The key element in our worship is focusing on the worthiness of God. One author called it being “preoccupied with only God.” Revelation 4:11 says God is “worthy to receive glory and honor and power, for (He) created all things, and by (His) will they were created and have their being.”
We believe it is appropriate to combine joy and reverence in our musical style and worship experience. Christians are uniquely gifted to do this. The world knows how to be happy and how to be serious. They don’t know how to appropriately combine the two. This, however, is a Christian’s experience. We have sinned against a holy God, and should not approach Him lightly in worship. Yet, we’ve experienced the infinite joy of being forgiven for our rebellion and made one of his children, so we come with joy. Because of these truths, we can have times of silent reflection and prayer preparing our hearts and then respond with joy in song.
We are a church that gathers each week to sing songs of praise to God and encouragement to one another as Paul said, "Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord" (Ephesians 5:19). Children, youth, singles, families, and the elderly lift their voices as one in praise to God. The majority of our singing on Sunday morning and evening is corporate singing. Our music is a blend of contemporary worship songs mixed with the rich heritage of hymns going back to the 16th century.
Our worship choir helps lead the congregation in worship and the proclamation of God's Word through music. It is open to church members 18 years and older. In addition to our Sunday morning gathering, the worship choir presents seasonal worship and outreach concerts at Mount Vernon. Contact David Carnes, Associate Pastor/Corporate Worship, for more info.
Praise Band & Praise Team
In addition to the worship choir, the congregation is led by a praise band and ensemble of singers. This ministry is led by David Carnes, Associate Pastor/Corporate Worship. (Learn more about David at his website Piano Journeys.)