Saint Mark aspires to become a congregation within which every adult, youth, and child can find ways that help him or her feel closer to God. Worship as liturgy is “the work of the people.” Our worship has two complementary functions, both of which require active participation and personal commitment.
God created humankind to praise God. The purpose of worship is to honor and praise God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. At worship it is God who is the audience not the congregation. Each person is responsible to contribute everything he or she has – e.g. heart, voice, mind, attention – to the glory of God.
Worship does not happen to us – we are called by God to praise God and join with others who believe as we do to create a joyful noise unto the Lord. The second part that fits so tightly with the first is spiritual growth. This too is not received; a spiritual journey requires action, our willing cooperation, and dedication to move continually toward the goal to be closer to God.
There is surely no sound on earth more pleasing to God than that of an ordinary congregation singing its heart out. At Saint Mark Presbyterian Church we hope that silent spectators will become active participants.
The Chancel Choir and the cantors help to lead our services. If it is true that music and song accompany all spiritual revivals and are essential in deepening spiritual life, the choir is an instrument of the Lord through which his message may reach the hearts of the congregation.
The Chancel Choir rehearses each Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 PM and each Sunday morning at 10:30 AM. in the choir room for the 11:00 AM service from September through Pentecost. The choir is lead by three professional section leaders, and sings a variety of styles, from various ethnic to classic repertoire.
Won’t you consider this fun, rewarding time of ministry and fellowship?