“It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp” (Psalm 92:1-3)
As recorded in hundreds of verses through-out the Bible, music has always played a vital role in how we interact with our God. It works on our hearts, helping us with our joys and sorrows, while instructing us in our faith and linking us in the expression of praise and prayer to God.
The core of the musical worship at Lakeside Heights is congregational singing. We strive to incorporate the worship music of various styles and times, preserving the wisdom and understanding of past generations of believers while adding the voice of our own time and place.
Piano, organ, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, guitar and drums, all contribute to the musical aspect of the worship, along with vocal solos and weekly choral anthems. This is in addition to the contribution of the numerous individual talented musicians.
The Choir, under the leadership of Music Director Liz Baxter, meet for rehearsal on Thursday evenings and before service on Sundays to prepare a weekly choral anthem as well as to lead the congregation in the singing.
The Musician’s prayer
“Lord, may the words we sing have meaning.
Lord, may the thoughts we bring have blessing.
Lord, may the gift of music lift our hearts to Thee.
And inspire our spirits, more of You to see.
Lord, in some way that only You can know,
Help each of us to trust, in faith to grow;
Serving You -this way, sharing love – this way,
In bringing joy to others may Your joy be ours today.”