Worship & Music
Collections of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs give voice to the Church's core beliefs and theological convictions. Previous hymnals used by the PC(USA) have responded to the needs of the Church and the world by highlighting the rhythms of the church year, the centrality of the Psalms in prayer and praise of the Reformed tradition.
Glory to God, the new hymnal for the PC(USA), recognizes these themes and upholds their importance. It also strives to minister to worshipers who have not had life-long formation by Scripture, Christian doctrine, and/or Reformed theology. Its overarching theme is God's acts of creation, redemption, and transformation.
If you wish to order a copy of Glory to God, click here for an order form. You may turn in your order form and payment to the Church Office.
Open to singers ninth grade through adult
Provides traditional and contemporary vocal music for the 11:00 a.m. worship service and two concerts, at Christmas and in the spring. Rehearsal is held in the Music Room every Sunday from 10:30-11:00 a.m., and every Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 p.m., with the exception of the month of July.
During June, the choir only rehearses on Sunday Mornings from 9:15-9:45 prior to the 10:00 worship service.
Adult Handbell Choir
Open to all ringers, from novice to expert
Provides three-octave handbell music for the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services during the Advent and Christmas seasons, and again during Lent and Easter. Rehearsal is held in the Music Room every Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m., from September through May.
Youth Hand Chime Choir
Open to all chimers, from novice to expert
Provides chime music, which has a more mellow tone than handbells, for the 11:00 a.m. worship service six times during the school year. Rehearsal is held in the Music Room every Sunday from 4:00-5:00 p.m., from September through May. The choir is open to middle and high school students of all experience levels, from novice to expert.
Children's Sunday School Choir
Open to children age three through ten
Provides music for the 11:00 a.m. worship service on special occasions three to four times per year. "Rehearsal" is held in Mary and Martha's Vineyard every Sunday at 9:45 a.m., as part of the Sunday School hour. Children are taught hymns, traditional church songs, rhythm instruments, and how to contribute to a worship service.
Adults, by audition only
Provides contemporary Christian vocal music monthly during worship.
Adults, by audition only
Provides gospel vocal music monthly during worship.
Oak Terrace Music Ministry
Open to all vocalists and instrumentalists
Individuals and ensembles provide music in the Fellowship Hall at 10:45 a.m. on most Sunday mornings.
St. Philip is blessed to have so many individuals who feel called to share their talents in glory to God. If you are interested in music ministry, complete this online form and/or email Joshua Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.