Music has been a central part of worship as long as Christians have gathered together! Whether we are singing as a congregation or listening to a soloist or ensemble, we are offering praise to God. Sometimes we worship with familiar tunes and words; other times we may be introduced to new songs and hymns. Classic or contemporary, well-known or unfamiliar, music at Immanuel is meant to help us flourish in fellowship and in our worship of the Savior. Because of this focus, Immanuel’s musicians lead in singing and playing from the balcony, limiting visual distractions and allowing us to direct our attention to God.
Immanuel loves its many musicians! Our choir enhances worship twice each month (and on other special occasions). The orchestra—with instrumentalists of all ages—plays one Sunday each month, and contemporary music teams are involved one or two Sundays per month. Our gifted keyboardists accompany the congregation on our 7-foot Steinway grand piano and two-manual pipe organ. For more information about how to get involved, contact our Music Minister, Dr. Mary Hopper.
The Visual Arts
Our worship-planning team encourages Immanuel’s artists to design works to enhance corporate worship. We worship in response to God’s greatness as we see truths symbolized or themes clarified by all kinds of artwork. Ranging from fabric banners to paintings, these works are often related to the specific focus of a sermon series or to the season of the Church calendar (such as Advent or Lent).
MARY HOPPER, MINISTER OF MUSIC
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