Worship

Traditional. Relevant. Inclusive.

Filled with powerful music and uplifting energy. Whether at 8:45 or 11:00, you will find a great worship experience here at FirstChurch.

Sunday, April 30
Third Sunday of Easter

8:45 & 11 a.m.
“On the Road Again”
Luke 24:13-35
Dr. Andy Stoker preaching

Click here for live broadband video of 11 a.m. worship service.

Free valet parking at the church and garage parking are available in Bryan Tower at the corner of San Jacinto and Harwood, diagonally across from the church for all Holy Week services. Handicapped parking is available at the church.

Music for Worship Services

Maundy Thursday
Hymns:
Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service – BEACH SPRINGVocal Music:
O Salutaris Hostia (O Saving Victim) – Charles Gounod
Elise Whitmire, mezzo-soprano, Will Whitmire, tenorEat This Bread – Berthier
For the Bread Which You Have Broken – For the Bread
Depth of Mercy – Canterbury
Savior, When in Dust to You – Aberystwyth
-Dana Effler, Tim Johnson, Elise Whitmire, Will WhitmireOrgan Music:
Prelude on BEACH SPRINGWilbur HeldTenebrae/Good Friday
Hymns:
Stay with Me – STAY WITH ME (TAIZÉ)
Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley – LONESOME VALLEY
Kyrie – NEW WORLD
Bless the Lord – BLESS THE LORD (TAIZÉ)
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
– HAMBURG
Jesus, Remember Me – REMEMBER ME (TAIZÉ)Choral Music:
Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) – TAIZÉ
-Rachel Ratcliff; Combined Choir Women
O Vos Omnes – Pablo Casals
-Chancel Choir, directed by Dana Effler

Instrumental Music:
Andante from String Quartet K. 421 – W.A. Mozart
Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen – Johann Crüger
Oh Lamm Gottes, unschuldig – Johann Spangenberg          
Adagio
from String Quartet – Samuel Barber
-String Quartet

O Sacred Head Now Wounded – Passion CHORALE
-String Quartet, Flute and Oboe

What Wondrous Love Is This? – WONDROUS LOVE
-Woodwind Trio

Easter Sunday
Hymns:
Christ the Lord is Risen Today – EASTER HYMN
Fairest Lord Jesus – ST. ELIZABETH
Lift High the Cross – CRUCIFERChoral Music:
Hallelujah from Christ on the Mount of Olives – Ludwig van Beethoven/Procter
-Chancel Choir, Brass and PercussionRisen Today! – Dan Forrest
-Chancel Choir; Doug Kinzey, Piano, Tim Effler, Organ, Steve Kimple, Tambourine

Hallelujah
from Messiah – G. F. Handel
-Chancel Choir, Brass and Percussion, directed by Dana EfflerOrgan Music:
Carillon de Westminster – Louis Vierne
Toccata from Symphony No. 5 – Charles-Marie Widor

Watch Live Service

Live broadband video of worship service available Sundays at 11:00 a.m. CST.
Video Archive of worship services available here.

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Media Library

DateTitle
Watch Listen Download Read
04/23/2017Lots and Lots of Questions
04/16/2017Go & Tell
04/09/2017Love on Parade
04/02/2017Foreshadowing
03/26/2017Expanding our Vision
03/19/2017Where You Have To Go
03/12/2017Without This…
03/05/2017Whispers in the Garden
02/26/2017Valley Living
02/19/2017A Difficult World
02/12/2017Imprisoning The Heart
02/05/2017Salt and Light
01/29/2017Blessedness
01/22/2017The Calling
01/15/2017An Invitation
01/08/2017In Accordance
01/01/2017Waiting to Return
12/25/2016Gold, Circumstance and Mud
12/24/2016Do Not Be Afraid
12/18/2016Mary’s First Lullaby / Lessons & Carols
12/11/2016Messengers
12/04/2016What's To Come
11/27/2016The Light of Peace
11/20/2016The Cross Stands While the World Turns
11/13/2016Making Friends