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Worship & Music



Worship at First Presbyterian Church of Alton

"Worship is at the very heart of the church's life. All that the church is and does is rooted in its worship.  The community of faith, gathered in response to God's call, is formed in its worship.  Worship is the principal influence that shapes our faith, and is the most visible way we express the faith."

                                                                    ---  Book of Common Worship of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Preface  


Divine Worship at First Church is both traditional in style/expression, as well as contemporary in inclusivity and relevancy.  Our worship content is prescribed by the Directory for Worship, which is a part of the Constitution of the Church, and thus, has the authority of church law.  It provides the theology that undergirds worship and includes appropriate directions for worship. 



Worship through Music

Sanctuary Choir rehearsals are held each Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the Choir Room. No audition is necessary. We welcome all who bring enthusiasm to our fellowship!  We currently conduct choir rehearsals online via Zoom each week due to Covid19 restrictions. 

♦   Bell Choir rehearsals are held each Sunday morning following worship.  All music readers middle school age and older are encouraged to join this fellowship of Bell Choir rehearsals tintinabulators!  Bell choir is currently on hiatus due to Covid19. Please check back for changes in this schedule.