Music & Worship

We believe that the sole audience for worship is God, so all worship is to be directed to him.

Our Sunday service is traditional with a strong emphasis on exposition, i.e., the thoughtful and careful consideration of the context and teaching of the Bible, and its application to our lives today. Each week we gather to praise God, thank him for his goodness, and share and care for concerns of the community.

We embrace our connection to Jesus’ teaching in the weekly recitation of the Lord’s prayer; we embrace our connection to the church that arose from Jesus’ teaching in the weekly recitation of the Apostles’ Creed; we embrace the truth that all that we have comes from God in the weekly giving of our tithes and offerings.

Linebrook Church’s musical style is grounded in the hymnody of the church as well as offering some solid contemporary musical pieces. (Please see Music below!)

Childcare is available during the service.

Each communion Sunday (first Sunday of each month), a special offering is taken for a local or international missionary or mission. In this manner Linebrook Church seeks to promote a vision that extends beyond those who gather each week as it reaches out to those in need.

Music

Music is an integral part of the worship and body life at Linebrook. It is one way that we are told in God’s word to praise our creator and redeemer. David tells us to “Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!” (Ps. 147:7). James admonishes us that if anyone is cheerful, “Let him sing praise” (James 5:13). In addition, theologically strong hymns and songs are able to encourage one another as well as to turn them from sinful ways. Martin Luther believed that biblically based hymns were as vital to a congregation as good preaching and teaching. One reason for this is that good theology is many times more memorable when put to music. We may say that we are not able to memorize long passages, but put those same passages to music and we can sing them throughout the day letting the truth of God’s Word take root deep in our hearts and lives.

Our style of music is traditional, using many familiar hymns. In addition, we use modern hymns as well. We are fond of compositions by such writers as Stuart Townend, Bob Kauflin, and Keith and Kristyn Getty. We choose music that incorporates a solid message as well as a beautiful, singable, melodic line. We recognize the importance of corporate worship and want all of the congregation to be able to participate in worshiping God together with one voice, regardless of the range of musical gifts of our members may be.

Our music is currently led using acoustic and electronic pianos. There have been times in the life of our church when we have also had violin, flute, bassoon, and harp to aid in our worship. We use instruments to lead the congregational singing as well as for special music. We are grateful for those able to sing solos or duets as other ways of leading in worship. We also have a voice ensemble that meets for practice one night each week and for a longer practice one Saturday per month. New members are welcome! This is a great time for using our musical gifts as well as serving as a small group of brothers and sisters to pray for and encourage one another. The voice ensemble typically sings twice a month and plays a larger role in services during holiday seasons.