Posts Tagged ‘worship music’

Faith Building Verses-Psalm 33:2-4

May 25th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verses are Psalm 33:2 to 4.

“Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.”

Worship is a way of life that includes music. With a joyful heart, we can celebrate with shouts of joy for God’s grace and goodness. With a troubled heart, we can pour out our heart to God with words of lament and petition. This too can be a meaningful time of worship as we seek God in the midst of our trials. Music is given to us as a creative expression to glorify God.

Whether we sing from the hymnbook or the newest song on the radio, we have the opportunity to express our love for God in a way that honors His name and edifies our soul.

These Faith-Building Verses inspire us to use music as an instrument for worship in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

Day of Praise

May 7th, 2022 No comments

FREE Music event, fun for all ages!
Concession Stand
Indoor and Outdoor seating!
201 Church St Landisville, PA
Bands Include: Last Stand, Three Cords Bound, Ladies of the Camp, Ruhl’s Praise, Grove Jam Gospel,
Landisville COG
See Flyer for more details.

Free Coffee House

April 22nd, 2022 No comments

On Friday, April 22 at 7:00 PM, Enola First Church of God is hosting a FREE COFFEE HOUSE featuring entertainment by the Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass Band. The Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass Band consists of South Central Pennsylvania’s sister and brother duo. Autumn Moore (age 19) and Canyon Moore (age 18) reside in Perry County and they have performed performed together since 2009. Autumn and Canyon play a variety of genres including, but not limited to, Bluegrass, Gospel, Country, Americana, Civil War, Irish, Canadian and Scottish. They are excited to share their love of music with all of you! The Coffee House will be held in our lower level Fellowship Hall. Come join us for free snacks, beverages and Christian entertainment in an informal atmosphere! A Freewill Offering will be received. For a schedule of upcoming Coffee Houses throughout 2022, visit our website at

Word of Encouragement-Psalm

May 13th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is Psalm.

A psalm is a song or poem used in worship. When you ask people their favorite book of the Bible, it is not uncommon for people to say “the Psalms.” Today, we may speak many of the Psalms to each other, but these writings were actually meant to be used as worship songs.

Today, many artists continue to record songs based on the Psalms, and many listeners are greatly encouraged by their content.

Ephesians 5:18 encourages us to “be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Find encouragement in the words of the Psalms to lead you to a place of worship in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

Eye on Integrity-Glorifying God with Music

June 27th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Psalm 69:30.

“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving.”

Throughout the Bible, music is used as an instrument of praise for God. Moses sang a song after the Israelites crossed the Red Sea safely on dry ground.

After the LORD delivered David from his enemies, David sang to the LORD, “I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations.”

Paul and Silas sang hymns to God while they were in prison just before an earthquake shook them to freedom.

Glorifying God with music is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk