Worship Team at St. Thomas'
Importance of Music in Worship
Augustine tells us that when we sing, we pray twice. Rarely does a congregation pray so powerfully as when singing a great prayer hymn such as "Breathe on Me, Breath of God" or "Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart." Prayer as praise almost demands to be sung: "Alleluia! Alleluia!" "Holy! Holy! Holy!"
The inherent power of the sacraments is brought out by music. How much a good baptism hymn adds to holy baptism! What a world of difference it makes when a congregation is receiving Holy Communion if they can be singing familiar and beloved hymns and songs and choruses all the while! How much more the responses in the ritual mean if they are sung by all the people in their "musical heart language" rather than simply read in unison or sung by a few brave souls in some strange and forbidding musical style!
The music makes a difference in how everything else in the service goes. When we all have been lifted to the heights through music, the pastor and others who lead worship are inspired to preach and lead with greater freedom and power. Those who worship in the pews find their hearts and minds opened to hear more clearly and receive more fully the good news that is the gospel.
Music in our church is the responsibility of our Worship Team. Our music is contemporary and evangelical.
What for more to come on this page as it will have input from our music team members..