Worship, Music and Arts
“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord … and extol him with music and song!” (Psalm 95:1, NIV)
The Worship, Music and Arts team of Irvine Presbyterian Church uses music and the arts as a tool, or language, to expose and share the length, width, height and depth of God’s love and provide opportunities for the congregation to collectively and wholeheartedly respond to that love in community with wonder, awe, thankfulness, amazement and joy.
We seek and aim to display the ongoing work and presence of the Holy Spirit so even non-believers can see God among us, confess their sin and worship God.
Some of our core values include an emphasis of congregational participation and teaching, training and equipping our youth musicians and singers.
Find out more about how you can serve in these areas:
The IPC Community Choir is a faith-based, intergenerational chorus that gathers monthly to sing hymns and spiritual songs in worship services and public venues. It is open to the entire congregation (adults and kids), and guests from the local community are welcome and encouraged to participate as well.
The choir participates in the worship service on the first Sunday of each month (Communion Sundays). There is one rehearsal the Thursday prior, from 7 to 9 pm. Guest musicians are featured, including Bob Somma on guitar (Oct. 1) and John Andrew Schreiner on piano (Nov. 5 and Dec. 3).
For more information, contact Ed Nilsen, Leader of Worship, Music and Arts.
Congregational singing is led by the band most Sundays, except for Communion Sundays (the first Sunday of each month). The band typically includes drums, bass, piano, keyboard, guitar and vocals. Other instruments such as woodwinds and violin are incorporated as well. Rehearsals are currently on Thursday nights, and also prior to worship service on Sunday mornings.
If you’d like to audition or try out for the band, or you’re interested in helping out with sound or media, please contact Ed Nilsen.