"Qui bene cantat bis orat" (One who sings well prays twice) - St. Augustine
"O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day." – Psalm 95:1-2, Psalm 96:1-2
Music in the Episcopal Church can be as diverse as its worship services. Although final authority over the music used in an Episcopal service is "the duty of every Minister" (Canon 24, Section 1), our hymnal draws all Episcopalians together musically in the same way that the Book of Common Prayer draws us together in prayer and liturgy.
In our music God is glorified through the voices of choir and congregation and through the instruments of organ and piano. Each Sunday, the music reflects the lessons of the day and season. Our hymns are selected from the Hymnal 1982 and Lift Every Voice and Sing: An African-American Hymnal. Our service music is led by our Director of Music and Organist, The Rev. Robert F. Sutter, on our magnificent three manual Andover tracker organ. Come join voices with ours and sing joyfully to praise our Creator!
Epiphany Parish Choir provides musical leadership for the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday. All teens and adults are invited to participate. Adult Choir rehearsals are every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.
“Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at this table.”