“Worship is a journey. Worship is transformation: it changes us. We need to worship. Worship is a celebration of God’s mighty deeds of salvation in Jesus Christ. Worship is Triune: It praises the Father, Remembers the work of the Son, Invokes the presence of the Holy Spirit” – Bob Webber
The worship band serves the 10am congregation with a diverse repertoire of songs: from classic hymns to popular choruses to worship songs.
Rehearsals are weekly each Monday at 7pm, at the Church of the Messiah offices in the basement of St. Peter and St. Paul’s church, 152 Metcalfe street (see map). Sunday set-up and warm-up is at 9am at the Ottawa Little Theatre.
The Audio-Visual Team plays a hugely significant role, and we are incredibly grateful for them and their faithful service.
At Church of the Messiah, singing in the choir is a ministry. We have been commissioned by Jesus Christ to “Go and preach the word to all nations”. By choosing to sing or play instruments in the choir, members are declaring their willingness to devote talent, voice and time. We strive to offer our best at all times.
The music ministry consists of leading and supporting congregational hymns and sings anthems and special choral music. We focus on glorifying God and developing spiritual friendships as we make music together. This is indeed an offering and not a performance.
Instrumentalists too! We are blessed with many talented instrumentalists who play for the service. More people are always welcome! If you play cello, violin, flute, or another instrument and would like to connect with us, please let us know!
Martin Luther considered music to be one of God’s greatest gifts. “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. This precious gift has been given to man alone that he might thereby remind himself that God has created man for the express purpose of praising and extolling God.”
Choir rehearsal is each Sunday at 9am, at the Ottawa Little Theatre. Extra rehearsals may be held when special music is being rehearsed. We start with prayer, we proceed to vocal warm-ups, hymn singing, and the rehearsal of special anthems and finally some fellowship time.