W.O.W. (Words on Worship)

The Worship Team has received a response to our first W.O.W. article asking for comments and questions. This response noted a preference for the traditional service, an opinion that the two services do not blend well, and a concern that the praise band songs are hard to follow. We hope to address those concerns here.

Worship may be our biggest struggle right now– blending two different styles of worship into a cohesive service is not easy. Some people are pleased with the blending, others prefer one format or the other. Our goal as your Worship Team is to work together with the Elders, Pastors, and others involved in the worship service to satisfy everyone’s worship needs.

Music is only one of the many components of the worship service here at Hazelwood, though it is one many of us look forward to. Something we hope you will keep in mind is while you may not like a particular song or type of music, another person does. As Christians, we are called to show love and compassion to one another. One way to do that is to sing a song that isn’t what we would normally choose, but we sing that song to include another who might prefer it. We realize there is certainly a learning curve involved with singing new styles of music. While some of us are learning worship songs, others are learning hymns. However, with repetition comes familiarity. Before long, the songs or hymns that are new to you now and feel awkward to sing, will be something you find yourself singing in the car on the way home. The important thing to remember is God wants your worship to come from the heart– it doesn’t matter if it’s necessarily the right words on the right beat or even in the right key. It’s all about coming together in a spirit of worship.

~The Worship Team

Don’t forget:

We want to hear from you! If you have something you would like us to address, jot it down, stick it in an envelope marked “Worship Team,” and place it in the offering plate on Sunday. You can also feel free to email hazelwoodchurch@gmail.com, call Stefanie in the church office at (765) 282-5969, or mail it in to us addressed to: Worship Team at Hazelwood, 1400 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47303.