Worship & Music at FPCGV
Dec.24th - Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve
10:30am - Fourth Sunday of Advent - With beautiful words spoken and sung, we conclude our Advent series Home with "Each to Their Own Hometown". There is no Sunday School on this day.
5:00pm - Christmas Eve - This is a service of song and story that is designed for families with young children and for all who are young at heart! Childcare is provided.
8:00pm - Christmas Eve - With festive singing and the reading of the Nativity story, we welcome the newborn King in this traditional candlelight service. Communion will be served at this service. Childcare is provided.
11pm - Christmas Eve - A more meditative service awaits with candlelight and greeting the newborn King with candlelight and quiet song. Communion will be served. Childcare is not provided for this service.
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.
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.