How We Praise Him – Music
To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts and the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.
Music is a very important part of our life and ministry at St. John’s. Our worship of God in Jesus lies at the core of our life together. Music is a proclamation that in all circumstances our God is a God of mercy, love and hope; and our music ministry provides opportunities for worship, service, and education while conveying the word of God through music. Through music we make known to others the mighty acts of God!
Our music is rich and varied as we minister to the congregation through our gifts. Our congregation expresses joy in the experience of fellowshipping with one another knowing that through worship we are strengthened to serve God and the community of Newport.
Our Chancel Choir sings regularly in our Sunday service; singing music from all periods: from classics to more contemporary selections. Our Chancel Ringers minister to us once a month in worship, providing an inspirational encounter that draws us closer to God. On special holy days, our choir is augmented by instrumentalists who add to the beauty and majesty of the worship experience.
During the summer months, various soloists and instrumentalists provide special music with worship.
Our church is very blessed to have a fine pipe organ as well as a concert grand piano to aid us in our worship of Almighty God.
Anyone who has a desire to worship God through the gift of music is welcome to join our Chancel Choir. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. If you choose to join our choir, you will – guaranteed – make new friends, while deepening your spiritual journey.
We offer special concerts through the year as an outreach to our community. Whether it be a visiting artist or a choir, or our own choir and musicians, we offer up these concerts as a gift to the community of Newport and beyond. In our Twilight Concert Series, we featured artists such as The May Festival Youth Chorus, The Cincinnati Boy Choir, Queen City Brass, Michael Chertock (Pianist), Silver Arm (a Celtic Band) and of course, our own Chancel Choir and Orchestra at Christmastime.
As Psalm 145:12 declares, music in our church is a vehicle of praise to bring people to God. It is our prayer that through the music of this St. John’s that your faith will be increased and your love of God will grow deeper and stronger. Soli Deo Gloria!
“Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders? ~ Exodus 15:11