Worship

Worship Ministry   

This ministry is responsible for all aspects of the worship life of the church. Working with the Pastor, this Ministry not only coordinates the details of the Sunday service, but plans and executes special worship opportunities throughout the year. It is the responsibility of the Worship Ministry to enable you to experience and grow in your relationship with God.

The Worship Ministry of King's Grant Presbyterian Church oversees the Sunday  morning worship service  at 10:00 AM  as well as several vocal and bell choirs of various age levels. The service can be livestreamed on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The music program is particularly strong and diversified. Nursery service is provided for both services as well as Faith Formation classes.  Communion is normally served on the first Sunday of each month, on Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve. All are welcome and invited to the table.

Worship is central to our lives. It is that time when, regardless of what else is going on in our lives, we put it all aside and come together for a single purpose--to worship our Lord. In worship we find common bonds. With one mind and one heart, we publicly proclaim our faith, give God our thanks, praise and adoration, confess our sins, pray for each other, and receive teaching and encouragement from the Bible for our spiritual growth.

Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope
October 2- Fear of “The Other” (World Communion Sunday)
Psalm 27:1,14; Psalm 46:1-2a; I John 4:18
Who is “the other” for you? It may be someone with a different religion, skin color, language, sexual orientation, or political party. Our brains are wired to fear “the other” as those who may cause us harm. Yet, Jesus called both Matthew the tax collector and Simon the Zealot, two people with completely opposite lives. How do we build bridges over the divisions society has established between our differences? How do we create a house of worship where we don’t all think alike? How do we live into the promise that “perfect love casts out fear”? After all, of whom should we really be afraid?

The Transformation of Scrooge (in all of us)
This Generosity series will take a look at how living in God’s economy of grace and justice is the antithesis of the life-threatening addiction to money, success, exclusion and selfishness. In Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge receives 4 visitors that transform his resentment, fear and isolation toward generosity, joy, and love. What can this classic story coupled with scripture teach us about our own past, present, and future?

October 9    The Haunting Past: You Can Run from It or Learn from It
Luke 12:13-21; Matthew 16:24-26

The cultural context in which Dickens placed his powerful story was 1800’s England — a time of great divide between rich and poor. His main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, is clear as the story begins that the only redeeming value in life was in getting more money. He lives in resentment, fear, loneliness, and selfishness. But as he is visited by the ghosts of his friend Marley and Christmas Past, he sheds a tear for the disappointment of his own past and compassion slowly awakens in him. The transformation has begun as it dawns on him that storing up treasure on earth and gaining the whole world might not be all there is to life.
    Reflection Questions: In what ways do you identify with Scrooge? When were times in your life you were selfish? If the Ghost of Christmas Past visited you tonight, what scenes would the Spirit show you and why?

October 16              The Stark Reality of the Present: Cratchits and Crutches       
Deuteronomy 15:7-11; Matthew 6:2-4; Philippians 4:11-13

Ebenezer Scrooge has a prescription for humanity at the beginning of the story — the poor have only themselves to blame and would be better off dead. So when he is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Present, he is admonished to “look!” He must see the truth of the suffering world and his own hand in it. He must also see the people: those with empty hands, but generous hearts; those in lowly conditions, who yet rejoice, those who lack material wealth, and still are rich in family and friends. Scrooge’s transformation continues as he expresses a desire to change.
                Reflection Questions: What is your attitude toward those who are poor and how does that guide your response to them? When was the last time you took a hard look at the reality of many who live in Virginia Beach? Do you have a desire to change your giving patterns?

October 23              Faced with a Fearful Future Facilitates Freedom     Luke 16:19-31; Romans 4b-17
Scrooge fears the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come more than any other. He tries to hide from it, run from it–to no avail. Was it is his fear of death, fear of the future, or fear of a wasted life? At this point he regrets his lifestyle, but does not yet grasp the gravity of his stinginess in his life and others. Only when he comes face to face with death, his own and Tiny Tim’s, does he desperately resolve to change his ways if given a chance. Only when he realizes he has the power to change his destructive course is he freed from this fearful future. Often we never get the chance to know how our actions, or lack thereof, change the future of our lives and others. But what if we could?
                Reflection Questions: If you had the opportunity to see how your present actions would impact the future, what would you change? How can coming face to face with your mortality redirect your life? Was Scrooge more fearful of death or a wasted life? What about you? How did Scrooge’s way of life negatively impact others? What about yours?

October 30              The Transformation of Scrooge…And Us!           
Ephesians 4:17-24; Ephesians 5:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

                Scrooge awakens on Christmas Day having experienced a profound and radical transformation that leaves his life forever changed. No longer is he a miserly, mean, and selfish person but rather a generous, loving benefactor. In his transformation, he has a newfound desire to share his joy with others and makes a profound effect on others. We, too, have a newfound joy in Christ and have the opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of others as well.
                Reflection Questions: In what ways is your “old self” gone and you are a new creation? How does the way you live, especially your generosity, reflect your transformation?

 

 

The programs that encompass the Worship Ministry include:

THE MUSIC:

Our music ministry is designed to give people of many ages and abilities a chance to express their heartfelt love for God in creative and meaningful ways.

         

Youth Choir –is for youth from grade four and up.

Rainbow Choir – is for children from kindergarten through third grade.  p.m.

Cherub Choir – is for children from three years through five years.

HANDBELL CHOIRS:

MUSIC TEAM FOR CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP:

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! ” Psalms 100: 1-2 

Christmas Season— Our annual Service of Lessons and Carols is presented by the Sanctuary Choir, Bell Choirs, Children’s Choirs, and Orchestra. 

FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS celebrates the news of Christ’s birth featuring exciting and inspirational  music of the season. Come and hear our Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra  at a one 11:00am service. May your Christmas season be blessed through the realm of festive song as we share the good news of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Easter Season - On Easter day we celebrate the risen Lord at 7:00 a.m., 8:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. The Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. is outside around the cross as we usher in this glorious day. The 8:45 a.m. service is a contemporary way to celebrate the resurrection with our Music Team and added instrumentalists. The 11:00 a.m. service provides special music with the Sanctuary Choir, handbell choirs and added instrumentalists.

Summer Picnic On the Lawn - We have an annual patriotic picnic on the lawn the Sunday on or before July 4th. This is a gift to the community and all are invited to bring neighbors and enjoy music and a picnic with hotdogs, chips, watermelon, snowcones and homemade pies!

   

745 Little Neck Rd. 
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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