Our Mission: To glorify God, lead others in worship, and mature disciples who use their gifts and skills in service to God. Our highest calling as believers is first, to worship God and our Lord Jesus in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24). Through a dynamic and balanced ministry of teaching and training, discipleship, outreach, and fellowship, we want to use our musical and artistic talents and love of the arts as a vehicle for inspiring and bringing people into God’s kingdom. We embrace many styles of music in our worship including our tremendous heritage of great hymns as well as the contemporary music of today. (Colossians 3:16)
The Music and Worship Ministries offer many opportunities to serve and get involved. In addition to a full graded Choir program, Contemporary Praise Band, and orchestra, Worship arts opportunities include: Michelangelo Ministry (visual arts), production crews for major musicals (i.e. set construction, costumes, backstage), as well as sound, lighting and media tech teams.
As God leads you to serve Him, We encourage you to be bold and to step out, exercise your musical gifts, get involved, and join us in proclaiming our love for Jesus Christ through Music and Worship Ministry. There is a place for you.
Traditional Worship Service – Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
This dynamic worship celebration includes our 55-Voice Chancel Choir, the Mt. Horeb Orchestra (at 10:30) and various instrumental, vocal groups, and soloists. Experience worship through a broad range of musical offerings and dynamic congregational singing of inspirational hymns of our faith. This coupled with relevant, biblical preaching from our Pastoral team led by Senior Pastor Jeff Kersey, brings joy and excitement as we gather each week for spirit-filled worship.
Contemporary Worship Service – Saturday 5:45 p.m. & Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Every service features the Contemporary Praise and Worship songs you know plus new songs that will become your favorites. You may join our Contemporary Worship Leader and our Praise Band for a service in our Worship Center for an amped up worship experience. This exciting music will lead you into worship and encourage you as we lift up the name of Jesus! You’ll love the way our pastoral team, led by Senior Pastor Jeff Kersey, communicates the truth of God’s word for the world we live in.
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVENT: The Gift
December 14th 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM and December 15th 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM
So much of the joy and anticipation of Christmas each year is expressed through the singing and listening to wonderful, heart-warming songs and carols that we have heard and loved since childhood. On December 14th and 15th, the Music and Worship Ministry of Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Lexington will make many of these beloved songs come alive in an original musical production entitled The Gift. The greatest gift to ever be given was the gift of Jesus, God’s only begotten son to all humankind. You are invited to join the thousands of people who for almost a decade have made coming to the annual musical production at Mt. Horeb a joyous, musical highlight of their family’s Christmas Celebration.
The Gift features our 55 voice Chancel Choir, Mt. Horeb Orchestra, Contemporary Praise Band, Children’s, Youth, and Handbell Choirs, Drama, and featured soloists performing spectacular arrangements of Christmas Classics such as The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, Carol of the Bells, Do You Hear What I Hear?, and a new thrilling arrangement of O Holy Night! Admission is free and no ticket is needed , however you will want to arrive early as seating is limited. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance. Child care is available for children up to age 5.
MUSIC & WORSHIP MINISTRY STAFF
- Jack Warren, Director of Music and Worship; Ext. 227
- Catherine Hazan, Organist, Ext 312
- Kendell Healy, Church Pianist & Chancel Choir Accompanist
- Bruce Clark, Orchestra Director
- Matthew Fink, Sound Engineer
- Grace Marie Ward, Director of Contemporary Worship; Ext.244
- Jennie Christensen, Children’s Music Director; Ext 312