HOW WE INSPIRE

Whether it be with scripture readings, uplifting sermons or moving music, Starmount strives to provide its members with many ways to praise and worship God. Our welcoming Sunday service mixes traditional and contemporary mediums of prayer, reflection and praise. During this time of social distance, our in-person services are suspended, but virtual worship is offered every Sunday on our YouTube page, via email and on this website.

Music is always a centerpiece of our worship ritual. Before COVID, Starmount invited all members to participate by lending their talents and spirit to Sunday worship services. See below for a list of our choirs who rehearse together and participate in worship. Although we have missed our choirs, we have been fortunate to feature small vocal groups and musicians in our virtual worship services.

“Experiencing and enjoying God and one another is the heart of worship at Starmount.”

WORSHIP WITH STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY AT 10AM.

We encourage individuals to come as they are and leave inspired to live out God’s call on their lives We welcome all lifestyles, all ethnicities, all styles of dress, and all modes of praise. Anyone who desires to be embraced by the love of God is encouraged to worship with us. Professional childcare is provided.

Incorporate spiritual practices into your daily life.

Practices of prayer, meditation and devotion is important to our spiritual health. Starmount encourages its members to allocate time each day to not only pray for others, but to listen for God’s guidance. Seasonal devotionals can help focus your spiritual practices. Below is a devotional from Presbyterian Outlook for Lent and another for Holy Week compiled of 7 days of devotional reflections by our Starmount staff:

2021 Lenten Devotional

Holy Week Devotional 2021

 

PARTICIPATE IN AND FEEL THE SPIRIT MOVE THROUGH OUR MUSIC MINISTRY.

CHANCEL CHOIR
The Chancel Choir’s focus is on singing quality, inspirational music, primarily four-part singing, to be accompanied by a variety of instruments including organ, piano, and orchestra. The Chancel Choir assists in leading worship from the choir loft every Sunday. High school students and adults are welcome to join. August through May, rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm and Sunday’s before church at 9:15am.

STARMOUNT RINGERS
Starmount Ringers is a handbell choir of all ages and abilities. They meet to rehearse after church on Sundays from 11:15am – noon from September through May. The number of choirs is dependent on the number of participants and their abilities. No previous handbell experience is necessary, but bell choir members need to have some ability to read music. Starmount Ringers will assist in leading worship on scheduled Sundays.

THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR
The Children’s Choir is open to all children ages 3 to 5th grade. Choir participants rehearse for 25 minutes following worship on most Sundays. Depending on participation, the number of choirs will be determined based on age and ability. The Children’s Choir will assist in leading worship regularly, based upon worship needs.

THE SUMMER CHOIR
The Summer Choir assists in leading worship from the choir loft during a number of Sundays in the summer months. The Summer Choir focuses on anthems which require less rehearsal and are ideal for those people who want to try singing in the choir or are unable to commit to the weekly rehearsals of the Chancel Choir during the program year.

CONCERTS & MUSIC EVENTS
Our choirs work especially hard to prepare for cantatas during Advent and Holy Week. Often these special musical worship events involve orchestra accompaniment and guest directors. Starmount Sunday services feature musical guests from time to time who share their voices, instruments and talent with us.

Special concerts are regularly hosted in our sanctuary because its acoustics make it a wonderful place to enjoy music. This is especially celebrated during Bach’s Lunch, a classical concert series that Starmount has held for almost 30 years! During Bach’s Lunch, the community is invited to enjoy daily concerts by talented regional musicians followed by a free lunch in our fellowship hall.