We are a “singing congregation.”
We know that, for many people, music is an important way to both express and deepen their spirituality, so we strive to “make a joyful noise” in a variety of ways and through many different styles of music during worship. We are blessed with a talented pianist/musician who also directs our Adult Choir and leads the congregation in hearing and singing the word of God through weekly anthems, responses, and congregational hymns. Our songs range from a few of the “good old hymns” to world music from Africa to South America, to Taize chants, to contemporary songs.
Our Adult Choir invites anyone who loves to sing and learn new music for special occasions to join them in weekly rehearsals. The Adult Choir sings in worship most every Sunday beginning after Labor Day until Children’s Sunday in early June.
The Very Occasional Men’s Choir encourages men and boys of any age who love to sing to join them. This eclectic gathering of gentlemen (as many as 18 strong) sing in worship a few times each year. Though they participate with minimal rehearsal time, they are always willing to take on the challenge of learning the music at hand simply for the joyful pleasure of singing!
Our church also invites area musicians to participate in worship during the summer months as part of the Summer Sunday Music Program. In past years, musicians have included vocalists as well as artists on guitar, cello, violin, oboe, brass instruments, and bagpipes. Musicians are frequently people from out-of-state who summer on one of the many lakes in the Raymond area.