“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
Through music at Highlands Church, we strive to encourage everyone to "shout for joy." We strive not only for the highest quality in our music making, but also in evoking the Holy Spirit, so that it might flow freely through our hearts and minds before, during, and after worship each week. It is the calling of the three Worship Leaders, Handbell Director and four music groups at the church to influence our community to know Christ. In our wide variety of worship services and musical styles, we strive to involve everyone in praising the Lord through vocal and instrumental expressions of praise.
Highlands Church features a 5:30 pm Saturday Celebration Worship Service in our Fellowship Hall. The Celebration Worship Team offers a wide variety of music styles – familiar hymns, country, gospel, contemporary and original songs written by members of our team. Pam Meyer is our Celebration Worship Leader and Traditional Worship Accompanist.
The 9:30 am Sunday Traditional Worship Service in the sanctuary includes our Chancel Choir, a magnificent organ, piano, and, from time to time, the Highlands Ringers. One will hear traditional, gospel or contemporary music on any given Sunday. Pictured above is the Chancel Choir with John Matthews, Director of Music Ministries and Traditional Worship Leader.
Our 11:15 am Sunday Gathering Worship Service features our Contemporary Praise Band. The service is in our Fellowship Hall and the congregation sits around tables and enjoys coffee or a favorite beverage. The Praise Band features guitars, keyboard, bass and drums and leads the congregation in current contemporary music selections. James Hendrix is our Gathering Worship Leader.
Participating in a musical ensemble is a great way to integrate yourself into a church family and experience what it is to grow and worship through music in community. We encourage everyone to come and participate in one of our ensembles. Contact one of our Worship Leaders to find out where you can “Make a joyful noise to the Lord.”
John Matthews, Director of Music Ministries
Pam Meyer, Celebration Worship Leader
James Hendrix, Gathering Worship Leader
Joyce Sheldon, Chimes & Bells Director
Jeannine Wagar, Orgainist