Music in Worship
Music and the arts are involved in worship, Christian education, pastoral care, and outreach. Participating in the learning and singing of hymns and responses is an important part of the worship experience for the entire congregation. Each Sunday the musical portion of the worship service enhances the spoken text based on the scripture of the day. The choir presents an anthem that allows for further meditation.
In addition, special musical presentations are a frequent part of worship at Westmoreland, celebrating gifts from a variety of genres, including jazz, bluegrass, and gospel. Recent guest musicians include the Keiskamma Gospel Choir from Hamburg, South Africa. The Choir was in the United States during World Aids Awareness Week telling their story of the devastation of their community from the disease. Click here to view their tapestry, portraying the Last Supper, made by members of the community, which hung in the sanctuary during the performance.
Page last updated 13 April 2011.