“Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!”
Music is a vital part of worship at Parkway. From singing hymns to playing instruments in praise, music is a central part of the worship and life of Parkway Christian Church.
Choral praise is a mainstay in worship. Choirs for people of all ages and abilities are part of the life of our church.
The Chancel Choir is our adult choir and is open to singers from freshmen in High School and up. The Chancel Choir provides music in worship as well as taking a lead part in special services such as Holy Week and Advent.
R.I.O.T. (Rejoice In One Truth) is our school age choir for young singers second through eighth grade. R.I.O.T. stands for Rejoice In One Truth and that truth – the love that God and Jesus has for each of us – is taught though singing.
The Psalm 150 Orchestra was created when the number of students taking lessons and the number of adults / parents who played showed a great interest in being part of worship. Starting with We Three Kings on Epiphany Sunday, several years ago, the orchestra has become a core part of praise at Parkway. The joy of seeing parents and children both playing in the orchestra makes for plenty of smiles and encourages all who play an instrument to join in – even if they’ve not played for years.
Church members and friends have even donated instruments to the church that they no longer use so that anyone who wants to play can join in the praise. The orchestra plays on the first Sunday of every month. They have also added their skills often in worship, individually as well as playing for Cantatas, Holy Week Services, the Veterans’ Eve Service and Fourth of July.
There are several times a year when Parkway Christian Church welcomes hundreds of visitors through their doors for concerts. Started in 2000, the First Sunday of December is the annual Sing-A-Long Holiday Concert in the evening. This concert features both instrumental and vocal music of the Advent and Christmas Season and the audience is invited to sing along.
During Advent and Holy Week, special services often include the choirs and instrumentalists all sharing their talents for God through their music.