“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.”
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).
New Congregational Songs
We introduce new songs for congregational singing regularly. These new songs appear below with links for you to become familiar with the text and tune.
New Songs Learned Within the Past Year
Updates Coming Soon
Ways to Serve
Are you interested in serving in the CLPC Music Ministry? Here are some ways to get involved.
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
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.