Make Music to the Lord!
Music is a gift of God and the pages of the Bible are infused with music and singing, from Genesis, were we read of Jubal who played the harp and flute (4.20), through to the Song of the Redeemed in Revelation (14.2-3). King David is credited with establishing music and singing as a regular part of temple worship and central to major celebrations. Many of the Psalms, which would have been set to music, were penned by David.
At St James, we use our voices and many different instruments, according to the skills He has given us, to sing praises to God. If you like to sing or can play a musical instrument, why not join the Music Fellowship?
The Music Fellowship brings together four groups who between them provide wonderfully varied musical styles at our different worship gatherings.
Praise Him with trumpet blast; praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with flute and strings. Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals. Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Hallelujah!
Psalm 150.3-6 (NET)
Give thanks to the Lord with the harp!
Sing to him to the accompaniment
of a ten-stringed instrument!
Sing to him a new song!
Play skillfully as you shout out your praises to him!
Psalm 33.2-3 (NET)
2 Chron 5.13
The trumpeters and musicians played together, praising and giving thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they loudly praised the Lord...
2 Chronicles 5.12-13 (NET)
The Music Fellowship
We are led by the Music Group in the St Barnabas Centre on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month.
The Worship Band
The worship band lead us in the St Barnabas Centre for our most informal, and lively, worship time on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
The Family Orchestra can be enjoyed on the 1st Sunday of each month at the All Age worship in the St Barnabas Centre.
The four-part choir, with members from age 7 and up, sing at every 9am service in the church.