Ministries

Music


 

Worship is the place where we come together as a church family to praise God, grow in the Christian life, and support one another in community. At RPC we provide two distinct service styles to give our friends and members a choice in how worship is expressed. The message and components of both services are the same, but expressed differently. It is our hope that you will find the service that complements your desire to worship. In the summer, we often have blended music styles in our single service.

Music at the Traditional Service
At the traditional service, you will find the great hymns of the church, as well as some newer hymns, supported by our fine organist.  There is an organ prelude and postlude. We use the Presbyterian Hymnal, and once a month we have a praise song sing-a-long as part of our worship service. Liturgy, with its spoken and sung responses, is a part of this service.
Our choir provides an anthem each week that is chosen from old standards and newly published works to lift the heart and mind, provide reflection in the seasons of the church year, and bring hope and comfort for our daily lives.

Music at the Contemporary Service
The RPC contemporary worship service is uniquely identified by its style of music and informal atmosphere. There is an extended period of worship with songs followed by the children’s sermon, scripture readings, and the pastor’s message. The music of the contemporary worship service comes from a variety of sources, but mostly from contemporary Christian composers, including some from our own congregation. The music is led by the RPC praise team which uses piano, keyboards, guitars, drums, and other instruments to provide an accompaniment for our voices raised in joyful noise to God. It is our desire for this service to bring each member of the congregation closer to God in his or her own way.