Music at Grace Covenant is an important part of our worship and ministry. The music is selected to be a part of the same theme as the scripture, liturgy and sermon, in order to create a focus for the worshipers in each service. We give attention to using inclusive language throughout our services, not for the purpose of political correctness, but as a reflection of our understanding of the inclusive nature of the gospel. We also seek to use language that describes God as our understanding, loving, caring parent who reaches out to us with open arms and love.
Whether through the choral and solo music, or the greater choir of the congregation, selections are chosen that reflect our diversity and differences in understanding, as well as our variety of religious heritage. While seeking to honor and cherish the rich and diverse heritage of hymnody and song that has come before us, we also give attention to the hymnody that continues to be written. Many new hymns reflect our understanding, our time, our science and our responsibilities as followers of Christ in ways that have not been expressed in the past. Hymns and music are not only selected for the heart and spirit, but also for the mind.
Because of the freedom it enables us to preserve, we currently do not sing from one particular hymnal, but utilize many resources through the use of a Copyright License that enables us to be good and honest stewards. Words and language are important to us at Grace Covenant as we seek to make the messages in them real through our actions, attitudes and daily lives.