“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).

April 18th, 2021

New Congregational Song - Why Do Gentile Nations Rage? (Psalm 2)

Psalms 1 and 2 provide the lens for viewing the entire Psalter.  We see major themes of the blessings for those who receive God's Word and follow it and the judgement for those who rebel against it.  Psalm 1 begins with blessing and Psalm 2 ends with blessing.  In Psalm 2 we are pointed to Jesus, God's anointed King, who will rule over all, bringing justice and peace to his people forever. 

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.