Times- We have three worship services here at Grace from after Labor Day until before Memorial Day. Wednesday at 6:30 pm and Sunday's at 8:30 and 10:45 am. During the summer (Memorial Day thru Labor Day) we have two worship services here at Grace. Wednesday at 6:30 pm and Sunday at 9:30 am.
Styles - We have a variety of worship services through out the year. Our basic description is "Traditional" meaning organ led music or "Contemporary" meaning praise band led music. However, our services go beyond the basic definitions. Our traditional service is mostly music played on an organ or piano, but the songs are not all "old hymn songs". Our contemporary service is mostly music played by a praise band, but the songs are not all "new songs".
Children's Church- During the worship service on the first and third Sunday's of the month, there is an opportunity for 4 year olds to 4th graders to participate in a worship experience just for them. We meet in the Community Room after the Children's Sermon for a time of singing, prayer, Bible stories, and crafts. Parents are asked to pick their children up in the Community Room at the conclusion of the Worship Service.
Choir - The Grace Choir varies from 16 to 25 voices, and is open without audition. We sing most Sundays from September to June, alternating between late and early services, and we prepare special presentations for Christmas and Easter. All styles of music are sung, including classical choral masterworks, gospel, contemporary worship tunes, carols, mountain music, and cantatas, with the occasional piece in Swahili or another language mixed in for good measure.
Though perfect attendance is ideal, we also embrace a flexible commitment for those times when you have conflicts that make it hard to attend. One way we do this is by having three choirs in one, with limited commitments from September through Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving through Easter, and from Easter to the beginning of June. We do not sing during the summer.
Rehearsals for the Grace Choir are Wednesday nights from 7:20 to about 8:45, with an additional run-through before Sunday services. CDs with your voice part are given out regularly, so that you can work on the music in your home, truck or anywhere. Contact Tracey Gibbens or any choir member for more information.
Choir Schedule - check back for our Fall 2011 choir schedule
River of Grace is a worship team of 6 to 12 members. The instrumentation includes singers, acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and percussion, but we are flexible enough to include trumpet, flute, sax or other instruments that you may play!
We accompany Wednesday and Sunday worship with "contemporary Christian" music. Music of older artists such as Sandi Patti and Andy Park can be heard alongside the very newest worship songs by Paul Baloche or Robin Mark.
We are in demand outside of our church as well, and we will accompany worship for other churches or participate in community events on an ongoing basis. So come and worship with River of Grace! Rehearsals for the River of Grace are Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30pm, and Sunday mornings between services. Contact Tom Lipinski or any River of Grace member for more information.
Rocks Cry Out is a worship team of 5 to 10 members. Many of our members join us for different segments of the year. The instrumentation includes singers, acoustic and electric guitars, key board, piano, bass, drums, and percussion. We are always open to adding more members.
We accompany worship every second Wednesday/Sunday with a blend of "contemporary Christian" music and traditional hymns. The sound is crisp and inspired by Christian rock bands such as Chris Tomlin, Delirious? and Third Day.
Rocks Cry Out in on break for the summer. We will resume rehearses each Monday evening at 6:30 to 8:00 pm near the end of August. Details to come in August. Please join us anytime. For more information, contact Alicia Dahlin.
Good Question is Grace's youth worship team of about 6 to 8 members. We are made up of mostly high-school and college age musicians with a love for God and a talent for music!
We accompany worship on an occasional basis using the music of bands such as Reliant K, Newsboys, Paul Baloche or DC Talk.
Our instrumentation includes singers, electric guitars, bass drums and keyboards, and there is always room for new blood! Good Question rehearses Sunday at noon during the school year. Wed evening 4pm - 5pm during summer break. Check us out! Practice times and dates may change throught the year. For more information, contact Tom Lipinski or a band member.
The Polka Saints is a quartet that plays Christian Polka Music, adapting many popular polka tunes by adding Christian lyrics. We lead worship 2 times per year, but boy do we have fun!
Our instrumentation consists of accordion, guitar, bass and drums. We rehearse only occasionally, in conjunction with an upcoming service. For more information, contact Tracey Gibbens.
- Organist - Our organist is Sandy Jablonski.