterred defiant Scots secretly carried remnants of their tartans to church. The mnisters would then add a blessing into the service for the tartans and the clans they represented.
The Moravian Lovefeast and Festival of Lights is a worship service of scripture, prayer, carols, and candles signifying Christian fellowship and brotherly love. Beginning with a beautiful candlelight processional, special Christmas music will be provided by the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, Youth Choir, Youth Handbell Choir, and other instrumentalists. Congregation members, clothed in period dress, will serve hot buns and coffee while everyone joins in the singing of Christmas carols. This beautiful and joyous Christmas service concludes with candle lighting. We invite you and your family to attend and participate in this treasured tradition in celebration of the advent of our Savior. Learn more about Moravian Lovefeast.