I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to all the Orchard Park musicians for a magnificent year of musical offerings and acts of praise in our worship services throughout the year. We are blessed with so much talent within our congregation and that those who have such talent are willing to share their time on a regular basis to give glory to our Lord and to inspire and lead our congregation in worship.
Our musical offerings are first and foremost for the glory of God. Secondly, they are to grant the listeners an opportunity to experience a glimpse of God’s majesty through the beauty of music. Finally, it is our responsibility – everyone’s responsibility – to make a joyful noise to the Lord each time we gather. In scripture we are reminded of the importance of music in worship. We know in scripture that the faithful “sang hymns, psalms and spiritual songs.” In addition, we are instructed “let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Our services are liturgy, meaning, “work of the people.” We have work to do when we attend church. Sing loudly, listen closely, pray unceasingly and go out into the world and spread the Good News.
by Michael Pietranczyk, Director of Music