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Music at KVPCA

Our View on Music

At KVPCA we believe that God has called his church to address one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart (Eph. 5:19). And so, we make use of Psalms, which are poems from the Bible and inspired by God, and Hymns, songs composed by Christian men and women, to lift our voices in praise and worship on Sunday mornings.

Music Ministry

Our music ministry consists of two elements: music teams and the choir. Our music teams assist in worship on Sundays. We make use of vocalists, pianists, guitarists and others. If you’d like to join a music team, then speak with one of the team members. Our choir sings on special occasions, like Christmas and Easter. Practices are announced and all are welcome to join in.

What “style” of music do you guys do?

We’re saddened by the fact that the issue of style is so divisive to the church at large. At KVPC we blend contemporary and classic melodies and lyrics. You’ll sing classic hymns of the faith, re-tuned hymns with modern feel, totally new songs, and a smattering of psalms set to tunes out of the hymnal. In worship we use the Trinity Hymnal, the Celebration Hymnal, the Book of Psalms for Worship, and contemporary choruses and hymns.

Some of our songs are accompanied by the piano. Others include acoustic instruments as well.

Some people are uncomfortable holding a hymnal and confused by the musical notation, but many people like to have the comfort of holding the hymnal in their hands and reading the music. Therefore, we provide both!

Our service is not organized by style, but rather, around the gospel! So, the opening songs will be all about praising God for who he is and what he has done. That might be “How Great Thou Art” or “How Great is Our God,” but it will be praise.

Our service then moves to a time of reflection on the Fall, our sins, and our brokeness. We’ll sing songs like “God be Merciful to Me,” or “Give Us Clean Hands.”

Our service then turns to a joyful celebration of the gospel – that our sins are forgiven and we are washed clean! We’ll sings songs of God’s grace and thanksgiving like “Mighty to Save,” and “Amazing Grace.”

Our service usually closes with a hymn or song that reflects that morning’s message. And that’s how we do music at KVPC!

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