Cornerstone United Methodist Church
Monday, September 02, 2013
To Reach, To Grow, To Send
Our Music Ministry
"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song” Psalms 95:1-2
"Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord." Psalm 150: 5-6
John Wesley wrote, in SELECT HYMNS, 1761, "Sing lustily and with good courage." In good Wesleyan fashion, music and song plays a central role in worship and praise at Cornerstone. We celebrate our diversity and our oneness by singing together traditional hymns, folk and gospel hymns, and contemporary songs of faith from a variety of traditions.
It is our belief at Cornerstone Church that the Worship Team and Choir is a vital part to the ministry of this body of believers. Members of both the Worship Team and the Choir should view their function as ministers of the gospel through music and song. Those who serve on the Worship Team and Choir, therefore, should view their role as a calling from God.
Membership on the Worship Team and Choir (in any way) is a position of Christian leadership. The primary function, then, is to lead the congregation in true worship under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth”. (John 4:24) We emphasize that our purpose and calling is that of leading others into the very presence of the Living God. There is no calling issued for “performances” and “showmanship” – - only true praise and worship. Therefore, members must strive continually through prayer and example to have a pure heart before God and others.
Do you sing? Play an instrument? Desire to be a part of a dynamic group of people committed to leading others in worship and praise? Then we invite you to join the Cornerstone Church music ministry!
The Cornerstone Church Worship Team selflessly serve the church, creating music to glorify God and leading people in worship. For anyone who loves to worship the Lord in music and song, the Cornerstone Church Worship Team is a great opportunity to serve the church, build community, and improve your musical and singing skills in a joyful environment. The Cornerstone Worship Team, featured at the 11:00 AM service, rehearses every Wednesday at 7:00 PM, in the Sanctuary. For more information about our Cornerstone Church Worship Team contact our Worship Leader, Wayne Haiduven, at 910.690.4023 or e-mail Wayne Haiduven . You may also call our Cornerstone Church Pastor at 910.868.5686.
The Cornerstone Church Choir is a vibrant multi-generational ensemble that regularly participates in twice a month worship services and special events. For anyone who loves to worship the Lord in song, the Cornerstone Church Choir is a great opportunity to serve the church, build community, and improve your singing skills in a joyful environment. The Cornerstone Church Choir rehearses every Saturday morning at 10:30 AM, in the Sanctuary. For more information about our Cornerstone Church Choir contact our choir director, Ann Savage.