Created 2 Worship (C2W) is Bethany's praise team.
C2W was established in 2005 as a way to lead the congregation regularly in a more modern worship style.
C2W is unique among Bethany's music groups: While the team regularly provides an anthem, its focus is the entire service, from prelude to postlude - leading God's people throughout the worship service.
New in 2014, the 2 in C2W stands for the 2nd Service on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
From September through June, this means the 11:00 a.m. worship service, with a few exceptions as noted on the full music schedule, located here.
What you can expect...
At a C2W-led service, you'll notice a few differences from the traditional services:
The team leads from the front of the sanctuary; and the music is typically more modern,
as you'd hear on a contemporary Christian radio station, featuring songs from artists like Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Darlene Zschech, Paul Baloche,
and sometimes "older" praise artists like Twila Paris or Michael W. Smith, with even a few songs from the Hymnal (LSB).
You'll also notice several similarities: The liturgy is familiar; the scripture readings and the sermon are the same;
the attire of the pastors and laity is the same; and the same candles, altar paraments, and other symbols are used.
The team regularly features singers, keyboard, guitars, bass, and drums. Whenever possible,
C2W strives to select songs recommended as appropriate for the given Sunday by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Commission on Worship.
Join the team!
Psalm 150 (below) encapsulates C2W's approach.
The team is always ready to welcome new members, both vocalists and instrumentalists, and would love to have you join a few rehearsals to see what they're about.
If you're interested in trying out a rehearsal or have general questions about the team, contact Matt Ballard (director) and Sue McKinney (co-director) at BethanyC2W@gmail.com or via the Church Office at 703-765-8255.
Rehearsals are held in the Sanctuary on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (7-7:30 for instruments only), except during Advent and Lent, when they move to Thursday nights.
Let Everything Praise the Lord
1 Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!
2 Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!
3 Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
4 Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
5 Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
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