“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

The Apostle Paul, The Letter to the Colossians

Music in Worship

Music is a vital component of worshipping God. Throughout scripture, especially the Psalms, we see the call to sing unto the Lord. In the new testament, Paul commands us to “let the word of Christ dwell in [us] richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in [our] hearts to God.” (Col. 3:16). Here, Paul highlights the integral connection between singing and the Word. Our singing is to flow from and support the preaching and reading of God’s Word.

At Carriage Lane, congregational singing is the heart of our musical worship. We are committed to a balanced blend of musical styles in worship in order to engage the hearts of God’s people and to fulfill the biblical model to “sing a new song” and sing psalms, hymns, and songs from the Church’s musical heritage. Our worship team, choir, and seasonal ensembles seek to enrich and support our worship of God through the singing of his people.

Prepare for Sunday Playlists

The Prepare for Sunday Playlist is an opportunity for you and your household to be singing throughout the week in preparation for corporate worship and congregational singing. This is another way to “let the Word of Christ dwell in you” throughout the week. We hope that having the song list available throughout the week will help you ponder the words that we sing and to usher our hearts into praise.

If you have children, we have found this to be especially helpful to learn the songs of the Church, so that they are familiar with the tune and the words and can sing with the congregation (even if they can’t read the printed words).

March 7th 2021 - AM Service

New Congregational Song - Christ Will by My Hideaway

The Psalms resonate with God’s truth and tender mercies for his people throughout the ages. Psalm 91 points us to our God who is a strong refuge and sure defense in times of trouble, and our hearts are stirred to say to the Lord with the psalmist, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” This psalm uniquely mentions the specific danger of pestilence or disease and how God delivers us from fear, as we trust in him. What a psalm for our time! In this song, Christ Will Be My Hideaway, we are led through this psalm and pointed to Jesus, the one who fulfills all of the Scriptures - Christ will be our hideaway.

More info about the song, including the lyrics, lead sheet, and guitar chart can be found here.

Ways to Serve

Are you interested in serving in the CLPC Music Ministry? Here are some ways to get involved.  Please contact us at alex@carriagelanepres.org with questions or interest.

Worship Team

Leads congregation in musical worship (rehearses Thursday nights and Sunday mornings)

  • Vocalists – Sing melody or harmony
  • Instrumentalists – Play an instrument in the Worship Team
  • Audio/Visual – Help with audio mixing, slides, and cameras

Choirs*

Support congregational singing and present special music regularly in Sunday morning worship services and seasonal services (Rehearses on Wednesday nights and some Sunday mornings)

  • Adult Choir* – Sing soprano, alto, tenor, or bass and sing in the Sunday morning worship service twice a month.
  • Children’s Choir* – Choir for children ages 4 years old through 6th grade.

*Not currently meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.