Worship & Music at FPCGV
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.
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.
Would you like to...
A) add some fine arts into your life?
C) meet new friends?
D) be a part of one of the most dynamic ministries at FPCGV?
E) All of the above?
Then consider singing with the Sanctuary Choir. You can enjoy singing music by great composers, visiting exotic locations like the choir room and the choir loft, and be welcomed by an extremely friendly and sociable group which plays an important role in our worship. And it’s fun! Contact Rick Walsh (in person or at firstname.lastname@example.org). Or just come on WEDNESDAY EVENING AT 7:30. Try it; you’ll like it!
Special Services for Advent and Christmas
A Festival of Lessons & Carols -- December 20 at 7pm on Facebook Live Presented by the Music Ministry A service of the Christmas Scriptures illuminated by music As we continue our journey in these long days of darkness, we are, as the people of old, seeking to see a great light. Stop for an hour at this resting place where you may find comfort, peace, beauty, joy.
Return here on Christmas Eve to find a link to a pre-recorded Family Christmas Service that you may watch at any time. This service will include drama and singing from people of all ages as we share together the story of the birth of Jesus.
Join us at live at 7:00pm for our more traditional Christmas Eve Service. This service will include music, scripture, prayer, sermon, communion and candle light. Go here for our Facebook Live streaming https://www.facebook.com/fpcgv/
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.