Music at St. Andrew, Sidney, B. C.


  Music is extraordinarily important in the course of the worship service.  Nearly 40% of the worship service is music oriented.  Here are five characteristics of a magnetic musical program:

1. Enhance Worship

The principal role of the music ministry is to enhance the corporate worship experience and thereby move persons into a closer relationship with God.

2. Witness and Develop

A second role of the music ministry is to witness the theology of the church while developing musical excellence.

3. Offer Spiritual Growth and Community

The visible choir is a good indicator of church life.  Growing choirs reflect commitment, enthusiasm and the sense of being needed.  Our choir provides opportunities for service, small group assimilation and spiritual experiences.

4. Reach

The Sanctuary Choir is one of the main entry points for new church members.  Talented persons who present excellence as an offering to God tend to draw others.

5. Effect Positive Social Change

The two most significant influences that have transcended cultural barriers are sports and music.

Praise the Lord upon the harp: sing to the Lord with a psalm of thanksgiving.

With trumpets also, and shawns: O show yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.

Psalm 98

Some to church repair not for the doctrine, but the music there.

Alexander Pope


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