Music in Worship

...be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
— Ephesians 5:18-20

We feel very blessed to have so many opportunities to worship through music at Thompson Church!  With the psalms in Scripture as our model, we look to music as one of the ways we come before the living Lord in faith with our praise, confessions, and hope.

Read below to learn more about our music programs and how you can get involved!

Congregational SINGIng

The foundation of music here at Thompson Church is the congregational singing.  We believe that singing together as a congregation is an important expression of worship and praise that responds to our call to "Make a joyful noise to the LORD...come into his presence with singing" (from Psalm 100:1-2)!

Depending on which service you attend (our Traditional Worship Service at 8:30 a.m. or our Contemporary Worship Service at 11:00 a.m.), you may generally find traditional hymns, accompanied by the organ or piano, or praise songs, accompanied by piano or guitar.  At times our singing may include traditional psalm chants or simple refrains from the monastic tradition.

Wherever you find music at Thompson Church, the common thread throughout the fabric of our diverse styles and voices is to "do everything for the glory of God" (1 Corinthians 10:31c)!

SPECIAL ENSEMBLES

In addition to providing opportunities during worship to sing together as a whole congregation, we also include times for special ensembles to participate musically in our choirs or our handbell and chime groups.  These volunteer groups are open to any interested adults or children.