Music at West Side, 2012-2013
It's time to celebrate! It is time to remember. West Side Presbyterian Church entered its centennial year in January, 2012. Since the first service in October 1912, the West Side congregation has been grounded in its belief that the highest calling of music is to praise God. Music, carefully chosen, carefully prepared, prayerfully offered, is intricately woven into our liturgical life. Adults, youth, and children meet weekly to prepare for worship through singing choirs, handbell choirs, and instrumental ensembles. Christian Education and music education are a part of the fabric of each rehearsal. In its 100 years, the music ministry of this congregation has only changed leadership four times, testimony to the love for music and the arts which characterize this people of God.
Music also continues to be an important outreach ministry through congregational support of the no-admission fee Concert Series (in its 36th season) and the annual ecumenical Summer Choir School which celebrated 40 years in August of 2012. All are offered Soli Deo Gloria--to the glory of God.
Each Sunday at 8:45 and 10:00 a.m., the West Side community gathers to praise, pray, hear God's Word, and be empowered to go forth and serve. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper is celebrated the first Sunday of each month at the 10:00 a.m. service, weekly at the 8:45 service, Christmas Eve at 10:00 p.m., New Year's Eve at 6:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday at 7:30 p.m., and Easter Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15 a.m.