Worship & Music at FPCGV
Worship & Music Stories on tumblr.com
Read selected stories and pictures about special Worship & Music programs on our fpcgv.tumblr.com blog. Click the stories below to read more:
16th Street, Wedgewood, Mother Emmanuel, Sutherland - A small group of members from FPCGV and visitors gathered to participate in a vigil and conversation and found themselves touching the moment
Open for Prayer - The Rev. Matt Curry, one of our "graduates", takes pastoral care beyond the walls of the church.
Everything's Back Where It Should Be - The children of FPCGV led the congregation with sweet music, beautiful words and skits that remind us that God’s love is always pursuing us.
Bluegrass, Beer and Music - A "Moveable Feast" program at a Keller brewery.
PALM SUNDAY - March 25
Holy Week begins with shouts of "Hosanna!" as we celebrate Jesus' procession into Jerusalem. Spreading palm branches, we welcome Jesus into our lives. Our Sunday service begins at 10:00am.
MAUNDY THURSDAY—March 29
The Maundy Thursday service is a service of remembering the Passover meal, the Last Supper, Jesus shared with His disciples. Communion will be celebrated. The service begins at 7:00pm. Childcare will be available.
GOOD FRIDAY—March 30
We observe, with humility, the day Jesus was crucified and died. The Tenebrae Service begins at 8:00pm in the Sanctuary. Childcare will be available.
EASTER DAY—April 1
A celebration of the day Jesus rose form the dead, it symbolized forgiveness, rebirth and God's love. We celebrate with Communion at 9:00am and 11:00am.
A butterfly release (weather permitting) will take place at 10:15am at the Labyrinth.
An Easter Brunch will be held in Fellowship Hall from 9:30am to 10:45am (see our Fellowship Page for details).
We seek to illuminate our worship services through our music, in a wide variety of styles ranging from contemporary to classical, and using many musical forms including choral, vocal and instrumental ensembles, and solos. In addition to organ and piano, our music may be accompanied by many different instruments including guitars, horns, harp, cello and percussion.
We have many musical opportunities open for members of all ages.
- Sanctuary Choir (College-age and older)
- Wednesday Night Harmony (Ages 3 years through Fifth Grade)
- Carillon Handbell Choir (College-age and older)
- Youth Handbells (Sixth Grade through High School)
- Musical Ensemble or Solo Opportunities
To get involved, contact our Minister of Music, Rick Walsh.
Following the Christian liturgical calendar — from Advent and Christmas to Easter and Pentecost — our services follow an intentional pattern: gathering to worship God, giving thanks to God through prayer and offering, learning of God's word though Scripture, and going out into the world to serve others.
On the first Sunday of each month and during special services, the invitation to Holy Communion is extended and open to all who would come to the table of our Lord Jesus Christ. All are welcome who proclaim Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Special services are offered throughout the year. During the Lenten season, services are held on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. An Easter Vigil the night before Easter serves as a prelude to two Sunday morning services celebrating the Resurrection. We also worship on Thanksgiving Eve, stage a Festival of Lessons and Carols during Advent, and gather for a variety of services on Christmas Eve, including a child-friendly family service, a traditional candlelight service, and a quieter, more contemplative midnight service.