APC offers a blended service, seeking to provide not only beautiful traditional music, but also a fresh, contemporary sound. The Praise Team helps lead us into God’s presence with music that is full of vitality and heart-felt praise. This audition-only ensemble requires humility, an ability to work as a team player, as well as the musical giftedness required to learn music within a limited rehearsal time. Vocalists and instrumentalists are all welcome to audition.
The Praise Team rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings before the first service. Members serve one to two weeks a month, throughout the year.
Whether it’s the jubilant blast of bagpipes at the Easter Sunrise service, the sparkling strains of a harp at Christmas time, or the joyful sound of a violin or flute helping the congregation to lift their voices in praise during a Sunday morning worship service—APC is blessed by the talent of instrumentalists in our congregation. These musicians graciously use their gifts for the Lord and in doing so help to “make his praise glorious” (Ps. 66:2). We appreciate all different genres of music, from traditional hymnody to classical to jazz.
Instrumentalists have opportunities to serve as part of the Praise Team, with the choirs, or independently as a musical offering.
The Adult Choir is an integral part of regular worship at APC. The choir also sings in APC’s special services: Christmas Candlelight Service (CCS) and Good Friday and Easter. We ask interested participants to prayerfully consider joining this ministry—that they would be a follower of Christ, have the gift of singing and the desire to lead worship.
The Adult Choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings before the first service. Additional rehearsals will also occur around special services. The choir serves three Sundays a month from September through June.
There is nothing like young voices helping to lead in worship, as they “sing joyfully to the Lord” (Ps. 98:4). Made up of treble singers age 8 through high school, the Youth Choir enhances worship by participating in the Christmas Candlelight, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday services. It is our prayer that the youth involved in this ministry will be equipped to be better worshipers for the rest of their lives, by learning to use their voices, memorize theologically rich songs, and enjoy the community element of music-making.
The Youth Choir rehearses weekly on Sunday mornings in the months leading up to the special services.
A highlight of the Christmas and Easter season is hearing bells ringing through the sanctuary. Handchimes serve during Advent and Easter, enhancing our special services during those times of year. Good music reading skills and rhythm are important for the limited rehearsal time.
Handchimes rehearse weekly in the months leading up to the special services.
The behind-the-scenes volunteers of the soundboard and PowerPoint teams are an integral part of enabling APC’s worship, both in the sanctuary and online. This ministry requires a musical ear, a technical mind, and a gracious spirit.
The Audio/Visual team serves weekly and for special events, with members rotating and serving once or twice a month.