Music at 2nd Church
As a congregation during worship, we sing hymns of many different styles, from “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” to an old gospel hymn like “Amazing Grace” or “Blessed Assurance.” We might sing contemporary hymns like “Here I Am, Lord” or “Won’t You Let Me Be Your Servant.” Most often, hymns are accompanied by Len Rogach on the pipe organ, and occasionally on the piano. From time to time, we are accompanied by guitar and even percussion!
Our service also includes a couple of sung responses that are part of the ritual. Most commonly, there are two: the Gloria Patri (“Glory be to the Father…”) and the Doxology (“Praise God from whom all blessings flow…”). The music and words for these or any other responses are in the hymnal as indicated in the order of worship that you receive when you enter the sanctuary. Simply find in the hymnal the number listed in the order of worship.
In addition to the congregation’s own singing, our worship includes pieces in a variety of styles sung by our choirs, songs sung by soloists, and instrumental pieces on handbells, piano, or pipe organ. We have adults and youth who contribute their talents to our worship of God.