“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

The Apostle Paul, The Letter to the Colossians

Music in Worship

Music is a vital component of worshipping God. Throughout scripture, especially the Psalms, we see the call to sing unto the Lord. In the new testament, Paul commands us to “let the word of Christ dwell in [us] richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in [our] hearts to God.” (Col. 3:16). Here, Paul highlights the integral connection between singing and the Word. Our singing is to flow from and support the preaching and reading of God’s Word.

At Carriage Lane, congregational singing is the heart of our musical worship. We are committed to a balanced blend of musical styles in worship in order to engage the hearts of God’s people and to fulfill the biblical model to “sing a new song” and sing psalms, hymns, and songs from the Church’s musical heritage. Our worship team, choir, and seasonal ensembles seek to enrich and support our worship of God through the singing of his people.

Prepare for Sunday Playlists

The Prepare for Sunday Playlist is an opportunity for you and your household to be singing throughout the week in preparation for corporate worship and congregational singing. This is another way to “let the Word of Christ dwell in you” throughout the week. We hope that having the song list available throughout the week will help you ponder the words that we sing and to usher our hearts into praise.

If you have children, we have found this to be especially helpful to learn the songs of the Church, so that they are familiar with the tune and the words and can sing with the congregation (even if they can’t read the printed words).

New Congregational Songs 2021

Jesus Strong and Kind (CityAlight)

Music is great but Jesus is greater.  In this powerfully simple song, we pointed to Jesus - in whatever we face, in our weakness, in our fear, we can always run to Jesus.  We can run to him because he came to us on the cross.  He is good and faithful, he will keep us day and night - he is strong and kind.  You can find the lead sheet here: https://www.cityalight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Jesus-Strong-and-Kind-PVG.pdf

Playlists

At Carriage Lane we regularly add new songs (Psalms, Hymns, and Songs) to our regular rotation of songs in order to better reflect the wide variety of topics we find in the Scriptures and to best minister to the needs of the congregation. The playlists below can help you to learn or review the new songs we have added this year.

Benediction Song - Audio

Ways to Serve

Are you interested in serving in the CLPC Music Ministry? Here are some ways to get involved.  Please contact us at alex@carriagelanepres.org with questions or interest.

Worship Team

Leads congregation in musical worship (rehearses Thursday nights and Sunday mornings)

  • Singers (melody or harmony)
  • Instrumentalists
  • Audio/Visual Techs (audio mixing, slides, and cameras)

Sanctuary Choir

Supports congregational singing and enrich our corporate worship through special music.  Sings regularly in Sunday morning worship services and seasonal services (Rehearses on Wednesday nights and some Sunday mornings)

  • Sing soprano, alto, tenor, or bass