We consider ourselves very fortunate to have many talented musicians in our community. Some of our favorite worship songs were written by the people we know. How cool is that? From week to week, the style of music can change dramatically. Some music leaders play a range of musical instruments, which adds to the variety.
Instead of asking our musicians to perform, we're asking them to help us worship. We find that music has the power to unite us. Hearing our voices blend in song is a powerful expression of community. Singing together can also remind us that there is more to the experience of worship than critical analysis: God's Spirit may speak to our emotions, or to our sense of beauty, or to some other part of ourselves that is even more difficult to name but is stirred by music.