Rev. Jonathan Hughes, Dave Dorman, Ken Andrew, Townie Losey, Barbara Shock, and Shelley Ulrich
Worship Committee is an active committee of session with the purpose to provide oversight and leadership to our faith family’s worship life, its planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
Our mission as the WC is to be faithful stewards of the worship life and space of the LVHPC, so that:
God will be praised, glorified, and followed;
Our people may be transformed and renewed in Christ;
The church may be equipped by the Holy Spirit of God’s service in this community and the world.
Some of the tasks that we managed this year included: coordinating with session and clergy in securing the necessary Elders for liturgist, children’s prayers, presenters, greeters, welcome and announcements, communion servers, flowers, and ushers. We are truly grateful to all those who have participated and served LVHPC in this manner. We are also grateful and privileged to work along side the Children’s Ministry to give the children an opportunity to serve as acolytes to light the candles in our worship services.
It has been an honor to work with Townie Losey for several years as our Director of Music Ministry. He is talented beyond measure and truly dedicated to LVHPC. Townie continues to provide and maintain a balance of accessibility and high standard for excellence, and our goal to inspire mindful and genuine worship under God’s leadership.
Townie expressed that his first love while as Director of Music, continues to be leading the choir. We felt that additional assistance with Sunday worship would be very beneficial to our music program. With some discussion a team was put together to hire someone whose sole responsibility would be to serve as our Worship Band Leader. That talented person is now Jared LeShana. What a blessing Jared has been to Sunday Worship. He brings a genuine commitment as a Christ follower and his love for music and worship to LVHPC each week and we have been truly blessed. Welcome Jared. As a result, Townie has dedicated his time and talent to the choir and we are reaping the results of that positive change. The choir has been a great blessing and added so much worshipful music each week. Thank you Townie and choir members.
We have also been fortunate to have Estaban Frausto join our team as Audio Engineer and can count on him each Sunday to provide sound support to our worship services. Welcome Estaban. We are so pleased of our fine and talented music staff. Hoping for another awesome year.
During the year of 2017, Townie was able to plan a Good Friday concert in collaboration with Ensoma Vocal Ensemble and other volunteer singers from our community. It was a wonderful spiritual presentation and well worth the time and effort for so many. We are encouraging Townie to continue an Easter concert in 2018, that will carry over to Easter Sunday.
A Creative team was formed for the purpose of enhancing the worship experience for worship services. The team planned out the mission display and Christmas/Advent experience which was truly outstanding. Thank you Creative Team. We look forward to much more visual enlightenment.
We are grateful to Rev. Jonathan Hughes for his strong and servant leadership. Jonathan has been creative and inclusive in his responsibilities to lead our congregation especially through Sunday worship. It has been an honor to serve LVHPC in this manner and we look forward to a wonderful 2018.